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General Information for Riders

TOUR DE CORN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: Dates/Times are subject to change. Please watch our Facebook page (@tourdecornmo) and Instagram feed (@tourdecorn) for the latest information.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

  • Rider Packet Pick-up
    Location: Tour de Corn Booth at the Main Street Party, (corner of Main Street and S. Washington)
    Time: 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  • Main Street Kickoff Party (Hosted by the East Prairie Downtown Revitalization Committee and the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce)
    Location: the Downtown Gazebo area (corner of Main Street and S. Washington)
    Food, fun and festivities abound!  Enjoy the Main Street Party in downtown East Prairie.  Learn more at: www.epsweetcorn.com

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

  • Rider Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration
    Location: Family Life Center Parking Lot (322 N. Washington, East Prairie, MO)
    Time: 6:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (start of ride)

  • Church of God Spaghetti Dinner (Optional and additional charge beyond your registration fee)
    Location: Family Life Center
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (or until spaghetti is gone!)
    NOTE: If you pre-order spaghetti but do not return before 3 p.m., the group will make sure to prepare you a to-go plate with all the fixin's.


RIDE DETAILS

The Tour de Corn is a ride, not a race. Plan on riding at a rate appropriate to your training and health level.

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

Safety:
Our riders', volunteers' and community members' safety is among our top priorities each year.  Extensive SAG service will be provided, including local first responders.  HELMETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL RIDERS, INCLUDING CHILDREN IN BUGGIES & BIKE SEATS. Cyclists must obey all traffic rules. A message board will be provided at the Start/Finish Line. Family and friends may post messages.

Type of Terrain/Routes:
The Tour de Corn is flat for most of the ride, especially the shorter routes. Well-marked rural highways. Portions of the Mississippi River Cycling Trail on all routes. Approximate rides of 15-, 30-, 60 or 100!! The 100-mile ride is a great "starter" ride for anyone wanting to do their first Century ride.  Find our Tour de Corn maps and elevations here.

Route Maps:
We will provide the final official 2019 Tour de Corn Routes closer to spring once post-winter road conditions have been assessed.  Printed route maps will be available at the registration table on the day of the ride. Additionally, we will provide GPS-based maps in June.  Find our Tour de Corn maps here.

Rest Stops:
Rest/snack stops provided on all routes. Some rest stops have indoor bathrooms/running water; the others have portapotties.  Learn more about the Rest Stop Snacks/Amenities and Rest Stop Entertainment along the 2019 Tour de Corn route.

Start/Finish Line:
Ride starts and ends in downtown East Prairie at the Family Life Center at 320 Washington. Ample parking and restrooms provided.  Bathrooms with showers will be available at the Family Life Center. Though the facilities are free-of-charge, you must bring your own towel, shower shoes and toiletries.

Rider Guide:
We will provide all registered riders a 2019 Rider Guide via email by early June.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at info@tourdecorn.com or 888-CORN-030 (888-267-6030).

Had a blast. My first year. Did the 65. Was a beautiful day, a great route, well supported by so many friendly people. Will definitely be back next year.

   --- Neil Carr

Really enjoyed the ride Saturday! The weather was nice, great SAG support and wonderful rest stops! Everyone was so nice and hospitable. This was my first, and I will definitely be back next year!

   --- Pennie Martin
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