45th Annual Covered Bridge Classic

Sunday August 18, 2024

Registration is Open

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Up to 100 miles

Choose from one of following distances:  35 mi, 50 mi, 65 mi, 100 mi. See route details here.

100% Supported

Seven well-stocked rest stops with varied riding foods, hydration, enthusiastic volunteers, maintenance stations, and SAG support.

Southern Lancaster County Challenge-New this year

You can add on a Saturday self supported challenge ride for $25.  It will be approximately 90 miles with extra elevation and 11 covered bridges that are not on Sunday’s route.  This is for experienced long distance riders only.  We will mark the roads and provide the routes with recommended convenience store stops for refueling.  There will be an emergency number for mechanical failure.  This is only available as an add on to the normal registration.

2024 Covered Bridge Classic

August 18, 2024

New this year:  There are two pre-ride options offered on Saturday August 17th.

  • You will be able to join us for our famous Ice Cream Ride-Free to registered riders                            or 
  • Sign up for an epic longer distance ride of Southern Lancaster County’s more challenging terrain crossing over 11 covered bridges that are not part of Sunday’s ride.  This is for experienced long distance riders only who can ride self supported.  We will provide the route with marked roads, recommendations for refueling stops, and an emergency contact number in case of mechanical failure.  This can be added to your registration for $25. 

The Covered Bridge Classic is a premier Pennsylvania ride now in its 45th year.  It offers beautiful routes of 100 mile, 65 mile, 50 mile, and 35 mile routes, (actual mileage may vary), in Lancaster County.  Each route traverses through covered bridges and passes Amish farms.  All routes cover rolling terrain with moderate climbing.

The multiple start locations were highly preferred in our rider surveys and will be continued in 2024.  This minimizes congestion for improved safety.

  • 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.  You can ride any distance that is served from your parking location.  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.  See map below.

Routes Served

Parking/Start Location

Address-click on address for lodging search

100 & 50 mile routes
Donegal Primary School
1055 Koser Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552
100 & 50 mile routes
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
100, 65, & 35 mile routes
Lancaster County Career & Technology Center-Brownstown
231 Snyder Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522
100 & 65 mile routes
Stevens Fire Company
91 Stevens Rd, Stevens, PA 17578
100 & 65 mile routes
Shady Maple Smorgasbord  (not open on Sundays)
129 Toddy Dr, East Earl, PA 17519  South Parking Lot

Parking and Rest Stop Locations-Click to learn more.

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 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.
  • We will have water, Gatorade, and an assortment of riding foods at the rest stops.
  • Each route will be well marked.
  • The ride is supported with rest stops, SAG Support and mechanical support at the start of the ride and at the rest stops.
  • SAG services are for emergencies only.
  • All rules of the road must be followed.
  • Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult rider.
  • Special edition, high quality tech material T-shirts are available for purchase 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 Classic jersey, and accessories can be ordered directly through our Pactimo online store and will ship directly to you.  Click Here
  • 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 a soon to be named charity.
  • 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
  • 1/2 Century
  • 50 Miles
    2249 ft. Climb
    4 Rest Stops
  • The Classic
  • 65 Miles
    3344 ft. Climb
    5 Rest Stops
  • The Century
  • 100 Miles
    4369 ft. Climb
    7 Rest Stops

Thank you to our sponsors! We could not do this without you. Click on their logo for more information.

2024 Sponsors

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A special Thank You to our Rest Stop Donors. Click on their logo for more information.

2023 Sponsors

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