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CAA to Help Broken Down Cyclists for ‘Bike to Work Day’

June 24, 2011 6:52 AM | News

If your bike breaks down on the way to work today — and let’s hope it doesn’t — CAA Manitoba will be there to lend a hand.

As part of Bike to Work Day, CAA will extend its roadside assistance to all bicyclists, whether you’re a member or not.

“People tell us one of the reasons they don’t bike to work is the possibility to have mechanical problems along the way,” said CAA spokesperson Liz Peters. “We hope if people know help is just a phone call away, they’ll consider commuting by bike.”

CAA launched the Bike Assist service about a month ago, which allows members to use any of their four annually allotted service calls to receive road side assistance if their bike breaks down. Members can use the service to be transported home or to the bike repair shop of their choice.

If your bike breaks down, call (204) 262-6111 between 6 a.m. and midnight today only.

Bike to Work Day is an active and energetic opportunity to highlight the environmental, health, and economic benefits of cycling by encouraging Winnipeggers to cycle to work or to school.

— With files from the City of Winnipeg