Frequently Asked Questions
*Note: The Covered Bridge Metric Century has been renamed to the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic
When does the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic Registration begin?
Registration for the 2019 ride will open in January 1, 2019. The 2019 ride date is August 18. The registration link will be posted here.
What time does the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic Start?
The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic has a rolling start from 7 am – 9 am. Riders completing the 100-mile route must start by 7 am. All other riders must start before 9 am and end by 3:30 pm.
Where does the Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic Start?
The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic starts at HACC’s Lancaster campus, located at 1641 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602. There is free onsite parking.
How much does it cost?
Before March 1 – $40.
March 1 – June 30 – $50
After July 1 – $60
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, 33 miles, 16 miles. Yes, you can ride any route you choose.
What is your refund policy?
Entries are Non-Refundable and cannot roll over to the next year. However they are transferable to another rider. If you would like to transfer you entry to someone else please modify your registration on bikereg.com
Can I purchase registration insurance?
AthleteReg (BikeReg) now offers Allianz Registration Protection to participants when they register for events that cost $50 or more.
Allianz Registration Protector gives you an opportunity to get reimbursed for up to 100% of your entry if you can’t attend the event for a qualifying reason.
Claims are handled entirely by Allianz Global Assistance.
What should I do if I bought the Allianz Registration Protection Insurance and I need to make a claim?
You should go to https://www.eventregistrationprotection.com/allianzassistance/ManagePolicy/ and enter your policy number and purchase date, from the confirmation email that was sent to you from Allianz when you registered. If you don’t have your policy number, you can click “Don’t have your policy number?” and proceed from there.
What does it cover?
You may be eligible for reimbursement in the following situations:
Illness or Serious Injury – if the participant is prevented from participating in the event due to a covered illness or injury, or if a family member is hospitalized or requires care by the participant
Employer Termination – After being employed by the same employer for one continuous year, the participant is laid off
Traffic Accidents – if you are directly involved in a traffic accident and unable to get to the event
Mechanical Breakdown – if the participant’s car breaks down no more than 48 hours before the event
Airline Delay – if the participant’s plane or other Travel Carrier is delayed (includes bad weather) while going to the event
Home Issues – if the participant’s home is uninhabitable due to fire, flood, vandalism, burglary or natural disasters
Jury Duty – if the participant is required to serve on jury duty on the day of the event
Military Duty – if the participant is required to miss an event as a result of military orders
*NOTE: This is an optional purchase you can make at time of registration. If you need to submit a claim do not contact the Lancaster Bicycle Club or BikeReg, contact Allianz as stated above.
What happens if it rains?
This is a “rain or shine” event. In case of severe weather we may have to cancel the 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 doing some training rides. There are some climbs throughout most of the routes. We do recommend only experienced cyclists attempt the 100 mile ride.
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?
Snacks and drinks will be available at the rest stops. There is also a lunch rest stop with more substantial food items. ‘Porta Pots’ are also available at all rest stops. Lunch items are also available at the end of the ride.
What if I get lost?
Call the phone numbers provided on wristband. A SAG vehicle will come to pick you up or 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. If you book a room at the Lancaster Inn & Suites, you will receive free tour of Kreider Farms, a working dairy farm and our title sponsor for 2018. Use this special link to book your room with group code: 180817BIKE. The farm tour information will be emailed after you book a room.
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 supporting bicycling in Lancaster!
If you have any additional questions please email us.