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AAA Washington To Provide Emergency Bicycle Service
AAA may serve millions of motorists, but the association is getting serious about helping bicyclists, as well.
Back in April, the President and CEO of AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah suggested “Wouldn’t it be interesting if bicycling became as mainstream as driving” in his magazine column.
In May, AAA worked in partnership with the League to unveil an updated Share the Road website and new educational videos in honor of Naitonal Bike Month.
Well, more good news today. According to a AAA press release…
On July 1, AAA Washington will begin providing its more than one million members in Washington and northern Idaho emergency bicycle service. AAA members now have membership benefits that cover them on their bicycle in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
AAA Washington’s new bicycle service works exactly like its emergency road service for vehicles. A member with a disabled bicycle due to mechanical failure calls the AAA hotline (800-AAA-HELP) and AAA will dispatch service. The member and their bicycle will be transported to a safe location within the distance their membership level allows: Classic – 5 miles, Plus – 100 miles, or Premier – 200 miles.
“We are excited to extend our legendary emergency road service to bicycles,” said John Milbrath, vice president of Member Services for AAA Washington. “People who live in the Northwest are avid outdoors enthusiasts and have an affinity for cycling. We think our members will embrace this new service and have a new level of comfort as they travel long distances from home knowing that AAA will be there if their bicycle becomes disabled.”
Click here to read the full release and learn more at AAA.com.