Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Jordan
Bike Assist from CAA
It’s what many consider the perfect time for cycling; the hot, humid air has finally subsided and we’re (hopefully) months away from the first snowfall. But while environmental conditions may be optimal, there’s always the chance that you might need some emergency assistance on your travels. Welcome to CAA Bike Assist – Roadside Assistance for your bicycle.
With many of the same perks as our traditional Roadside Assistance service, our Members can utilize their annual tow allotments toward service calls for their bicycles. Our skilled and knowledgeable drivers will do their best to make repairs and get cyclists back on the road, but if a repair cannot be made at the site of the breakdown, we’ll happily tow the bike and transport the cyclist wherever they need to go (within their allotted towing limits). Whether your chain breaks during your early morning commute or you get a flat tire during a midnight stroll through the city, we’ll be there for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. You’ll never have to let a flat tire or loose chain ruin your ride again.
Bike Assist is available anywhere we regularly provide ERS. We’ll pick up riders and their bicycles at the nearest point of accessibility, based on regular road access. But we cannot provide service to inaccessible areas such as parks, dirt bike trails, private or non-passable roads. We’ll even cover motorized bicycles provided they operate using standard pedals and chains with an external electric geared motor. Motorcycles, electric scooters & mopeds are covered under Plus and Premier memberships only. Two wheels or three (yes – we can tow adult tricycles!), we want to ensure your safety should you run into trouble. Always remember: wherever you are, help is just a phone call away.
CAA began offering Bike Assist after noticing that Ontarians were making a shift towards greener lifestyles and choosing more socially responsible products and services. Eco-conscious as we are, we only thought it fair to reward Members who felt the same way. We hope that the Bike Assist program encourages our Members to not only investigate cycling as a new method for commuting, but to break out their old two-wheelers and enjoy the sights and smells of fall as well.
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