Route revealed for 21st Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America

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The route for the 21st anniversary Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America was released Thursday.

The NBC Sports NASCAR analyst will lead 200 motorcyclists on a 2,500-mile ride that begins May 2 in Santa Cruz, Calif., and ends May 8 in Branson, Mo.

The charity ride will once again be focused on creating awareness and raising funds for Victory Junction.

“Each year, we select a route that’s full of breathtaking scenery, while also allowing us to spread the word and build excitement around our mission along the way,” Petty said in a media release. “Year after year, the Ride creates lasting memories for our riders, most importantly, it provides life-changing opportunities for children at Victory Junction.”

Here’s the full schedule of the “Ride:”

Day 1, Saturday, May 2 – Santa Cruz, Calif., to Bakersfield, Calif.

Day 2, Sunday, May 3 – Bakersfield, Calif., to Tonopah, Nev.

Day 3, Monday, May 4 – Tonopah, Nev., to Bryce Canyon, Utah

Day 4, Tuesday, May 5 – Bryce Canyon, Utah, to Moab, Utah

Day 5, Wednesday, May 6 – Moab, Utah, to Colorado Springs, Colo.

Day 6, Thursday, May 7 – Colorado Springs, Colo., to Hutchinson, Kan.

Day 7, Friday, May 8 – Hutchinson, Kan., to Branson, Mo.

Among notables who will take part in some or all of the ride are: NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time champion Richard Petty; former champion Matt Kenseth and NASCAR legends Harry Gant and Donnie Allison.

Others include former NFL great Herschel Walker; Harley-Davidson, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich; NBC Sports NASCAR analyst Rick Allen; and co-host of History Channel’s Top Gear America and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood.

“When Kyle started this Ride 21 years ago, I don’t think any of us realized just how special it would become,” Richard Petty said. “Riding across our beautiful country on two wheels with great friends and family is incredible, but knowing you’re doing it to help others makes it the ride of a lifetime.”

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