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AAA to the rescue

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 5622
Location: Maine

5/3/17 4:47 AM

AAA to the rescue

I just saw that AAA memberships now include roadside service and towing for your bicycles as well as cars.

I guess one could say this is a good benefit, but the old skool cyclist in me deems it pathetic....

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Steve B.
Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Posts: 603
Location: Long Island, NY

5/3/17 7:08 AM

One of the stipulations of the NYC area AAA is the tow company only tows you to their shop, with the theory that they then get to do the repair. Or they tow you to your dealer and you pay for an extra tow.

Wonder how they deal with a bike ?

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Joined: 13 Dec 2003
Posts: 5923
Location: Westchester/NYC

5/3/17 8:30 AM

One of the stipulations of the NYC area AAA is the tow company only tows you to their shop,

I haven't read the detail of the terms specific for NYC (my AAA membership is based outside NYC). It's 2 miles radius at destination of your choice: home, garage, dealership, ANY shop.

I don't always know why I kept my membership. My warranty include towing already. I guess I use the AAA discount at hotels enough to be a wash. So I never bother cancelling it.

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Jesus Saves
Joined: 16 Jun 2005
Posts: 960
Location: South of Heaven

5/3/17 9:32 AM

"Your bicycle must be disabled"

That service has been around for a year or so, if not longer, IIRC.

From the AAA website, here are the details.....

Bicycle towing mileage is the same as your vehicle free towing mileage (5 miles for Classic, 100 miles for Plus/Premier, and one extra 200-mile tow for Premier Members). Any additional towing miles will be at the same low rate as it is for vehicles.

Bicycles covered:

Your bike, a friend's bike
Bicycle rentals
Tandems/trailers pulled by bicycles
The above is provided as long as service can be safely delivered using normal servicing equipment

Your bicycle must be disabled. Transportation will not be included for rider fatigue or physical inability to continue riding. A Bicycle Assistance call counts as one of your Roadside Assistance calls and there is no additional charge to you as a Member for bicycle coverage. You will need to show your Member card when the driver arrives.

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