#32 Greg Allen
1932 BMW R2
Hello, my name is Greg Allen from the beautiful Marshall MI – rider #32; many of you know me as “the motorcycle insurance guy”. For the 2021 Mini Chase I will be riding my 1932 BMW R2. My first ride was a 1972 Yamaha DR-125, followed by a 1972 Kawasaki H3-500 Triple. My first cross country trip was on a 1977 KZ-1000 LTD which I bought new and own to this day. Next up was my 2001 Harley FXDWG2 Switchblade, followed by my favorite – a 1968 BMW R60US.
After my first taste of the Cannonball in 2014, I continued on as a riding sponsor in 2016, 2018, Chase 2019, and will be a sponsor and rider in the Chase 2021. In 2016 I rode my ’68 BMW from Michigan to Atlantic City and then rode all miles to Carlsbad, CA; 2018 I rode Michigan to Portland, ME and then to Portland, OR on the Cannonball; 2019 I rode to Sault Ste Marie MI to Key West, FL, and rode back to Michigan with friends Roger Green and Jim Gilfoyle.
As a life-long biker, an insurance agent for 15 years, and Hagerty’s largest vintage motorcycle agent in the country, my mission is to make sure my fellow riders have adequate protection when they need it, and for a good price.
Outside of riding my passion lies with our veterans. As an event coordinator, Guardian, Bus Captain, ground-support crew, I am very active with Talons Out Honor Flight, whose mission is to take WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans on one last mission – an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C to see the memorials built in their honor.
Jason and Leeann do a wonderful job with the Cannonball and the Chase, I look forward to continuing to sponsor and am very excited to be a participant this year.