Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, sponsored by GEICO, rolls through Long Island and the Hamptons July 19 and 20

WOODBURY, N.Y., July 18, 2013 – New Yorkers on Long Island and in the Hamptons will have a chance to cheer for, ride and walk alongside our military heroes this Friday and Saturday as Wounded Warrior Project's (WWP) Soldier Ride® comes to the Empire State.

Date and time of the New York rides, sponsored by GEICO, are listed below:

  • Long Island, July 19: Open ride for the public. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst, N.Y., 11757. The finish location is at Overlook Beach on Ocean Parkway in Babylon, N.Y., where a community picnic will also take place. To register and for more information, go to the Soldier Ride Babylon page.
  • The Hamptons, July 20: Open ride for the public. The Soldier Ride and Amagansett 5K Walk will begin at Ocean View Farm, 551 Montauk Hwy in Amagansett, N.Y., 11930, and the Sag Harbor 5K Walk will begin at Marine Park, 7 Bay Street and Veterans Way in Sag Harbor, N.Y., 11963. Registration for both routes will begin at 7 a.m. and a community picnic will be held from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ocean View Farm. To register and for more information, go to the Soldier Ride Hamptons page.

"Military personnel were some of GEICO's first customers when the company was founded in 1936, and we are proud to continue to support the men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country through Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride," said Michael Baker, GEICO director of military marketing.

The cycling tour, launched in 2004, encourages the public to honor injured veterans of this generation recovering from the physical and psychological effects of war. Soldier Ride is an opportunity for the public to support those military men and women by either cheering on the riders during the event or in some cases riding or walking along with them.

GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 14 million private passenger customers and insures more than 23 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO's online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.

GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), boats, travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for 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.