Sturgis Rider News Blog 

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 Thursday, May 21, 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

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

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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Published on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Twist the throttle up to 80 MPH on South Dakota I-90

If you’ve ever traveled on I-90 or I-29 through South Dakota, you’ve likely noticed the 75 mph speed limit signs and the multitude of motorists who blow right by them at a minimum of 80 mph anyway. Maybe you’re one of those speed demons in the passing lane on your way to the Sturgis Rally, or maybe you’re watching license plates cruise on by you. Either way you’ll want to listen up, because an amendment to South Dakota Senate Bill 1 passed Tuesday, effectively changing the speed limit on the state’s two interstate highways.

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Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Petition Accepted for Buffalo Chip Incorporation

There’s something about riding a motorcycle that’s fundamentally badass. That’s why if you don’t own one, you want one, and if you do, you always want another. And just when you think you’ve got the baddest bike around, you see one so cool that your mind simply won’t rest until you’re swinging your leg over the seat. This year that bike comes to us straight from Victory and Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Enterprises by way of the Buffalo Chip’s Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes, which means that 2015’s coolest bike and its matching Epiphone guitar could actually be yours if you register to win them. 

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Published on Friday, February 27, 2015

Petition Accepted for Buffalo Chip Incorporation

You’ve probably seen the news about the Buffalo Chip wanting to incorporate into its own municipality. The Chip has stayed unusually quiet during all of this, but now that the Meade County Commissioners Office has accepted the petition, we can let the cat out of the bag… By the time the 75th Sturgis Rally arrives, it's likely the Buffalo Chip will have become the first biker municipality in the world! That’s right Buffalo Chip Campground, LLC will sit within the town of Buffalo Chip, South Dakota. 

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Published on Thursday, February 26, 2015

10 Hidden Black Hills Attractions You Must Visit

The Black Hills of South Dakota is an area rich in minerals and mining history, but for those of you who head for the Hills each year for the Sturgis Rally, there lies another series of hidden treasures—interesting places a little off the beaten path, ones you would’ve stopped at had you known they were there. These Black Hills attractions exemplify the life, fun and culture of the area, and because they are world class in their own right, we have gathered a few we think are worth a stop. So without further ado, here are 10 hidden gems of the Black Hills courtesy of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Rider Friendly Business Program.

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Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ride free and hang your hands wherever you want.

Have you ever been riding through the beautiful Black Hills on your motorcycle, enjoying the sound of pipes crackling and the clean mountain air, when all of a sudden a set of flashing lights appears behind you? You wonder what you could’ve been doing wrong. Were you speeding? Swerving? Are your tags expired? Maybe your brake light is out. You can only speculate as the officer walks over to your bike. When he asks you, “Do you know why I pulled you over?” You answer, “No.” “Your handlebars are shoulder height,” he replies. “That’s a petty offense in the state of South Dakota; I’m going to have to issue you a ticket.” 

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Published on Thursday, February 19, 2015

Motorcycle Stunts and World Record Jump Attempts Keep Chip Spirit of Adventure Alive

Why do you ride? Is it the feeling of freedom? The thrill of adventure? The rush you get from taking a risk? The truth is, there are more reasons to ride than there are miles of pavement, but a lot of people think this video sums them up. Check it out and let us know if you agree!

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Published on Sunday, February 8, 2015

Best Motorcycle Roads Series Features The Red Lodge Loop

Ask anyone who’s ridden the Red Lodge Loop, and they’ll tell you it’s a ride that should be near the top of your bucket list. Beginning and ending in Red Lodge, Montana, “The Loop” follows two-lane roads, sweepers and twisties through some of the region’s loveliest scenery. Imagine rolling green hills, wide-open spaces, sparkling streams and alpine lakes—all against the grand and wild backdrop of Montana’s highest peaks. The Loop is one of the most popular motorcycle routes in the country, and for good reason; it is the stuff of postcards! So if you’d like to find out more about the Red Lodge area, be sure to check out the Rider Friendly Business Program’s list of suggested stops on this 200-mile stretch of two-laned beauty.

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Published on Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sturgis Buffalo Chip visits Europe’s premier motorcycle show

Do you know any sweet party tricks? Have any weird hidden talents? Got a knack for doing things that are completely useless? Here’s the deal, unless you know the trick to making a viral video, your “skills” probably aren’t going to make you millions or change the world. But one thing they CAN get you is free passes to the Party of the Century during the 75th Sturgis Rally. The Buffalo Chip will be giving away dozens of passes in the Minute to Win It Contest to those who can skillfully perform a series of stupid human tricks. But before we tell you more about that, check out these five insane (and totally real) stupid human tricks the Chip won’t be asking you to perform.

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Published on Sunday, February 1, 2015

Sturgis Buffalo Chip visits Europe’s premier motorcycle show

If you want to see cutting-edge motorcycle innovation at its finest, be the first to lay eyes the latest products and models, and meet the biggest names in motorcycling, it’s hard to beat the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® made its first trip to this premier motorcycle show January 23-25 and were humbled to be in the presence of so many amazing manufacturers, customizers, gorgeous women and downright friendly riders from around the world. The Chip made some surprising discoveries while at this spectacular motorcycle show and there are eight we just had to share with you!

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