2021 Covered Bridge Classic

Sunday August 15, 2021

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Covered Bridge Classic at a glance

August 15, 2021

To allow for social distancing, multiple start locations are planned rather than having one central mass start.

Up to 100 miles

Choose from one of following distances:  35 mi, 65 mi, 100 mi. See route details here.

100% Supported

Well-stocked rest stops with varied and pre-packaged food, SAG support

2021 Covered Bridge Classic

New Routes-More Bridges

The Covered Bridge Classic is a premier Pennsylvania ride now in its 42nd year.  It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 65 miles and 35 miles, (actual mileage may vary), in Lancaster County.  Each route traverses through covered bridges and passes Amish farms.

We have reworked the event based on pandemic conditions and regulations.

To ensure proper social distancing, multiple start locations are planned rather than having one mass start and lunch.  We will provide better stocked rest stops.  All foods will be prepackaged and varied throughout the ride.

The routes all cover rolling terrain with moderate climbing.

The multiple start locations will disperse the riders for improved road safety, and social distancing to keep the riders and volunteers safe.

  • There are up to 7 start locations to choose from depending on which distance ride you will be participating in.
  • You will be asked to pick a start location and ride distance, in the registration process, so we can provide you with the correct route information.  Final route information will be sent out closer to ride time. 
  • There is limited parking capacity at each start location.  You will be asked during registration, whether you will be riding, driving or carpooling to the start location.

Start locations are listed from West to East across the route.

Routes Served Parking/Start Location Address
100 mile only UNTO Global Logistics Center 1506 Quarry Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552
100 mile only Manheim Central Middle School 261 White Oak Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
All Routes Listrak 100 W Millport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
All Routes Lititz Area Mennonite School 1050 E Newport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
All Routes Lancaster County Career & Technology Center-Brownstown 231 Snyder Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
100 and 65 mile Stevens Fire Company 91 Stevens Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
100 and 65 mile Shady Maple Smorgasbord  (not open on Sundays) 129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519  South Parking Lot

Event details and schedule:

  • Rolling start: 7 am – 9 am.  Riders must start no later than 9 am and end by 4:00 pm.
  • Registration cost is $45 for all rides.
  • Registration ends July 15 or when the parking capacity is sold out.
  • No day-of registration.
  • This is a Rain or Shine event
  • PLEASE NOTE:  On-site check-in required to be eligible for SAG and rest stops.
  • Helmets are REQUIRED
  • Because of COVID-19 virus safety precautions, there will NOT be sandwiches and ice cream lunch items as in prior years.  We will have water, Gatorade®/electrolyte powder for your own bottles and a large assortment of prepackaged snacks at the rest stops.
  • Each route will be well marked
  • The ride is supported with rest stops (water/snacks) and mechanical support at the start of the ride and at the rest stops.
  • SAG services are for emergencies only, not for convenience.
  • All rules of the road must be followed
  • COVID regulations regarding social distancing and PPE requirements will be determined based on State and Local regulations combined with CDC and USA cycling recommendations.
  • You will receive a wellness declaration by email one week before the event.  This declaration regarding COVID exposure and symptoms must be completed to participate.  Vaccine status and or a negative COVID test will not be part of the requirements.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult rider.
  • T-shirts are available for $15 each during the event registration process.  Orders must be placed by 7/15.  These pre-ordered T-shirts will be available for you at ride check in.
  • This years Covered Bridge jersey, bibs and accessories can be ordered directly through our Pactimo online store and will ship directly to you.
  • There will be professional photographers along the ride routes. Ride photos will be available for sale at zenfolio.com/imaginations. Proceeds from all photo purchases will benefit the Conner M. Holland Foundation (cmhollandfoundation.org).
  • Visit our site to find out more about the Club: lancasterbikeclub.net

The Routes

  • The 1/2 Classic
  • 35 Miles
    1774 ft. Climb
    3 Rest Stops
  • The Classic
  • 65 Miles
    3344 ft. Climb
    5 Rest Stops
  • The Century
  • 100 Miles
    4369 ft. Climb
    7 Rest Stops

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