What? You're looking for beautiful scenery, great cookies, the best after-ride meal and all the vidiot fun a stooge could want? Well, then don't be a knucklehead or a victim of soicumstance. You better not miss the 24th annual Tour de Stooges on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Lebanon, Illinois (See the About the Ride page for a map of Lebanon). Miss it, and I'll moiderize youse!
The rolling countryside has great scenery, picturesque farms, fields of wildflowers on lightly traveled country lanes. Plus, our ride features the best rest stop treats around. Yes, our Missouri friends might need to drive a little, but the trip down Interstates 70 or 64 is about the same as traveling from downtown to West County. Plus, the trip is worth it and we promise a ride to remember. After you ride, there's an all-you-can eat hot meal (pending COVID19 restrictions) with lots of variety, including pizza, salads, soups, hot plates, sandwiches, etc. served in Ames Dining Hall at McKendree University.
We're continuing the Moe Metric Century and the full 100-mile route — the Roger Kramer Memorial Century named after the founder of Tour de Stooges. There's a short 9 mile route, too, and four other intermediate routes ranging from 16 to 47 miles for your velocipedic pleasure — something for everyone, and family-friendly, too. After the ride, we spread out, eat and watch Three Stooges shorts until the cows come home. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.
Registration is open on Friday, January 1, 2021, at 12:01 am and continues until 4:00 pm on Friday,
April 30, 2021. This is a rolling start ride with riders beginning as soon after check-in as they choose. All riders must check-in prior to riding to obtain a wristband. The wristband identifies riders for SAG service, rest stops, and lunch. Check-in begins at 5:30 am for long-distance riders. All riders must be finished by 4:00 pm when SAG service ends. Lunch is served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.