Horsey hundred supports local businesses


GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Thousands of cyclists are coming to Georgetown for the annual horsey hundred.

All of the extra people in town help the local businesses.

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According to a 2016 study by the University of Kentucky, the horsey hundred brings in more than $600,000 into Georgetown.

My Old Kentucky Foam expects more people and the bartender says he’ll be working double shifts to keep up.

“Most of our clientele comes from Wisconsin, Michigan, all the up north states so we study up on it a little bit and try to have something to talk about,” said Zachary Mcclure, bartender.

The Rolling Oven is connected to the bar and serves food.

An employee there says they prepare by stocking up on ingredients.

Hotels also fill up fast.

The 2016 UK study shows cyclists are filling an average of more than 600 hotel rooms.

“We roll out the red carpet for those visitors who are coming to our community that weekend. They are so important,” said Lori Saunders, Georgetown/Scott County tourism executive director.

The event kicks off Friday night and the biking begins on Saturday morning.