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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 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:



Posted on April 05, 2016 12:17
Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Students’ Hard Work Pays Off at Donnie Smith Show

Rapid City, SD (April 4, 2016) – Months of hard work paid off for a group of Black Hills area high school students this weekend. The group, participating in the 2016 Buffalo Chip Challenge, earned two first place awards April 2 at the prestigious Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show in St. Paul, Minn. The student-built Buffalo Chip Challenge bikes, a fully customized 2016 Victory Cross Country and 2015 Indian Chief Classic each earned first place honors in the open class. The students competed against professional custom bike builders, which makes winning these awards an even more remarkable achievement.



Posted on March 29, 2016 02:56
Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Upholds American Rock Tradition

Buffalo Chip, SD (March 29, 2016) – A 35-year tradition of presenting the best in American classic rock will continue as the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is bringing back one of its most requested bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd, for a performance on Monday, Aug. 8. The band has become the standard bearer of classic American rock at the Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM, carrying the torch of freedom and independence through their music. Lynyrd Skynyrd has created a legacy much larger than their 30 million albums sold–breaking down generational barriers and becoming a standard in motorcycle culture. A short video exploring Buffalo Chip tradition and the effect Skynyrd’s music has had on the collective American experience can be found here:



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