AAA Colorado to offer roadside help to bicycles
May 1, 2014
AAA Colorado is expanding roadside assistance to include bicycles for its members statewide, according to a press release. Effective Thursday, transportation service is provided for members when their bicycle is disabled or inoperable, with no increase in membership dues. A service vehicle will meet you at a trailhead or on a publicly traveled road and transport you and your bike to the location of your choice. Service vehicles are not equipped to repair a member's bicycle or change a flat tire.
"Offering bicycle service is another great benefit for our AAA Colorado members and we're proud to be one of the first AAA clubs in the United States to do so," CEO and AAA Colorado President Tony DeNovellis said. "Riding bicycles is becoming more popular, as Coloradans are concerned about fitness, the economy and the environment. Whether our members are riding for fun or commuting to work, we'll be there to offer assistance if their bicycle breaks down."
Colorado is ranked as the second most bike friendly state by the League of American Bicyclists, with 19 bicycle friendly communities. Bicycling is a $1 billion economic driver in the state-including manufacturing, retail and tourism.