WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — NASCAR Hall of Fame driver Bobby Labonte hosted the 2021 Labonte Roubaix at Bowman Gray Stadium on Saturday.
The charity bike ride is the only cycling event in the south where riders finish by taking a lap on a racetrack. 282 riders attended the event.
The annual Bobby Labonte Foundation charity bike ride began in 2011 with the goal of supporting children and families in the Triad area by supplying grants to local charities.
After a hiatus due to COVID-19 in 2020, the ride moved from High Point to Winston-Salem where participants will be able to start and finish their ride on the famed Bowman Gray Stadium racetrack.
“Hosting my foundation’s annual charity bike ride at Bowman Gray Stadium is a natural fit for us and such an exciting one, too,” Labonte said. “I drove in my first modified race there in 2019 and couldn’t wait to return. Now, we get to welcome a new community to our effort, and we know both casual and serious cyclists will really enjoy the Roubaix-style finishing lap we have planned.”
To find out more about the 2021 Labonte Roubaix, applying for a grant, or becoming a sponsor, visit bobbylabontefoundation.org.