Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016

These 26 concert photos capture the 9 nights of unforgettable parties that took place during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 35th anniversary celebration in 2016The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® turned 35 years old in 2016, and to commemorate this milestone they did what they do best–throw you nine nights of insane parties and concerts. Now that the final performer said goodnight and the hangover has subsided, chances are you’re jonesing for more. Thankfully you can transport back in time to those epic face-melting moments from the Chip’s 35th anniversary with these 26 concert photos!

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016

Spearfish Canyon Offers its Best Motorcycle Rides During Autumn

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:

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016

When Daredevil Doug Danger flew across the Buffalo Chip amphitheater in 2015 on Evel Knievel’s XR750 Harley he set a record Knievel himself never made and inspired many. When Danger jumped again in Austin this year during the Republic of Texas Rally and announced plans to achieve a new world record in 2017, Austin-based singer/songwriter Jonathan Terrell was impressed, too. Sitting on Knievel’s iconic Harley, owned by EK collector Lathan McKay, Terrell became galvanized by the ghost in the machine and moved by Danger’s remarkable courage—and he wrote a song about it all. 

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Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016

When you’re so into bikes you’ve got motor oil coursing through your veins, a strong dose of world-class bike shows, raucous races and legendary rides like the ones found at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® can make you feel like a million bucks. But if you haven’t made it to this motorcycling mecca or the high from your last visit has started to wear off, you can prevent depression by checking out this intoxicating collection of motorcycles seen at the Chip this year.

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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Partying for nine days at The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ leaves a lasting impression upon the soul. A gathering of this magnitude also leaves an impression on the campground, as folks often forget or abandon many things­– some ordinary, and some that make you say, “What is that?!” After the last motorcycle rolled out the Sturgis Buffalo Chip gate in 2016, Chip staff took photos of everything left behind to share it all with you!

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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Buffalo Chip highlights during the 2016 Sturgis RallyDuring the 35th anniversary of The Best Party Anywhere, the authentic traditions that have become centerpiece to the rally’s fabric and that continue to set the bar for years to follow allowed guests like you to enjoy more motorcycles, music, freedom and camaraderie than ever before. 2016 was yet another perfect example where explosive new activities and experiences at the Chip elevated the rally standard in many unprecedented ways. Here are a few of the highlights folks can’t stop talking about.

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Published on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What is it that gives Elle King a “girl boner to the max,” why does Josh Todd from Buckcherry say playing the Legendary Buffalo Chip is like being in a Mad Max movie and why does Lynyrd Skynyrd agree the Chip is the Best Party Anywhere®?

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Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Avoid run-ins with the law by following these tips for a safe and fun Sturgis motorcycle rally.Nothing puts a damper on fun quite like a run in with Johnny Law, and with the increased police presence in and around the city of Sturgis during the annual motorcycle rally, knowing the state and local laws is a must. To make sure you have the 411 on what law enforcement officers will be looking for, Sturgis Rider® News sat down with Chief of Police Geody VanDewater of the Sturgis Police Department. Make sure you and other riders on the road can have a safe and fun time during this year’s Sturgis motorcycle rally by checking out his list of dos and don’ts.

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Published on Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Make the Food You Eat as Memorable as Your Sturgis Rally Vacation with These Unique Eats There’s no place on earth like Sturgis Buffalo Chip, so it should come as no surprise that while you’re at The Best Party Anywhere® you can enjoy totally original and absolutely scrumptious dishes of almost every variety. Satisfy even your oddest cravings with these unique eats of the Chip so your tank is never running on empty.

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Published on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

This Festival Packing List will make your life much easier. It might seem obvious, but you can never be over prepared when you’re heading out to camp at a festival, and The Best Party Anywhere® is no exception. The Essentials Guide is a valuable resource to help you plan your trip and your entire experience, but unless your goal is to have a crappy time, there’s a bunch of things you’ve just gotta have. Check out this essential packing list for the Buffalo Chip so you’re prepared to party like it’s 1981 once you arrive.

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Published on Thursday, June 30, 2016

When you’re at a music festival, seemingly insignificant problems like sunburns, hot tents or dead cell phones can manage to throw off your whole day. But if you plan ahead and can pick up a few handy festival gadgets, you can forget about these camping concerns for good. Check out this list of innovative products, and you might wonder how you’ve ever lived without them!

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Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Leaked Photos of Model Search Winner Nena

Beautiful barmaids, gorgeous go-go dancers and come-hither calendar girls make the scenery at the Buffalo Chip pretty easy on the eyes. Whlle you’ll find luscious ladies like these around practically every corner, the one you’ll see most in 2016 is Nena Ann. On May 11, this biker babe took part in a day-long photo shoot as part of the Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Budweiser, KSKY and Henry Roy Photography, and the shots turned out so well we couldn’t resist leaking a few. Check out these ten tantalizing shots to see for yourself! 

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Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Follow these motorcycle safety tips after any maintenance is performed on your bike to ensure it’s safe to ride.

One of the best feelings other than riding your motorcycle is when your ride gets out of the repair shop. Whether it needs a tune-up or you’re adding a custom touch, the urge to jump on and go as soon as it’s done can be irresistible. However, there are some things you MUST check after your motorcycle has been serviced to ensure your bike is fully functioning and safe to ride. Check out these easy motorcycle safety tips outlined in this post-service checklist from Fix My Hog that’ll ensure your bike is safe to ride in less than 90 seconds.

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Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Biker Babes Bare It All to Represent the Chip during the Sturgis Rally

For the past three months, beautiful smiles, sexy curves and naked ambition have been on display at bars around the Black Hills. That’s because the area’s hottest biker babes all want to become the face of the Best Party Anywhere™ in the 2016 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search, presented by KSKY, Budweiser and Henry Roy Photography. If you were one of the lucky ones who got to see these gorgeous girls compete in leathers and bikinis for the semifinals on April 30, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Those who made it to finals are about to pull back the curtain and reveal a whole lot more!

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Published on Monday, April 25, 2016

Motorcycle passenger mounting and dismounting tips that will keep you, your passenger and your bike safe.

You might think the most common paint and chrome issues seen in motorcycle body shops stem from accidents or vandalism. In reality, it’s damage that occurs from a bike tipping over because it was parked, mounted or dismounted incorrectly. Save yourself some coin and potential embarrassment by checking out these quick and easy tips for mounting, dismounting and riding with a passenger from Fix My Hog.

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Published on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Musicians Who Died in 2016 – A Tribute to the Legends

It’s been a rough year for the music industry. It seems the loss of a legend makes headlines every other week. But when a legendary musician moves on, we all feel it, whether we celebrated that artist’s music during their lifetime or not. There’s just something about one person shaping the lives of millions of people with their music that leaves an impression on all of us. These artists leave behind legendary legacies, sparking shockwaves of influence that ripple through our entire culture, forever changing everything they touch. Take a minute and reflect on how the musicians who died in 2016 changed our world as we know it.

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Published on Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bike Rally Vets Share their Favorite Buffalo Chip Traditions

For those who come to the Buffalo Chip every year, you know that there might be rain, and your tent fly could blow away, and if both happened on the same night your neighbors would throw you a towel and a beer and help you find the humor in the situation. Yes, a trek to the Best Party Anywhere™ can be full of exciting surprises that give you great stories to tell, but it’s some of the familiar things you know you can count on year after year that truly make the Buffalo Chip feel like home and its people feel like family. Check out some of these great traditions developed over the years by some of the Chip’s seasoned guests to see for yourself!

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Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Donnie Smith Show Event Recap

After spending a long, wicked Minnesota winter bundled up to the point of virtual immobility, few things could keep a motorcycle or car enthusiast indoors on a sunny spring day. That is, of course, unless it’s the weekend of the annual Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show. Each year tens of thousands of freshly thawed enthusiasts flock to the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minn. to experience this monster menagerie of motorcycles, cars and parts, and with good reason! Walking the floor, talking with some of the biggest names in the biz and gawking at every impeccable custom detail is a great way to melt your mind so you can start dreaming and scheming for your next scenic ride or customization project. Don’t believe it? Check out these show highlights for proof!

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Published on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Motorcycle Chrome Polishing Tips Show You How to Remove Burned Rubber, Tackle Blue Chrome and Handle Scratches

If you don’t know what you’re doing when battling burned rubber, blue chrome, dull spots or scratches, it can be easy to turn a small imperfection into an enormous eyesore. So when you want your motorcycle looking its shining best, it pays to do your chromework! Find out the right ways to put the sparkle back in your cycle by checking out these chrome polishing and maintenance techniques from the experts at Fix My Hog.

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Published on Sunday, March 20, 2016

Donnie Smith Show returns for 29th year, April 2-3. 2016

It’s the time of year when gearheads begin to yearn for a high-octane, adrenaline-infused experience. We need to shake out the cobwebs, feast our eyes on swoopy sheetmetal and tap into the gritty essence of moto madness. At the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show on April 2-3, 2016 at the St. Paul RiverCentre you’ll find killer custom motorcycles and knockout classic cars and trucks reeking with simple elegance and subversive ferocity. With 35 classes in the bike show and 22 in the car show, there’s a place for every vehicle to shine, from patina’d rats to pristinely restored beauties. Literally the best in the Midwest, hands down.

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