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Whether you're riding the full Hauraki Rail Trail network of 197km, or just one Section, carrying a basic repair kit and mobile phone provides some reassurance. But occasionally riders encounter an electrical fault or irreparable damage to a tyre which requires assistance, and comes with a long walk back to the car. The good news is that's all changed if you're an AA Member.
With more people choosing bicycles for their daily commute, AA Roadservice for its Members has been extended to cover regular bicycle breakdowns, in addition to e-bikes which were already covered. This service is provided as part of both their standard AA Membership and AA Plus Membership, at no additional cost or sign up.
If you're an AA Member and you breakdown on a bicycle or an e-Bike whilst you’re riding the Hauraki Rail Trail, you can call the AA on 0800 500 222 (or dial *222 on your mobile) for assistance, as you usually would. Whether you are on a normal bicycle or electric bike, it must be taken to the nearest road access point, as AA Roadservice will not venture onto the Hauraki Rail Trail for recoveries.
How they'll help
In most cases the AA will fix the problem at the roadside and have you safely on your way. They'll provide you with expert advice and, if extra support is needed, arrange for you and your bicycle or e-Bike to get to the nearest place of safety or repair. For Standard AA Members they will contribute $55.00 towards your taxi trip home. If you're an AA Plus Member they'll take you all the way home or to you preferred place of repair.
About the AA
The AA has grown from a pioneering automobile club to an organisation that offers motoring advice, insurance, finance, maps and travel guides. Founded in 1903 the AA has a long and admirable history, and is regarded as the leading advocate for NZ motorists.
With a personal AA Membership it doesn't matter what car you're in, as the Membership covers you, not the vehicle. You can upgrade your membership to include extra benefits available with AA Plus Membership and AA Motorhome Plus.
You can find more about the AA Memberships and Terms and Conditions here.
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