BURNABY, BC. – New and seasoned cyclists won’t need to fret over flat tires or other mechanical glitches during this year’s Bike to Work Week B.C. events and the entire month of June for Bike Month.
Typically a Member benefit, BCAA is offering the same peace of mind provided by its reliable Road Assist service to all cyclists – BCAA Member or not – who have broken down, and need help getting to work, school or home.
Between May 28 and June 30, if you experience a mechanical breakdown with your bike, you can contact BCAA Road Assist service – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – to receive help. And, if your bike is beyond repair at roadside, the BCAA technician will transport you and your bike a maximum of five kilometres to your destination or a nearby bike repair shop.
According to BCAA, over half the requests for Bike Assist are related to tire problems such as a flat tire or request to help replace a tube. About twenty-five per cent of Bike Assist calls require a transport to another location. “With gas prices hitting record highs and little relief in sight this summer, we recognize many people may be looking for alternatives such as cycling but may be hesitant to try because they don’t know how to fix a mechanical problem with their bike,” says Ken Cousin, BCAA’s associate vice-president of Road Assist. “Knowing help is just a phone call away, we hope more people will take the opportunity during Bike to Work Week and Bike Month to try commuting by bicycle.”
BCAA is proud to be the first Automobile Association in North America to provide roadside assistance for Members choosing pedal power over motor power. This is the sixth year BCAA has offered bicycle roadside assistance to all B.C. cyclists during Bike Month.
Bike Assist is available wherever BCAA provides roadside assistance. For more information on BCAA’s “Bike Assist”, a Membership benefit, visit bcaa.com/bikeassist.
Source: Canada Newswire / BCAA