We highly recommend that all of our bike event participants carry travel insurance. Purchasing a travel insurance policy may help protect you from unexpected costs if you become ill, injured, or have a family emergency before or during your trip.
Each year up to 10% of our bike tour guests face some circumstance that prevents them from attending the event or shortens their biking trip. Trip insurance can help reduce unexpected costs and challenges.
Here a few reasons to consider travel insurance from a major insurance provider:
- Many events, including Bike Virginia have non-refundable costs after a specific date. Insurance may cover lost registration costs for certain specific situations. Be sure to read your policy carefully to understand what is covered.
- Travel insurance may help you cover unexpected medical or travel expenses that occur while traveling.
- Lost baggage and airline damaged equipment may be covered by some policies.
- Travel Insurance costs a small percentage of the actual out of pocket costs you may face with trip cancellation or interruption.
Most travel insurance providers offer several levels of plans which can include you or you and others, various travel arrangements, and various trip lengths. Some companies such as Allianz offer Annual trip insurance which covers more than one trip. Read more about their plan at https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/find-a-plan
Bike Virginia became a registered agent for Allianz Travel Insurance a few years ago so we could better understand the options available. If you decide to purchase travel insurance wth Allianz, a small portion of your fee will go to support our non-profit. Visit Allianz’s Agent Portal #F206906
For more information call Allianz at 1-866-884-3556. Please provide this group number when you call ACCAM F206906
If you prefer not to use this company you may wish to use a comparison quote company like https://www.insuremytrip.