AAA expanding service to cyclists

Posted at 5:43 AM, Jun 30, 2017

Western New Yorkers are enjoying summer more and more by bicycle, so AAA is expanding roadside assistance to those on two wheels.

All AAA WNY members will now be able to call for a bicycle tow at no additional cost. Some of the trucks are now equipped with bicycle tracks, so a technician can drive you and your bicycle home or to a repair shop.

The service kicks off July 1st, but technicians already were using their bike racks at the Ride for Roswell earlier this month. 

While AAA can help you if you're stranded, they can't do everything.

"If you call from home and say 'I just want a little bit of air put in my tires', we can't do all of that. We don't repair but if you need some help if you're broken down on the side of the road, as a safety measure we want to make sure we can get out, get you and get your bike to a safe destination," says Elizabeth Carey from AAA.

You can leanr more about AAA's services here.