AAA Bike Patrol
AAA Northern California recently launched a pilot program that is reinventing their roadside assistance in busy urban areas known for dense traffic and low maintenace drivers.
Their sleek fleet of Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bikes will be out on patrol along San Francisco’s Embarcadero; cruising between Ghirdelli Square and the Ferry Building, every day from 11 am to 6:30 pm.
According to AAA analysis 60% of calls for roadside assistance can be answered without the usual bulky, gas guzzling tow trucks.
Drivers discovering flat tires, dead batteries or their keys dangling from the ignition inside the locked car are the usual suspects along the Embarcadero and these spicy new response “vehicles” can carry plenty of supplies and tools for the job.
For fast and speedy roadside service AAA employs a fleet of Yuba Spicy Curry electric cargo bikes, decked out in style with AAA branding and yellow paint.
Each bike is outfitted with special tool boxes mounted on the sturdy rear deck and carry on bars, paired with 2 Go bags; complete with “Bike Patrol” logos and packed to the gills with jumper cables and screw drivers.