By Catherine Ellerton
Contributing Writer 

Charity ride stops in Whitehall


Jack H. Smith

Heisman Trophy winner and NFL great Herschel Walker signs an autograph for Florence Weyer. Walker was part of the Kyle Petty Charity ride that stopped in town Monday.

The cry went up "They're nine miles out!" A hum of enthusiasm grew from the townspeople who had gathered to welcome the over 100 motorcycle riders who were taking part in the 23rd annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride.

The riders who hailed from California, Texas, New York, Iowa and Colorado among many other states began in Portland, Oregon and will end up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday. They ride with their North Carolina police escort and crew cars and trailers about 416 miles a day in order to complete the 2,400 mile trek within the week. They gas up about every 150 miles hence their st...

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