Edmonton – Cyclists in Alberta can ride a little easier now with the launch of a new AMA service.
Effective June 1, Alberta Motor Association’s Bike Assist program allows members to use their annual service calls for help if they are experiencing trouble with their bike at any time, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“With more and more Albertans cycling to commute to work, stay fit or get to where they need to be, AMA’s Bike Assist will help our members stay safe on the roads,” said Don Szarko, Director, Advocacy and Community Services. “Just like our Roadside Assistance program, Bike Assist offers peace of mind to members knowing that help is just a phone call away if they require assistance with their bike.”
Members experiencing trouble with their bike can contact Roadside Assistance who will provide the following services:
- Deliver air for flat tires
- Put on a chain that’s come off
- Tighten loose parts (handlebars, pedals, etc) or make minor adjustments and;
- Transport the member and their bicycle home or to a repair facility in the event of broken or non-working parts
Cyclists needing roadside assistance can contact AMA at 1-800-222-4357, dial *222 by cellphone anywhere in Alberta or online at amaroadsideassistance.ca
For more information on AMA’s Bike Assist program, visit ama.ab.ca/BikeAssist
The Alberta Motor Association is the largest membership organization in Alberta, representing more than 916,000 members. As a leading advocate for traffic safety, travel and consumer protection, crime prevention, and the environment, AMA represents the interests of its members and the motoring public to industry and all levels of government. Visit ama.ab.ca to learn more about AMA's products, services and member advocacy initiatives.
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For more information, contact:
Director, Advocacy and Community Services
Alberta Motor Association