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11th Annual Tour de Corn bicycle race held in East Prairie

This year's Tour de Corn bicycle race had over 1100 bicyclist (Source: Randy Sutton). This year's Tour de Corn bicycle race had over 1100 bicyclist (Source: Randy Sutton).
EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) -

The 11th Annual Tour de Corn bicycle race kicked off Saturday morning in East Prairie, Missouri.

Officials say there were 1157 riders in this year's event, including a 91 year old grandmother.

The Tour de Corn race is held in conjunction with East Prairie's Sweetcorn Festival.

According to the event website, the Tour de Corn began when a local cyclist had the idea of starting a charity ride in East Prairie.

There were less than 200 riders the first year the race was held in 2001 and it has now grown to over 1100 riders participating.

Online: Tour de Corn

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