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BCAA boosts Bike Month by offering free roadside assistance to cyclists

(Burnaby, B.C.): Cyclists won’t need to fret over flat tires, broken chains or other mechanical woes during “Bike Month,” this June. The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) is offering free roadside assistance for cyclists – member or not – who have broken down, and need help getting to work, school or home.   During the month of June only, cyclists who’ve experienced a mechanical breakdown can contact BCAA Road Assist and, depending on the availability of a driver, they’ll be picked up and driven a maximum of five kilometres to their destination or a bike repair shop.

"With gas prices so high right now, BCAA knows drivers are looking for cheaper transportation alternatives," says Ken Cousin, Director of BCAA Road Assist. "Perhaps knowing there’s help available in case of a breakdown, more people will be encouraged to try cycling this month."

Criteria for BCAA “Bike Assist” in June:

  • The cyclist must have experienced a mechanical breakdown (no assistance will be provided to cyclists looking to avoid challenging terrain or inclement weather);
  • The cyclist and his/her bike will be picked up and driven a maximum of five kilometres to their destination or a bike repair shop;
  • Only one cyclist can be accommodated at a time;
  • Priority will be given to BCAA member calls for vehicle assistance. Service to cyclists will be provided as resources permit.

Cyclists needing help during the month of June can call BCAA Road Assist at 604-293-2222 (Lower Mainland), 1-800-222-4357 (rest of B.C.) or *222 by cell phone anywhere in B.C.

About BCAA BCAA is dedicated to meeting the needs of its members and customers throughout B.C. and the Yukon, connecting them with a team of membership, automotive, travel and insurance professionals. With over 765,000 members and $115 million in revenues, BCAA is the largest organization of its kind in B.C. and the third largest CAA-affiliated association in Canada. In 2007, BCAA was named one the 50 Best Employers in Canada by international HR consultants Hewitt Associates and the Globe & Mail’s Report on Business magazine. To learn more about BCAA’s products, services and member advocacy, visit For information on the BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation visit  For further information, please contact:Jennifer TimmCoordinator, BCAA Media RelationsTel: (604) 268 5342. Cell: 778 228 8859E-mail:  Ken Cousin Director, Road AssistTel: 604 293 2132Cell: 604 341 0109Email:     

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