Sturgis Rider® News Blog 

Published on Monday, April 25, 2016

Motorcycle passenger mounting and dismounting tips that will keep you, your passenger and your bike safe.

You might think the most common paint and chrome issues seen in motorcycle body shops stem from accidents or vandalism. In reality, it’s damage that occurs from a bike tipping over because it was parked, mounted or dismounted incorrectly. Save yourself some coin and potential embarrassment by checking out these quick and easy tips for mounting, dismounting and riding with a passenger from Fix My Hog.



Published on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Musicians Who Died in 2016 – A Tribute to the Legends

It’s been a rough year for the music industry. It seems the loss of a legend makes headlines every other week. But when a legendary musician moves on, we all feel it, whether we celebrated that artist’s music during their lifetime or not. There’s just something about one person shaping the lives of millions of people with their music that leaves an impression on all of us. These artists leave behind legendary legacies, sparking shockwaves of influence that ripple through our entire culture, forever changing everything they touch. Take a minute and reflect on how the musicians who died in 2016 changed our world as we know it.



Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bike Rally Vets Share their Favorite Buffalo Chip Traditions

For those who come to the Buffalo Chip every year, you know that there might be rain, and your tent fly could blow away, and if both happened on the same night your neighbors would throw you a towel and a beer and help you find the humor in the situation. Yes, a trek to the Best Party Anywhere™ can be full of exciting surprises that give you great stories to tell, but it’s some of the familiar things you know you can count on year after year that truly make the Buffalo Chip feel like home and its people feel like family. Check out some of these great traditions developed over the years by some of the Chip’s seasoned guests to see for yourself!



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Posted on May 03, 2016 15:50
Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles® Reveals "Two-Wheeled Transformation"

Buffalo Chip, SD (May 3, 2016) – The sport of motorcycling has witnessed considerable changes over the years. The bikes themselves have become more reliable, comfortable and safer. Not only have the bikes and attitudes about bikes and bikers changed, but the act of riding itself transforms the attitude of the rider. The eighth annual Stugis Buffalo Chip®’s Biker Belles® event, a day of real riders, real stories and real passion, will this year feature a new scenic guided ride and a day of festivities highlighted by a symposium exploring the role the motorcycle plays in transforming lives titled, “Two-Wheeled Transformation.” The event, created to raise awareness of the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling and to raise funds for local worthy charities will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Posted on May 03, 2016 15:41
Buffalo Chip Awards Challenge Scholarships

Buffalo Chip, SD (May 5, 2016) – In an ongoing effort to inspire Black Hills students to discover a career in the expanding world of motorcycle engineering and manufacturing and prepare the next generation of American motorcycle craftsmen, Sturgis Buffalo Chip® president, Rod Woodruff today announced the winners of the 2016 Buffalo Chip ChallengeTM scholarship awards. Three outstanding Black Hills students have been chosen to receive awards totaling $8,500. The Buffalo Chip collaborates with some of the motorcycle industry’s leading professionals to offer a free industrial education and scholarship program to Black Hills students, enabling them to take hold of dreams that might otherwise seem impossible.



Posted on April 27, 2016 20:43
Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Welcomes Rocker Diversity

Buffalo Chip, SD (April 28, 2016) – The list of supremely talented acts scheduled to perform for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 35th anniversary celebration is growing rapidly with the announcement of four bands as distinct as the bikes ridden through the venue’s front gates each year. A short video that announces these bands and tells the story of The Chip’s inclusive culture and wide-ranging diversity can be found here:



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