National “CALL TO ACTION”
Your support is needed on HR 1462 to stop the sale of Ethanol Blends (E15). This is important to all who ride!
Are you ready to party? (See Rules)
7002 FM 36 South Quinlan TX 75471
The last two years we’ve been hammered by rain during the Git Ur Done Rally. Had we had it this past weekend it would have been the same thing. But…..for some reason delaying it till October seems to have worked in our favor as we only have a slight chance of rain next weekend. If all goes well we might even be able to have a fire or at least burn barrel or two if it gets cool.
We appreciate the 50% that have sent their donations in advance. It makes the gate job easier for Cracker and crew. Unfortunately it was only 50% so we’ll have some back up at times. Remember your club and or chapter’s donation gets all members and passengers in. Wrist bands will be given out when checking in. If you’ve paid and all of your club or chapter doesn’t arrive as a pack, the later or earlier attendees can still get their wrist bands by us checking the roll call list.
WE WILL BE DOING ROLL CALL AT THE GATE.
I realize a couple of clubs have events that were scheduled after the date was announced, but, you can still have a couple of members attend to take care of your obligation.
Vendors: can begin setting up Friday Morning.
FRIDAY: Gates open at 4:00
Campers can get set up upon arrival and the party begins.
Recorded Music Videos provided that evening by Junkyard Dawg Ace
Breakfast…on your own or the vendors if available………….
Bike games will begin at 1:00 and will be run by the Phoenix Riders. Thank you. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each event.
4:00 COC&I MEETING
7:30: LIVE MUSIC by KILJOY until they get tired. They are reported to be real good.
10:00: Party On Till you drop
SUNDAY: Breakfast by Christian Unity along with a Morning Worship Service.
RULES: No Glass Bottles, No Guns, No Bad Attitudes. Period!!
Bandido Boggs 1%ER
Texas COC&I DFW Region
TMRA2 is also asking all members to make the calls on behalf of the bikers headed to Washington DC for 9/11. See below.
A request from the “2 Million Bikers to the Capitol Ride”;
An urgent need for ALL Bikers to call the offices of your elected Representatives NOW! Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard, 202.224.3121 and ask, no wait, DEMAND that Congress keep their offices open after 2pm. This is our house, those guvment folks are just visiting! You probably still have their number in your phone from our recent CTA. They are trying to duck out so they don’t have to listen to the Biker citizen voters. We are doing our damnedest to get a couple of million BIKERS in the “Halls of Congress” to speak to their Legislators; it will help if they keep their offices open! In case you haven’t heard yet, the ride permit was denied. It will proceed anyway right through the middle of D.C. We have brothers and sisters headed that way from every State to let our voices be heard as One Heart and One very loud Voice. This takes only a few minutes of your time, please do it! It takes only a minute for them to take your rights away.
Thank you for making a difference,
5 September, 2013
Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports that according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using ethanol blends of 15% ethanol in any vehicle that is not a passenger vehicle will be in direct violation of Federal law. The EPA has issued a list of possible plans to mitigate mis-fueling issues with the recently approved E-15 ethanol blends. Prior to E-15, the highest blend allowed for mass consumption was E-10. The MRF has been informing the EPA that the higher blend will be forced upon motorcyclists because of the remaining fuel in the hose from the previous customer. The EPA then said that a 4 four-gallon minimum purchase would be required by everyone. That was rolled back and an EPA document specifically mentions the work of the motorcycle rights organizations in the overturn of the mandatory minimum.
From the EPA: “However, groups representing motorcycle owners and lawn mower manufacturers objected to this configuration because their products have gas tanks that are normally two gallons or smaller. In response to these concerns, Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) developed and proposed a new configuration for EPA approval that retail stations may use as an alternative to the currently approved configurations.”
The solutions provided by the EPA is to label the pumps with attention getting labels that you are about to pump E-15 into your vehicle. Or purchase new blender pumps that only carry about .3 gallons or have a new pump with a dedicated E-15 hose. The first solution won’t work and the second two solutions are too expensive.
In another recent EPA document on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) the EPA states: “The EPA will propose to use flexibilities in the RFS statute to reduce both the advanced bio fuel and total renewable volumes in the forthcoming 2014 RFS volume requirement proposal.”
The EPA also maintains that while ethanol will be the dominating renewable fuel, the marketplace for them is shrinking fast.
In a recent Wall Street Journal piece the author, US Representative Patrick Meehan, pointed out that the EPA’s position on the RFS was weak; “refusing to take action this year is a far too tepid response to this crisis. Next year may be too late.” said Representative. Meehan.
In order to stop the onslaught of higher ethanol blends the Motorcycle Riders Foundation asks that you support this important piece of legislation. HR 875 is a bill that would stop the sale of E-15 and includes a study on the actual effects on the power train of your vehicles.
Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak to your member of Congress and ask that they support this important legislation.