Got a Flat Tire? Maybe you can call the AAA.


Active Member
For members of the AAA this sounds like a great initiative. We need something like this in my home state of Western Australia

Times used to be, if you got a flat bike tire or found yourself in trouble on the road while cycling, you’d never think to call AAA. After all, it used to be known as the American Automobile Association, emphasis on the automobile. But many state’s AAA clubs are now expanding roadside services to cyclists who need help as well.

Joining the ranks of other AAA organizations that have started fixing bikes and giving stranded cyclists a lift, clubs in Colorado and Southern New England (covering Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island) announced new bike services ahead of Bike to Work Day this week, reports NPR News.

The added benefit comes with existing memberships, so AAA members in those areas won’t have to add any new services or pay an extra fee.

More at Consumerist.



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Good stuff Andrew, I've seen more movement in the bicycle insurance and roadside assistance space recently. If you buy an Organic Transit they cover you for a year and you can also get a policy in most US states from Spoke or Velosurance for a pretty reasonable rate.

Here are a couple more threads with people talking about bike insurance and their actual experiences buying it: