Thousands rumble through Sheppard with Hotter'N Hell Hundred
By John Ingle, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 25, 2018
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.