May 25, 2007

BCAA offers free roadside assistance to cyclists

Burnaby, British Columbia – The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is extending complimentary roadside assistance to cyclists from May 28 to June 30, in honour of Bike-to-Work Week and Bike Month. Cyclists with mechanical breakdowns can contact BCAA Road Assist and, depending on driver availability, they will be picked up and driven a maximum of five km to their destination or a bicycle repair shop.

The offer marks the second year BCAA has support June’s Bike Month, and is now extending support to Bike-to-Work Week, which runs May 28 to June 3rd.

“We get so used to commuting by car that we may not think to change our routines and try something different,” says Ken Cousin, Director of BCAA Road Assist. “BCAA hopes that not having to worry about flat tires, broken chains or other mechanical woes will encourage more people to give cycling a try this spring.”

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.

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