Hotter'N Hell set to blaze through Sheppard
By John Ingle, 82nd Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 16, 2019
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The 38th Annual Hotter’N Hell Hundred is set to blaze through North Texas on Aug. 24, 2019, including a portion that sends thousands of riders through Sheppard AFB.
Hosting riders of all shapes and sizes and cycles of all makes and models during the country’s largest one-day ride means there will be a few changes to traffic patterns and entry and exit to the base from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here to view a map of the cyclist and vehicle routes.
- Missile Road will be closed to inbound and outbound traffic while the base is supporting the ride
- The Hospital Gate will be the only entry/exit point for all vehicles. Barriers will be set up to prohibit motorists from enter the ride route and area.
- It is highly encouraged that anyone requesting a visitors pass plan ahead and obtain the pass from the Visitor Control Center prior to race day.
- During the race, passes will be issued on a limited basis at the Hospital Gate. Anyone needing to obtain a visitors pass on race day must park at the Hospital Gate parking lot just off of Burkburnett Road across from Freedom Estates, and walk to the Hospital Gate to obtain the pass.
The route for riders participating in the HHH will enter on Missile Road and continue down until a point between buildings 1020 and 1040. Cyclists will continue across the ground instructional trainer aircraft ramp with opportunities to speak with Airmen and get photos in front of aircraft.
Riders will hang a left on Ninth Avenue and then right on to Avenue H, which leads to the Sheppard AFB rest stop. Once exiting the rest stop, riders will go west on Fifth Avenue and then turn right down Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Boulevard. They will then turn left on to Missile Road and exit the base.
For more information about the ride and all Hotter'N Hell Hundred events, visit www.hh100.org.