Sturgis Rider News Blog

Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Guide to Sturgis Concerts on the Chip’s Showcase Stages

You need to check this guide out. Why? Because over the past 33 years, the Buffalo Chip’s August music festival has become known as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, and this showcase guide shows you all the stops the Chip pulled out this year to live up to that name. The 2014 festival promises to bring you nearly triple the number of bands as in previous years on the six showcase stages throughout the campground, thanks in part to Jivewired and AXiS Entertainment.

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Published on Thursday, July 24, 2014

Special Presentation for War Hero Held at Sturgis Campground during Freedom Celebration

Would you like to see a courageous war veteran receive his due during the Sturgis Rally? If so, then join the Chip as we celebrate a brave veteran who has served his country to the fullest. As part of the annual Freedom Celebration the Buffalo Chip is hosting a special Sturgis Rally presentation where one vet will receive a mortgage-free home from Wells Fargo!

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Published on Monday, July 14, 2014

Ride to the August Music Festival with these 10 Songs

The wide open road, wind in your hair, sun setting slowly behind you, curves up ahead, throttle wide open and a rocking playlist going. The trip to the Best Party Anywhere is always an adventure, but it’s even better when you have the right playlist to ride along with. So we put one together for you! Here are 10 kickass songs for you to listen to on your ride to The Chip® that will get you ready for nine days of epic concerts!

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Published on Monday, July 14, 2014

Experience the beauty of the Northern Black Hills while riding for a great cause during the Sturgis Rally! When you participate in the second annual Black Hills State University Jacket Ride, sponsored by Dennis Kirk®, you’ll feel great knowing your rider contribution will directly benefit veterans’ scholarships!

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Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

Bands So Hot, They Can Almost Hear the Sturgis Rally Crowd!

When BigSturgisGig.com launched on March 31, for the first time you got the chance to have a say in which bands would perform at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. One hundred sixty-five bands entered the Big Sturgis Gig™ online talent search for the chance open for Florida Georgia Line and ZZ Top on the Wolfman Jack Stage, Wednesday, Aug. 6.

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Published on Thursday, July 3, 2014

You Don’t Know the Chip Until You Know This

If you thought you knew the Buffalo Chip, think again! With over 580 acres to explore, the Chip has plenty of hidden treasures you may not know about. If you truly consider yourself a Chip veteran, then you’d better make sure you’ve seen it all. Get to know the Chip backwards and forwards with this video tour of the Best Party Anywhere™!

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Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Motorcycle Accident First Aid Class Taught at Buffalo Chip

A motorcycle accident scene is something we all hope never to encounter while out on the road. But when accidents do happen, Advanced Accident Scene Management instructor, Jon Wik, believes a little knowledge can go a long way! This is why he is teaching a class at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during the 2014 Sturgis Rally to help teach you how to react if you come across a downed rider. Want a preview of what will be covered in the class? Keep reading to learn eight of Wik’s easy-to-remember tips. They might just help you save a life someday!

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Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

It won’t be long before you start seeing the smokin’ hot Buffalo Chip Poster Model, Laramie Noyce, on advertisements, videos, magazine spreads, billboards and (of course) posters for the Best Party Anywhere™. Laramie recently won the 2014 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Contest presented by Budweiser, allowing her to springboard into a career in professional modeling. On May 22, she completed her day-long photo shoot as part of the contest’s grand prize, and the shots turned out so well that we just had to leak a few. Check out the sexy photos for yourself!

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Hundreds of Sturgis Rally Jobs Available at Buffalo Chip

Life is short. So why not work somewhere awesome? Rally jobs at the Best Party Anywhere™ are a great way for you to gain access to the Sturgis Rally’s most insane concert lineup, while making money and potentially even furthering your career in marketing, public relations, video production, photography or event production. With hundreds of positions available, you’re sure to find a spot at the festival to fit your needs and personality. Check out some of the available positions below and apply today!

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TORC Off-Road Racing Joins Sturgis Rally Event Lineup

Off-Road racers live dangerous and thrilling lives. And it won’t be long before you’ll be able to witness first hand the insanity of their 900-horsepower race trucks tearing around the track and flying through the air at speeds over 100 mph at the Buffalo Chip's new PowerSports Complex! TORC Off-Road Racing crews have arrived at the Buffalo Chip to break ground on this heart-stopping attraction's most unique track. Since countless excited fans have had questions about the Chip’s inaugural TORC race, six TORC drivers competing in the Battle at the Chip agreed to give you an inside glimpse of what you can expect. Keep reading to find out about some of the crazy shiznit these drivers have to divulge about their most intense moments on and off the track!

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fan Fest celebrates those who celebrate us every year

Fan Fest is back to bring you another year of live music, contests, games, girls and giveaways on Sunday, Aug. 3 from 2-4 p.m. at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Since the party at the Buffalo Chip is really more of a family reunion than a motorcycle rally, you could consider Fan Fest like the secret gathering of cousins who snuck off to the bar for some extra fun! This exclusive party is one you don’t want to miss, so keep reading and we’ll tell you how to score the invite!  

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Sturgis Rally’s Hottest Women Bare It All

Representing the Best Party Anywhere as the Buffalo Chip Poster Model is a prestigious job. That’s why every year the most beautiful women of the Black Hills flock to the Chip’s Poster Model Contest, presented by KSKY and Budweiser. While crowds packed in tight on May 3 to see this year’s batch of semifinalists compete in bikinis and biker attire, the Chip’s about to give you the chance to see the finalists bare it all! 

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Women Riders Achieve Amazing Feats Together

The excitement of your first motorcycle ride is something you never forget. For women riders, the empowering feeling it brings often makes us wonder what other firsts we might be capable of. To celebrate Women Riders Month and in anticipation of the annual Biker Belles® Celebration, the Buffalo Chip encourages you to see what you can achieve when you ride with other women. For inspiration, check out these five female firsts! 

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Best Custom Bikes of Sturgis Rally Displayed in Top Builder Competition

Have you ever caught yourself drooling over custom bikes in a magazine spread or TV special and wished you could get a closer look? Well, the Buffalo Chip is about to let you in on a tip that will bring you face to face with bikes you’ve been dying to see during the 2014 Sturgis Rally! If you’re asking yourself, “How does the Chip know which bikes I want to see,” you’d better keep reading to find out.

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

The Sturgis Rally’s sharpest dressed party

The Buffalo Chip isn’t just the Best Party Anywhere, it’s the Best Dressed Party Anywhere, and we’ve got the photos to prove it! With the original Sharp Dressed Men, ZZ Top, making their way to the Wolfman Jack Stage during the 2014 Sturgis Rally, check out some of the crazy fashions they’ll be up against!

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Sturgis Women Strut their Stuff For Second Year

If you’ve got sass and class, it’s time to show a little you know what during the second annual Sassy and Classy Over 35 Model Search! The Chip is looking for sexy Sturgis women over age 35 to strut their stuff on stage. If you win the contest, the Chip will give you the chance to be front and center during the ZZ Top and Florida Georgia Line concerts with a free pair of Fenske VIP Access Passes!

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Guess the Band to Win VIP Upgrades

Want to find out the next two bands in the Buffalo Chip’s 2014 concert lineup? Better yet, want to be front and center for your favorite band? Well, good things come to those who play Guess the Band! The Buffalo Chip has two bands up our sleeves, which means you’ve got two chances to win Fan VIP Upgrades in the Guess the Band Contest

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Sturgis Campground Hosts First-Time Guests on Travel Channel

How would you react if the Travel Channel surprised you by planning your very first road trip to the Buffalo Chip? Would you drop everything and say yes to the offer? See what happens when an Arizona couple agrees to this spontaneous Sturgis Rally vacation on the upcoming episode of Travel Channel’s “Trip Flip” airing Wednesday, April 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. But first, here’s the sneak preview...

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

10 Riding Gear Recommendations to Remember

Spring is here, and the Buffalo Chip knows you’d rather be riding than reading. But to ensure you enjoy the safest and most comfortable rides this season, it’s important to first equip yourself with the proper gear. So before you head out the open road, check out these 10 gear recommendations from seasoned riders and leading motorcycle industry professionals!

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Pop Evil Joins August Music Festival at the Buffalo Chip

Buffalo Chip fan favorites, Pop Evil, released an emotionally charged video that has been taking the world by storm; just days after the Chip announced the band would be joining this year’s lineup of Sturgis concerts. While the video provides a poignant backdrop for their most recent single, “Torn to Pieces,” it was also created to help fans going through difficult times, and we think it’s worth a watch!

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