Sportster Showdown Bike Show Brings Retro Rides to Moto Stampede during the Sturgis Rally

Sportster Showdown Bike Show Presented by Biltwell and Led Sled

See the Rally’s Best Choppers, Trackers, Vintage & Café Sportsters Aug. 9 during Moto Stampede

2017 Event Information Coming Soon!

See Last Year’s Info Below

It’s Gonna Be Mean
Who: YOU!
What: Buffalo Chip Sportster Showdown Invitational

Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016
Registration: 2-3 p.m.
Showtime: 3-5 p.m.
Awards: 5 p.m.
Happy Hour: 5 p.m.
Mothership Afterparty: Midnight – 2 a.m.


Show & Happy Hour @ Big Engine Bar
After Party @ Bikini Beach


See killer bikes and win great prizes!

How: Bike Show Free to attend. Ride in to register. To attend concerts and After Party get passes at

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!


Free Ninety Free - Ride Yours In.

Enter your ride (It’s free) or get a close-up view (It’s free too) of the rally’s coolest choppers, trackers, vintage and café sportsters at the Big Engine Bar during the Moto Stampede on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016.

Happy Hour Rebel Yells

Keep a cold one from the nearby Big Engine Bar in your hand as you cruise the killer customs. Then at 5 p.m. enjoy celebratory 2 for 1 Rebel Yell drinks with the winners during the awards ceremony from the Big Engine Stage.

Mothership Abduction

The show’s not over. In fact, if you’re into otherworldly rock encounters the fun has just begun. The builders, the Biltwell and Led Sled crew, and custom fanatics will indulge until the wee hours of the morning during the official Sportster Showdown After Party at Bikini Beach with the band Mothership.

Mothership will bring you an amped-up vintage incarnation of classic ‘70s rock after party at the Bikini Beach stage following the night’s headlining concerts in the amphitheater. At the Mothership After Party at Bikini Beach you can slam down 2 PBRs for the price of 1, grab one for a buddy or double fist it while Mothership melts down and you and the girls kick up some wicked dance moves.

Sportster Showdown Schedule

2017 Event Schedule Coming Soon!

Throw back and throw down during the Sportster Showdown. The showdown is FREE at the Big Engine, but if you want to light it up with the guys from Mothership at the After Party following the night’s headlining concerts (which you may want to see as well) you’re gonna need some passes. Get ahold of some, and let's party!


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