AAA offering roadside assistance to Washington bike riders

Jun 27, 2012, 6:42 AM | Updated: 8:09 am
AAA Washington will extend roadside assistance to bike riders starting July 1st. (AP Photo/file)
(AP Photo/file)

Whether you need a flat tire changed or run out of gas,
emergency roadside assistance services have become a must-
have for most drivers. And now AAA
Washington
is offering the service to bike riders in
our state as well.

The association says the emergency bicycle service will be
available to its more than one million members in
Washington and northern Idaho in British Columbia,
Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

AAA Washington’s new bicycle service works exactly like
its emergency road service for vehicles, according to a
statement.

“A member with a disabled bicycle due to mechanical
failure calls the AAA hotline (800-AAA-HELP) and AAA will
dispatch service. The member and their bicycle will be
transported to a safe location within the distance their
membership level allows: Classic – 5 miles, Plus – 100
miles, or Premier – 200 miles,” the association says.

AAA has been offering the bike assistance service in
Oregon and Southern Idaho since 2009. Other companies
offer it as well, including the Better World Club, a AAA
competitor which has offered the service nationwide for
nearly a decade.

Local News

autumn...
Ted Buehner

Dry summers delay changes in leaves, but brilliant autumn colors around the corner

This sunny dry weather is expected to continue through Columbus Day Weekend, providing more unseasonably warm weather for enjoying fall hues.
21 hours ago
investigations...
Hanna Scott

No timeline for Office of Independent Investigations use of force cases to begin

“The new Office of Independent Investigation will increase transparency and trust in investigations of deadly uses of force by law enforcement."
21 hours ago
mariners...
Nicole Jennings

Postseason baseball within reach for Mariners, starved fans

With playoffs closer than ever, Mariners fans await tonight's results with baited breath
21 hours ago
bipoc...
Hanna Scott

Report discovers troubling gap between BIPOC, white homeowners in Washington state

More than 143,000 BIPOC households would need to become homeowners to close the gap between white and BIPOC households in Washington.
21 hours ago
shooting...
Sam Campbell

Edmonds high school student arrested for bringing ‘ghost gun’ to school

Edmonds Police Department (EDP) thanking the vigilance of one student who they say spoke up when they knew a fellow 15-year-old student brought a loaded gun to class at Edmonds-Woodway High School Thursday.
21 hours ago
Photo from KIRO 7...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Olympia woman facing fines over ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign inside her home

An Olympia woman is being threatened with fines over a sign hanging inside her home.
21 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.
...

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!
...

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
AAA offering roadside assistance to Washington bike riders