Cyclists offered a lift from BCAA service

Cyclists won’t need to fret over flat tires, broken chains or other mechanical woes during Bike Month in June.

The British Columbia Automobile Association is offering the same peace of mind provided by its reliable road assist service to all cyclists – member or not – who have broken down, and need help getting to work, school or home.

Cyclists who’ve experienced a mechanical breakdown can contact BCAA Road Assist to get help. And if a bike is beyond repair at the roadside, the BCAA technician will transport the cyclist and their bike a maximum of five kilometres to their destination or a nearby bike repair shop.

Service and arrival times during Bike Month will be dependent on the availability of a driver.

Cyclists needing help can call BCAA Road Assist at 1-800-222-4357 or *222 by cellphone anywhere in B.C.

In a recent Canadian Automobile Association survey of 5,000 members and other Canadians, more than half of the respondents say they own or have access to a bicycle and one third of those respondents indicate they would consider riding more if they felt safer.

BCAA hopes more people will be encouraged to try cycling knowing there’s help available in case they experience a mechanical problem during their commute.

This is the fifth year BCAA has offered bicycle roadside assistance to all B.C. cyclists during Bike Month.

For more information on BCAA’s Bike Assist, please visit www.bcaa.com/bikeassist.