Frequently Asked Questions
*Note: The Covered Bridge Metric Century has been renamed to the Covered Bridge Classic
When does the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic Registration begin?
Registration for the 2021 ride will open in April 2021.
What time does the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic start?
The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic has a rolling start from 7 am – 9 am. All riders must start before 9 am.
Where does the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic start?
To allow for social distancing, multiple start locations are planned rather than a single mass start.
How much does it cost?
What are the route distances? Can I change my route choice on the day of the ride?
The route distances are 100 Miles, 65 miles, and 35 miles. You will be assigned a start location based on the distance you register to ride. You can choose to ride a different route than what you registered for as long as that route is serviced by your start location.
What is your refund policy?
Entries are Refundable if Lancaster Bicycle Club makes a decision not to host the event. Your registration is transferable to another rider. If you would like to transfer your entry to someone else please modify your registration on bikereg.com
What happens if it rains?
This is a “rain or shine” event.
How old must I be to participate?
Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Can I register the day of the event?
No, there are no day of registrations.
Do I need to be a “hard core” cyclist to undertake this ride?
No, but you should be prepared by completing some training rides prior to the event. Lancaster County is a rolling terrain. There are no flat routes. All routes have approximately 50ft per mile of climbing.
Are the roads marked?
The roads are marked when turns are being made. There are 2 symbols on the road prior to the turn and 1 symbol after the turn to confirm that the rider is still on route. Occasionally, you may encounter a straight thru arrow to emphasize or confirm the direction of travel.
Cue sheets should be used by riders. They provide all the information that you need to stay on the route. They also list a phone number that may be used to obtain assistance from a SAG vehicle driver.
What is available at the Rest Stops?
Pre-packaged snacks and drinks will be available at the rest stops. ‘Porta Pots’ and a maintenance station are also available at all rest stops.
What if I get lost?
SAG information will be sent out to all registered riders with the routes closer to ride time. A SAG representative will be available by phone to get you back on route.
I’m from out of town. Where can I stay?
There are many hotels and B&B options in the Lancaster area.
Are there volunteering opportunities available?
Yes! We need volunteers to make the Covered Bridge ride a success! There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available. All club members are strongly encouraged to volunteer. We also welcome other individuals and groups to join us for a fun day to support bicycling in Lancaster! Please visit the volunteering page if you are interested.
If you have any additional questions please email us.