Date(s) - 05/06/2019
Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty will celebrate the25th anniversary of his annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America by leading the longest route in the Ride’s history. As one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, the Ride will travel a true corner-to-corner route across the United States –starting in Seattle, Washington, on May 3and ending in Key Largo, Florida, on May 11.On this milestone anniversary route, Petty will lead 250participants, including more than 30new Riders,through 11states in nine days. Presented for the seventh year in a row by Manheim®, North America’s leading provider of used vehicle services and the host of two stops along the route at Manheim Seattle and Manheim Tampa, the Ride will travel nearly 3,700miles to raise funds and awareness for Victory Junction–a camp dedicated to providing life-changing camping experiences for children with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Traveling from Washington to Florida, this year’s trek will offer a variety of incredible scenic views.From the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the red rock terrain in Utah, to the Colorado hot springs and Rocky Mountains, to the North Central Plains of Texas and the Louisiana bayou, and onto the Everglades and sunny Florida beaches, Petty believes this 25thAnniversary Ride will be the ride of a lifetime.“This year’s route is special because we’re bringing back a few of our favorite Ride stops from past years, like Glenwood Springs, Santa Fe and Childress,but we’re also adding in a bunch of new places that our Riders will love,” said Petty. “I may be biased, but I believe this year’s Ride will be the best ever! We’ve gone north to south and west to east, but never corner to corner. Seattle to the Keys is a bucket list ride and I can’t wait to knock it off my list and help our Riders do the same.”Spectators along the 2019route are encouraged to attend one of the Ride’s nine overnight stops or daily fuel stops to greet Petty and the riders, purchase memorabilia and make donations.