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  • Is this a race? Is there an end time for the event?

    'Round here, we like to take things at our own pace...we think you should, too! So go at the pace that is comfortable for you -- fast or slow -- we just want you safe, healthy and having TONS OF FUN! Volunteers will remain at our Rest Stops until 2 p.m. (or if the last person is through that course before then). If you are on the century and need to take longer than 2 p.m., we'll be sure to leave waters and food out at the final rest stop to help you get back home! The ending point (the air-conditioned East Prairie Family Life Center) will remain unlocked throughout the evening as well.

  • Is this ride fully supported?

    Absolutely! Our SAG team hits the course early in the morning before YOU do! And the team covers all four routes throughout the day. On the day of the ride, we'll provide you with the phone numbers of your designated SAG team -- exclusively to cover your route. But chances are you'll get used to seeing them pass by regularly during your day!

  • What time does the ride start for my route? Do you stagger the start of the ride?

    We hear every year that one of the best parts of the Tour de Corn is the fun the host of corn'ers that take off at the beginning at 7:30 a.m. We have music, we have cheerleaders, we have a singing Mayor. So you don't want to miss the fun of the grand takeoff. However, we continue to line up so our faster-minded Century riders will get to the front of the line and lead us out with the 60-, 30- and 15-milers following accordingly.

  • I'm not riding in the Tour de Corn, but where can I meet my rider afterwards?

    Reunite with your rider at the Family Life Center (where the ride starts). We have indoor bathrooms and showers available if needed. Plus, you are welcome to purchase an additional spaghetti dinner on site (hosted by the First Church of God Youth Group in the Family Life Center Building).

We can't thank everyone who worked the Tour De Corn enough. Your patience, hospitality, and understanding were overwhelming. Thank you so, so much!

   --- Steve Steamboat O’Connor

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
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