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AAA Expanding Roadside Assistance—to Bikers
Martine Powers reports on a new service by AAA to its members in Southern New England: "AAA Southern New England announced Monday that members can make bicycle-related service calls; if a bike breaks on the road, tow truck drivers will attempt repairs or transport cyclists to their homes or to a nearby bike repair shop, within a 10-mile radius." To facilitate the service in Massachusetts, "about 30 AAA trucks will be outfitted with bike racks."
AAA Colorado made a similar announcement on the same day, according to a report by Elizabeth Hernandez. "AAA Colorado is expanding its roadside assistance program to cover bicycles, which means members whose bikes break down mid-ride can now call for help….Under the expanded program, AAA will retrieve members and transport them and their bikes to the destination of their choice for no extra charge."