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Free Fuel at Sturgis via Buffalo Chip and RFA

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
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The Sturgis Buffalo Chip and The Renewable Fuels Association are teaming up to offer Chippers a tank of free gas during Sturgis 2012.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is pleased to announce their partnership with The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for the 72ndAnnual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The RFA sponsorship will feature one of a kind, free fuel promotions at the Buffalo Chip. These free fuel events are opportunities to promote the use of ethanol fuel to motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country and are only available at the new all access CrossRoads at The Buffalo Chip commercial development.
Buffalo Chip campers and concert goers will have the opportunity to fuel their motorcycles for free during two special events. The “Free Fuel Happy Hours” will be sponsored by the RFA, Kansas Corn Commission and the South Dakota Corn Growers. This promotion will allow motorcyclists to fill their tank, free of charge. To fill up, riders must have a Buffalo Chip wrist band. No fuel containers allowed. The Free Fuel Happy Hours will be on Wednesday, August 8th and Thursday, August 9th at The Crossroads at the Buffalo Chip development from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. The RFA’s promotional trailer will be featured inside the amphitheater of the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip where hundreds of thousands of concert goers gather for the musical entertainment.

RFA is the leader in ethanol fuel education and has produced promotional and educational materials, banners and merchandise including koozies and t-shirts exclusively for this event that will be handed out at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and various locations during the rally. The Legendary Buffalo Chip staff will be wearing t-shirts sporting “Ethanol: Fueled with Pride” and all Chip vehicles will do the same with decals.

“The Chip is excited to once again partner with RFA to highlight the benefits of using ethanol fuel,” says Rod Woodruff, Owner of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The Buffalo Chip leads by example; every drop of unleaded fuel we use here contains ethanol. With events like the ‘Free Fuel Happy Hour’ and Fueled with Pride give-away items, thousands of attendees who travel cross country to be at Sturgis will leave knowing that ethanol is a safe option for their motorcycles and they have a choice in the fuel they put in their engines.”

Monday, August 6th, the Fifth Annual Legends Ride will take place as hundreds of riders come together to celebrate their passion for motorcycling and their willingness to support two local charities in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame and Black Hills Special Olympics. Sponsored by the RFA, the Legends Ride has raised $200,000 in just four years. RFA Staffer, Robert White will again ride his flex-fuel Harley in this event from Deadwood, SD to the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip highlighting the opportunities for higher blends of ethanol in motorcycles.

As the center for arts, entertainment and socializing, the Buffalo Chip is the home to Motorcycles as Art, the internationally recognized exhibition that showcases the works of some of the most artistic builders in the motorcycling industry. RFA is a proud sponsor if the 2012 exhibit "Come Together - The Spirit of Born-Free", curated by famed photographer Michael Lichter, in conjunction with Born-Free bike show creators Grant Peterson and Mike Davis and the Buffalo Chip in the Michael Lichter Exhibition Hall located at the Russ Brown Events Center.

“The RFA is excited to continue and expand its partnership with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip giving us the opportunity to reach such a large group of consumers and show them the benefits of using ethanol blended fuels,” said Robert White, RFA Director of Market Development. “Ethanol is a safe, domestic, clean-burning fuel that is reducing gas prices, stimulating our economy, and increasing our national security. We want to make sure that all attendees know the value of this American product and why they should use it in their motorcycles, and all of their other engines at home. In fact, we are willing to give them a tank for free to try it out.”

To learn more about ethanol, visit our consumer-oriented website, www.ChooseEthanol.com. This website provides a wealth of information on what ethanol is, how it is made, ethanol-blended fuels and engines of all types and sizes, easy apps for locating E85 and facts about ethanol’s proven ability to help lower gas prices, reduce greenhouse gasses, and reduce America’s dependency on foreign oil. For continuous updates directly from the Sturgis Rally, follow RFA’s Robert White at www.twitter.com/fuelinggood. Ride Safe. Fuel Right.

Learn more about the Buffalo Chip’s annual Sturgis Concert Series, camping reservations, Legends Ride, Biker Belles, Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes and more, now at www.BuffaloChip.com or by calling (605) 347 9000 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mountain time.
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ReynMansson   July 21, 2012 08:50 AM
I make an effort to only buy Pure Gas, I have an app on my iPhone that gives me the nearest station that sells non-ethanol fuel. I just did a check for Sturgis and found The Rev Limit at 1412 Junction Ave has 91 octane. Check out http://pure-gas.org for a list of locations near you. This is an effort to blunt the power of the AMA’s efforts to question E15 as appropriate for motorcycle engine use. The American Motorcyclist Association is concerned about E15 because it burns hotter than gasoline that contains a lesser amount of ethanol. In engines not designed to dissipate that extra heat premature wear can result. Although this is a concern in all motorcycles, it is particularly problematic for air-cooled engines found in Harleys. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has introduced two bills to require more INDEPENDENT testing and block introduction. The Corn growers see Motorcyclists as the ONLY block to E15 and that is why you are being targeted. This is a public relations effort to be able to say, “See thousand of bikers lined up at Sturgis for E15, there’s nothing wrong with it” Bet there will be a video crew there filming. “The EPA’s decision to allow E15 into the marketplace will impact every American who owns a car, lawnmower or boat,” Sensenbrenner said. Automakers insist that using E15 will void warranties, lower fuel efficiency and cause premature engine failure. In off-road engines, the effects can even be dangerous for users." “There are serious concerns that the EPA used only one Department of Energy test and rushed E15's introduction into the marketplace,” Sensenbrenner said. “This test was limited in scope and ignored a plethora of evidence – albeit inconvenient evidence for the EPA – that shows E15 gasoline has a negative effect on engines.” Motorcyclists are the #1 resistors to the implementation of this E15 plan and this is a public relations effort to produce evidence that bikers are happy with E15. You can bet there will be a video crew there to show how happy you are to get E15. The American Motorcyclist Association is working to protect riders from E15. The Buffalo Chip is selling bikers down the road for sponsorship bucks.
Madfoxx   July 18, 2012 05:24 PM
WTF? is Buffalo Chips going all PC and green on us? Ethanol fuel is not good for motorcycles or man. You don't burn your food. With the drought decimating the corn fields here in the Midwest ethanol won't be cheap. I run nothing but 93 octane non-ethanol gas in my Victory. I was forced to buy regular once and my fuel mileage was bad the bike had no power.