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Adventure Cycling Association partners with Global Rescue for Medical Advisory and Evacuation Services

Member Services
November 13, 2015
Categories: In The News

Biking is a healthy, environmentally sound, and inherently safe activity practiced by millions of enthusiasts each year. Nonetheless, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported over 48,000 bike injuries across the U.S. in 2013. The total cost, estimated by the National Safety Council, exceeded $4 billion.

Protection for When Things Go Wrong on the Road

As with any form of cycling, whether it’s a leisurely afternoon ride across the neighborhood, a 412 mile road trip climb up California’s Pacific Coast Highway, or a 2000’ descent through Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, there exists a level of risk. To help meet that risk, Global Rescue announced a partnership with the Adventure Cycling Association, North America’s largest non-profit membership bicycling organization. Partnering with Global Rescue allows Adventure Cycling members to manage that risk with access to Global Rescue’s medical advisory and medical and security evacuation services.

Bicycle tourists want peace of mind, knowing that there is help if things go wrong on the road,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. He added, “The Adventure Cycling Association’s focus on inspiring travel by bicycle is exactly the type of organization that aligns with Global Rescue.”

Life-Saving Resource for Adventure Cycling Members

Demonstrating its commitment to Adventure Cycling members’ safety, the Adventure Cycling Association will subsidize a portion of the Global Rescue membership fee for its members. “As Adventure Cycling works to grow bicycle travel in the United States, we strive to provide our members, and the bicycle travel community, with access to the highest quality resources,” said Brian Bonham of the Adventure Cycling Association. He added, “Whether traveling cross country or across town, cyclists all over the world can benefit from the life-saving resources and services that Global Rescue provides.”

The Premier Bicycle-Travel Organization in North America

Established in 1973 as Bikecentennial, the American Cycling Association is the premier bicycle-travel organization in North America, with more than 40 years of experience, and 48,000 members. Providing national support for bicycle travel, implementing an official Bicycle Route System (with more than 50,000 miles of routes), and partnering with national, state, and local organizations to build bicycle tourism are just a few of American Cycling Association’s activities; helping to cultivate public awareness of the health, economic, environmental, and transportation benefits improving cycling infrastructure are among others.

“With its passion for bicycle tourism, the Adventure Cycling Association has been inspiring active lifestyles for 40 years,” said Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards. “We fully support Adventure Cycling and its members in their adventures on the road.”

Global Rescue wants to hear about your cycling passion too. Readers…tell us about a “wheel” adventure that you’ve experienced.

 


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