Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017

The annual motorcycle and music festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a mecca for bikers, biker babes, musicians, and a whole host of other cool people you’d want to be friends withEach year, all kinds of people make a pilgrimage to the Black Hills of South Dakota to experience the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s motorcycle and music festival. The majority of these folks are bikers, of course, but when you consider every aspect of the Chip experience, you realize bikers and biker babes are just the tip of the iceberg. Bands, bartenders, builders, dancers, daredevils, music lovers, mischief makers and some downright weirdos all converge at the Chip, making it the most concentrated collection of cool folks you'd be proud to call friends. Here are 22 of them you could have befriended at The Best Party Anywhere® in 2017.

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Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you’ve camped at the Buffalo Chip or attended one of the concerts or events in its legendary amphitheater during the Sturgis Rally, you probably know about the two motorcycle “sculptures” on poles in Vice Park just before the gate at the Kinison Stage. But what you probably didn’t know is that one of them is actually a mausoleum. Here’s the story…

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Published on Friday, October 6, 2017

Finding the words to process a tragedy can seem impossible. When terrible things happen, it can be hard to feel like there’s any good in the world at all. But where words fail, music speaks. Less than 48 hours after Eric Church headlined Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, that same location became a grisly scene of carnage. Church considered cancelling his next performance at the Grand Ole Opry until he learned about a fallen fan and his wife who also had tickets for the Opry performance.

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Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Spearfish Canyon Offers its Best Motorcycle Rides During Autumn

When the colors start to change, bikers in cooler climates know that riding days are probably numbered. But with this sad news comes a silver lining, as Mother Nature saves one of her best motorcycle rides for fall. A group of seasoned riders unanimously singled out this ride when asked to share their favorite, and we compiled their experiences in the article “One Ride You Must Take Before You Die.” So with fall colors about to peak, we just had to take in the breathtaking scenery and exhilarating twists and turns for ourselves in order to bring you this stunning ride video:

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Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

Chris Trew interview Ozzy Osbourne and others at the Sturgis Buffalo ChipWhat would you ask members of your favorite bands if given 15 minutes of their time? Would you lob the same tired questions they get in every interview? NO WAY! You’d dive in for something real, and–if you were anything like comedian Chris Trew–you’d also ask some questions that were downright weird. Watch this video shot backstage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to see what surprising sound bites rose to the surface in 2017 from legendary acts like Ozzy Osbourne, George Thorogood, Shinedown and many others when Chris Trew was left with them unsupervised for nine nights!

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Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip's August music festival is the home of 9 days of the most insane Sturgis concerts every year, and these concert photos will prove it.Few feelings compare to the one you get when you’re free to tilt your head back, scream and thrust your horns upward like you can at an amazing concert. While the feeling itself is unmatched, the feeling you’ll get from browsing this collection of Sturgis Buffalo Chip® August music festival photos is not far behind. Check out the best main stage moments from the 2017 Best Party Anywhere® and convert your couch to the best seat in the house.

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Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017 was not the first time a woman’s custom motorcycle appeared in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art™ exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter. But it was the first time five of them appeared at one time and the first time all the bikes featured were frame-up builds. With more women being invited to participate in motorcycling’s most prestigious annual custom exhibition than ever before, it seems there’s been no better time than the present to wrench like a girl. Read on to meet these women motorcycle builders, find out what’s unique about their builds and see the impact they’re leaving on the bike world.

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Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

For nearly a decade, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® Motorcycles As Art™ exhibit curated by renowned motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter has led some of the world’s most well-crafted and ornate custom motorcycles and related artwork into the legendary venue’s Event Center during the Sturgis rally. The exhibit features a different theme each year that in turn informs the list of invited builders and artists. The 2017 theme, “Old Iron – Young Blood,” displayed the creations of 40 custom motorcycle builders and 18 artists all under the age of 36 and proved that the future of custom motorcycles rests in talented and steady hands. Check out the builders and bikes below and see for yourself!

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Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017

2017 Sturgis Rally Highlights from the Party at the ChipImagine what drinking a glass of lemon juice would do for your taste buds or what being bungee strapped to a rollercoaster would do to your heart rate. You can experience that same degree of intensity at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and approach that level of sensory overload from this aftermovie highlighting its 2017 motorcycle and music festival. If you think you can handle the party potency that is nine straight days of Chip madness down boiled down to mere minutes, then helmet up and press play!

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Published on Monday, August 21, 2017

Tradition is a cornerstone of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. For the last 36 years, bikers like you have brought your bikes, your friends and your most head-scratching party supplies to the Chip to thrown down at the Best Party Anywhere®. A newer tradition beginning in 2014 has allowed you to see all the weird sh*t that’s been left behind after the Sturgis rally has ended. This year is no exception, so without further ado, feast your eyes on the bizarre belongings that make up the 2017 edition of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lost & Found!

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Published on Monday, August 21, 2017

Capturing the real magic of life goes far beyond having a good eye and the right equipment. Sometimes it requires fully immersing yourself in the party, making friends with your subjects and getting in the middle of some weird shenanigans. To give you an insider’s look at what makes the Best Party Anywhere® so special, photographer Aaron Packard did just that. Join him on his gonzo adventure through two weeks of motorcycles, music, freedom and camaraderie that’ll make you want to hop on your bike and head right to the Legendary Buffalo Chip.

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Published on Sunday, July 16, 2017

 Make the Food You Eat as Memorable as Your Sturgis Rally Vacation with These Unique EatsThere’s no place on earth like Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, so it should come as no surprise that while you’re at The Best Party Anywhere® you can enjoy totally original and absolutely scrumptious dishes of almost every variety. Satisfy even your oddest cravings with these unique eats of the Chip so your tank is never running on empty.

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Published on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

If you’ve been to the Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis rally, you know August in South Dakota can feel about as hot as your exhaust pipe after a long day of riding. And while you may spend your days keeping cool at hang out spots like the Bikini Beach Swim Paradise, you’ll be just as happy to have the heat cranked back up at night when these blazing-hot biker babes of the International Bikini Team strut across the Chip’s legendary main stage in the nightly Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant. Read on to meet the 2017 contestants!

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Published on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Guide to Quirky Sturgis Events at the Buffalo Chip

They’re freaky, kinky, seriously strange and utterly hilarious. They’ll leave you with stories you’ll want to tell, but won’t be able to. They’re not kid tested, nor are they mother approved, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t join in anyway. Check out this guide to the most off-the-wall Sturgis Buffalo Chip events so you can start planning an unbelievable vacation during the Sturgis rally. Just make sure you’ve also planned a rock-solid alibi before you attend these...

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Published on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The rumblings have been present for some time now: there is a pack of wild women making their way to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to celebrate their own rendition of the rally that’s become the Mecca of motorcycling over its 77 years.

The Wild Gypsy Tour, the first festival of its kind in Sturgis, will assemble the free spirits of the women’s moto community to share in one common goal: to create the most-unique all-women’s experience that attendees will have ever seen.

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Published on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hundreds of Sturgis Rally Jobs Available at Buffalo Chip

Life is short. So why not work somewhere awesome? Rally jobs at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® are a great way for you to gain access to the most insane concert lineup during the Sturgis Rally, while making money and potentially even starting your career in marketing, public relations or event production. With hundreds of positions available, you’re sure to find a spot at the Best Party Anywhere® to fit your needs and personality. Check out some of the available positions below and apply today!

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Published on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Biker babe Jesyca will get your motor runnin'.For a treasure trove of smokin’ hot biker babes, look no further than the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. When The Best Party Anywhere® is in full swing, you can expect to see babe-a-licious bartenders, molten hot Miss Buffalo Chip contestants and more eye candy than you can shake a stick at. However, the babe you’ll see most in 2017 is Jesyca J. On May 10, she took part in a daylong photo shoot with Aaron Packard Photography as part of the Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, KSKY and Henry Roy Photography, and these shots turned out so spicy we had to let some of the heat out of the office. Check out this behind-the-scenes video from her shoot along with the seven fiery photos below it, and you’ll see what we mean!

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Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017

These are some of the weirdest moments in Sturgis Buffalo Chip HistoryThrowing a nine-day party every August for nearly four decades requires shaking things up. A willingness to try new things is vital to keeping things fresh, so having an open mind is key. While judging people is against everything The Best Party Anywhere® stands for, sometimes it’s hard not to look back at some of the events and the resulting odd moments that have taken place over the years and go, “uhh… wut?!” Check out some of the weirdest moments that have ever taken place at the Best Party Anywhere and be assured that your mental health is still in good standing.

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Published on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Iron Lilies Founder Leticia Cline Interviews with Iron Trader NewsAs a lifelong rider, founding member of the Iron Lilies and The Wild Gypsy Tour, and commentator for motocross and supercross, Leticia Cline has rock-solid biking credentials. The former fashion model and interviewer for TNA Wrestling is busy these days as a riding journalist. Iron Trader News caught up with her prior to the Buffalo Chip’s 2016 Biker Belles® Celebration to learn more.

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Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Meet the Biker Babes Who Qualified for the 2017 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Poster Model FinalsIf you live for bikes, beer and beautiful women, you’ve probably had a hard time keeping your jaw off the floor recently as biker babes from across the Black Hills have been competing in area bars to become the next face of the Best Party Anywhere® in the 2017 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, KSKY and Henry Roy Photography. Thousands of you voted for your favorite sexy selfies from the semifinalists, and a few hundred of you were even lucky enough to see those same gorgeous girls compete in leathers and bikinis during the April 21 semifinals. But no matter what you’ve seen so far, it won’t compare to this…

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