Sturgis Rider® News Blog 

Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Biker babes in the Miss Buffalo Chip pageant are nearly too hot for their own good.

An average of 100 million viewers tune in to the Super Bowl each year, and thanks to extreme rivalries, legendary halftime performances and an easy excuse to celebrate Sunday Funday, that number only continues to grow. But long after your heartburn subsides from all the bad calls and Ted’s ghost chili hot wings, the one part of the spectacle that’s sure to stick with you is all the over-the-top advertisements. Throughout the decades, countless hilarious and heartwarming commercials have made their debut during this live sporting event, but since most companies can’t afford a $5 million price tag, there will always be great ones you didn’t get to see. Here are seven memorable Super Bowl commercials that should’ve been and the reasons why we think they deserved to be aired during the big game. (We saved the best for last.)

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Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016

One of the world’s best motorcycle rides, Spearfish Canyon, may become the location of a brand new state park.

Do you have your own nature spot? A place just one scenic ride away from letting you unplug from the distractions and stress of daily life? No emails, no text messages, no social media…just the serenity that comes from absorbing the beauty of your natural surroundings. For many riders like you, Spearfish Canyon is this place, so naturally you might wonder what a newly proposed Spearfish Canyon State Park might mean for you.

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Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Learn How to Customize Your Own Indian Chief Classic from the Ground Up!

A group of Black Hills area high school students participating in the 2016 Buffalo Challenge™ - The Next Generation of American Motorcycling are living proof that with the proper tools and instruction, anyone can gain the confidence and learn the necessary techniques to take on a major motorcycle customization project. These students are turning a stock 2015 Indian Chief Classic into an award-winning fully customized creation, and you can benefit from the cutting-edge techniques they’re picking up throughout the build. Follow along in your own garage as Chris Malo of Baggster teaches you the tips and techniques you need to customize your own Indian Chief Classic. This blog will be updated weekly with new how tos and helpful tips, allowing you to work alongside the student mechanics participating in this program.

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Published on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Learn How to Customize Your Own Victory Cross Country from the Ground Up!

Class is in session for a group of Black Hills area high school students learning how customize a 2015 Victory Cross Country through the Buffalo Chip Challenge™ - The Next Generation of American Motorcycling, and you’re invited to sit in and learn from the industry’s finest right alongside them! If you’d like to learn the cutting-edge techniques needed to turn your own stock motorcycle into a head-turning custom, this blog will allow you to follow along with the program in your own garage as Randy Cramer of Dakota V-Twin shares all the tips and techniques you’ll need to know. Watch for weekly blog updates sharing important tips and helpful how tos as the program unfolds.

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Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Biker babes in the Miss Buffalo Chip pageant are nearly too hot for their own good.

The biker babes from the Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant turn up the heat more than two-lanes of blacktop baking in an August South Dakota sun every time they set foot on the Wolfman Jack Stage. Lucky for you, Sturgis Rider TV® All Access caught everything you may have missed while wiping the steam from your riding goggles, plus some behind-the-scenes footage that shows how these head-turning hotties like to party once they step off the stage. Now that your pipes have cooled, grab some popcorn and get comfy because you’re about to enjoy the best view of the hottest biker babes anywhere!

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Published on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Leather Care Tips from the Experts at Fix My Hog

Every rider knows the importance of keeping a motorcycle serviced and well maintained. But did you know improper leather care could cause rapid degradation of your bike’s components or even compromise your own personal safety? It’s true. And that’s why you need this list of cleaning and maintenance tips  from Fix My Hog to teach you the secrets of proper leather care.

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Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Buffalo Chip’s 2015 Year in Review

Epic pranks, shattered world-records, mega milestones and the biggest bash in the history of motorcycling had the biker world buzzing throughout 2015. Thanks to all of you for joining in on the fun and making these 15 moments the talk of 2015.

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Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sturgis Rider News’ Best of 2015

For motorcycle and music enthusiasts, 2015 was a year filled with over-the-top events, surprising news and more crazy shenanigans than ever before. Lucky for you, Sturgis Rider® News and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® video department captured it all with more than 100 articles and videos published throughout the year. But after tallying all the views, these 10 proved to be the ones you cared about most. Make sure you didn’t miss the most popular stories and videos the first go round by checking out our best of 2015 below!

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Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The holidays are a time to give thanks for the good things in life, reflect on another year gone by and enjoy the company of our family. We’re all blessed to be part of an extended family of brothers and sisters across the globe. Although we can’t all be together to celebrate the season, this video from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is a heartfelt reminder that the acceptance, friendship and loyalty we give each other is truly a wonderful gift.

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Published on Friday, December 18, 2015

Miranda Lambert’s upcoming performance at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2016 August Music Festival inspired 10 sexy patriotic photos.

Miranda Lambert is one of the hottest artists in country rock right now, and if you’ve seen her January 2016 appearance on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine, you know that she can rock a little black dress as well as she can rock a mic. Her attitude and natural beauty really make her the ultimate All-American girl, which begs the question–what would it look like if Miranda Lambert were Photoshopped into ridiculously patriotic settings? Could the world handle the sheer sexiness that results from combining a musical superstar and some raw, unfiltered ‘Murica? Find out for yourself in this crazy sexy slideshow!

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Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simple Motorcycle Battery Maintenance and Cleaning You Can Do Yourself!

If you think you need to have a garage full of tools or extensive mechanical knowledge before you take on any bike maintenance yourself, think again! Check out these three important yet simple battery basics from Fix My Hog, and you’ll quickly see just how easy it can be to get under the seat and extend the life of your battery.

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Published on Monday, December 14, 2015

When you live in the greatest country on earth, there are times you’ll get to see or do something so awesome that proclaiming your feelings of pride with a spirited “ ‘MURICA!” is pretty much mandatory. If you’re a true patriot, check out these seven mind-blowing ‘Murican things guaranteed to get your red, white and blue blood pumping! Be sure to read to the end, because we saved the best for last.

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Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether they’re on the back of your bike or the front of their own, sharing a ride with a female companion can double your pleasure and double your fun. So if you’re in search of a pavement playmate, allow us to help you with an introduction. Here are 22 biker babes from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and 22 reasons you’d love taking them for a ride!

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Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Kid Rock returns to Chip’s August Music Festival in 2016 to teach us all a thing or two about how to be badass.

Unless you’ve had your head firmly planted in a pile of sand for the last 20 years, you know Kid Rock is a red-blooded American music icon. With hits spanning the genres of rock, country, hip hop and practically everything in between, it’s clear he knows a thing or two about music and just generally how to be badass. Check out these 9 things we could all learn from Kid Rock and become enlightened on the topic of American Badassery.

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Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An ordinance attempting to block Fort Meade Way from moving forward was denied in court for being unconstitutional.

An ending is finally in sight for the decades-long effort to complete Fort Meade Way, a road that would connect I-90 to the east side of Sturgis, SD. A decision issued on Monday, November 23 from South Dakota Fourth Circuit Court denied an attempt by opponents to keep the construction of this critically necessary road from happening. Following the decision, Meade County commissioners accepted a bid Tuesday, November 24 to begin construction on the road.

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Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015

See how many of these August music festival legends you’ve heard before to determine whether or not you’re a legend of the Buffalo Chip.

The Chip is celebrating 35 years of its August music festival this year, and needless to say, there have been more than a few legendary happenings and tall tales told in that time. But where does the line between fact and fiction lie? Here are 27 legends that’ll bewilder Buffalo Chip beginners, but ought to be child’s play for seasoned badasses. Do you know which ones happened and which didn’t? Be sure to keep track of how many you get right to find out whether you’re a green baby buffalo or a seasoned party animal.

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Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Concert Photos from Sturgis Buffalo Chip August Music Festival

Worried your hazy memories from the 75th rally anniversary party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® might not last long enough to get you by until the Chip’s 35th? The legendary party brought out the very best in the performers, and the Chip’s photographers were there to capture the amazing concert photos that prove it. Transport yourself back to 32 of the festival’s most memorable musical moments here:

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Published on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Win a Guitar Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch Played in this Video

Five Finger Death Punch are head honchos of the heavy metal world. When they rocked the Chip in August 2015, they were weeks away from releasing their new album, “Got Your Six,” as well as embarking on a world tour. After signing the Epiphone Les Paul being given away in the Buffalo Chip’s Rock The Holidays Sweepstakes, bassist Chris Kael and lead guitarist Jason Hook sat down with Sturgis Rider® TV host Jersey Steve to talk turkey on everything from bikes and bizarre band stories to Japanese nuclear warheads to their support of veterans and active duty military personnel. Watch and find out why the whole world is going the Way of the Fist.

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Published on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Brantley Gilbert lines out plan to create Sturgis Rally mayhem with flamethrowers, burnouts and ziplines.

Brantley Gilbert has been one of country-rock’s hottest acts for the last several years. As a bona fide southern boy and motorcycle enthusiast, he knows a thing or two about how to throw a crazy party. When he stopped by Studio 14 to chat with comedian Chris Trew, they came up with some ideas that would set the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® on fire and create total mayhem. What were these outrageous ideas? Watch to find out for yourself.

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Published on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Best Sturgis Photos Captured by Buffalo Chip Photographers

Between all the bikes, bands, babes and beer drinkin’, there was a lot to experience at the Best Party Anywhere™ during the 75th Sturgis Rally. While no one person could’ve ever taken it all in, the Buffalo Chip’s photography team and fans like you were there to capture it all. After looking through thousands of the Chip’s photos and images submitted in the Chip Shots Photo Contest, we’ve compiled a handful of exciting and inspiring images that beautifully captured the Chip experience. Whether you’d like to relive the party, live vicariously through those who were there or are considering attending the Chip’s 35th anniversary party in 2016, you’ll want to check out these picture perfect moments. 

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