The Alvarado Chamber of Commerce rose to the occasion Saturday morning and provided a much needed rest stop with plenty of ice water, sports drinks, pickle juice, watermelon, sour pickles, snack crackers, pretzels and other foods and drinks to rehydrate bodies and give energy to scores of bikers who participated in the ninth annual Honey Tour.

Proceeds go to the Burleson Chamber of Commerce to help fund city youth programs. Chamber people from Burleson also manned intersections to help maintain maximum safety for the bikers.

“I’m not sure exactly how many bikers we have, but there were about 200 who pre-registered for the run,” said Alvarado native Bob Woolard, who operates Woolard’s Custom Jewelers in Burleson. Woolard directed traffic on the corner of Sparks and Davis.

Included in the group who manned the rest stop on the corner of Parkway and College was Alvarado Chamber of Commerce president Clint Davis, Leslie Armstrong of Armstrong Insurance, Kathleen Gould, Judy “Mrs. Mayor” Durington and Alvarado House Restaurant owner David Jusiewicz. Austin and Madelyn Davis also were on hand to help.