CHEVY CHASE, Md., Sept. 18, 2007 â?? The â??GEICO Chopperâ?? â?? built by nationally-known motorcycle builder Rick â??Big Rickâ?? Hoffman and which is now on tour across the country â?? will be auctioned off online to benefit a number of childrenâ??s charities Oct. 22 â?? Nov. 1.
    GEICO, along with PNC Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers, last year created â??Bikers for Tykesâ?? family fun fairs to raise funds for NIH Childrenâ??s Charities, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, Childrenâ??s Hospital of the Kingsâ?? Daughters in Virginia Beach and Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Tucson, Az.
    Bikers for Tykes planners this year added the â??GEICO Chopperâ?? online auction to the fund-raising efforts. Other items to be at auction on eBay are sports packages for the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open Tennis tournament, and NASCAR.
    To view all the items on auction, go to
    The GEICO Chopper was unveiled at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha, Neb., during the spring and has been on tour throughout the United States at various rider events.
    Bikers for Tykes family fun fairs are scheduled in the fall as follows:
â?¢     Tucson, Ariz.: Saturday, Oct. 6.
â?¢     Chevy Chase, Md.: Saturday, Oct. 13.
â?¢     Virginia Beach, Va.: Saturday, Oct. 27.    
    GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is the fourth-largest private passenger auto insurer in the United States. It provides auto insurance coverage for more than 7 million policyholders and insures more than 12 million vehicles. GEICO, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway group of companies, is rated A++ for financial stability by A.M. Best Company. GEICO keeps its rates low by dealing directly with the customer. GEICO provides consumers with outstanding sales, service and claims capabilities on its Web site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Consumers may also contact the company at its toll free 1-800-841-3000 number. 15 minutes could save you 15% on car insurance. For more information, go to