ROUTE CHANGES AHEAD...
We’ve all gotten good at flexibility this year, right?
We learned this week that a bridge repair project on one of our main thoroughfares will indeed stretch longer than expected. Plentiful spring rain is great for corn ; not so much for road repair ! While we’re bummed, we completely understand this can happen and we ABSOLUTELY thank our good friends at MoDOT for keeping us updated and (most importantly) our roads safe and well maintained!
PLUS it gives us a chance to try something new and earn our flexibility stripes again!
So the team is out today triple-checking our backup routes and working with MoDOT and law enforcement to ensure we’re solid on our Plan B. We appreciate your patience as we finalize the alternate routes, including the GPSX data. The plan is still to post the maps by this weekend.
Thanks for riding along with us. We’re excited for some new sights for many and just being back together with you folks!
The rest stop and road marking were clear. Every person who was helping at the stops registration tables, etc. were some of the best mannered people. So to sum this AWESOME JOB.--- Brad Davis
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