May is National Bicycle Safety Month and AAA has launched free bicycle roadside service that is now included with all membership levels in Michigan.
AAA Service Technicians will be able to assist members who they can safely reach from an accessible road or parking lot.
The member’s bicycle will then be secured to the service vehicle, and transported to any point of safety within the member’s coverage: Classic (up to 5-miles), Plus (up to 100-miles), Premier (1 tow up to 200-miles).
“The new bike roadside service demonstrates our commitment to meeting the changing needs of our members as the popularity of biking continues to grow across our state,” said Susan Hiltz, Michigan public affairs director, AAA-The Auto Club Group. “Whether riding for sport, leisure, recreation, or exercise, it’s important for cyclists and motorist to share the road and keep safety as a top priority.”
Member must be present at the time of service and have a valid AAA card.
Bicycle service applies to all 2-wheeled bicycles, including rental bicycles & tandem/trailers pulled by bicycles.
Bicycle service is limited to transporting a bicycle. Mechanical repairs and bicycle lock services are not included.
Service is provided only along a normally traveled road or street.
Bicycle service is provided for the rider whose bicycle is disabled and accompanying minors.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bicycle fatalities in the United States have increased by 12 percent from 2014 to 2015. “Traveling on the road requires care and courtesy- whether you are operating a vehicle or a bicycle,” added Hiltz.