Kyle Petty Charity Ride motorcyclists make pit stop in Lewiston

LEWISTON, ID - Riding for change...literally! That's what former Nascar driver Kyle Petty, NFL great Herschel Walker and hundreds of other motorcyclists are doing right now as part of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride across America.

Over the weekend the motorcyclists stopped in Lewiston for a pit stop along their 2,100 mile motorcycle trek. The charity ride raises money for Victory Junction, a non-profit camp for children with chronic medical illnesses. Petty and Herschel signed autographs with fans, collected change for the program and filled up their tanks before heading out to New Meadows.

"The fun part is meeting fans along the way meeting different people from different parts of the country that all watch racing, all care about kids and all want to give back to the community," said Petty.

"To be able to put smiles on kids faces that have never left their parents because they have a chronic illness is something special," said Walker.

Hundreds of local fans gathered at the Nez Perce Express-Two over the weekend to cheer on all the riders. This is Petty's 19th trip riding, and over the years the ride has raised about $15 million for Victory Junction and other charities that support chronically ill children.

If you'd like to learn more about the charity and see more pictures from the event, there is a photo gallery on the KLEW news Facebook page.
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