HHH: Host Homes

The Hotter 'N Hell Hundred race is just three days away, and the number of residents opening up their homes to cyclists are already ahead of the race.

Many of the hotels in Texoma are either closed or booked up for the biggest event in Wichita Falls.  Host Homes for the Hotter 'N Hell Hundred offers hospitality to cyclists who need a place to lay their head or their feet for the big day.

Erica Persuad and her husband usually volunteer for HHH, this year is the first year they will be a host home.

"We thought about it this year and it was such a need for homes.  Hotter 'N Hell has provided a rare opportunity for me and my family and other residents to show the heart of Wichita Falls," said Persaud.

Two female cyclists will be staying at the Persaud's guest home this weekend.

Debbie Landrum is also a first time Host Home for HHH this year.  Two cyclists will also stay at Landrum's home.

"I always just thought that it was so neat that Wichita Falls has brought the Hotter 'N Hell to our city.  I think it would be fun to do that this year," said Landrum.

Both women said they don't have any reservations about offering up their homes for the weekend.

"My heart says to open our doors, so I'm willing to do that," said Persaud.

"It doesn't bother me.  I think riders are very appreciative of people opening up their homes since they can't get a hotel a room," said Landrum.

If you would like to be a Host Home, HHH organizers with the race aren't turning down any offers.

If you would like to become a Host Home, contact Marie Libby at (940) 723-2741.

Taylor Barnes, Newschannel 6