At CAA Manitoba we recognize that there are multiple modes of transportation that our Members utilize to commute to and from work, home and school. The CAA Manitoba Bike Assist program was developed to cover those Members that choose to cycle instead of taking a car!
Cycling & Road Safety
There are important things to know to keep you safe while cycling on Manitoba’s streets and highways.
- It is the law that individuals under the age of 18 are required to wear a helmet while cycling.
- Wear bright colours and reflective clothing while cycling so that you’re visible to motorists – this is extremely important to remember if you’re cycling at night
- The law requires all bicycles to be equipped with a white light reflector at the front of your bike and a red or amber reflective light at the back
- Remember that you share the road with motorists so be sure to use proper hand signals to indicate your direction
- If you are coming up behind a pedestrian be sure to use verbal cues indicating which side you are passing them on and attach a bike bell and give a warning ring when approaching
- Make sure that you’re aware of your surroundings and are visible to motorists
- Do not weave in and out of traffic
- Travel with traffic near the edge of the curb
- Utilize bike paths whenever possible
- Obey the traffic signals and lights
- Ride single file when cycling with others
Get more information on Bike Safety.
What is Bike Assist?
Bike Assist is a service developed to aid stranded cyclists on the road. If you get a flat tire, a broken chain, or you’re just too tired to make it home again – call CAA! If you have a CAA membership you are entitled to all the benefits of Bike Assist.
If you have a Classic membership you are entitled to a 10KM tow, Plus and Premier members are entitled to a 200KM tow.
If you request to have the driver take you to Olympia Cycle and Ski at 326 St. Mary’s Road that will be a free tow, as they are one of our many CAA Rewards partners!
For Bike Assist in Winnipeg call 204-262-6111