Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014

Motorcycle Accident First Aid Class Taught at Buffalo Chip

A motorcycle accident scene is something we all hope never to encounter while out on the road. But when accidents do happen, Advanced Accident Scene Management instructor, Jon Wik, believes a little knowledge can go a long way! This is why he is teaching a class at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during the 2014 Sturgis Rally to help teach you how to react if you come across a downed rider. Want a preview of what will be covered in the class? Keep reading to learn eight of Wik’s easy-to-remember tips. They might just help you save a life someday!

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Published on Wednesday, May 21, 2014

TORC Off-Road Racing Joins Sturgis Rally Event Lineup

Off-Road racers live dangerous and thrilling lives. And it won’t be long before you’ll be able to witness first hand the insanity of their 900-horsepower race trucks tearing around the track and flying through the air at speeds over 100 mph at the Buffalo Chip's new PowerSports Complex! TORC Off-Road Racing crews have arrived at the Buffalo Chip to break ground on this heart-stopping attraction's most unique track. Since countless excited fans have had questions about the Chip’s inaugural TORC race, six TORC drivers competing in the Battle at the Chip agreed to give you an inside glimpse of what you can expect. Keep reading to find out about some of the crazy shiznit these drivers have to divulge about their most intense moments on and off the track!

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Sturgis Rally’s Hottest Women Bare It All

Representing the Best Party Anywhere as the Buffalo Chip Poster Model is a prestigious job. That’s why every year the most beautiful women of the Black Hills flock to the Chip’s Poster Model Contest, presented by KSKY and Budweiser. While crowds packed in tight on May 3 to see this year’s batch of semifinalists compete in bikinis and biker attire, the Chip’s about to give you the chance to see the finalists bare it all! 

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

The Sturgis Rally’s sharpest dressed party

The Buffalo Chip isn’t just the Best Party Anywhere, it’s the Best Dressed Party Anywhere, and we’ve got the photos to prove it! With the original Sharp Dressed Men, ZZ Top, making their way to the Wolfman Jack Stage during the 2014 Sturgis Rally, check out some of the crazy fashions they’ll be up against!

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Published on Monday, May 5, 2014

Women Riders Achieve Amazing Feats Together

The excitement of your first motorcycle ride is something you never forget. For women riders, the empowering feeling it brings often makes us wonder what other firsts we might be capable of. To celebrate Women Riders Month and in anticipation of the annual Biker Belles® Celebration, the Buffalo Chip encourages you to see what you can achieve when you ride with other women. For inspiration, check out these five female firsts! 

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Sturgis Campground Hosts First-Time Guests on Travel Channel

How would you react if the Travel Channel surprised you by planning your very first road trip to the Buffalo Chip? Would you drop everything and say yes to the offer? See what happens when an Arizona couple agrees to this spontaneous Sturgis Rally vacation on the upcoming episode of Travel Channel’s “Trip Flip” airing Wednesday, April 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. But first, here’s the sneak preview...

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Pop Evil Joins August Music Festival at the Buffalo Chip

Buffalo Chip fan favorites, Pop Evil, released an emotionally charged video that has been taking the world by storm; just days after the Chip announced the band would be joining this year’s lineup of Sturgis concerts. While the video provides a poignant backdrop for their most recent single, “Torn to Pieces,” it was also created to help fans going through difficult times, and we think it’s worth a watch!

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Published on Monday, April 28, 2014

Enter for Your Chance to Win the Sturgis Rider Sweepstakes

From its blacked-out engine, to beveled accessories, to a smoldering paint job, the custom Victory Cross Country® 8-Ball up for grabs in the in 2014 Sturgis Rider® Sweepstakes is like no other motorcycle you’ve ever seen! Check out this video to hear what the bike’s builder, Cory Ness of Arlen Ness Motorcycles, had to say about the bike. Plus get an up-close look at some of the bike’s customizations as well as its matching limited-edition Les Paul® Studio Epiphone Guitar.

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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 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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