Motorcycle riders turn up in a lot of important places. Rolling Thunder
rides into Washington, D.C., each Memorial Day to salute the fallen.
Marlon Brando and James Dean rode to movie stardom on motorcycles. And
Sturgis, in the Black Hills of South Dakota, becomes the cycle capital
of the country every August when more than 500,000 riders convene.
Just as important are the 40 separate Ride for Kids cycle fundraising
events throughout the year that benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor
Foundation. From Florida in the South to Puget Sound in the Northwest,
riders all across the country get into gear for the program.
GEICO signed on again to sponsor Ride for Kids so that more research can
be funded and that more families can find support.
“We’ve learned these riders have big hearts,” said Tom Garner, GEICO
powersports director. “Sometimes they know people who are going through
a personal crisis, but mainly they know they can be of some help and
encouragement. We’re glad to have a chance to work with them.”
With more than 20 Rides scheduled for the rest of the year, people can
either register to ride or volunteer to help out at a ride near them.
The schedule for the year and signup information is located at http://www.pbtfus.org/rideforkids/.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the
Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private
insurer in the United States. GEICO handles auto
insurance coverage for over 11 million private passenger auto
policies and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
In addition to auto insurance, GEICO offers customers insurance products
for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and
motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, collector cars, 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 http://www.geico.com.
As a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, GEICO is rated
A++ for financial strength by A.M. Best Company and ranks at the top of
several national customer satisfaction surveys.