Published on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Winterizing a Motorcycle is Easy with this Simple Guide

The end of fall can be a pretty lousy time of year for those who have to keep their bike parked over the winter. Returning your baby to the garage after one last teeth-chattering ride can be a pretty heartbreaking moment. But you shouldn’t let your sadness get in the way of your bike’s overall performance.

To make sure your bike will be ready to ride on the first warm day of spring, check out this video to learn the necessary motorcycle winterization steps from an expert.

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Published on Monday, October 8, 2018

When your first rodeo was long ago and you’re now known as “one of the usual suspects,” you can do your thing without raising eyebrows around you.

That kind of seamless integration is key if you’re an event photographer trying to capture the greatest moments. Especially when the event you’re capturing is The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®, and there are more goings-on than you can realistically attend.

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Published on Friday, September 28, 2018

If these 21 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the 2019 Sturgis Rally.

Securing bands for The Best Party Anywhere® is no easy feat.

It often takes the entire year before all the variables fall into place.

But the process always starts by listening to requests from fans like you.

Planning is currently underway, and lots of you have been asking about bands, and listing ones you’d ride across the country naked in a blizzard to see perform.

The following is a list of 24 bands that fans like you have put on the Chip’s radar. Are these the bands you’d go nuts to see join the 2019 Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup?

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Published on Friday, September 28, 2018

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 Thursday, September 13, 2018

If you weren’t at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 motorcycle and music festival, no combination of words could adequately explain what you missed out on. Only “Holy flat-trackin’, dragster driftin’, tire roastin’, Dirt-riotin’, Moto-Stampedin’, guitar-shreddin’, rock-n-rollin’, mini Gamblers, Batman!” could really even come close. Thankfully, this event highlight video does a pretty damn good job of taking you through the festival moto, music and party madness that’s been on our minds since the second it ended. Check it out for yourself to see the best of the Best Party Anywhere® in 2018!

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Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sometimes all it takes is a moment for your whole world to change. When you find yourself immersed in good live music, feeding off the collective energy of excited friends and hearing the familiar first notes of your favorite song can easily do the trick.

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Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Another Sturgis Rally has come and gone, which means hordes of fans and friends have passed through the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip gates once more to party at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. Each year, these folks bring a host of strange and wonderful objects to make their party one for the books, and it never fails that many guests leave some of that stuff behind for the Chip’s staff to discover. See what the cat dragged in this year to make staffers to scratch their heads in the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lost And Found!

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Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Blending in—it’s a practice lots of us suffer through in our day-to-day lives. But during the annual motorcycle and music festival many equate with “Adult Disneyland,” it’s a practice most folks stray from.

That is, unless you’re a great photographer.

Truly capturing all the beautiful insanity that unfolds during two magical weeks at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip requires full assimilation. You’ve gotta embrace your surroundings, make friends with your subjects and get right in the middle of their mischief.

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Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Peter Norbeck should be in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. Even though Norbeck wasn’t a biker, the former governor and state senator from South Dakota gifted riders with one of the most memorable 17-mile stretches of motorcycling goodness around in the form of Iron Mountain Road.

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Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

 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 Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Riding in the rain takes an activity meant to be relaxing and turns it into anything but. Reduced visibility, poor traction, possibility of hydroplaning, and, for those without good rain gear, the stinging pain felt with each falling drop makes it a pretty miserable experience. Not to mention, it can be extremely dangerous. So what should you do when an unexpected turn in weather leaves you with no other option but to ride in the rain? Check out this article from Jacob Moore of SoloMoto to find out!

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Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

We hope you’ve got a fresh set of batteries in your smoke detector because the lively and lovely Miss Alexa, winner of the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Rebel Yell, finished her photo shoot with Henry Roy Photography and, well… HOT DAMN! The results are stunning, but don’t take our word for it. See for yourself by checking out the behind-the-scenes videos from her shoot at the Historic Franklin Hotel on Deadwood’s Main Street and the sexy shots below with the Paul Jr. Designs custom Legends Ride bike built on “American Chopper”!

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Published on Monday, May 14, 2018

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 Monday, April 23, 2018

Breathtaking beauty and dangerous curves are a hallmark of the Black Hills. Take one look at the women competing in the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Rebel Yell, and you’ll see that the description applies to more than just the scenery.

Jaws have been dropping across the Black Hills for the past few months as the area’s finest females have been competing to become the face of the Best Party Anywhere® in dozens of local bars. Thousands of you have cast votes for your favorite sexy selfies from the semifinalists, and a few hundred of you were even lucky enough to see KSKY announce the finalists in person on April 14. But now you’ve got a chance to see these women reveal so much more.

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Published on Friday, April 6, 2018

Thunder and lightning. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Peanut butter and jelly. Some things just go hand in hand. For those of us in the Midwest, frigid temps and parked rides can be a less desirable pairing we’re forced to contend with. That is, until the annual Midwest Extravaganza known as the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show finally pulls us out of hibernation for the unofficial kickoff to riding season.

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Published on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Albert Einstein once said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” Although Einstein didn’t ride a motorcycle or ever attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, anyone who’s ever been a Sturgis first-timer probably relates to the sentiment.

Once you’ve made the commitment to come and have decided where you’re staying, you realize there’s still so much left to figure out.

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Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The rumblings have been present for some time now: there is a pack of wild women returning to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for a moto culture event like no other.

The Wild Gypsy Tour is the first event of its kind in women’s motorcycling. It creates a place for women riders to combine the freedom of the past with the untapped spirit of the future at The Best Party Anywhere® during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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Published on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Perform Stupid Human Tricks for Sturgis Rally Passes at Minute to Win It Contest

Know any sweet party tricks? Have any weird hidden talents? Got a knack for doing things that are completely useless? Here’s the deal, unless you know the trick to making a viral video, your “skills” probably aren’t going to make you millions or change the world. But one thing they CAN get you is free passes to The Best Party Anywhere®.

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® will be giving away dozens of passes in the Minute to Win It Contest to those who can skillfully perform a series of stupid human tricks. But before you learn more about that, check out these five insane (and totally real) stupid human tricks the Chip won’t be asking you to perform.

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Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

After years of dreaming and scheming, you’re finally doing it. You’ve decided this is the year to embark on a journey you’ve heard will be the greatest adventure of your life—you’re taking a trip to Sturgis!

But now that you’re excited and all your Facebook buddies are jealous, questions start swirling through you head.

What are the local motorcycle laws?

Do I need a helmet?

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Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

As you’ve likely heard by now, the South Dakota Supreme Court issued a decision on Thursday, January 25, 2018, that ruled in favor of the Town of Buffalo Chip’s 2015 incorporation.

This announcement has raised a lot of questions among those of you who love staying at the Chip each year. While many of those inquiries varied, they really all boiled down to one simple question– “How will staying at the Chip change now that Buffalo Chip, SD is a town?”

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