Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 7th, 2009 at 3:19 pm
The Oregon/Idaho chapter of the American Automobile Association (a.k.a. “Triple A”) is set to announce that their legendary roadside assistance plan will now cover people riding bicycles.
According to sources, the 50 million member non-profit auto lobbying group and service organization that was founded in 1902, is set to make the announcement in a press release tomorrow.
Thanks to the Internet, we can get a sneak peek at what they’ve got planned. Here’s how they introduce the service:
“You’ve been riding to save gas or stay in shape. For that, you deserve credit. Now AAA Plus provides you with added benefits to recognize your efforts and your lifestyle.”
And here’s how it would work:
- Bicycle transportation service is provided for the rider whose bicycle is disabled.
- Service will be provided to any point of safety within a 25-mile radius of the bicycle breakdown.
- Service applies to all bicycles and tandems, including rental bicycles.
- Service is only available within the AAA Oregon/Idaho coverage area, which includes Oregon and the southern 34 counties of Idaho.
Four years ago, we covered a similar plan offered by the Better World Club, but this is the first I’ve heard of the AAA behemoth recognizing the growing number bike riders and including them in their product.