Sturgis Rider News Blog 

Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015

There are few things in this world that make it to a 75-year milestone. This number often exceeds the human lifespan, and it’s certainly older than most motorcycles seen out on the road. So how is it the Sturgis Rally has made it to this monumental landmark?  How could such an event not only be surviving at 75, but thriving? The answer lies in a small group of significant influencers that any rider worth his salt should get to know.

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Published on Monday, July 20, 2015

The Best Party Anywhere is so close you can taste it. If you’ve been looking on the Chip’s website, following them closely on social media and are subscribed to the Sturgis Rider® Newsletter, chances are you’re wondering how in the heck you’re going to be able to fit it all in. Well, fret not, friends–the Chip’s Rally-seasoned staff has assembled easy-to-follow itineraries for every single day from July 24 through Aug. 8. Read on and let these itineraries guide you through the most memorable time of your life.

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Published on Friday, July 17, 2015

Know What to Do If You Get Pulled Over on the Way to the Sturgis Rally.

(Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. Make your own decisions out there.)

Getting pulled over by the police can be an extremely nerve-racking experience. Even if you’re not breaking any laws, seeing those flashing lights in your mirror can turn your stomach to knots and make the hair on the back of your neck to stand up. However, you can help make any future stops by the police go as smoothly as possible by checking out this list of dos and don’ts. 

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Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015

These two custom motorcycles will be facing off at the Legends Ride Auction during the Sturgis Rally.

When motorcycle leaders like John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts and Paul Yaffe of Bagger Nation put their stamp on a custom motorcycle, you know it’s going to turn some heads. That’s exactly what they’ve done with these two bikes built by two teams of Black Hills area high school students led by Program Coordinator Keith Terry of Terry Components in the Buffalo Chip Challenge™. Team Shope featured a 2014 Indian Chieftain customized under the guidance of Chris Malo from Baggster. Team Yaffe, supervised by Nick and Randy Cramer from Dakota V-Twin, customized a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King.

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Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Learn the Most Efficient Way to Pack with These 8 Motorcycle

If you’re like most people, you’ll be riding a motorcycle a long way to the Sturgis Rally or, at the very least, riding your motorcycle to a few locations around the Black Hills during your vacation. Whether you’re putting on 250 or 2,500 miles this riding season, learning these motorcycle packing tips will save you lots of headache and tons of time so you can focus on what really matters—enjoying the ride. To save you even more time and trouble, we’ve assembled a list of eight tips to teach you the most efficient way to pack.

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Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Motorcycle Maintenance and Packing Tips to Ensure a Comfortable and Safe Ride

It doesn’t matter how ready you are to get out and ride; if your bike isn’t ready, you could end up stuck in your garage, stranded on the side of the road or in a world of hurt. Luckily, a few quick motorcycle maintenance checks can go a long way in making sure every ride you take is safe, comfortable and gets you home in one piece. Want to know what tasks need to be on your motorcycle pre-ride checklist? Then let master technician Bob LaRosa of Fix My Hog show you in this video! 

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Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cookie Crum was one of first women riders in the motordrome

Editor’s Note: It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to our dear friend and long time Biker Belles supporter Cookie Ayers-Crum. This article, which was to serve as a celebration of a living motorcycle legend, must now act as a memorial to the legacy she left behind. Cookie Ayers-Crum passed away on June 3, 2015 after leading an inspiring life that helped pave the way for countless women in motorcycling. She will be greatly missed.

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Published on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Secret Money-Saving Deals That Will Stretch Your Sturgis Vacation Dollar

Having a good time at the Best Party Anywhere isn’t rocket science; you just need good friends and good music. But there are some other essentials to consider, and if you’re on a tight budget, it might be hard to afford everything you want to see and do. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide of seven secret money-saving deals to help you get the most bang for your buck while you’re at the Chip. 

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Published on Monday, May 25, 2015

Sturgis Videos that reveal Chip facts you never knew!

Think you’ve seen it all? Think again. This collection of videos showcases some of the the millions of amazing moments that have come out of the Buffalo Chip’s 34-year history. There’s no way you could ever anticipate what you’re about to see! 

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Published on Thursday, May 21, 2015

Leaked Photos of Model Search Winner Raven Whitman

If you’ve been to the Buffalo Chip before, you know it’s a bash with no shortage of biker babes. You’ll see beautiful women nearly everywhere you turn, but the one you’ll see most in 2015 is Raven Whitman. Raven recently proved she was Sizzlin’ Hot and Ready to Rock by winning the Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Budweiser, which means she’ll be making appearances both in print and in the flesh as the face of the Buffalo Chip’s Party of the Century. On May 6, she took part in a day-long photo shoot as part of the contest’s grand prize, and the shots turned out so well we couldn’t resist leaking a few. Check out these six sexy shots to see for yourself!

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Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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 events at the Buffalo Chip so you can start planning an unbelievable Sturgis Rally vacation. Just make sure you’ve also planned a rock-solid alibi before you attend these...

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Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Few bonds are stronger than the one that comes from riders who share the open road. It doesn’t matter if you’re amongst a small group of friends or taking part in a large organized group ride like the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride® or Freedom Celebration Ride; the feeling of camaraderie shared with fellow riders is one you just have to experience to understand. If you’re planning to organize or participate in a group ride, make sure everyone in your group has the best experience possible by checking out these motorcycle riding tips from the American Motorcyclist Association’s article Group Riding: 17 Tips to Ensure Everybody has a Great Day

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Published on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jägermeister Brings the Big Woody to the Buffalo Chip for the 75th Sturgis Rally

Woody and Daymon have been slaving away in HAZMAT suits in an old RV down by the Wolfman Jack Stage, and the result is a concoction you might want to get your hands on or give to your old lady. Without further ado, we give you The Big Woody.

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Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It’s a Fact--Biker Women Get Sexier with Age

Some things in life just get better with age. Whether it’s the first album you ever bought, a box of cigars, a great bottle of wine or whiskey, a bike, your ability to ride, a favorite pair of riding boots, or a comfy pair of jeans… All this stuff seems to be enhanced with the passing of time. While all these things are great when aged properly, we’re of the opinion that nothing improves more with time than sexy biker babes. Check out these 5 reasons why biker women get sexier with age.

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Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Buffalo Chip Holds Vote for Municipal Incorporation

It started as a dream, matured into a plan, and could be on its way to becoming a reality. The legal residents of the proposed municipality of Buffalo Chip, South Dakota held a vote to incorporate on May 7, 2015.

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Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cruise in Comfort with these Riding Gear and Parts Suggestions

When you’re out for a ride, the rumble of the road, the sun on your face and the wind in your hair can be your best friends. They can also be your worst enemies—causing aching bones, tingling hands, frozen fingers and feelings you might describe as “not so fresh.” If you want to spend more time riding and less time complaining once you arrive at your destination, check out this list of parts and riding gear from some serious innovators in comfort.

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Published on Monday, April 27, 2015

A Trask Performance Turbo System is a quick and affordable way to seriously upgrade the performance of your Stock American V-Twin.

The world of custom motorcycling is truly infinite, and the number of ways you could modify your sled’s appearance and performance is limitless. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time, skills or resources to morph our motorcycle into a high-performance work of art. However, there are plenty of modifications that don’t require a million dollars and a degree in motorcycle technology to make. A bolt-on turbo system is one of those upgrades.

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Published on Monday, April 27, 2015

Biker Babes Bare It All to Represent the Premier Sturgis Rally Entertainment Destination

Representing the Best Party Anywhere™ as the Buffalo Chip Poster Model is a prestigious job any year. But for Black Hills beauties looking to get the most exposure, there’s no opportunity bigger or better than holding this position during the historic 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally. Women have been coming out of the woodwork to participate in the 2015 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search, presented by KSKY and Budweiser, and the contest is now in its final days. 

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Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Buffalo Chip’s Justin Bieber prank made lots of April Fools.

On April 1, 2015, news that Justin Bieber would be performing on Aug. 10 during the world’s largest motorcycle and music festival for the 75th Sturgis Rally shocked the motorcycling world for a moment— a long, uncomfortable moment. Then, about five hours later, and to the seeming relief of many, the Buffalo Chip announced their Bieber Fever was merely an April Fools joke. The responses to the prank were epic.

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Published on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Motorcycle Mentorship Program travels to Donnie Smith Bike Show

Whether it’s checking out the newest accessories, looking for ideas or shopping for the parts to put it all together, the Donnie Smith Bike Show is the place to get it done. Here you’ll see pro bikes up against garage builds and even some ambitious high school teams. Everyone is looking to pit their winter projects up against the best. 

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