The Lancaster Covered Bridge Classic (formerly the Covered Bridge Metric Century) is a classic Pennsylvania ride now in its 40th 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 $286,000 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 at 7 am. All other rider must start before 9 am and end by 3:30 pm.