When you come to the Tour de Corn, the ride is only part of the fun! Each year, East Prairie and surrounding communities are thrilled to roll out a warm welcome to Tour de Corn riders.
On Friday night before the event, riders and families can enjoy the annual Main Street Party (hosted by EP's own Downtown Revitalization Committee) -- complete with tasty treats such as crawfish & BBQ, homemade crafts and goods, family events, entertainment and all the hospitality you can handle! Or, you can even get warmed up for the TdC ride with the annual Husker 5K run that same Friday evening.
And be sure to stick around after the ride as the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of fun Sweet Corn Festival events.
Make it a weekend and check out all East Prairie has to offer for your visit by visitng our sister website at www.epsweetcorn.com
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
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