Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic
Sunday August 18, 2019
The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly the Covered Bridge Metric Century) is a classic Pennsylvania ride now in its 41st year. It offers beautiful routes of 100 miles, 65 miles, 33 miles, and 16 miles, covering some of the most scenic cycling terrain anywhere. Each route traverses through covered bridges and past Amish farms.
The routes all cover rolling terrain with only moderate climbing with the exception of 100 mile route. The 100 mile option is a challenging ride that includes a hilly 38 mile loop that starts and ends at the lunch rest stop in Stevens, PA. There are no official rest stops on the 38 mile loop, so please stock up at the lunch stop.
Proceeds from the ride benefit the Lancaster Bicycle Club’s grant program. Over $300,000 has been donated for covered bridge restoration and bike-related initiatives since 1999.
Date: Sunday August 18, 2019
Start: Rolling start: 7 am – 9 am. Riders completing the 100-mile route must start by 7 am. All other rider must start before 9 am and end by 4:00 pm.
- Rider packet including wristbands will be mailed to you early August. You must wear the wristband to participate.
- Registration ends Friday August 16 or 2,200 riders.
- There are no day of registrations.
- There is no on-site check-in required.
- Helmets are REQUIRED.
- Lunch is provided on the 100 mile and 62 mile route and lunch is provided to all riders at the start/finish.
- Each route is well marked.
- The ride is fully supported with frequent rest stops and mechanical support.
- SAG services for transport if you cannot continue.
- All rules of the road must be followed.
- On-site parking at HACC campus.
- Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult rider.
- T-shirts and Jerseys will be available for purchase.
- The CBC is part of the Bicycling Trifecta, a collaboration of Central Pennsylvania’s 3 Premier cycling events. Learn more about how to participate in the Bicycling Trifecta and receive a commemorative mug.
- Visiting from out of town and want to experience a working dairy farm? Stay at the Lancaster Inn & Suites and receive a free Kreider Farms tour! Use this special link to book your room with group code: 180817BIKE. The farm tour information will be emailed after you book a room. Learn about the tour here.
- Join us for a pre-ride dinner Saturday night to mingle with other cyclists! Details here.
- The ride for this year is now SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support. There is no day-of registration.
You can still register for the pre-ride dinner that will be held Saturday night.
Photos from the ride:
Club member Steve Holland will have a team of photographers strategically stationed along the ride routes to capture photos of our riders and the beautiful Lancaster county scenery and covered bridges. These photos will be available for sale on his website, imaginations.zenfolio.com. Available items will include digital downloads and prints in popular sizes, all at very reasonable prices. And best of all, proceeds benefit the Conner M Holland Foundation (cmhollandfoundation.org), which provides financial support to families of children with pediatric cancer, and runs the Conner’s Comfies ™ program that distributes new pajamas to sick children at the Hershey Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Visit his tent to learn more about the Foundation!