SAN ANTONIO, Texas, November 1, 2011 – The 2011 Soldier Ride National Tour sponsored by GEICO will be in San Antonio on Saturday, Nov. 12. Start time will be 9 a.m. at Palo Alto Community College, 1400 W. Villaret Blvd., San Antonio. Registration begins at 7 a.m. that morning.
Starting November 1 and continuing through November 11, you can sign up at the following three local GEICO offices in and around San Antonio to ride with the troops. Special ride T-shirts will also be distributed at the three following GEICO locations. Contact:
1247 NE Loop 410 (at Nacogdoches)
San Antonio, Texas 78209
1810 SW Loop 410 (at Marbach Rd.)
San Antonio, Texas 78227
3126 Pat Booker Rd (at Loop 1604)
Universal City, Texas 78148
People may sign up as individuals or as teams to ride in the event, and they may also join the crowd from the sidelines with the GEICO Gecko to cheer on the riders. For additional information, go to soldierride.org.
This one-day cycling event encourages the public to honor the nation’s wounded veterans battling the physical and psychological effects of war. Soldier Ride has proven itself to be a good opportunity for the public to support the men and women of the U.S. military by participating in the event or joining spectators along the ride route.
One of the recent riders wrote, "It was a great feeling participating with fellow men and women who had similar injuries from war. I cannot thank Wounded Warrior Project and Soldier Ride enough for all of the help and positive encouragement leading up to and during the event."
"Military personnel have been an important part of our business since our company was founded in 1936," said Michael Baker, GEICO director of military marketing. "It is our honor to partner with Wounded Warrior Project in support of the noble men and women serving our country."
GEICO began serving military personnel and their families 75 years ago when the company was first founded in Washington, D.C. It now operates a Military Service Center in Virginia Beach, Va., staffed by former military and dedicated solely to helping meet the needs of active military, those deployed and their families.
Recently GEICO created HomeFront as a way for service men and women stationed around the country and around the world to help stay connected to their families and friends. HomeFront provides a photo and video sharing feature and a common calendar so that military members can keep up with their family’s and friends’ activities at home. HomeFront operates via an app for desktop or mobile devices.
For more information about GEICO’s military services, go to http://www.geico.com/information/military.
The November 12 Soldier Ride in San Antonio will be followed by a community picnic and entertainment for riders and participants.
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.