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City Cashes in on Hotter 'n Hell Hundred

Officials with the Wichita Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau say they expect this year's big ride to bring in a record amount of money.
    This year's Hotter 'n Hell Hundred is on track to bring more than 10-thousand cyclists to the city.
    So just how big of an impact does that have on our local economy?
    Officials say the annual race and ride pumps millions of dollars into the city each year.
    Hotels and motels in Wichita Falls see occupancy rates soar the entire week of Hotter 'n Hell.
    Local restaurants are all hands on deck so they can accommodate all the hungry cyclists and those who accompany them to cheer them on.
    Lindsay Greer, director of the Wichita Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau, says, "In 2010, the visitor spending just for Hotter 'n Hell weekend was $8.3 million, so it's a huge impact for the community."
    Hotter 'n Hell organizers say this year's registration numbers are on track to break records once again, and city officials say that could also mean a record amount of money will be pumped into the local economy this weekend.
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