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Monday, November 24, 2008

RACK - Roadside Assistance for Cyclists (silent K)


Make Cycling Safer and More Convenient With An Informal Bicycle Triple A
by Andrew Posner, Providence, Rhode Island on 11.24.08

The Need For Roadside Assistance for Cyclists
A recent email I received from the Brown University cycling listserv got me thinking about the need for roadside assistance for cyclists. Last week, two riders on the cycling team were out for a training ride in 30 degree weather when, five miles from home, one of them snapped a chain. They called several people that live in the area, but couldn't find anyone that could come and pick them up, so the other rider had to sprint home, get his car, and rush back to the stranded rider--who was left waiting for half an hour in the cold.



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