Published on Friday, April 6, 2018
Thunder and lightning. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Peanut butter and jelly. Some things just go hand in hand. For those of us in the Midwest, frigid temps and parked rides can be a less desirable pairing we’re forced to contend with. That is, until the annual Midwest Extravaganza known as the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show finally pulls us out of hibernation for the unofficial kickoff to riding season.
Published on Thursday, March 8, 2018
Albert Einstein once said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” Although Einstein didn’t ride a motorcycle or ever attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, anyone who’s ever been a Sturgis first-timer probably relates to the sentiment.
Once you’ve made the commitment to come and have decided where you’re staying, you realize there’s still so much left to figure out.
Published on Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The rumblings have been present for some time now: there is a pack of wild women returning to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for a moto culture event like no other.
The Wild Gypsy Tour is the first event of its kind in women’s motorcycling. It creates a place for women riders to combine the freedom of the past with the untapped spirit of the future at The Best Party Anywhere® during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Published on Sunday, February 18, 2018
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 Best Party Anywhere®.
The Sturgis 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 you learn more about that, check out these five insane (and totally real) stupid human tricks the Chip won’t be asking you to perform.
Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
After years of dreaming and scheming, you’re finally doing it. You’ve decided this is the year to embark on a journey you’ve heard will be the greatest adventure of your life—you’re taking a trip to Sturgis!
But now that you’re excited and all your Facebook buddies are jealous, questions start swirling through you head.
What are the local motorcycle laws?
Do I need a helmet?
Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
As you’ve likely heard by now, the South Dakota Supreme Court issued a decision on Thursday, January 25, 2018, that ruled in favor of the Town of Buffalo Chip’s 2015 incorporation.
This announcement has raised a lot of questions among those of you who love staying at the Chip each year. While many of those inquiries varied, they really all boiled down to one simple question– “How will staying at the Chip change now that Buffalo Chip, SD is a town?”
Published on Monday, February 5, 2018
It doesn’t matter if you’re the next Hendrix, can burp your ABCs or are simply riding a streak of luck. There’s a way for anyone to get on stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. If you’d like to walk in the very footsteps of some of the most legendary names in music and spend a moment in the spotlight make sure you check out these five simple ways that can land you a spot on the Chip stage.
Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
An average of 100 million viewers tune in to the Super Bowl each year, and thanks to extreme rivalries, legendary halftime performances and an easy excuse to celebrate Sunday Funday, that number only continues to grow. But long after your heartburn subsides from all the bad calls and Ted’s ghost chili hot wings, the one part of the spectacle that’s sure to stick with you is all the over-the-top advertisements. Throughout the decades, countless hilarious and heartwarming commercials have made their debut during this live sporting event, but since most companies can’t afford a $5 million price tag, there will always be great ones you didn’t get to see. Here are seven memorable Super Bowl commercials that should’ve been and the reasons why we think they deserved to be aired during the big game. (We saved the best for last.)
Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hello from the newest town in South Dakota… And likely the United States. Maybe even the entire world– Buffalo Chip, SD!
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the South Dakota Supreme Court released a 16-page statement reversing a previous fourth circuit court decision ruling against the Meade County Board of Commissioners last year. The latest Supreme Court decision rules in favor of the Town of Buffalo Chip’s 2015 incorporation.
Published on Friday, December 29, 2017
Let’s face it…Most people don’t follow through with New Year’s resolutions. Truth be told, most folks give up before even getting started. But bikers like you aren’t “most people.” You stick to your guns to get what you want, and the goals you set are about living life to the fullest. But if you find yourself needing a little extra help, here are 10 ways you can make sure you keep your New Year’s resolutions with a little help from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.
Published on Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Rumors surrounding the upcoming Sturgis Rally are flying so fast, they could easily break the land speed record. And since you never know what the event could bring, we’re not about to discourage speculation. In fact, we’ve got a few predictions of our own for the future to throw into the mix. If you think this year is going to be big, check out some of predictions for the party at the Buffalo Chip during the 100th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally!
Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017
If you’re a diehard motorcyclist who also happens to live in a place with four seasons, you may be experiencing an acute case of seasonal-induced PMS– Parked Motorcycle Syndrome—come winter. But don’t take it out on your friends and family– you can still mount your iron steed this winter. You just need to equip yourself with the right gear and knowledge before you do. Keep reading to get the skinny on everything you need for winter motorcycle riding courtesy of your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017
From the moment they set foot on Sturgis Buffalo Chip® properly, the country comedy duo Reformed Whores had only thing on their minds—getting to share their hilariously irreverent set with as many folks as possible.
After a chance meeting with long-time Buffalo Chip “social lubricant” Captain Jack, the Whores set their sites on the Chip’s legendary main stage and decided they’d do just about ANYTHING to get there.
Published on Monday, December 11, 2017
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December 17, 2017 Update – 95 Percent Containment, Some Roads and Parks to Reopen
Crews have been able to continue to hold containment lines and carry on with mop up efforts throughout the weekend. Although the total numbers of acres burned has increased to 54,023, the Legion Lake Fire has now reached 95 percent containment.
Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017
It’s that time of year again where the sound of jingle bells and holiday songs are ringing through the air just about everywhere you go. While there’s nothing wrong with cranking up some traditional tunes, those of you looking to Rock The Holidays will find this ready-made playlist filled with choice jams perfect for getting you rockin’ out in the holiday spirit. Vary up your listening this holiday season by checking out this list of holiday songs that’ll rock your stockings off from your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Published on Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Les Paul guitar is an undisputed icon of rock and roll.
Some of the most legendary riffs and solos of all time were written with a Les Paul, and many of those celebrated tunes have been played on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.
Well, it just so happens that the Chip is giving away an Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar signed by George Thorogood along with a $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree in the Rock The Holidays Sweepstakes.
That’s right, YOU can win a guitar with some serious rock star cred.
And, with some practice, maybe one day join this league of these seven Les Paul legends that have rocked the Chip.
Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Securing bands for The Best Party Anywhere® is no easy feat.
It often takes the entire year before all the variables fall into place.
But the process always starts by listening to requests from fans like you.
Planning is currently underway, and lots of you have been asking about bands, and listing ones you’d ride across the country naked in a blizzard to see perform.
The following is a list of 24 bands that fans like you have put on the Chip’s radar. Are these the bands you’d go nuts to see join the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup?
Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017
For a touring band like Stolen Roads that plays hundreds of shows each year, landing a three-day residency at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip through ReverbNation in 2017 provided much more than an opportunity to share the bill with some truly legendary acts. It also allowed the band to get out from behind the wheel, reconnect with friends they’d met in years past and take in the Best Party Anywhere® in some of the same ways as you. So how do four hard-working musicians wind up before making their way to the big stage to open up for bands like Blackberry Smoke and Gary Allen? Follow them on their journey to find out.
Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Cagers are crazy—we all know it. You could paint your bike yellow and glue giant bird feathers and disco balls to it, and they still wouldn’t see you. If you want to survive to ride another day, you must ride smart and stay on top of your game. And because you spend about a third of your life on your bed, you have to sleep smart too. The connection between sleep deprivation and motorcycle accidents is clear. Avoid hitting the pavement just by hitting your mattress. Here are a few ways you’ll ride better after some quality sleep.
Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017
Each year, all kinds of people make a pilgrimage to the Black Hills of South Dakota to experience the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s motorcycle and music festival. The majority of these folks are bikers, of course, but when you consider every aspect of the Chip experience, you realize bikers and biker babes are just the tip of the iceberg. Bands, bartenders, builders, dancers, daredevils, music lovers, mischief makers and some downright weirdos all converge at the Chip, making it the most concentrated collection of cool folks you'd be proud to call friends. Here are 22 of them you could have befriended at The Best Party Anywhere® in 2017.