Getting There, Parking & Lodging


East Prairie is located in beautiful, rural southeast Missouri.

  • Nine miles from Interstates 55 and 57
  • 20 minutes southeast of Sikeston, MO
  • 2.5 hours south of St. Louis, MO
  • 2.5 hours north of Memphis, TN
  • 3 hours west of Nashville, TN
  • 5 hours east of Springfield, MO

Cilck here for a Google Map Link to the First Church of God Family Life Center (Start of the Ride)

From I-55
Take exit 58 onto State Hwy 80 east toward East Prairie (nine miles). At the intersection of highways 80 and 105 in East Prairie, turn right staying on State Hwy 80. The staging area will be at the First Church of God Family Life Center (one block on right at 320 North Washington).

From I-57
Take exit 10 onto State Hwy 105 south toward East Prairie (nine miles). At the intersection of highways 80 and 105 in East Prairie, turn left onto State Hwy 80. The staging area will be at the First Church of God Family Life Center (one block on right at 320 North Washington).

From Kentucky and the Dorena Hickman Ferry
From ferry landing – travel about 3/4 mile to junction of Hwy 77 and AB. Turn right onto Hwy 77 north. Travel about 2 miles. At the junction of 77 and 102, turn left onto State Hwy 102. Continue on State Hwy 102 for approximately 2 miles to the junction of Highways 102 and AB. Turn right staying on State Hwy 102 north for approximately 14 miles. At the junction of State Hwys 102 and 80, turn left onto 80 west. East Prairie is one-mile ahead. Continue on Hwy 80 through East Prairie, the ride start is located at the junction of Hwys 80 and 105.

As the ferry schedule may evolve based on river conditions, check the current ferry status at: Dorena Hickman Ferry Facebook Page


There are several parking lots near the start of the ride. Vehicle parking is not allowed on the Family Life Center lot at ride registration area. Security officers and signage will be available to assist cyclists with parking. One large parking area easily accessed is located at the First Baptist Church at the junction of Highways 80 and 105 (one block from ride start).


RV and Camping

First Church of God (Directly adjacent to start of the ride)

  • Location: 500 North Garfield, East Prairie, Mo., 63845 (camping area behind First Church of God and Family Life Center).
  • Available options: RV and tent sites adjacent to the Family Life Center (bathrooms and showers in the Family Life Center).
  • Contact: Call 573-649-2138 Monday through Friday 8-4 for a reservation.

Full Gospel Church (Approximately one block from start of ride)

  • Location: 514 North Garfield, East Prairie, Mo., 63845
  • Available options: RV and tent sites. One block from the Family Life Center (bathrooms and showers in Family Life Center).
  • Contact: Call 573-649-2167 Monday through Friday 8-4 for a reservation.

Grace Inn Motel  (Approximately one mile from start of ride)

Boomland RV Park & Campground (Charleston, Mo. - >10 mi from ride start)

Magnolia Campground & RV Resort (Bertrand, Mo. - 13 miles from ride start - along 60/100 mile routes) 

Hinton RV Park (Sikeston, Mo. - 16 miles from ride start) 

Town and Country RV Resort (Sikeston, Mo. - 16 miles from ride start) 

Hotels and Motels

Here is a sample of the available lodging in East Prairie and the surrounding area. For a full list of area options, please visit the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

Country Cottages

2745 West Hwy 80
East Prairie, MO 63845
Phone: 573-233-4742
Website: Click Here to view Website

These charming guest houses sleep four. Each cottage has a bedroom with a queen bed and a hide-a bed couch that pulls out to a full-size bed in the front room.
Amenities include full-size appliances – stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Kitchens are fully furnished with dishes, cookware and utensils.

Free wi-fi, DirecTv, more info available on their Facebook page.

Also included are 32″ flatscreen tv's with dvd player and cable.

Nightly, weekly and monthly rates are available.

1.5 miles from the start

Owners: Jeff and Rhonda Mathis

Drury Inn and Suites Sikeston

2608 East Malone Avenue
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: (573) 472-2299
Website: Click Here to view Website

Just off Interstate 55 and less than 3 miles from downtown Sikeston and Sikeston Depot, this Missouri hotel features a complimentary hot breakfast each morning. A modern fitness center is available on site.

A microwave and a refrigerator are included in all rooms at the Drury Inn & Suites Sikeston. Free toiletries and ironing facilities are also provided in each guest room.

Guests can enjoy a swim in the indoor-outdoor pool or relax in the hot tub at Drury Inn & Suites Sikeston. A laundromat and a 24-hour business center are also featured on site. Free snacks and beverages are served nightly.

The Bootheel Golf Club is 3 miles from this hotel. Sikeston Factory Outlet Stores are less than a 2-minute drive away.
Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Second-Chance Lodge

3400 South Hwy 102
East Prairie, MO 63845
Phone: 573-683-0453
Email: angiesuejones@hughes.net

Five miles from ride start.

Country lodge/guest house.
Great family or club accommodations. Sleeps twelve.

Call Angie Jones 573-683-0453 or Steve Jones 573-380-6651

Super 8 by Wyndham (10.3 miles from EP)

310 South Story St. Building A
Charleston, MO 63834
Phone: 573-427-2004
Website: Click Here to view Website

Enjoy free hot breakfast each day, along with free WiFi, business center access and free parking for cars, buses, RVs, and trailers. Each of our guest rooms features self-controlled heating and cooling, desk, hairdryer, coffee and tea maker, refrigerator with ice, microwave, and flat-screen cable TV with free HBO.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sikeston (12.2 miles from EP)

115 Hospitality Drive
Sikeston, MO 63801
Phone: 573-475-9522
Website: Click Here to view Website

Our hotel’s address in Sikeston, MO surrounds you with fun and nearby attractions. We enjoy a convenient location close to I55 and I60 and provide guests with a selection of handy services at our state of the art Business Center. 

Our accommodations are close to shops and dining venues. Whether you’re staying in Sikeston, MO for business or pleasure, we have the amenities to satisfy your needs. Connecting to colleagues and family is easy with the free high-speed Internet access, and mornings are great with a cup of fresh coffee and gooey cinnamon roll from our free, hot Express Start breakfast bar. Go for a dip in the indoor heated pool or burn calories in our state of the art Fitness Center.

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

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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