GEICO military bike tour starts March 6 in Daytona

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2015 – The GEICO military bike tour will roll into Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., on March 6, with a roaring tribute to U.S. armed forces and military personnel.

The tour will hit military and motorcycle events across the country, many of which benefit military centric charities like the USO. The tour will feature a wide range of promotional activities geared for participants. There will be fun and excitement, a roaming Gecko, prizes, games and giveaways for motorcycle fans as well as a focus on motorcycle road and highway safety.

The GEICO military bike tribute tour dates are as follows:

Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Fla., March 6 – 15 500 Phoenix Int'l Raceway, Avondale, Ariz., March 15

Phoenix Bike fest, Avondale, Ariz., March 27 – 29

FMCA's 91st Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase, Pomona, Calif., March 26 – 29

County Thunder, Florence, Ariz., April 9 – 12

Leesburg Bikefest, Leesburg, Fla., April 24 – 26

INTO (International) Area Rally, Shreveport, La., April 26 – 30

Thunder Beach Rally, Panama City, Fla., April 29 – May 3

Bay Area MC Super Fest, Pleasanton, Calif., May 2 – 3

GEICO 500, Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Ala., May 3

Myrtle Beach Bike Week, Myrtle Beach, Fla., May 8 – 17

Rolling Thunder, Washington, D.C., May 24 – 25

Ohio Bike Week, Sandusky, Ohio, May 29 – June 7

Americade, Lake George, N.Y., June 2 – 6

ROT Rally, Austin, Texas, June 11 – 14

Thunder in the Valley, Johnstown, Pa., June 25 – 28

Born Free, Silverado, Calif., June 27 – 28

"Since 1936, GEICO has had a deep connection with the men and women who serve in our armed forces," said Stephen Stojanovich, director of GEICO’s motorcycle division." The GEICO military bike is a great way to honor the sacrifice, commitment and courage of our military personnel."

Designed by Paul Teutul, Jr., from the hit television show "American Chopper," the custom built GEICO military tribute bike and the GEICO Gecko bike will be on display at Daytona Bike Week along with #13 GEICO NASCAR driven by Casey Mears. At Destination Daytona and Beach Street, the Gecko will be out and about mingling with motorcycle fans.

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.

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