|Unfortunately, "towing to nearest temperate|
coral reef in event of severe tire puncture" is
not offered as a rider on the plan.
This covers members whose bicycles become disabled or inoperable. Service will be provided to any point of safety within a 15-mile radius of the bicycle breakdown and is only available within the AAA South Jersey coverage area.
The idea of roadside assistance clubs offering bicycle service is not new. The Better World Club, based in Portland, Oregon, markets itself as a greener alternative to AAA and offers nationwide bike assistance. This service is only available when you enroll in their Bicycle Plus membership program.
We applaud AAA South Jersey and Better World Club for implementing roadside assistance for bikes, and we hope that other AAA affiliates (such as AAA Mid-Atlantic) get on board in the near future. Hopefully the emergency ride program will be expanded to a mobile repair service so people can get back on the road or trail instead of calling it quits for the day.