As it turns 85 years old this year, AAA Colorado's membership also has reached a milestone by passing the 500,000 mark. Nationwide, AAA has more than 50 million members.
AAA Colorado began in 1922, 20 years after nine auto clubs met in Chicago to form the American Automobile Association. There are 14 district offices in Colorado, including an office in Colorado Springs.
Last year, AAA Colorado responded to 420,988 calls for roadside assistance. The organization also promotes travel and is an advocate for traffic safety and mobility issues.
For more information, see www.aaa.com.