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This past weekend, our event center Bushman’s Celebration Center, hosted the annual Beauty and the Beast Bike Race. It was such an awesome event to be a part of even if it was two very long days at work! This race benefits the Texas Wounded Warrior Mission and the Lone Star Circle of Life, two very deserving charities. Friday was spent preparing the building for the onslaught of bikers to arrive the next morning. We all prayed that the weather would shape up and maybe be somewhat sunny for the race, however, mother nature always has different plans! 

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So Saturday morning at 6am the bikers started showing up, donned in their warmest biking gear, ready to tackle the hill known as “The Beast.” This race is dubbed Beauty and the Beast because the tour winds you around the beautiful landscape of East Texas and then at the very end makes you climb “The Beast,” a very steep hill here in Bullard, Tx. The race offers varying distances for bike riders ranging from 12 miles to 67 miles but they all have to climb The Beast! Bikers from all over Texas come to town for this race, however, the 1st place men’s finisher was from Tyler! How awesome! 

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After the race, they had freshly grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for the racers so they could recuperate and celebrate with their loved ones! It really was such a fun event to be a part of and see the sense of accomplishment on everyone’s faces! Can’t wait for next year. 

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