Bicycle Coverage

Membership Bicycle Coverage
Bicycle Coverage

You’ve been riding to save gas or stay in shape. For that, you deserve credit. Now we provide you with bicycle service to recognize your efforts and your lifestyle.

AAA Oregon/Idaho provides bicycle service to all membership levels. In fact, AAA Oregon/Idaho became the first AAA club in the U.S. to expand its popular roadside assistance to include bicycles for members in 2009. After we set the stage, many other clubs have begun offering this service to their members too.

Bicycle transportation service counts toward your four roadside assistance service calls per member, per membership year. Service is available in the AAA Oregon/Idaho coverage area which includes Oregon and the Southern 34 counties of Idaho.

Service applies to all bicycles and tandems, including rentals and bike trailers, if service can be safely delivered using normal servicing equipment.

Service vehicles are not equipped to repair a member’s bike or change a flat tire. Instead, we will transport your disabled bicycle as discussed below.

We provide bicycle transportation service only for the rider whose bike is disabled or inoperable.*

When you request service, we’ll send a Roadside Assistance vehicle to the eligible disabled bicycle, without charge, from the nearest AAA contract station. Coverage applies to any eligible bicycle you are riding at the time it becomes disabled. Simply present your valid AAA card at the time of service. Members must be with the bike at time of service.

We provide coverage to a member whose bike has become disabled or inoperable. If transportation of your disabled bicycle is required, service will be provided:

 

  • Back to the station that dispatched transportation service or any point of choice along the direct return route or
  • To any point of safety within the city of the station providing transportation service or
  • To any point of safety within a 3-mile radius in Oregon and 10-mile radius in the southern 34 counties of Idaho, of the breakdown.
AAA Plus extends the Basic bicycle service benefits by providing up to 100 miles of transportation service in any direction from the point of disablement to a destination of the member’s choice. Bicycle transportation service counts toward your four roadside assistance service calls per member, per membership year.
AAA Premier extends the AAA Plus service benefits by providing one instance of transportation service of up to 200 miles. The remaining three are up to 100 miles of transportation service in any direction from the point of disablement to a destination of the member’s choice. Bicycle transportation service counts toward your four roadside assistance service calls per member, per membership year, including the one 200 mile tow. For example, one bike transportation service between 101-200 miles in length counts in lieu of an automobile tow of comparable length.

* Benefits for bicycle service do not include:

  • Reimbursement for impounding ordered by the police or other proper entity because a bicycle was impounded due to a violation of a state or local ordinance.
  • Service off of normally traveled roads or streets. If bicycle breakdown occurs away from a normally traveled road or street, such as on a field, creek, river bed or beach, or logging or Forest Service road, service will only be provided if the bicycle can be moved by the member to a normally traveled road.
  • Service to unattended bicycles.
  • Storage or repair costs.
  • Parts and tires.
  • More than one transportation per disablement.
  • Cost of providing alternate transportation.
  • Fatigue and physical inability to continue with ride. Exception may apply for an injury that occurred as a result of a bicycle accident.
  • Rendering mechanical first aid or changing of a flat tire.
  • Rendering service to break or cut a lock on a secured bicycle.
  • Service where we or our contractor deem a road is not safely passable due to snow or obstructions such as slides, fallen trees, flood, etc.

Since Bicycle Service is only provided in the AAA Oregon/Idaho coverage area, which includes Oregon and the southern 34 counties of Idaho, reimbursement is not available when service is provided outside the AAA Oregon/Idaho coverage area.

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