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2017 Tour De Corn

When:
Friday, August 18, 2017 to Sunday, August 20, 2017
Where:
Saturday's Tour de Corn begins at the Corn Palace in downtown Mitchell.

Category:
Road Ride-pace 10-12 mph
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
Pre-register here via credit card only. Registrants will also pay the credit card user fee (~2%). Registration will also be available at Kiwanis Park (Friday) and the Corn Palace (Saturday), but you are not guaranteed SWAG. Helmets are required. Cyclists are required to obey all traffic laws. Participants in Friday Night's glow ride need both front and rear lights on their bicycle.
Activities/Items    (Click the down-arrow to the left of the activity/item to view the details)
2017 Tour De Corn Weekend Registration Fee
Friday Night Pasta Feed only (for non-riding Family Members)
Saturday Lunch only (for non-riding Family Members)
Friday Night Pump Track Competition
Friday Night Glow Ride Around Lake
Sunday Afternoon Single Track Ride

Tour De Corn - Frequently Asked Questions 

 
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Where does everything start?
Where do you start?
On Friday, we'll start at 5:00 pm at Kiwanis Park.  
 
From I-90, take exit 330 and go north on Hwy 37.  The highway will curve around the outer edges of Mitchell and you'll come to a stop sign. Go left to continue north on Hwy 37.  Go one block and turn left on West 23rd Avenue.  (Follow the signs to the Prehistoric Indian Village.)  Go one block and turn right on Indian Village Road.  Kiwanis Park will be on your right before the Indian Village. 
 
On Saturday we'll start the Tour de Corn at the Corn Palace in downtown Mitchell.  From I-90, take exit 332 and follow the signs to the Corn Palace.
 
On Sunday, the Single Track Tours of Lake Mitchell will start at Kiwanis Park at 1:00 pm.
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What time does registration open and when does the ride leave?
What time does registration open and when does the ride leave?
On Friday, registration and packet pickup will be available at Kiwanis Park from 5:00-7:30 pm.   On Saturday at the Corn Palace, Registration/Check in for the 100 mile ride opens at 5:30 am with the ride leaving at 6:00 am. Registration/Check in for the other routes opens at 8:00 am and the ride leaves at 9:30 am.
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What is the route for Saturday? Do you have maps?
What is the route? Do you have maps?
Click on the links below for 2017 maps. Due to construction, the route is different this year.   As usual, the route will be well-marked and we'll have volunteers at key intersections in town to make sure you don't get lost.

2017 15 mile route2017 35 mile route2017 62 mile route
2017 100 mile route

Yes, the route does go down Highway 37.  There is a wide shoulder and a separated bike lane across the spillway.
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What is at the Sag Stations?
What is at the Sag Stations?
We have water, power drinks, and various munchies that cyclist love to eat. If you are on one of the longer rides, hot food is available at Buckshots Roadhouse in Letcher.
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What if I get a flat?
What if I get a flat?
We will have 2-3 vehicles sagging the course to help cyclist if they need it.  Be sure to pick up a map at registration which will have the emergency contact number for you to call in case you need help.
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Can my non-riding family member join me for the Friday night Pasta Feed or Saturday lunch?
Can my non-riding family member join me for the Friday night Pasta Feed or Saturday lunch?
Yes.  You may purchase meal tickets for the Friday Night Pasta Feed and Saturday's lunch for your non-riding family members.
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How much does it cost and how do I pay?
How much does it cost and how do I pay?
It costs $45 for adults and children age 16 and over.  It is $15 for children age 15 and under.  There is no difference in price between pre-registering and waiting until the day of.  You are only guaranteed SWAG (and correct t-shirt size) if you pre-register with payment by advertised pre-registration date..   The fee covers the Friday Night Pasta Feed and Saturday's Tour de Corn (along with lunch).  As you follow through the registration process, you will need to pay by credit card (adds approximately a $2 transaction fee). 

FYI:  The Friday Night Pasta Feed is paid for by grants and donations.  Your fee pays for your SWAG, Sat lunch, and great munchies at the aid stations.  Additionally, because of your support Palace City Pedalers can offer a lower registration fee to children and encourage them to become lifelong cyclists!

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What if I pre-register but can't ride. Can I get a refund?
What if I pre-register but can't ride. Can I get a refund?
No.  We already ordered SWAG and arranged for the caterer.  If you can't ride, come on by during registration and pick up your SWAG.  You're welcome to also eat the meals you paid for.
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What does Palace City Pedalers do with the money raised?
What does Palace City Pedalers do with the money raised?
We use these funds for two things:  (1) To maintain the trails around Lake Mitchell and (2) To promote biking in the area.   This past year we donated mountain bikes to the City of Mitchell which are available at the campground for anyone to rent.   We also installed an automatic watering system for the pump track.  In recent years we have donated  bikes, safety vests and helmets to Mitchell Middle School.  We donated two bike repair kits to Mitchell Fusion Church which took them to rural Uganda and trained the recipients on how to run a small bike repair business.  We donated helmets to the Kiwanis Club Bike Rodeo, and of course we built the trails and pump track around Lake Mitchell.
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I am a slow rider, how late are the Sag Stations open? How late does lunch last?
I am a slow rider, how late are the Sag Stations open? How late does lunch last?
As long as you stay on the course and leave at 6:00 am (for 100 milers) or 9:30 am (for all other routes), we will make sure that you get to the finish at Hitchcock Park. Yes, we will close down the Sag Stations, but there will be a Sag Vehicle which will periodically check with you to make sure you have enough food and drink.  Be sure to ask for the emergency contact number at registration/check-in just in case you need to call.  
 
Lunch officially is from 11:00 am - 3:30 pm, but we'll save a plate of those great BBQ ribs for you!

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Can a take a shower after my ride?
Can I take a shower after my ride?
Hitchcock Park is right next to the city swimming pool.  For a fee you can use their facilities on Saturday afternoon.

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Is camping available?
Is camping available?
This City of Mitchell operates a campground on the shores of Lake Mitchell.  For more information:  Click here
Private campgrounds (within 5-10 miles of Mitchell) are also available.