GEICO honors armed forces with military bike tribute tour

  GEICO honors armed forces with military bike tribute tour

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- March 28, 2013

GEICO is revving up the start of the 2013 motorcycle season with a roaring
tribute to U.S. armed forces and military personnel. The GEICO military bike
tour will roll into the MacDill Air Force Base Airfest in Tampa, Fla., on
April 4, and it will end at the Harley Davidson Annual Motorcycle Rally in
Milwaukee, Wis., on August 15. The tour will hit military and motorcycle
events across the country, many of which benefit military centric charities
like the USO.

The GEICO Gecko and Paul Teutul, Jr. from Paul Jr. Designs pose for the
cameras on the GEICO militar ...

The GEICO Gecko and Paul Teutul, Jr. from Paul Jr. Designs pose for the
cameras on the GEICO military tribute bike. (Photo: GEICO)

The GEICO military bike tribute tour dates are as follows:
MacDill Air Force Base Airfest, Tampa, Fla., April 4 – 7
Ft. Lauderdale Air Show, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., April 18 – 21
NASCAR Toyota Owners 400, Richmond, Va., April 25 – 27
GEICO Military Service Awards, Washington, D.C., April 28
Langley Air Force Base Air Show, Langley, Va., May 3 – 5
Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon, Fredericksburg, Va., May 18 – 19
Charlotte Speed Street Festival, Charlotte, N.C., May 23 – 26
Patriot Festival and Air Show, Virginia Beach, Va., May 31 – June 2
Quonset Point Air Show, Quonset Point, R.I., June 28 – 30
NASCAR Daytona 500, Daytona, Fla., July 3 – 7
Pensacola Beach Air Show, Pensacola, Fla., July 12 – 14
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, S.D., July 30 – August 11
Harley Davidson Annual Motorcycle Rally, Milwaukee, Wis., August 15 – 18

“Since 1936, GEICO has had a deep connection with the men and women who serve
in our armed forces,” said Tom Garner, director of GEICO’s motorcycle
division. “The GEICO military bike tour is a gesture of appreciation in
support of our troops. We want them to know GEICO is always here for their
military and motorcycle needs.”

Designed by Paul Teutul, Jr., from the hit television show “American Chopper,”
the GEICO military bike features bright chrome accented by deep red and blue
and a front wheel in the shape of a gold star. The bike is imbedded with five
medallions representing the five branches of U.S. military with the words
“sacrifice,” “loyalty” and “honor” prominently displayed.

“The GEICO military bike is a great way to honor the sacrifice, commitment and
courage of our military personnel,” said Michael Baker, GEICO director of
military marketing. “The folks at Paul Jr., Designs definitely understand
GEICO’s history with the military and have done a wonderful job reinforcing
how much we appreciate their efforts at home and abroad.”

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

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