RFA: Motorcyclists to celebrate 76th annual Sturgis Rally

By Renewable Fuels Association | August 03, 2016

The Renewable Fuels Association will once again partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 8–14 in Sturgis, South Dakota.

The event offers a unique opportunity to promote the benefits of high-octane, low-cost ethanol to the motorcycling community. It’s also the 35th anniversary of the Buffalo Chip Campground rally.

As in previous years, RFA will again sponsor Free Fuel Happy Hours at the rally, providing a free tank of 93 octane E10 (10 percent ethanol) for motorcycles. The free tank giveaway will occur Aug. 8–10, from 1–4 p.m. MT each day at the Crossroads, located just outside the main gate of the Buffalo Chip Campground.

Additionally, 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.

The action begins Aug. 8. Follow Robert White on Twitter at @fuelinggood for live updates.