.@EthanolRFA Heads to Sturgis

Joanna Schroeder

Sturgis T-shirtThe 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is right around the corner and once again the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is partnering with the Buffalo Chip Campground August 8-14, 2016. The Sturgis, South Dakota event is a good way, says RFA, to promote the benefits of high-octane, low-cost ethanol to the motorcycle community. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the Buffalo Chip Campground rally.

RFA will again sponsor Free Fuel Happy Hours during the rally, providing a free tank of 93 octane E10 for motorcycles. The Free Fuel Happy Hours will take place August 8-10 from 1-4 MT each day at the crossroads, located just outside the main gate of the Buffalo Chip Campground. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White, who is an eight-year veteran of the rally, will be on hand to answer any questions as motorcycle riders fill up on the high-octane fuel.

“I am always excited to attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally,” said White. “It’s a great opportunity to educate the motorcycle community on the benefits of ethanol. E10 is a safe and reliable fuel blend that millions of motorcycle riders use every day and it’s covered under warranty by every major motorcycle manufacturer in the market. However, there continues to be misinformation about E15 and other higher level blends. There is no push for an E15 mandate, and no motorcycles should use it. The RFA looks forward to educating riders on the benefits of ethanol, while providing them with a free tank of fuel.

At the rally, RFA will also sponsor the ninth annual Legends Ride on Aug. 8, which has raised more than $400,000 for charity since its inception, and will have banners throughout the campground and jumbotrons, as well as giveaways, including a free t-shirt. RFA board members will also be present. Chuck Zimmerman will also be covering the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Watch for live updates from his Twitter account and here on Energy.

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