Hundreds of bikers could be seen riding up and down Wichita Falls Circle Trail for the second annual Circle Trail Tour. The "Circle" is nearing completion with only 8 of the 26 miles of path left to be paved. Wichita Falls officials said that they have already started applying for state grants, which they believe will help fund the completion of the trail within the next few years.
Wichita Falls city workers could be seen handing out "passports" that can be stamped and turned in for prizes. The tour would last from 10:00 am until 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The goal is to help boost the trail's popularity amongst the community and surrounding area.
"Right now we average about 250 a day on some sections of the trail.
We're hoping to expand that once it is a circle to about 500 people," said Mark Beauchamp Wichita Falls Traffic Superintendent.
Plenty of riders were also offered free snacks and other chances to win prizes. The first concrete of the Circle trail was laid in 1987.