Sturgis Rider News Blog 

Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Learn Biker Lingo with this Handy Guide

Bikers are a different breed. We are loyal to a unique culture that lovingly embraces cool customizations, high-octane engines and a thirst for the open road. Depending on how deep our roots go and how we were raised, some of us may also speak somewhat of a different language. Do you personally use “biker terms” that could confuse a non-biker when you speak, or do you know anyone who does? Here’s a list of 13 terms that just might mean something completely different to guys called Wrench, Tiny, and Joker than to a guy who simply goes by Cornelius.

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Published on Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pappy Hoel incorporates motorcycle stunts into Sturgis Rally

Most bikers have a need for speed; it’s in their DNA. So it should come as no surprise that one of the world’s largest motorcycle events—the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally—started as an annual series of flat-track races. What is surprising, however, is that rally founder Clarence “Pappy” Hoel was never himself particularly interested in speed racing. So what was he really into? The second article in our series revealing the events and moments that shaped Sturgis history will explain how Pappy incorporated his true love into the event by stunning friends and onlookers with some pretty wild and surprising antics. We’ll also reveal how and where that crazy spirit still lives on today.

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Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Look Back at the Best Sturgis Photos from 2014

Just because 2014 is now officially in the bag doesn’t mean you should kick it to the curb. We know you might not be ready to say goodbye, so come with us on a journey of the best Sturgis photos and videos and relive the 14 most memorable Buffalo Chip moments from the last year.

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Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Meet the Sturgis Rally of the Future

Rumors surrounding the 2015 Sturgis Rally are flying so fast, they could easily break the land speed record. And since it’s a historic year approaching, we’re not about to discourage speculation. In fact, we’ve got a few predictions of our own for the future to throw into the mix. If you think the 75th anniversary is going to be big, check out some of our predictions for the 100th anniversary!

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Published on Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Top Sturgis News Stories of 2014

In 2014, the Sturgis Rider News team worked hard to provide you with a steady stream of interesting, informative and downright weird content. Our humble hope was to teach you something new and get a few laughs. Well, hot damn, we might have pulled it off, because there were a few articles you just wouldn’t stop talking about! In case you didn’t see them the first go ‘round, here are the five most talked about articles from 2014.

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2014

Shocking Moments of Sturgis Rally Parties at the Chip

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that 2015 will be a historic year for the Sturgis Rally. Predictions for the upcoming 75th anniversary event start at one million attendees and only go up from there. For those who don’t know the history, it’s baffling to imagine how an event of such epic proportions would end up in a sleepy little town like Sturgis, SD. So how did it? The first article in our series revealing the events and moments that shaped Sturgis history will answer this very question.

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2014

Highlights from Sturgis Rides and Bike Events

There’s nothing more powerful, unifying and exhilarating than rumbling down the road with hundreds of fellow riders. The world has millions of miles of roads to explore, but riders looking for unrivaled camaraderie as well as twists and turns, breathtaking vistas, and fun pit stops find some of the most spectacular rides in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Many of you headed to the Hills this past August to join in on some amazing Sturgis rides, including the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride®, Freedom Celebration Ride, Biker Belles® and the Trike Owners United Ride! Now you can relive or picture your smiling face on one of these rides by taking this photo journey through some of the Buffalo Chip’s most memorable bike events. 

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Published on Monday, December 22, 2014

Best Motorcycle Roads to Ride on Your Way to the Sturgis Rally

Exploring County, State, and US Highways, the Interstate system and the Mother Roads that crisscross this country, allows you to experience Americana at every junction. Countless riders have seen how the credo, “It’s all about the journey,” comes alive during a trek to the Sturgis Rally. So if you’re headed to Sturgis for the 75th, check out this list of routes worth the ride and towns worth a stop.

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Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Shocking Moments of Sturgis Rally Parties at the Chip

If you’ve been to the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, you know to expect the unexpected. As a party built By Bikers, For Bikers™, the Best Party Anywhere™ has practically seen it all during its 33 year run—surprise celebrity appearances, legendary South Dakota storms, and death-defying stunts, not to mention some serious blunders. So for better or for worse, here’s a look back at eight of the most shocking moments in Buffalo Chip History. 

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Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Hottest Biker Babes of Sturgis are at the Buffalo Chip

Are you sitting down? If not, you’ll want to, because the biker babes you’re about to see from the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant are so hot, they can really make a guy lose his cool. Those of you who lined up in front of the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage during the 2014 Sturgis Rally to rev your engines for these ladies have an idea what we’re talking about. But on stage or off, no one gets closer to these hotties than the Buffalo Chip film crew. So pull up a seat and enjoy the up-close-and-personal view that only Chip cameras can capture!

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Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Ultimate Gifts for Bikers

The holiday shopping season is well under way, and for those of us who swear Santa rides a custom Arlen Ness bike, this means it’s time to start thinking about what to get our favorite bikers (whether they’ve been naughty or nice). We’ve taken the work out of shopping for you by compiling our top ten picks for unique biker gifts of 2014. Check out this list now, and we guarantee you won’t be scrambling on December 24!

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Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Win a Guitar to Become the Next Les Paul Legend

If you’re on the hunt for a guitar with some serious rock star cred, look no further than the Les Paul; it’s truly an undisputed icon of rock ‘n’ roll. Some of the most legendary riffs and solos of all time were written with a Les Paul, and many of those celebrated tunes have been played on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage during the annual Sturgis Rally. So where are we going with all this? Well, it just so happens that the Chip is giving away an Epiphone Les Paul Special II signed by The Pretty Reckless in its Rock The Holidays Sweepstakes. And if you sign up to win, with a little luck and a lot of practice, maybe one day you’ll join this league of Les Paul legends:

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Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Hottest Biker Babes of Sturgis are at the Buffalo Chip

Whether you like your ladies in leathers, covered in tattoos, playing an instrument or playing with fire, the best place to meet Sturgis girls who love having a good time is at the Best Party Anywhere™! Check out these photos of some of the bikini-clad beauties, mesmerizing musicians and fun-loving flirts who joined the party at the Buffalo Chip during the 2014 Sturgis Rally.

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Published on Thursday, November 20, 2014

2015 Sturgis Concerts at the Chip Cause Speculation

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally is going to be a doozy, and the Party of the Century at the Buffalo Chip is going to be one for the record books. You’ve probably also heard rumors circulating for years about which bands will perform on the Chip’s legendary main stage during this historic event. Well, recently that rumor mill has gone into overdrive with speculation ranging from AC/DC to Elvis Presley. The Buffalo Chip is working tirelessly to bring you the most epic lineup of Sturgis concerts the Rally has ever seen. Which of these bands do you think the Chip should put into the lineup?

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Published on Monday, November 10, 2014

Sturgis Photos from the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage

Want to see the best Sturgis photos from the concerts on the Buffalo Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Stage? Whether your favorite show was Mötley Crüe, Florida Georgia Line, The Pretty Reckless or any of the Chip’s countless other performers, the best shots from headlining Sturgis concerts are all right here!

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Published on Monday, November 10, 2014

Tips on Camping in Sturgis at The Chip from Woody

Every day you ask all sorts of questions about the Buffalo Chip and the Sturgis Rally. Whether it’s over the phone, on Facebook or in an email, we can help you find the answers. Although I can’t yet reveal our next band announcement or predict the weather forecast for the 2015 Sturgis Rally, here are a few answers to some frequently (and not so frequently) asked questions we’ve received recently.

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Published on Monday, October 27, 2014

Sturgis Camping Throughout the Years

On Aug. 13, 1982, a group of fun-loving bikers rode into an 80-acre field just east of Sturgis, SD for the very first time. After attending the Sturgis Rally for decades, bikers had been cast off by the city as riff-raff. So these wandering spirits rode onward in search of a place they could call home—a place where they could experience music, freedom and camaraderie with no hassles. 

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Published on Monday, October 27, 2014

Florida Georgia Line Crosses Sturgis Rally Off Bucket List

Attending the Sturgis Rally is something Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line have dreamed of their whole lives. After watching the festivities on TV for years, the two were stoked to experience the fun for themselves in 2014 while hanging out with you at the Best Party Anywhere™. Want to see what went down when these country superstars stopped by Studio 14 before their Buffalo Chip debut? Then check out this video to watch Brian and Tyler chat it up with bikini model Cat Chassis!

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Sturgis Photos Show the Chip’s Wildest Partiers

Thousands of motorcycles, beautiful biker girls, unforgettable concerts, and inexplicable freedom made for one heck of party at the Buffalo Chip during the 2014 Sturgis Rally. Late night parties, scantily clad women, drunken debauchery, crazy outfits, you name it—it’s all captured here. Check out these 17 Sturgis photos that prove what happens at the Chip doesn’t always stay at the Chip!

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chip Fan’s Sturgis Videos Make for Hilarious Highlight Reel

For the past two months, you’ve filled our inbox with crazy Sturgis videos showing us all the wild and weird things you did to have fun at the Best Party Anywhere™. Now that the final 2014 Fan Highlight Video submissions have come in, it’s time you amuse yourself with this compilation of bikers, bands, beer bongs, back flips, boobs and, uh, some other things we can’t mention by watching the video here! 

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