The question is can you have roadside assistance for your bicycle when you are out riding? well, this is a wonderful thing to have if you ride quite a bit on your bicycle. There are always emergencies that can come up just as when you are driving in your car when considering mechanical malfunctions.
Sometimes we can repair them ourselves and sometimes not. In this post, we will discuss a bicycle roadside assistance program that is available.
There is only one company that offers a bicycle roadside assistance program that I am aware of and that company is AAA Roadside Service. You can’t get this service from their competitors like All-State Roadside, State Farm Roadside or Sams Club Roadside Services.
Let’s cover what this program offers.
Bicycle Roadside Service Coverage
There are some requirements and coverage restrictions that are involved with this program. The bicycle must be owned by the person who has the coverage and you must be an AAA member.
Requirements in an emergency
- Member must be present
- Must have a valid AAA card
- Must be a two-wheeled bike
- Must be on a normally traveled road or street
- Covers rental bicycles, tandem/trailers pulled by a bicycle
- Transportation of bicycle-only – no repairs or lock services
- Service is only for the AAA members bicycle that is disabled and accompanying minors.
How To Obtain The Program
To get bicycle roadside assistance, you must become an AAA member through one of its 3 levels of membership. There are the Classic, Plus & Premier membership plans. The three auto roadside memberships come with the bicycle roadside coverage already included but each level has a different degree of coverage for the bicycle roadside assistance.
In an emergency, with all levels, they will pick up the rider if they can be reached from an access road or parking lot. The difference between the 3 levels is a matter of cost and distance of transportation to safety.
- Classic will get you up to 5 miles and the membership fee is $55.00 per year
- Plus will get you up to 100 miles and the membership fee is $85.00 per year
- Premier will get you up to 200 miles and the membership fee is $113.00 per year
*These prices are based on the State of Oklahoma. Prices may vary from State to State
This program is reasonably priced and will give the cyclist a way out of bicycle breakdown nightmares that do happen occasionally. To get more detailed information please call your local AAA representative or call 1-800-222-4357.
I think that this program is a plus for the cyclist. Most people like to get roadside assistance for their automobiles. And if they ride a bicycle as well, this would be an added perk if you use AAA for your roadside assistance company. But it still would be wise to have a repair kit on hand for those little mishaps you can get around on your own. See some repair kits here at Ron’s Cycle Plus.
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