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We’re proud to announce the 2021 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Bike Ride!

The Labonte Roubaix
August 21, 2021
Bowman Gray Stadium

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All proceeds from the Bobby Labonte charity bike ride, The Labonte Roubaix at Bowman Gray Stadium, will be awarded through grants to organizations in the Triad that support the mission and vision of the Bobby Labonte Foundation.
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2021 Bobby Labonte Foundation Charity Ride

For the first time ever, Bobby is bringing all of his life’s passions together for one special day and at one special place: Bowman Gray Stadium! Join Bobby and his wife, three-time US National Champion and retired pro, Kristin plus special guest star riders including multi-time US Pro Champion and Tour de France veteran Fast Freddie Rodriguez on Saturday morning, August 21, 2021.

The ride will start on the infamous Bowman Gray Stadium racetrack and roll out of Winston Salem, heading toward the High Point area and Lake Thom-A-Lex. Participants will have the choice of two ride distances and cover some of North Carolina’s finest rolling hills and most scenic rural terrain. The ride then returns to the Stadium for the ONLY Roubaix-style finish in the South as participants take a final lap on the track and then the checkered flag! You’ll be greeted by smiling faces at fully supported rest stops stocked with plenty of ride food, fuel, and fun!

Sure to be filled with plenty of camaraderie, we come together to raise money that will help provide opportunities for children in the Triad!

About Bobby LabonteAbout Bowman Gray Stadium

Bobby Labonte

All Heart.

As the 2000 NASCAR Cup Champion and a NASCAR Hall of Famer, Bobby’ s inspiration for the Bobby Labonte Foundation comes from the passion his fans have shown him and dedication and support he has received from so many throughout his racing career. Bobby started the Bobby Labonte Foundation in 2003 with the goal of opening doors and reducing barriers to opportunities for children so that they dream big, and realize their true potential!

The Foundation’s approach is to help build stronger foundations for children’s success through supporting initiatives that address literacy and education, food insecurity, mentorship and open doors to experiences that can inspire children. Since 2003, the Bobby Labonte Foundation has generously donated all proceeds from fundraiser events totaling nearly $1 million to various non-profit organizations in the Triad.

For more information on Bobby Labonte, click here.

About Bowman Gray Stadium

Bowman Gray Stadium is NASCAR’s very first weekly track, a famed quarter-mile where the sound of roaring engines and cheering fans has been heard since 1949. Racing at Bowman Gray Stadium was started by Bill France Sr. and Alvin Hawkins, two men who were founding fathers of NASCAR itself. It’s the track where Richard Petty won his 100th race. It’s the track where a young Richard Childress fell in love with racing, hawking peanuts in the stands and then later taking the wheel himself. Bobby Labonte made his premier racing appearance at Bowman Gray in 2019 and plans to make repeat appearances in 2021.

It’s the track where Junior Johnson, Glen Wood, David Pearson, Richie Evans, and Jerry Cook competed. It’s the track that has been part of such racing dynasties as the Pettys, the Allisons, the Myerses, and the Earnhardts. It’s the track with drivers whose fathers and grandfathers used to race at Bowman Gray, where fans come to see the racing action just like their great-grandparents did so long ago.

Today, a new generation of legends races at Bowman Gray. This season, future Hall-of-Famers may be taking the checkered flag, giants of racing whetting their appetites at the longest running weekly track in all of NASCAR.

Located conveniently in downtown Winston-Salem, NC, Bowman Gray Stadium is the definition of excellence in short track racing. Each and every Saturday night in spring and summer, thousands and thousands of fans pack the stands to see the most exciting racing action found anywhere.

On any given Saturday night, the stands at Bowman Gray Stadium will be packed with children, families, parents, and grandparents. For many area families, a picnic at the Stadium and then watching the racing action is a Saturday night tradition. After the night’s racing draws to a close, the pit area is opened to the public – and smiling children expectantly wait in line to get autographs from their favorite drivers.