What are your rules for COVID safety?
We are all eager to get back to some normalcy and get our friends out there on their bikes! But safety has always been our top priority and must remain that way this year more than ever. We recognize we’re in an evolving situation, so we’re working closely with our health departments, our first responders, and our volunteer coordinators to get the best possible environment for a safe, fun experience for all involved. This may mean new elements such as a staggered start for different routes, adjustments to registration pickup, and face coverings while at group settings...and lots and lots of sanitizing! But rest assured, we’ll keep you posted as we finalize those details in May and June.
Though Tour de Corn may look a little different this year, you can be confident we’ll provide the unparalleled hospitality you expect from our volunteers and our little ol’ ride. You cannot imagine how much we’ve missed you and want to welcome you back “home”!
Will you offer refunds this year?
Last year was definitely one for the books. Last spring, we were all just getting an understanding of what we were up against and we recognized that many riders were facing uncertainty, job loss, and financial hardships due to COVID-19. So for the first time in our nearly 20-year ride, we worked with riders to either refund their registration or roll it over to the 2021 ride. We are so hopeful that we’re all on a path to some normalcy this year and we’ll be able to complete our 2021 Tour de Corn charitable giving goals! So this year, the ride should go on rain, shine...or whatever! So we appreciate your understanding in returning to our policy of no refunds or rollovers of new 2021 registrations.
Tour de Corn was highly recommended by some friends in the area. I had this crazy idea that I wanted to do a century on a fat bike and everyone said this was the place to do it. I have no idea where to begin, everything about the experience was absolutely amazing! The townsfolk go the extra mile, celebrating the event with the riders. The Friday night festivities were a blast and EVERYONE is so friendly. The routes were the best marked routes I have ever seen, I didn’t use a map and there was never any doubt about which way I needed to go. The SAG stops were perfectly spaced, manned by incredibly friendly people and well stocked with everything we needed to make the ride. Please give my THANKS to the farmers that had their sprinkler systems spraying the road - what a huge boost that was, and it felt amazing! During my 100.5 miles I was passed by at least 20 sag vehicles. They were constantly patrolling and supporting riders. I thought maybe they were circling me because I was on a fat bike and they were ready to evacuate me, lol. Law enforcement was present and patrolling the routes as well. Even on the open highway commuters all waved and moved well away from the riders. You have planned and executed an amazing event. It is very clear your community rally’s around and wholeheartedly supports this event. I can’t wait to return, and I will tell everyone that I can this event needs to be on their calendar. Thank you so much for all you did - your entire community is amazing and it meant so much to me to see how they embraced this event! I finished 100.5 miles on the fat bike! Many of my friends are blown away that I did, I’m very proud of the achievement, and your incredible community and amazingly well organized event will always be part of my story.--- Brad Hicks
If you total our 13 years times -- 33 miles for each year -- we have ridden in Mississippi County at total of 429 miles. There must be some magic in that old blacktop road(s) that keep bringing us back. Folks, this is the creme de la creme of all rides. These organizers know how to run a ride.--- Larry McGuire