Frequently Asked Questions

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

To help with social distancing, our central mass start will be replaced with multiple start locations serving fewer riders.


The route distances are 100 Miles, 65 miles, and 35 miles. Yes, you can ride any route you choose.

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

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 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.

This is a “rain or shine” event. In case of severe weather we may have to cancel the 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 doing some training rides. There are some climbs throughout most of the routes. We do recommend only experienced cyclists attempt the 100 mile ride.

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’ are also available at all rest stops.

Call the phone numbers provided on wristband. A SAG vehicle will come to pick you up or 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 supporting bicycling in Lancaster! Please visit the volunteering page if you are interested.

If you have any additional questions please email us.