Annual Honey Tour held this Saturday
Burleson’s biggest event of the year is just right around the corner. The Honey Tour bicycle ride is in its 20th year and biking enthusiasts from all over the state and country will descend on Burleson this Saturday.
There are five routes that cyclists can choose from, depending on their skill level: seven miles for beginners; 20, 30, and 46 for those with a little more skill; 67 for the real fanatics. Routes start from Centennial High School to Grandview and back again.
Last year, nearly 1,500 riders participated in the Honey Tour and more are expected this year.
A portion of the proceeds goes to the Boy Scouts Troop 11. The Honey Tour would not be possible without the support of a grant from the city of Burleson.
“The purpose is to get people to come in to Burleson, see what there is to do here and what Burleson has to offer,” Gabrina Soliz, program and marketing manager for the Burleson Area Chamber of Commerce, said. “This is one of the largest events to draw visitors into the city each year.”
If a cyclist pre-registers for the ride, each person is entered into a drawing for a free bike donated from Fort Worth Cycling and Fitness Center. Woolard’s Custom Jewelers, a longtime supporter of the Honey Tour, will also be donating a 14K gold and diamond bicycle pendent that a cyclist may win.
“It’s not too late to become a vendor or volunteer,” Soliz said. A vendor table costs $75 and enables businesses to reach participants from across the state.
“We are still needing volunteers,” Soliz said. “Without volunteers this event could not happen.”
The race kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial High School.