Sturgis Bar Hosts Free Entertainment at CrossRoads

CrossRoads Brings Flood of FREE Activities and Thunderous Bike Shows during Sturgis Rally

Experience the Magnificent Display of Flags, Acres of Paved Vendor Shopping, Packed Schedule of Free Entertainment, Larger than Life Sculptures and More!

Meet up with friends, see the industry’s top bike shows and enjoy the best of the Rally's FREE motorcycle, music, and freedom-oriented events and attractions at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads! The crazy customizations, slick tricks, bikini babes, exciting entertainment, moving military tributes and acres of vendor shopping filling this two-wheeled wonderland will give you taste of the Chip so rich, you may just be inspired to venture inside the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip gates to discover and experience even more!

You and your friends could spend the entire Sturgis Rally at the CrossRoads without running out of things to do! Shop dozens of unique vendors, compete in crazy contests, witness insane motorcycle stunts or just kick back with some cold ones from the Big Engine Bar and watch the jam-packed lineup of concerts of entertainment on the CrossRoads Stage.

The Big Engine Bar at the CrossRoads offers cheap drink specials including two for $6 Sailor Jerry drinks, and it’s the only place in the world where you can find a 50-foot tall V-twin engine sculpture.

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?!” So seize the opportunity to enjoy The Best Party Anywhere® with the non-stop schedule of exciting events held at this premier destination!

Bike Shows

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show - Get ready to drool all over the asphalt as you take in the sea of magnificent motorcycles at the world-famous Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show, Nearly 100 of the Rally’s finest will be competing in 16 different classes, and each will be begging you for to get an up-close look.

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Easyriders Bike Show & David Mann Art Auction - Enter your bike in one of the hottest custom motorcycle shows in America! Hundreds of the country’s most eye-popping custom bikes will compete for top honors. Enter yours for free to win trophies, cash prizes, bragging rights and the chance to be featured in “Easyriders” magazine. After the awards presentation, get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to bid on original works of art by the late David Mann in a live auction!

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Sportster Showdown - Join Biltwell, Led Sled, Chop Cult, Street Chopper, S&S Cycle and Rusty Butcher as they honor retro rides, adrenaline junkies and those who love the extraordinary during the Sportster Showdown. In a sea of big-wheeled baggers adorned with all the bells and whistles, the classic customs on display in this ride-in bike show might stick out like a sore thumb, but rest assured, it’ll be for all the right reasons!

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Full Throttle Magazine Bike Show - Ride into two days of Full Throttle Magazine Bike Shows at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! Full Throttle Magazine’s two days of 10-class bike shows mean you get twice the bikes, twice the fun and twice the chances of winning!

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Field of Flags - A field of nearly 1,000 flags stands majestically at the entrance to the CrossRoads, paying tribute to those who have given their lives protecting our nation’s freedoms. Spend an awestruck moment paying your respects to the brave men and women who sacrifice everything for us by walking through this impressive display.

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World’s Largest V-Twin Engine Sculpture – Everything’s bigger at the Buffalo Chip, including this colossal sculpture that two Chip employees created out of some old water tanks in 2011. Commemorate your trip to the CrossRoads by having your picture taken in front of this five-ton, illuminated engine sculpture, which towers 50 feet above the ground!

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Herd Bull – The World’s Largest Bison Skull – See the spirit of the American buffalo come alive when you visit the world’s largest sculpture of a bison skull on display in front Big Engine Bar. At 24-feet-wide and seven-feet-high this sculpture is so enormous that you can easily stand inside of it for a great photo opportunity!

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AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall - Standing proudly behind the Battlefield Cross Sculpture and Field of Flags is the AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall. Each year the Patriot Guard Riders assist in putting up this wall so you can see the names and pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms.

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World Nature Coalition  - Exotic sensory delight awaits you when Dan Stockdale and the Nature Girls bring their spectacle of scantily clad, body-painted models and plethora of alluring animals to the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. If you can pick your jaw up off the ground long enough, you can get your photo taken with the animals and the models. All proceeds go to Dan’s non-profit organization, World Nature Coalition, which is committed to supporting environmental and wildlife organizations around the globe who are involved with hands-on conservation efforts.

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Buffalo Chip Chamber of Commerce – The Buffalo Chip Chamber of Commerce & Information Center is open daily at the CrossRoads to provide you with information about the campground, entertainment, or sightseeing. Feel free to stop by and say hello to the concierge and enter to win The Ride of Your Life in the Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes. While you’re at it, pick up a free prize courtesy of the Sturgis Rider Friendly Establishment® program.


CrossRoads Stage – Knock back a couple cold ones with friends while taking in non-stop entertainment on the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads Stage. Beat the heat under the brand-new, extra-large shade over the area in front of the stage while taking in nine days of killer music, crazy contests, electrifying events and sexy dance routines.

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Seattle Cossacks – You’ll watch and wonder in fascination, “Just how do they do it?” as the Seattle Cossacks glide past you in a seemingly effortless motion during the Sturgis Rally. There are no ropes, no props, no skyhooks and no gimmicks; the secret behind this world-renowned group’s outrageous performances is simply skilled riding and lots of practice.

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Clint Ewing Motorcycle Stunt Show – Hold on for a wild ride as professional street bike stunt rider Clint Ewing makes his return to The Legendary Buffalo Chip to perform daring motorcycle stunts. His freestyle ride will leave you in awe as he performs some of the craziest motorcycle tricks of wheelies, stoppies and burnouts you’ll ever witness.

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Sturgis Rider® Rhythm Rockers – Feast your eyes on bold booty shaking as the Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers dazzle you with their sexy dance routines. The Buffalo Chip’s own dance troupe has been working hard all year to serve you up sass and class while shaking plenty of ass!

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Sassy and Classy Over 35 Model Search - You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just get better with age! Watch biker babes over the age of 35 step into the spotlight and compete to win a free pair of Fan VIP Upgrades to the Five Finger Death Punch and Reverend Horton Heat concerts!

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Fan Fest - Did you get your invite? If you stay connected to your friends at the Chip then you should have! So here it is. You’re invited to Fan Fest to meet up with the friends you’ve made connecting through the Chip’s social media and enjoy wacky contests like the Fake Orgasm and Stud Contests, ice-cold drinks, live music, gorgeous girls and generous giveaways including a pair of 2017 Buffalo Chip Passes!

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Big Woody’s Panty Party - Get in on the most outrageous world-record-breaking attempt at the rally – the most people wearing only underwear in one place! Put on your best pair of skivvies and brightest smile and join the fun at the CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. Don’t miss this crazy party with live music, drink specials and a whole lot of people dressed only in their underpants.

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Klocked: Women With Horsepower Documentary Screening - You may have felt an adrenaline rush zipping down the highway on your way to Sturgis Bike Week, but could you imagine how it feels to fly across a stretch of flat land at 153 mph? Laura Klock and her daughters Karlee and Erica Cobb can.

Live through the journey of these three women motorcycle riders who don’t know the meaning of the words “slow down” by watching an special screening of the new feature-length documentary “Klocked: Women With Horsepower” at the CrossRoads Rose Garden Tent.

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Vendor Activities

Free Fuel Happy Hour – If you’ve got a Buffalo Chip wristband, then there’s a free tank of fuel waiting for you during Free Fuel Happy Hours at the CrossRoads! Ride on up and let Renewable Fuel Association top off your tank with 93 octane E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) for free!

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Trike Daddy Drift Trikes – Remember the big wheel you had when you were little? Now imagine that toy with a gas-powered engine that can send you screaming down the pavement and floating through corners.

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Husker Helicopter Rides – See the Buffalo Chip from a whole new angle, high above the campground. You’ll get an aerial view of the party and where you’re staying when you take a ride around the campground inside this state-of-the-art Eurocopter.

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Free Pancake Breakfast – The Buffalo Chip offers awesome partying late into the night during the Sturgis Rally. But if you rise early, you’ll also have a chance to meditate and fuel up for the day with a free pancake breakfast from the Sons of Light Motorcycle Ministry!

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Ride Through Wedding Chapel – You’ll know you’re with “the one” when you’ve found a person you love as much as your motorcycle. So why not choose a wedding venue that allows both you and your bike to be part of your big day? With the Buffalo Chip’s new onsite wedding service during the Sturgis Rally, your dream of an unforgettable biker wedding can be a reality!

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ShoppingOfficial Buffalo Chip Merchandise from Hot Leathers, Lord Red Cigars, HP Silver, Merlin's Hide Out, Bling N Things, Fringes to Fur, Artwork by David Uhl (UhlWorks), Irie Moon Sunglasses, Nunnikoven Art Stone and more can all be found exclusively at the CrossRoads.

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Buffalo Chip Gift Shop – Check out an amazing collection of Peter Fonda and Easy Rider memorabilia, Buffalo Chip Black Hills Gold jewelry, and much more!

Food & Drink – Fill up your tank by stopping at Pie for the People Pizza, Old Skool Concessions, Dunn Bros Coffee, Santa Lucia’s Big Bite Buffet and the free pancake breakfast from Sons of Light Ministry. Then wash it all down with ice-cold drink specials including 2 for $6 Sailor Jerry drinks.

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Fast Track – Whether you need a tune up or a trick out, you’ll find what you need at the CrossRoads. Visit 55 Cycles, Harmonious Dyno, Just Cuz Chrome Retail Center, Extreme Audio, AMSOIL and Metzeler Motorcycle Tires. And don’t forget to visit the Rhythm Rockers Sexy Dance Routine Bike Wash to get your chrome polished before you head out on the open road!

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