About the Tour de Corn

Event Details & Pricing

Individual Rates (ages 18 or older on June 24, 2017):

  • Before June 1st: $20.00;
  • Online registrations or USPS registrations postmarked after June 1st: $25.00

Special Family Rate:

  • Children (17 and under) riding their own bike or on a tandem accompanied by a parent(s) may register at 1/2 price ($10 before June 1; $13 on or after June 1st)
  • Children riding must submit a registration form and waiver.

Child Information:

  • Small children riding in bike seats or being pulled are FREE, but parent/guardian must submit a waiver for the child.

NO REFUNDS........RAIN OR SHINE!

Ride Details

This is a ride, not a race. Plan on riding at a rate appropriate to your training.

  • Timing: All rides start at 7:30 a.m. on June 24 at the East Prairie at the Family Life Center.

  • Terrain/Routes: is flat for most of the ride. Well-marked rural highways. Portions of the Mississippi River Cycling Trail on all routes. Approximate rides of 15, 30, 65 or 100!!  100 mile ride is a great "starter" ride for anyone wanting to do their first Century ride.

  • Maps: Route maps will be available at the registration table on the day of the ride.  Additionally, we will provide GPS-based maps in June.

  • Rest stops: Rest/snack stops provided on all routes.  Some rest stops have bathrooms/running water; some have portapotties.

  • Safety: SAG service provided. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS INCLUDING CHILDREN IN BUGGIES & BIKE SEATS. Cyclists must obey all traffic rules.  Message board will be provided. Family and friends may post messages.

Ride starts and ends in downtown East Prairie at the Family Life Center at 320 Washington. Ample parking and rest rooms provided.

Bathrooms with showers will be available at the Family Life Center. You must bring your own towel.

Optional Spaghetti Lunch

An optional spaghetti lunch is available following ride at Family Life Center from 10:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to an RSVP.  Please indicate if you will be attending and pay at the door.

Other food options include local restaurants and vendors.  Visit the "Dining" section for more information.

History of Tour de Corn

Tour de Corn began when a local cyclist and farmer, Mike Bryant, had the idea of starting a charity ride in East Prairie.

In 2001, he approached Silvey Barker, then-coordinator for East Prairie Tourism, with his idea. He said, "I wish the Office of Tourism would sponsor a ride." The potential was discussed for a few minutes, and Mike said, "I don't know what we'd call it, but I think it can be done!"

Soon after the conversation, a committee of local cyclists and interested citizens gathered to form the first Tour de Corn Committee. Today, the dedicated Tour de Corn Committee continues to be the backbone of the ride -- working to make it fun and safe event for riders, visitors and local neighbors alike.

Attendance at Tour de Corn has grown from 175 in 2002 to more than 1000 in 2013!!!

The Tour de Corn Committee works year-round to create the best ride possible for the one-day event each June. Many of our cyclists have been attending since the first ride in 2002, and they continue to be our best advertisement – helping spread the word about Tour de Corn.

Come make Tour de Corn history, and join us for the 16th Annual Tour de Corn on June 24, 2017.


What People Say:
To All Who Made the Tour de Corn Possible,
On behalf of myself and my son, thank you for all of your efforts to make the Saturday ride possible. You clearly were well-organized as things ran very smoothly. All of the volunteers were welcoming, kind and helpful. Hope to see you next year.
-- Donna Robey --


Tour de Corn
East Prairie, MO 63845
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