Frequently Asked Questions

Registration will open in April.

The Covered Bridge Classic has a rolling start from 7 am – 9 am.  All riders must start before 9 am.  Please plan your start time so you are completed by 4 pm.

To allow for improved rider safety, multiple start locations are planned rather than a single mass start.

Routes Served

Parking/Start Location


100 & 50 mile routes
UNTO Global Logistics Center
1506 Quarry Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552
100 & 50 mile routes
Manheim Central Middle School
261 White Oak Rd, Manheim, PA 17545
All Routes
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


The route distances are 100 Miles, 65 miles, 50 miles, and 35 miles.  You can choose to ride a different route than what you registered for as long as that route is serviced by your start location.

This is a rain or shine event.  The expenses for the event are extensive, committed to advance and will be incurred even if you are unable to attend.  Your registration is transferable to another rider through your registration confirmation.

This is a “rain or shine” event.

Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

There is no day of registrations.

No, but you should be prepared by completing some training rides prior to the event and have a well maintained bike.  Lancaster County is 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 and GPX files will be sent to you for your start location.  Please print your cue sheet.  No printed copies will be provided.  The cue sheets 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 if needed.

An assortment of riding foods, water, and Gatorade 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.  The SAG phone number will be printed on the wrist band that you receive at check in the morning of the ride.  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.   Please search on the internet based on the start location you choose.

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.

You will be asked to select a start location in the registration process.  You and your friends should agree on which start location and all sign up that way.

You will receive an email the week of the event with a printable cue sheet, a gpx file, and a link to Ride w/ GPS in case you want a different format.

A parking pass will be emailed to you the week of the event if you registered as a driving participant.  The check in team for each location will have a list of who registered as driving to the start, who registered as carpooling and who registered as riding their bike to the start.

Yes,  If your ebike is legal in PA, and you ride with good cycling etiquette, we view ebikes as any other bike.

After COVID we reduced our regular ride fee from $60 to $45.  In spite of inflation we are pleased that we have been able keep this low rate.  We cannot offer further discounts.

If you have any additional questions please email us.