CHICAGO, Ill., June 1, 2011 – The Wounded Warriors Project’s 2011 Soldier Ride National Tour is on its way to Chicago. Sponsored by GEICO, the one-day cycling event encourages the public to honor our nation’s wounded warriors who battle the physical and psychological effects of war, helping to restore their physical and emotional well-being.
"Soldier Ride is remarkable event that highlights the bravery, courage and sacrifice of our injured servicemen and women," said Michael Baker, GEICO director of military marketing. "Since our beginnings, the men and women who serve our military have held a special place in GEICO’s heart and history. We are proud to show them our continued gratitude and support."
The opening ceremonies will take place on Saturday, June 4, at 7:45 a.m. at Kaneland Senior High School in Maple Park, Ill. The route will take participants 25 miles along the scenic Lake Michigan waterfront ending in Downtown Chicago. There will be food and entertainment for riders and participants at the kick off site. For additional information and to sign up, go to www.soldierride.org.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
For more information, go to www.geico.com.