Crowds gather for GEICO's military bike tour to honor U.S. military

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2013 – The GEICO military bike tour continues its roaring tribute across the country this summer in honor of the U.S. military. The next two stops of the tour roll into:

  • Sturgis, S.D.- July 30 – August 11, for the largest and most well-known motorcycle gathering in the U.S., at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
  • Milwaukee, Wis.- August 15 – August 18, for the Harley Davidson Annual Motorcycle Rally

"Since our beginning in 1936, GEICO has held a deep connection with the men and women who serve in our armed forces," said Tom Garner, director of GEICO’s motorcycle insurance division. "The GEICO military bike tribute tour is a great way to honor their courage, sacrifice and commitment."

The GEICO military bike tribute tour features the GEICO military bike designed by Paul Teutul, Jr., from the hit television show "American Chopper." The chopper boasts a bright chrome frame accented with patriotic red and blue colors. The front wheel is also the shape of a gold star. The bike’s five medallions represent the five branches of U.S. military with the words sacrifice, loyalty and honor.

"The bike has been a crowd favorite and the tour has been impressive," said Garner. "We have been able to attend many of the military and motorcycle events, which benefit and support military centric charities across the county."

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.