Two new benefits are available through two of the largest overseers of cycling activity: Strava and USA Cycling. Starting with the latter, USA Cycling is now offering a $50/year membership in RIDE. It’ll provide $25,000 in supplemental insurance for accidents during any organized event, regardless of whether it’s USA Cycling sanctioned or not; Legal assistance from Bike Law; and 24/7 roadside assistance and flat repair…even a ride home within 20 miles of the incident. During which you can contemplate why you haven’t learned how to change a flat.
As part of the membership, you’ll also get a limited edition USA Cycling T-shirt, phone pouch, discounts from Bike Flights, Training Peaks and Volkswagen, and a year’s subscription to Bicycling Magazine so you can learn how to change a flat. And get six pack abs. And learn six foods you definitely shouldn’t eat as a cyclist.
Upgrade your RIDE membership to RIDE Plus for $150 and you’ll get an USAC Assos jersey and 10% off anything in the USA Cycling web store.
Meanwhile, Strava Premium members will now enjoy up to $600 of replacement insurance for smartphones, watches and other GPS devices should you wreck and damage them. The insurance will also cover taxi reimbursement for mechanical breakdowns, running race entry reimbursement (in case you get injured) and further discounts on bike, travel, life and health insurance. Other new perks for Premium include discounts from Wiggle, Science in Sport, and New Balance. Check out all the perks on their new Premium landing page here.