Tour de Corn Family:
First we want you to know that you have been on our hearts so much over these past few weeks. Our team has been reminiscing lately, recalling previous rides where you’ve made us laugh (and even cry) as you’ve shared stories of your rides, your families and your life journeys.
We know regardless of wherever you are, we’re all working together to stay healthy, financially sound, and supportive of our friends and neighbors. And frankly few things sound as good right now as riding past a cornfield in 95-degree heat with the famous headwind fighting you on that last stretch of the Century — all to be greeted at a Tour de Corn rest stop with buttered sweet corn, ice-cold watermelon and lots and lots of smiles. We miss our “family” (as we truly feel this Tour de Corn community is) and can’t stand the possibility of not seeing you in just a few weeks.
Will we ride the Tour de Corn on June 27?
While the outlook is indeed challenging, we simply cannot make that call just yet. As a committee, we’ve been working very closely with our partners and government/health officials to consider all our options for late June. We tend to be an optimistic bunch ‘round here and are praying daily that individuals and our country will have a marked recovery soon. But rest assured we will not host a ride that isn’t in compliance with regulations or could jeopardize our riders, our volunteers, and our communities both here or back at your own hometowns.
What We Can Tell You
We truly thank you for your understanding as we weigh our possibilities and consider everyone's safety. We WILL ride again and we WILL celebrate the fun of the Tour de Corn. We just want our “family” to be as safe as possible while we do it. Please stay tuned...
Be healthy and stay corny,
Your friends at Tour de Corn
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
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