Published on Friday, December 29, 2017
Let’s face it…Most people don’t follow through with New Year’s resolutions. Truth be told, most folks give up before even getting started. But bikers like you aren’t “most people.” You stick to your guns to get what you want, and the goals you set are about living life to the fullest. But if you find yourself needing a little extra help, here are 10 ways you can make sure you keep your New Year’s resolutions with a little help from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.
Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Rumors surrounding the upcoming Sturgis Rally are flying so fast, they could easily break the land speed record. And since you never know what the event could bring, 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 this year is going to be big, check out some of predictions for the party at the Buffalo Chip during the 100th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally!
Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017
If you’re a diehard motorcyclist who also happens to live in a place with four seasons, you may be experiencing an acute case of seasonal-induced PMS– Parked Motorcycle Syndrome—come winter. But don’t take it out on your friends and family– you can still mount your iron steed this winter. You just need to equip yourself with the right gear and knowledge before you do. Keep reading to get the skinny on everything you need for winter motorcycle riding courtesy of your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017
From the moment they set foot on Sturgis Buffalo Chip® properly, the country comedy duo Reformed Whores had only thing on their minds—getting to share their hilariously irreverent set with as many folks as possible.
After a chance meeting with long-time Buffalo Chip “social lubricant” Captain Jack, the Whores set their sites on the Chip’s legendary main stage and decided they’d do just about ANYTHING to get there.
Published on Monday, December 11, 2017
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December 17, 2017 Update – 95 Percent Containment, Some Roads and Parks to Reopen
Crews have been able to continue to hold containment lines and carry on with mop up efforts throughout the weekend. Although the total numbers of acres burned has increased to 54,023, the Legion Lake Fire has now reached 95 percent containment.
Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017
It’s that time of year again where the sound of jingle bells and holiday songs are ringing through the air just about everywhere you go. While there’s nothing wrong with cranking up some traditional tunes, those of you looking to Rock The Holidays will find this ready-made playlist filled with choice jams perfect for getting you rockin’ out in the holiday spirit. Vary up your listening this holiday season by checking out this list of holiday songs that’ll rock your stockings off from your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Published on Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Les Paul guitar is an undisputed icon of rock and 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 Wolfman Jack Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.
Well, it just so happens that the Chip is giving away an Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar signed by George Thorogood along with a $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree in the Rock The Holidays Sweepstakes.
That’s right, YOU can win a guitar with some serious rock star cred.
And, with some practice, maybe one day join this league of these seven Les Paul legends that have rocked the Chip.
Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
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 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup?
Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017
For a touring band like Stolen Roads that plays hundreds of shows each year, landing a three-day residency at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip through ReverbNation in 2017 provided much more than an opportunity to share the bill with some truly legendary acts. It also allowed the band to get out from behind the wheel, reconnect with friends they’d met in years past and take in the Best Party Anywhere® in some of the same ways as you. So how do four hard-working musicians wind up before making their way to the big stage to open up for bands like Blackberry Smoke and Gary Allen? Follow them on their journey to find out.
Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Cagers are crazy—we all know it. You could paint your bike yellow and glue giant bird feathers and disco balls to it, and they still wouldn’t see you. If you want to survive to ride another day, you must ride smart and stay on top of your game. And because you spend about a third of your life on your bed, you have to sleep smart too. The connection between sleep deprivation and motorcycle accidents is clear. Avoid hitting the pavement just by hitting your mattress. Here are a few ways you’ll ride better after some quality sleep.
Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017
Each 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.
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…
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.
Published on Thursday, September 21, 2017
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:
Published on Monday, September 18, 2017
What 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!
Published on Monday, September 18, 2017
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.
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.
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!
Published on Thursday, August 31, 2017
Imagine 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!
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!