Frequently Asked Questions

*Note: The Covered Bridge Metric Century has been renamed to the Covered Bridge Classic

Registration for the 2021 ride will open in April 2021.

The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic has a rolling start from 7 am – 9 am.  All riders must start before 9 am.

To allow for social distancing, multiple start locations are planned rather than a single mass start.


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.

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

This is a “rain or shine” event.

Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

No, there are no day of registrations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

There are many hotels and B&B options in the Lancaster area. 

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.