Sturgis Rider News Blog 

Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ride free and hang your hands wherever you want.

Have you ever been riding through the beautiful Black Hills on your motorcycle, enjoying the sound of pipes crackling and the clean mountain air, when all of a sudden a set of flashing lights appears behind you? You wonder what you could’ve been doing wrong. Were you speeding? Swerving? Are your tags expired? Maybe your brake light is out. You can only speculate as the officer walks over to your bike. When he asks you, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” You answer, “No.” “Your handlebars are shoulder height,” he replies. “That’s a petty offense in the state of South Dakota; I’m going to have to issue you a ticket.” 

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Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Motorcycle Stunts and World Record Jump Attempts Keep Chip Spirit of Adventure Alive

There are two types of people in this world: those who play it safe and those who ride. Those who take the safe route might live longer, but the price they pay is a life of boredom and fear. We bikers, however, know that taking risks opens the door to adventure; it lets us live life to the fullest and gives us the opportunity to have it all, even if it can earn us a few bumps, bruises and broken bones along the way. As a venue built By Bikers, For Bikers™, the Buffalo Chip has welcomed countless risk takers over its 34-year history, but a few motorcycle daredevils have truly taken their risks to the next level. Here are their stories:

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Buffalo Chip News

Posted on February 13, 2015 16:54
Unexpected Sturgis Buffalo Chip® First Announcement Reveals Four Musical Legends for 75th Anniversary

Sturgis, SD (Feb. 13, 2015) – The wait is over for motorcyclists and music lovers who have been eagerly anticipating the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s first band announcement for the Sturgis Rally’s 75th anniversary celebration in 2015. Fans have been flooding social media in recent months with the question, “Who will be performing at the Buffalo Chip in 2015?” The answer to that question is poised to surprise fans, as the Chip is revealing an unprecedented number of bands with its first announcement. This is only the first of many surprise announcements the public can expect from the Buffalo Chip in the coming months.

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Posted on January 06, 2015 16:38
Evel Knievel’s® Terrifying Failed Jump to be Attempted at Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Evel’s® broken bones X-rays, skycycle rocket, jump bikes and other curiosities will be part of Evel Knievel Thrill Show

Sturgis, SD (January 6, 2015) – The name Evel Knievel is synonymous with daredevil. He was the undisputed king of stunt showmanship--the man who made motorcycles fly. He enthralled audiences with his nonchalance as he faced death-defying exploits that left him with a record-breaking number of fractured or crushed bones, a permanent limp and the adoration of millions.

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Posted on November 12, 2014 15:10
Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex Named “Track of the Year”

Sturgis, SD (November 12, 2014) – The American Motorcyclist Association’s ATV Extreme Dirt Racing has awarded the Buffalo Chip’s PowerSports Complex the honor of “Track of the Year” for 2014. Racers participating in the national series, along with EDT officials, chose the Buffalo Chip as their hands-down favorite after being asked to vote for the best overall track and facility.

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Posted on November 03, 2014 01:45
One Sturgis Buffalo Chip Fan to Win a Rockin’ Holiday Guitar

Sturgis, SD (November 4, 2014) – One music fan will receive a very special holiday gift this December from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, chart-topping hard rockers, The Pretty Reckless, as well as Epiphone, Revolver Magazine, Motorcycle USA and Salt Lake City’s Rock 106.5. The winner of the ”Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes” will receive a one-of-a-kind Les Paul Special II Epiphone® guitar featuring autographs from all of the members of The Pretty Reckless. The sweepstakes is free to enter, and registration is now open at www.BuffaloChip.com/RockTheHolidays

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