Buffalo Chip News

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The World’s Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Plugs into ReverbNation for Bands

(Sturgis SD - January 19, 2016)   The Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, which is celebrating it’s 35th Anniversary this year, has tapped ReverbNation to provide 10 bands for its stages during the annual motorcycle and music festival Aug. 1-13, 2016.   ReverbNation bands will join headliners such as Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert on the Buffalo Chip’s stages for "The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling."

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Buffalo Chip $100,000 Pledge Kickstarts Special Olympics Campaign

Spearfish, SD (January 16, 2016) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and participants in its signature Legends Ride are teaming up in a special effort to help Special Olympics in the Black Hills area create a permanent athlete training facility. Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff has pledged $100,000 to a fundraising campaign effort by Black Hills Works and Special Olympics to renovate an existing facility in order to meet the growing needs of the organization. The 127 Special Olympians who are members of the “Rapid City Flame” team have been training in various borrowed locations over the past few years but are now in need of a facility that will offer the team members a sense of permanence and accomplishment. For the past three years, Legends Ride contributions have been used to purchase a van to transport participants to practices and events; now the need for a facility is a priority.

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Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Kicks Off to Prepare the Next Generation of American Motorcycle Experts

Spearfish, SD (January 16, 2016) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has kicked off what has for the past five years been helping shape the next generation of motorcycle industry experts with its Buffalo Chip Challenge industrial education and scholarship program. In partnership with some of the industry’s leading professionals, the Challenge program enables local high school students to take hold of dreams that might otherwise seem impossible. The free program is returning in 2016 to give participating students an opportunity to earn $8,500 in scholarships and work hands-on with the nation’s top builders to create award-winning custom motorcycles.

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Miranda Lambert to Highlight Freedom Celebration at Buffalo Chip in 2016

The Buffalo Chip’s Freedom Celebration is a critically important feature of the Chip’s motorcycle and music festival. This patriotic celebration presents an opportunity for folks to meet and honor some of the men and women who have made great personal sacrifices in the line of duty as they protected our freedom and country. Choosing the musicians best able to reflect pride in our nation and those who have defended it is a task we take to heart. The headliner chosen to perform at the Chip for the first time in history on Thursday Aug. 11, 2016 embodies America and its core values and is arguably the most successful female singer-songwriter in country music today - Miranda Lambert.

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Judge’s Ruling Clears the Road for Fort Meade Way Construction

Buffalo Chip, SD (November 23, 2015) – Circuit Judge Jerome Eckrich today denied an application for a Writ of Mandamus filed by a group opposing completion of Fort Meade Way. The Meade County road project offers an alternative route between I-90 Exit 37 and Highways 34 and 79, connecting Fort Meade Veterans Hospital, Bear Butte, and the rally campgrounds and concert venues east of Sturgis to I-90. The judge’s ruling kills the Meade County Taxpayers for Responsible Government’s efforts to force the County Commission to pass an ordinance outlawing the project, and it allows the Commission to award a construction bid. Judge Eckrich explained the denial stating the proposed ordinance would have allowed “the use of a person’s property to be held hostage by the will and whims of neighboring landowners without adherence or application of any standards or guidelines (and) is repugnant to the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

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Buffalo Chip Challenge™ Custom Motorcycle Build and Scholarship Program Registration Open to Black Hills Students

Spearfish, SD (November 24, 2015) – Black Hills area high school students are invited to apply for a position in the prestigious Buffalo Chip Challenge 2016 custom motorcycle build program with a chance at $8,500 in scholarships. Students accepted will learn valuable mechanical skills and customization techniques through hands-on instruction from industry professionals at Dakota V-Twin in Spearfish. The class will meet two to three days per week December through April during after-school hours and on weekends. A variety of criteria including level of participation, interest and improved abilities over the course of the program will determine the three scholarships to be awarded in May by Buffalo Chip President Rod Woodruff. There is no fee for students to join the program, but space is limited. Interested students should visit LegendsRide.com/Scholarships to register before the Dec. 11, 2015 deadline.

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Sturgis Students Learn Geometry Through Construction Project

Sturgis, SD (Nov. 17, 2015) –Sturgis Brown High School students enrolled in the Geometry in Construction class are taking advantage of learning tough math lessons through a new hands-on construction project. The class of 21 16- and 17-year-old students spend half their time in a classroom studying angles, theories and formulas and the other half outside measuring, figuring out how to create the correct configurations and then sawing and hammering. The construction project, fabricating two 16’ x 20’ cabins, is taking place just behind the main school building, next to a shop where construction tools are stored. 

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Kid Rock First for 2016 at the Buffalo Chip

This is an exciting time of year–the start of many weeks and months in which Buffalo Chip fans are eager to hear which of their favorite bands will be performing next summer. I realize many of you plan your vacations around our annual motorcycle and music festival, and that’s why we take choosing the entertainment so seriously. This year is no exception. We are thrilled to tell you for our 35th anniversary in 2016, one of the Buffalo Chip’s most requested acts of all time, American bad ass Kid Rock, is going to perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Sunday, Aug. 7.

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One Sturgis Buffalo Chip Fan to Win a Rockin’ Epiphone Guitar Signed by Five Finger Death Punch and a $250 Hot Leathers Shopping Spree

Buffalo Chip, SD (November 3, 2015) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has teamed up with chart-topping heavy metal rockers Five Finger Death Punch, Epiphone, Revolver Magazine, Motorcycle USA, Hot Leathers and Salt Lake City’s Rock 106.7 to give one music fan a very special holiday gift. The winner of the 2015 Rock the Holidays Sweepstakes will receive an Epiphone Les Paul Custom PRO signed by the members of Five Finger Death Punch and a $250 shopping spree from Hot Leathers. Entering the sweepstakes is free and can be easily accomplished by visiting BuffaloChip.com.

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Sturgis, SD Citizens’ Alliance Asks for Help Building Bikers’ Scenic Byway

Sturgis, SD (October 21, 2015) – A group of vision-minded local residents, Sturgis Rally supporters, community leaders and ranchers are responding to the Meade County Commission’s efforts to provide vital access to I-90 by forming an alliance to help fund the construction of a 4.5-mile bikers’ scenic byway. Those who will enjoy the many benefits of the road, including avoiding long, hot rally traffic jams each year, now have the opportunity to help build one of the most sought-after scenic access roads in the Black Hills. While the Meade County Commission has budgeted for part of the construction cost, the development is projected to be $1 million short.

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