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Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015

These two custom motorcycles will be facing off at the Legends Ride Auction during the Sturgis Rally.

When motorcycle leaders like John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts and Paul Yaffe of Bagger Nation put their stamp on a custom motorcycle, you know it’s going to turn some heads. That’s exactly what they’ve done with these two bikes built by two teams of Black Hills area high school students led by Program Coordinator Keith Terry of Terry Components in the Buffalo Chip Challenge™. Team Shope featured a 2014 Indian Chieftain customized under the guidance of Chris Malo from Baggster. Team Yaffe, supervised by Nick and Randy Cramer from Dakota V-Twin, customized a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King.



Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Learn the Most Efficient Way to Pack with These 8 Motorcycle

If you’re like most people, you’ll be riding a motorcycle a long way to the Sturgis Rally or, at the very least, riding your motorcycle to a few locations around the Black Hills during your vacation. Whether you’re putting on 250 or 2,500 miles this riding season, learning these motorcycle packing tips will save you lots of headache and tons of time so you can focus on what really matters—enjoying the ride. To save you even more time and trouble, we’ve assembled a list of eight tips to teach you the most efficient way to pack.



Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Motorcycle Maintenance and Packing Tips to Ensure a Comfortable and Safe Ride

It doesn’t matter how ready you are to get out and ride; if your bike isn’t ready, you could end up stuck in your garage, stranded on the side of the road or in a world of hurt. Luckily, a few quick motorcycle maintenance checks can go a long way in making sure every ride you take is safe, comfortable and gets you home in one piece. Want to know what tasks need to be on your motorcycle pre-ride checklist? Then let master technician Bob LaRosa of Fix My Hog show you in this video! 



Buffalo Chip News

Posted on June 29, 2015 16:40
Surprise Free Pre-Rally Party at Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Features Pop Evil and More

Sturgis, SD (June 30, 2015) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is exploding through the gates one week earlier than ever before by offering three nights of headlining concerts at no charge during its first ever, free, pre-rally party. The three-night concert series will take place on the Jägermeister Stage at the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip and will feature a caliber of live music not typically offered without a cover charge. While the concerts are free, VIP and weekend camping passes can be purchased for this special, three-day weekend event so concert goers can stay and party all night long, all weekend long, before, after and during the shows.



Posted on June 23, 2015 00:14
Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Announces Avalanche of Entertainment in Ridiculous Parody of 1980s Infomercial

Sturgis, SD (June 23, 2015) – The Party of the Century™ at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has just added an avalanche of entertainment to its 2015 lineup. Those planning their annual migration to the festival during the 75th rally anniversary will now be celebrating with more world-class rock ‘n’ roll bands than ever before. To add to the fun, the Chip has prepared an utterly ridiculous video parody of an ’80s cult favorite infomercial to break the news. The surprisingly weird video may be accessed at The original video it spoofs can be seen at



Posted on June 17, 2015 15:15

MADVAPES and ELECTRA VAPOR sponsor the legendary Buffalo Chip Music Festival

MAY 15, 2015 – STURGIS, SD – Madvapes and Electra Vapor, two leaders in the vaping industry, have come together to sponsor the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the 75th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The companies will offer the “Ultimate Trip to the Chip,” an opportunity for loyal customers to win a fully paid trip to the festival, including airfare, an onsite RV and bikes for the week. Those interested in registering for the “Ultimate Trip to the Chip” may do so both in stores and online at and The partnership also includes the creation of the “Ultimate Vape Lounge” onsite at the Buffalo Chip event.



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