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General Information for Riders

TOUR DE CORN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: Dates/Times are subject to change -- this is just to give you a general feeling for the 2020 weekend.

Please watch our Facebook page (@tourdecornmo) and Instagram feed (@tourdecorn) for the latest information.


FRIDAY, JUNE 26

  • 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 27

  • 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 2020 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 2019 Tour de Corn maps here as a reference point.

Rest Stops:
Rest/snack stops provided on all routes. Some rest stops have indoor bathrooms/running water; the others have portapotties.  All have hospitality out of this world!

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 2020 Rider Guide via email in late June 2020.  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact us at info@tourdecorn.com or 888-CORN-030 (888-267-6030).

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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