Buffalo Chip Mixes Ethanol and Motorcycles

Loosely following the famous movie quote, ‘If you build, they will come’, the Renewable Fuels Association is promoting ethanol-blended fuels in a unique fashion.

Motorcycle riders traveling around Sturgis, South Dakota now have the ability to fuel with 93 octane, 10% ethanol. As part of an overall effort to educate motorcyclists on ethanol, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has donated a permanent fueling station to the Buffalo Chip Campground. The station will be open 24 hours a day to all vehicles, not just motorcycles.

This is just another chapter in the ongoing partnership between the Buffalo Chip and RFA, having worked together since 2009.

The leading trade association for America’s ethanol industry hopes this latest effort will serve as a powerful tool to educate consumers year round, not just during the annual motorcycle rally. This station will provide the highest octane available at the lowest price.

“Motorcycle owners are typically looking for high octane, and ethanol helps provide that,” said Robert White, RFA vice president of Industry Relations. “The Buffalo Chip is the only location in the area that offers 93 octane. The 93 is achieved by adding 10% ethanol to standard 91 octane premium, and thanks to the cost savings of ethanol, 93 octane is actually cheaper than 91 octane. Every motorcycle manufacturer that sells product in the United States endorses the use of up to 10% ethanol, and we know this will be a great addition to the area during the annual rally, and the rest of the year.”

Ethanol fuel and motorcycles is a controversial, if not sometimes misunderstood topic that was thoroughly discussed with Robert White and representatives of the AMA on Clutch and Chrome’s podcast ‘Another Motorcycle Podcast’.

"We are excited about this new addition and the ability to offer fuel to the public thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association," said Buffalo Chip Owner Rod Woodruff. "It will be one more service we can provide while helping set the record straight on ethanol."

An added treat to the new fueling station? The opportunity to see both Robert White from RFA as well as the ever-camera shy Buffalo Chip Owner Rod Woodruff.

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