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Thousands rumble through Sheppard with Hotter'N Hell Hundred

Two bikers in blue pass through Airpower Alley so quickly the background is blurred.

Hotter'N Hell riders ride through Airpower Alley as part of a few of the routes for the Hotter'N Hell Hundred at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The riders are able to see parts of Sheppard AFB and Sheppard hosts the Airpower Alley and Airmen's Alley as part of the local event and to show riders part of the Air Force that they would normally not get the chance to see. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Hotter'N Hell Hundred 2018

Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Jolly Sr., 82nd Training Wing commander, fires a cannon to officially kickoff the 37th Annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The HHH is the largest single-day cycling event in the country, with some routes that go through Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

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A Hotter‘N Hell Hundred cyclist darts down Airmen’s Alley at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. Airmen’s Alley is a section of the course for participants to be cheered on by Sheppard Airmen to motivate them in the final leg of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

The sun shines over a C-130 as Hotter'N Hell riders pass by and stop to take pictures

Hotter'N Hell riders stop to take pictures and explore a C-130 Hercules at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. As part of the route through the base Sheppard opened up static displays of some aircraft Airmen train on and even opened a C-130 for riders to inspect and get a little tour through the Air Force's most versatile cargo plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Hotter‘N Hell Hundred cyclists cruise down Airmen’s Alley and receive encouragement and high fives from Airmen at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. Airmen motivated the riders by cheering, chanting and even doing the wave. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

Hotter'N Hell Hundred 2018

Hotter'N Hell Hundred riders participating in the 37th annual event grab some snacks from Sheppard Air Force Base's 363rd Training Squadron rest stop area before hitting the road again about 10 miles south of Electra, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The 363rd TRS has staffed volunteers at the locations going on a decade, bringing a different theme to the event each year. This year's theme was Jurassic Park. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

A man on a reclined bike video tapes the aircraft that are set up as part of Airpower Alley.

A Hotter'N Hell rider films as he passes through Airpower Alley at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. Not all routes in the Hotter'N Hell Hundred go through the Air Force Base, but those who choose to go through are able to get a little preview of the base and the training that goes on while riding through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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Rest stop volunteers distribute snacks and refreshments to cyclists at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The rest-stop located at the Pitsenbarger Fitness Center had Airmen posted to hold bicycles while participants rested, medical personnel provided first aid and music playing to keep spirits up. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

A pilot talks to an elderly biker about the A-10 Warthog right in front of them.

An 80th Flying Training Wing pilot talks to a Hotter'N Hell rider at Airpower Alley at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. As part of a route for the Hotter'N Hell Hundred, riders are able to stop and take pictures at Sheppard AFB and pilots and crew members for each aircraft stand by ready to answer questions from anyone curious. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A cyclist, center, takes time out from his ride in the 37th Annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred for a Jurassic Park-themed picture with volunteers from Sheppard Air Force Base's 363rd Training Squadron at a location about 10 miles south of Electra, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The rest stop caters to thousands of riders who ride the 100-mile and 100k routes. The HHH is the country's largest single-day cycling event that has six different routes to choose from, including four that go through Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

A little boy wearing a pilot's flight suit looks out of a C-130's flight deck onto all the bikers riding through Sheppard AFB
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A future pilot looks out of a C-130 Hercules flighdeck at all the Hotter'N Hell riders at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The Hotter'N Hell Hundred has a variety of routes for each level of biker and a few of those routes brings riders right through Sheppard AFB. Riders are able to take pictures, tour certain aircraft and interact with Air Force pilots as they ride through the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

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A Hotter‘N Hell Hundred cyclist makes a pit stop to take a selfie with the Airmen cheering on participants on Airmen’s Alley at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. Airmen’s Alley is a section of the course for participants to be cheered on by Sheppard Airmen to motivate them in the final leg of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

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Thousands of cyclists riding in the 37th Annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred stop at a rest stop hosted by Sheppard Air Force Base's 363rd Training Squadron for some ice, water, fruit and more at a location about 10 miles south of Electra, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. The squadron has hosted the rest stop for almost a decade, bringing a different theme to the stop at the 20-mile mark of the ride. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

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A Hotter‘N Hell Hundred cyclist cruises down Airmen’s Alley and receives encouragement and high fives from Airmen at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. Airmen motivated the riders by cheering, chanting and even doing the wave. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

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Hotter‘N Hell Hundred cyclists cruise down Airmen’s Alley and receive encouragement and high fives from Airmen at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 25, 2018. Airmen motivated the riders by cheering, chanting and even doing the wave. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Madeleine E. Remillard)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Thousands of cyclists pedaled, parked and partook as they made their way through Sheppard AFB Aug. 25, 2018, as part of the last leg of an annual cycling event in nearby Wichita Falls that challenges many a rider.

The 37th Annual Hotter'N Hell Hundred has different routes to accommodate all experience levels and a few of those go through Sheppard AFB. Cyclists were greeted by security forces professionals before turning onto Airpower Alley, a section that displayed aircraft used by aircraft maintenance Airmen in training and student pilots to learn and hone their skills.

The next stop on base was just that, a rest stop hosted by the 82nd Medical Group. After grabbing a quick splash of water and a little fuel by way of fruit, cyclists continued on the route through Airmen's Alley, where hundreds of Airmen cheered on riders as they exited the base.

Sheppard has been a popular stretch of the ride for many as they are able to interact with Airmen along the way.