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 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

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 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

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 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, 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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Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Keep Your Resolutions at the Sturgis Rally

Missy Covill, known to her fans as Iron Cowgirl Missy, is the embodiment of everything Buffalo Chip. Her passion for music is just as strong as her love of riding motorcycles. The two go hand in hand. 

Missy’s story has captivated audiences during the Chip’s August music festival for four years, and our fans can’t seem to get enough. Shortly after confirming Iron Cowgirl Missy will be joining the band lineup for the 2014 August music festival, we caught up with Missy at her home in Napoleon, Michigan for this exclusive interview. Pull up a chair, folks…It’s story time!

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Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

Motorcycle Safety Tips that Will Change the Way You Ride

Living on the edge is part of what makes riding a motorcycle so gratifying. But when your safety is on the line, do you know everything you should about when it’s important to play by the rules? 

You can learn a lot about motorcycle safety from a safety course, and we certainly suggest every rider take one. However, there’s a lot to be learned from experienced riders that you might not pick up in a safety course. That’s why we’ve compiled this list for you that includes 12 motorcycle safety tips from some of the industry’s top professionals, as well as seasoned riders. Keep reading…they may just change the way you ride!

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Published on Monday, January 6, 2014

The Living Deads Return for Chip’s August Music Festival

The Living Deads are not your typical rockabilly band. Its members, Randee McKnight and Symphony Tidwell, live full time in their RV, have been on the road touring for three years straight, and make their living by kidnapping guitarists along the way. 

We wanted to learn more about The Living Deads, but it’s hard to track down a band that’s always on the road. So we gave them a taste of their own medicine by hijacking their RV and tying them up to get this exclusive interview…

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Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Buffalo Chip Looks Back at Year’s Best Bike Rally Photos

Who says the number 13 has to be unlucky? We happened to think that 2013 was one of the best years the Buffalo Chip has seen yet! So as the year draws to a close, we are reliving the 13 most memorable Buffalo Chip moments from the last year.
 

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Published on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Buffalo Chip staff is full of holiday cheer. So after a few glasses of eggnog last year we decided to put together this funny music video to wish you Merry Christmas, Buffalo Chip style. It’s so funny we just have to share again. The greatest bands in the world may play at The Chip during the Sturgis Rally, but when you see our talent you’ll know exactly why we’re not the ones singing on stage! 

Go ahead and tell us what you think of the video in the comments section below.  We can take it!

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Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

Winterizing a Motorcycle is Easy with this Simple Guide

The end of fall marks a sad time for many bikers around the world. We endure the elements for as long as possible, but after one last teeth-chattering ride, we return our bike to the garage, where it must wait for us for us until spring. 

While spending time apart from your motorcycle can be a heart-breaking ordeal, it’s important not to let your sadness get in the way of your bike’s overall performance. So to ensure your bike will be ready to ride on the first warm day of spring, follow these simple motorcycle winterization steps:

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