Motorcycle Events During Sturgis Bike Week

Epic Sturgis Events During the Best Party Anywhere™

Hold Onto Your Handlebars as the Chip Takes You On One Hell of a Ride!

If you’re looking for the Authentic Sturgis Experience™, look no further than the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®! In addition to powerful performances from world-class musicians, you’ll discover a wide array of crazy contests, badass bike shows, legendary rides, thrilling exhibits, insane stunts and many motorcycle events you probably didn’t even know existed.. The jam-packed schedule of outrageous Chip events practically runs around the clock, and there is truly something for everyone!

Chip Daily Schedule
Check out the Chip’s daily schedule to see the full lineup of Sturgis events the Best Party Anywhere has in store for you. You can easily plan your vacation by filtering your search by date, location and event type. Don’t find out about the fun after it’s already happened; check out the schedule so you can make your plans and get in on the Authentic Sturgis Experience!

I don’t want to miss a minute of the party at the Chip!

World-Class Concerts
Experience absolute euphoria as you’re hit with a wave of sound from the world’s most legendary performers in the Buffalo Chip’s natural outdoor amphitheater. Nearly 50 bands rock the Chip each year, and the party just keeps gets bigger and better! If you want to see superstars the likes of Kid Rock, Aerosmith, Florida Georgia Line, The Allman Brothers, Ozzy Osbourne and Bob Dylan, there’s no better place than the Chip. 

I want to see who’s rocking the Chip this year!

Legendary Rides
There’s nothing more powerful, unifying and exhilarating than rumbling down the road with hundreds of fellow riders. The world has millions of miles of roads to explore, but riders looking for unrivaled camaraderie as well as twists and turns, breathtaking vistas, and fun pit stops find some of the most spectacular rides in the Black Hills of South Dakota. So if your headed to the Hills this August, let the Buffalo Chip be your guide to the best Sturgis rides! 

I want to experience legendary Sturgis Rides!

Badass Bike Shows
Whether you like ‘em chopped, bobbed, stretched or souped up, the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip® is the place to see the baddest bikes during Sturgis Bike Week. Ride into this two (and sometimes three) wheeled wonderland to display your custom creation, or walk through and ogle some of the world’s most magnificent machines during the Chip’s many distinctive custom bike shows.

Tell me more about the shows and show me the past winners!

PowerSports Complex Events
Get your fill of extreme engines, insane speed and colossal crashes with the jam-packed schedule of high-powered Sturgis events at the Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex! This mind-blowing new motorsports venue will thrill you with its incredible spectator viewing, while challenging racers with a one-of-a-kind track filled with staggering elevation changes and obstacles. 

I want to experience the biggest races and wrecks of Sturgis Bike Week!

CrossRoads Events
Meet up with your friends and experience the best of the Rally's free motorcycle, music, and freedom-oriented events and attractions! Shop dozens of unique vendors, compete in crazy contests, witness insane motorcycle stunts or just kick back with some cold ones and watch the jam-packed lineup concerts of entertainment on the Jägermeister Stage. The fact is, there are so many brain-checking activities going on at the CrossRoads that you might leave asking yourself, “Did that just happen?!”

I want to experience the Rally’s best free events and attractions!

Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes
How would you like to ride off from Sturgis Bike Week on your very own Cory-Ness-customized Victory Motorcycle, complete with its own matching custom Epiphone guitar? Register to win the Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes, and this dream could become your reality! 

I want to take home this year’s bike and guitar!

Buffalo Chip Challenge
What happens when John Shope of HISTORY’s “Biker Battleground: Phoenix,” and Paul Yaffe of Bagger Nation come together with motorcycle industry veterans and an industrious group of high school students? Two of the world’s most innovative custom bikes, that’s what! And you’ve got a chance to ride home on one of them following this year’s Legends Ride®. 

I want to learn more and find out how I can ride home on one of the bikes

Military Tributes
The Chip’s Military Tribute Day gives you the chance to experience a variety of powerful presentations, moving events and inspiring performances, all specifically designed to recognize those who have selflessly served and, in some instances, lost their lives. 

I want to honor veterans and celebrate freedom!

Crazy Contests
If you’ve got a hidden talent, the Buffalo Chip is the place to let it shine! Each year during Sturgis Bike Week, the Chip plays host to a huge variety of crazy-fun contests. It doesn’t matter if you’re the world’s best bike builder or you can burp your ABCs; the Chip’s got a contest you can enter and win!

I want to show Sturgis my skills for the chance to win big!

Evel Knievel® Thrill Show
Time will stand still during the 2015 rally as you wait to witness an unlikely victory or an unspeakable tragedy. Your heart will race, and you’ll clench your teeth, but nothing will be able to pull your gaze from an attempt at the insane motorcycle stunt the great Evel Knievel was never able to pull off—a 22-car jump on Evel’s® own vintage 1972 stock Harley-Davidson XR-750.

I want to know more about this terrifying jump!

Feast your eyes on the handiwork of the industry’s greatest artists, craftsman and risk-takers at the Buffalo Chip’s sensational Sturgis Rally exhibits. Whether it’s rolling metal sculptures from the world’s most renowned custom bike builders, iconic photography capturing the changing face of motorcycling, unbelievably realistic paintings of your favorite rock stars, or memorabilia from the greatest motorcycle stuntman who’s ever lived, be prepared to stand in the presence of greatness at these unforgettable exhibits.

I want to find out more about this year’s exhibits!


Zip The Chip Zip Line
There's no better way to take in a Buffalo Chip concert than by seeing it as you soar above the crowd on South Dakota’s longest zip line! Jump from a seven-story platform and enjoy the adrenaline high as you blast over frenzied Sturgis Rally crowds at speeds up to 30 miles per hour!

I want to Zip the Chip!


Midget Bowling
No trip to the Chip is complete unless you’ve gotten your hands on the lubed up midget in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater. Short Sleeve Sampson will show you that when it comes to having a good time in Sturgis, size really does matter. And by that we mean, the shorter the better! 

WTF is this all about? I gotta find out more!


Past Events & Rallies
The Buffalo Chip was established By Bikers, For Bikers™ in 1981. Since then we’ve been dedicated to bringing you a lineup of motorcycle events that gets bigger and better every year. Want to check out or relive some of the wild and wacky events from our 34-year history? Well, this is the place to do it!

I want to experience the parties of the past!


What are some of your favorite Buffalo Chip events? What kind of events would you like to see in the future? Let us know in the comments below!

“I never knew what a dream vacation was till I experienced the Chip back in 2005. That year and every year since after parting at the Chip, for months I'll wake up in the middle of the night, sit up in bed and think I'm still in there during the Rally! Amazing place! Like nowhere else. Must do for anyone's bucket list!” - Steven Glomb