Burnaby, British Columbia – Bicyclists across B.C. will enjoy “roadside assistance” in June, as the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) opens its bicycle Road Assist to all cyclists. The service will help any cyclists who has broken down and needs help getting to work, school or home, whether or not he or she is a BCAA member.

Cyclists who have experienced a mechanical breakdown can contact BCAA Road Assist to get help. If the bike is beyond repair at roadside, the BCAA technician will transport the cyclist and bike a maximum of five kilometres to the destination or to a nearby bike repair shop. Service and arrival times will depend on the availability of a driver.

The organization hopes that more people will be encouraged to try cycling knowing there’s help available in the case of a mechanical problem during the commute. This is the fifth year that BCAA has offered bicycle Road Assist to all B.C. cyclists in June, which is designated as Bike Month.

Cyclists needing help can call 604-293-2222 in the Lower Mainland, 1-800-222-4357 in the rest of B.C., or *222 on a cell phone anywhere in the province. For more information, visit Bike Assist.

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