Born from the Buffalo Chip Picnic, the beast feasted and roamed the plains, gathering momentum and other beasts to its side until the ground shook beneath them, man and gawds stirred, sweat flung from their frothy fur and fell from the sky like rain, and it came to be known as the thunderous Moto Stampede!


Moto Stampede® Race Series is Back! And Bigger Than Ever at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Multiple Days of Racing Added to Event Schedule


There's racing and then there's the Moto Stampede: Racing and concerts combined in a series like no other the world has ever seen! This annual event series at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip couples multiple days and disciplines of races with world-class concerts like Ozzy Osbourne and Shinedown in the Legendary Buffalo Chip amphitheater. If you come to the Sturgis rally, don’t miss being a part of the tradition that started it all. Join the world’s most unique and concentrated series of racing events at the The Best Party Anywhere® by making your reservation now! The Moto Stampede just one of the Buffalo Chip’s events series. To see the rest of the concerts and events at The Chip, visit BuffaloChip.Com. Otherwise read ahead to find out about the great races that are part of the Moto Stampede series.

Moto Stampede 2017 - Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, AUG. 4, 2017

 12:00 p.m. – Dirt Riot Trials (Separately Ticketed) – Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex

Get in free with your race day wristband to see the off-road racers learn how best to navigate this insanely challenging course at the PowerSports Complex and qualify for their position in Saturday’s official Dirt Riot Races.

SATURDAY, AUG. 5, 2017

12:00 p.m. – Dirt Riot Races (Separately Ticketed) – Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex

Witness ridiculous jumps, rollovers and speeds that will make your head spin when Dirt Riot Races join to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede. Competitors in the brand new, two-day race event will be tearing around the award-winning track at the PowerSports Complex!

SUNDAY, AUG. 6, 2017

6:30 p.m. – American Flat Track Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle

Witness Sturgis history in the making when the war between Indian Motorcycle and Harley Davidson continues on the American Flat Track Series’ most unique track at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. See the nation’s top racing athletes boldly go handlebar to handlebar on the brand new half-mile TT track like no other in the worlds that has multiple right hand turns, jumps and winds its way through the Chip’s legendary amphitheater where Shinedown will be performing following the races.

10:30 p.m. - Shinedown Performance

Put on your riot gear and prepare for a rumble when Shinedown’s hard rock bombshell of fiery vocals and razor-sharp riffs detonate into one of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s most explosive concerts.

TUESDAY, AUG. 8, 2017

1:00 p.m. – Sportster Showdown - Free Ride in Bike Show

Join Biltwell and Led Sled at the Buffalo Chip Gardens 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! Free to the public.

1:00-2:00 p.m. – Registration - Ride in Show
2:00-5:00 p.m. – Show Time
5:00 p.m. – Awards 


1:30 p.m. – Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John         

The sights, sounds and smells of these badass motorcycles thundering by at speeds of up to 120 mph will raise the hair on the back of your neck and have you wanting more when they peel off the drag strip line in the middle of The Chip’s legendary amphitheater.

4:00 p.m. – RSD Super Hooligan Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle

Feel the ground rumble, see the dirt fly and experience the excitement and surprises of this throwback to traditional heritage racing that the Sturgis rally was founded on. Jump on a bike and run what you brung or line the raceway and feel the grit and dust as competitors scramble for the lead.
Register to race here!

8:00 p.m. – Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway

Roland Sands of Roland Sands Design and Carey Hart of RCH Racing have transformed a pair of 2017 Indian Scout Sixty motorcycles into two mischievous super hooligan motorcycles that will be given away on the Buffalo Chip main stage after bangin’ handle bars in the RSD Super Hooligan Races presented by Indian Motorcycle. Click through to enter to win one of these beasts!

8:30 p.m. Pop Evil Concert

Brace yourselves-- Pop Evil will be hitting audiences over the head with a rock and roll performance heavier than all the steel in a Detroit assembly plant. You can duck and cover, but when the Michigan quintet takes the Wolfman Jack Stage, they’ll leave nothing but a crater in their wake.

10:30 p.m. - Ozzy Osbourne Concert

Get ready to experience a Blizzard of Ozz when the most legendary vocalist in heavy metal history takes the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s August music festival by storm. The Godfather of Heavy Metal will rain down from the Wolfman Jack Stage with the revolutionary riffage that’s inspired every metal band since following the RSD Super Hooligan Races presented by Indian Motorcycle, taking an already crazy day completely off the rails.

FRIDAY, AUG. 11, 2017

11:00 a.m. – AMA Supermoto Races

What do you get when you combine the white-knuckle action of dirt flat-track racing, with the heart-stopping jumps and obstacles of motocross, the thrills of paved road racing and live concerts? AMA Supermoto at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, that’s what! Come face to face with this insane race hybrid on the first day of this two day event!

8:30 p.m. – Alter Bridge Concert

Raise your horns to the sky when Alter Bridge crosses into heavy metal hysteria during one of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s heaviest concerts of the year.

10:30 p.m. - Band TBA

SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2017

11:00 a.m. – AMA Supermoto Races

For the second day in a row, the country’s fiercest road racers, dirt trackers and moto crossers will be tearing around a one-of-a-kind Supermoto track that cuts through both the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s amphitheater and the streets in the surrounding campground. Be there or miss out three of the most exciting types of racing all rolled into one unbelievable event.

8:30 p.m. -  Band TBA

10:30 p.m. - Band TBA

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