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Fans turn out for Kyle Petty Charity Ride


Jaryd Cline

A PICTURE WITH PETTY: Kyle Petty, right, takes a picture with a fan on Saturday at the Maryhill Museum. The son of racing legend Richard Petty, is now retired from racing and works as a television analyst for NBC's pre- and post-race shows.

Starting in Portland, riders participating in the 23rd annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America were showered with rain and even hit with hail for just a brief moment.

However, that didn't stop the group of around 200 bikers from showing up in style on Saturday afternoon at the Maryhill Museum.

Led by former NASCAR racer Kyle Petty, 125 bikes carrying around 200 former NASCAR racers, celebrities and other riders rolled into the museum, their first stop as part of the eight-day, 2,400 mile ride benefitting Petty's Victory Junction Camp which exists to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses.

One-by-one the 125 bikes made its way down the hill and in...

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