Sturgis Rider News Blog

Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Lineup of Sturgis Concerts at the Chip to Include The Pretty Reckless

Buffalo Chip fans have been abuzz since the Chip announced The Pretty Reckless would be joining the lineup of Sturgis concerts during the 2014 August music festival. But rock fans nationwide have been going crazy for the band’s song, “Heaven Knows,” sitting at No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts. Check out the sexy new video for this song and see just what fans have in store when the The Pretty Reckless take to the Buffalo Chip stage on Friday, Aug. 8!

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Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Guess the Band Returns with Two Announcements

The hits just keep on coming for the Buffalo Chip…chart topping hits that is! So while the Chip continues to book more bands, it’s time you get to guessing to win a pair of Fan VIP Upgrades and some sweet Buffalo Chip swag in back-to-back Guess the Band contests

Similar to past contests, you’ll find the first clue on the Buffalo Chip Guess the Band webpage. (This is the same page you’ll need to visit in order to vote, so be sure to bookmark it!) Use the magnifying glass to search the picture on the page for a clue hidden somewhere deep within. Then watch for additional clues on the Legendary Buffalo Chip Facebook page. When you think you know the answer, enter your guess online!

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Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ness Motorcycles Builder Shares Customization Ideas

The bike you ride can say a lot about you. It complements your style of riding and is an undeniable expression of your personality. Or at least it can with the right customizations. So if you’d like to make your motorcycle truly your own, check out these six customization ideas from renowned builder, Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles!

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Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Buffalo Chip Bike Build Project Wins Donnie Smith Bike Show Award

Builders from around the country gathered as the Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge™ participants rolled their fully customized 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide onto the showroom floor at the recent Donnie Smith Bike Show. The motorcycle’s anticipated reveal at the show brought a powerful and eye-catching custom 2014 Street Glide into the public eye—a feat the Sturgis Brown High School class hoped would bring home a major award for the second year in a row. So what did the judges think? Find out for yourself by watching this exclusive footage from the show!

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Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sturgis Rally Destination Weddings at The Chip

You’ll know you’re with “the one” when you’ve found a person you love as much as your motorcycle. So why not choose a wedding venue that allows both you and your bike to be part of your big day? With the Buffalo Chip’s new onsite wedding service during the Sturgis Rally, your dream of an unforgettable biker wedding can be a reality!

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Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Buffalo Chip Trike Ride Introduces You to Past Participants

Falling in love with a trike is easier than you might at first think. In fact, many riders who swear their fidelity to bikes often change their minds after just one ride. While reasons for crossing over to a trike can vary, riders often agree: once you go trike, you never go bike! So with the return of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s second annual all-trike ride, T.O.U.R., we asked eight trike riders to share the reasons why they fell in love with life on three wheels.

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Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Join the Lineup of Sturgis Concerts at the Chip’s August Music Festival

Want to help decide which bands become part of the lineup of Sturgis concerts at the Best Party Anywhere™? Starting Monday, March 31, you will be able to do exactly this with the official launch of the Buffalo Chip’s new online band submission platform, The Big Sturgis Gig!

This new interactive website will allow you to explore the profiles of bands interested in playing on the Chip’s stages during the 2014 August music festival. Big Sturgis Gig band profiles will feature mp3s, videos, photos and bio information. There will be plenty of cool content for you to discover and explore, because these bands are vying for an unbelievable prize: a full-length set on the Chip’s Wolfman Jack Main Stage opening for some of the biggest names in music, not to mention $10,000 in cold hard cash!

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Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Motorcycle Mentorship Program Reveals 2014 Street Glide at Donnie Smith Bike Show

Each year the renowned Donnie Smith Bike Show brings out the best of the best in custom motorcycles, parts and products. So to some it may seem a surprising location to spot a motorcycle customized by a group of high school students. But those who have been following the Buffalo Chip’s Student Build Challenge™ know the bike these students customized will likely garner some major attention at the show. Why? Because it’s one of the first known custom 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glides in existence!

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Published on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Buffalo Chip Summer Music Festival Welcomes Train

The well-oiled hit machine known as Train will be rolling into the Buffalo Chip for an unforgettable Sturgis Rally debut during the 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival. When the San Francisco-based sensation storms the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage Thursday, Aug. 7, you’ll be merciless against its infectious hooks and highly entertaining showmanship!

The Chip’s entire natural outdoor amphitheater will transform into a veritable karaoke party (eat your heart out, Karaoke Craig) as you and thousands of fans sing and rev your engines along to hit Train songs like “Hey, Soul Sister,” “Drive By,” “Drops of Jupiter,” “Marry Me,” “50 Ways to Say Goodbye,” “Meet Virginia,” “Calling All Angels” and “Save Me, San Francisco.” 

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Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Join the Lineup of Sturgis Concerts at the Chip’s August Music Festival

Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® gets countless inquiries from talented bands that dream of getting a shot on one of the stages during the Chip’s annual August music festival. Well, if you’re one of these bands, pay attention to what we’re about to say. If you’re not in a band, but know a deserving artist, send this on!

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Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Best Motorcycle Rides to Add to Your List

There’s something thrilling about turning your motorcycle down an unfamiliar stretch of pavement. The excitement and anticipation that springs from the unknown is what fuels our need as bikers to seek out new adventure. So for those of you on the hunt for that next unforgettable stretch of highway, here are some of the world’s best rides according to celebrities, world travelers and seasoned riders. 

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Published on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Commemorate the Men and Women Riders of the 2013 Biker Belles

If you participated in the 2013 Biker Belles celebration, you know you were part of something special. This uplifting event connected you to riders from around the world to celebrate women’s role in shaping the culture, sport, art and history of motorcycling. You undoubtedly made strong connections with your fellow riders, were inspired by the speakers and took in the beauty of the Black Hills. 

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Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Zac Brown Band Joins Lineup of Sturgis Concerts at Chip’s Summer Music Festival

You heard it right! Zac Brown Band is saddling up and riding their bikes into the Buffalo Chip’s summer music festival on Monday, Aug. 4 for a down-home headlining concert you’ll never forget! The genre-bending fan favorites will cap off Monday of the Sturgis Rally following the Buffalo Chip’s annual Legends Ride® and an unbelievable performance by blues master, John Mayall

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Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper Join Lineup of Sturgis Concerts at The Chip

Once you’ve ridden your motorcycle down a great stretch of highway, you understand the intimate connection that forms between biker and landscape. Ask any biker what their favorite ride is, and you won’t just hear how the pavement twists and turns. You’ll hear about the smell of the air, the sound of the breeze, the friendly faces at a roadside stop and countless other elements that create a memorable ride. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® recently asked a group of seasoned riders about their best motorcycle rides, and to our surprise, many described the same location. So what is this place? Why is it special to so many? Keep reading to find out why, out of all the rides to take in the world, these riders’ favorite ride is the one you must take in your lifetime.

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Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

See Sturgis Rally Concerts for Free with Buffalo Chip Minute to Win It Contest

As your workweek draws to a close, odds are you’ll be looking for a good way to unwind from the daily grind. Well, listen up! If your Friday or Saturday plan doesn’t already include a night out at your favorite Black Hills bar, the Buffalo Chip has some great reasons why it should…fun with friends, frosty Budweisers and free passes to the best Sturgis Rally concerts!

The Chip’s annual Minute to Win It Contest is visiting establishments across the Black Hills now through May 10. We’ll be putting you and your friends through a series of ridiculously fun challenges using ordinary household items for chances to win free passes to the Best Party Anywhere™!

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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper Join Lineup of Sturgis Concerts at The Chip

Where were you the first time you heard Mötley Crüe? Your high school parking lot? The backseat of your old Thunderbird? Well, no matter where you were or who you were with the first time, the best place to experience Mötley Crüe for the final time is with thousands of your closest friends at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®!

After more than three decades of relentless rock, Mötley Crüe is setting out for their final tour with special guest, Alice Cooper. The tour is appropriately called “All Bad Things Must Come to an End,” and, of course, the world’s most notorious party animals are including a stop at the Best Party Anywhere™ during this final victory lap. 

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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Buffalo Chip Student Motorcycle Project Wrap Up First Month

The 2014 Buffalo Chip Student Build Challenge™ has now been under way for one month, and keeping on schedule has become an uphill battle for its participants. Each week the Sturgis Brown High School class meets with mentors, Keith Terry of Terry Components and Randy and Nick Cramer of Dakota V-Twin, to transform their 2014 Harley-Davidson® Street Glide into a powerful and eye-catching custom bike. But because custom parts don’t yet exist for this new-year model, each step of the build has brought on its own set of challenges. Check out the photos below to see what the motorcycle mentorship program has been up against.

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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guess the Band kicks off again!

We know what you’re thinking – The Buffalo Chip just announced the Final Tour with Mötley Crüe and Alice Cooper, so there won’t be a band announcement for a while. Well, think again, because we’ve got two more band announcements up our sleeves that we’re just dying to tell you about!

Back-to-back doses of the Guess the Band contest are coming your way. That means we’re awarding a prize pack filled with sweet Buffalo Chip swag and a chance to win a pair of VIP upgrades to TWO lucky winners! So how does it work? You can find the first clue on the Buffalo Chip Guess the Band webpage. Use the magnifying glass to search the photo for a clue hidden somewhere deep in the picture. After that, the following six clues will be posted on the Buffalo Chip Facebook page. Each will feature photos from past years at the Best Party Anywhere™, as well as a text clue.

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Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sturgis Girls Compete for Buffalo Chip Poster Model Position

Are you an aspiring model? Have you imagined seeing your image in magazines and on billboards? Would you love to serve as the face of the Sturgis Rally’s longest running party? Sounds like fun, right? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading to find out how you could become the next Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Poster Model!

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Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Student Bike Build Project Up Against Challenging Schedule

The students participating in the 2014 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Student Build Challenge™ certainly have their work cut out for them. Class officially started for this enterprising group of Sturgis Brown High School students on Monday, Jan. 6, and already the motorcycle project has turned into an intense race against the clock. 

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