Published on Thursday, April 6, 2017

Going to see live music on a regular basis provides real benefits to your physical and mental health.There’s no feeling on earth like the one you get from seeing an amazing concert. No other experience creates the same sense of connectedness, collective euphoria and immense satisfaction that you get after you’ve just been rocked into oblivion thanks to an otherworldly live music experience. But in addition to generally being awesome, live music provides you with essential replenishing nourishment that allows you to put up with the dregs of everyday life. Check out these seven reasons live music is medicine for your soul and get ready to plan your next concert experience.

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Published on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Looking for inspiration for your next build? Want to be the first to lay eyes on some brand new, high profile custom motorcycles you could take home? Could you simply use a few minutes to daydream with some gorgeous bikes scrolling by on your screen? No matter your reason, this collection of amazing machines created for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip by some of the world’s most renowned custom builders is sure to be the cure for what ails you, unless, of course, what ails you is drooling.

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Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Every year the Miss Buffalo Chip pageant is locked and loaded with sizzlin’ hot biker babes strutting across the main stage after every band plays. And while these lovely ladies look mighty fine in both biker and Buffalo Chip wear, it’s not until the final round of the night that you find out just how blazing hot the competition gets. That's because the Chip saves the best for last with a bikini round throwdown after each night's headliner. Check out this video to see some of the best bikini-clad moments they caught on camera in 2016!

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Published on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Over the decades, custom motorcycling has seen good times and bad. Motorcycle builders have been on the top of the heap and relegated to the back alley. But for the faithful, those ingrained wrenches and riders who long ago claimed biking as their life’s work, custom motorcycles are as sublime and necessary as ever.

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Published on Thursday, March 2, 2017

South Dakota has crazy weather. In just a few hours, it can go from frostbitten tundra to a beautiful sunny day. But no matter the forecast, when August rolls around you can bet it’ll be hot, hot, hot with the bevy of beautiful women hanging out at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Check out these 17 smokin’ hot biker babes and see for yourself!

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Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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

There are two types of people in this world: those who play it safe and bikers. We bikers, know that taking risks opens the door to adventure; it lets us live life to the fullest and gives us the opportunity to have it all, even if it can earn us a few bumps, bruises and broken bones along the way. As a venue built By Bikers, For Bikers®, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® has welcomed countless risk takers over its 36-year history, but a few motorcycle daredevils have truly taken their risks to the next level. Here are there stories:

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Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

Even if you’ve been a motorcycle enthusiast your entire life, there are things you’ve never seen and may not see again. Attending the annual Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy will open your eyes to aspects of the industry you never new existed. This incredible show’s ability to surprise and please you is why more than 155,000 enthusiasts flock to the event every January. In 2017, the MBE showed the world brand new bikes from every major manufacturer, historic motorcycles, dangerous stunts, world-class builders, daring racers and brought together international industry figures. If you weren’t there to witness it yourself, here’s photographic proof you should have been.

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Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017

None of us is truly gone until there’s no one left who remembers us. This thought came to mind when I learned of the passing of Bob Hanson. After 98 years serving God and man, Bob Hanson, an undisputed American hero, arrived at his final resting place in Black Hills National Cemetery on January 30, 2017 - but he is not forgotten. Hanson’s legacy was ensured in 2014 when the Sturgis Buffalo Chip instituted the Bob Hanson Distinguished Service Award as part of their annual Freedom Celebration & Ride.

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Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017

If you’ve got a motorcycle endorsement, chances are you’ve got a grasp on the written rules of the road. But did you know there are plenty of unwritten rules that are just as important? Not following these rules won’t just make you look dumb; it could get you killed. So if you want to stay safe, make friends and earn some good biker karma, make sure you commit this list to memory.

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Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016

15 Miss Buffalo Chip Photos You Can Kiss at Midnight (plus pickup lines never to use on a real woman)

The New Year is nearly upon us, and if you’re unsure of where you’ll be getting your midnight kiss, you may be panicking. To those of you frantically swiping through your preferred dating app, we say, “fear not!” These delectable Miss Buffalo Chip contestants will ensure you have something sweet to plant your lips on when the ball drops. Ring in your new year with the biker babes you’ve always dreamed of by checking out these 15 Miss Buffalo Chip photos you can kiss at midnight if necessary (plus pick-up lines you should never use if you ever wanna kiss a woman in real life).

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Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 was one hell of a year. From endless debates over the merits of presidential candidates to the loss of some of music’s biggest names, there was enough shocking news swirling around the internet that it became easy to miss exciting and entertaining content. But all is not lost, because this roundup of articles and videos is giving you a second chance to see what you missed. Leave 2016 on a high note by checking out these 10 kickass articles and videos you never saw, but wished you had.

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sometimes people watching at the Chip can be just as entertaining as what’s on the stage. Have you ever witnessed something so strange you had to do a double take just to be sure you weren’t making it all up in your head? Let’s be real…when tens of thousands of bikers show up to a party where practically anything goes, this happens a lot. And it can leave you with thoughts like “How do you go to the bathroom when you’re sharing one pair of underwear?” or “How do you cover up a hickey on your butt?” These ten weird moments from The Best Party Anywhere® will leave you with more questions than answers and provide the kind of people watching that’ll make you laugh out loud.

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

If you’ve got a couple hours to spend riding in South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills, the long list of thrilling routes available to you make it nearly impossible to narrow your choices down to just one. Luckily, there’s a loop that starts and ends right in Sturgis that combines several of the Black Hills’s best riding roads. Ride along through Boulder Canyon, Highway 385, Nemo Road and Vanocker Canyon in this exhilarating video presented by the Sturgis Rider Friendly Establishment Mobile App, and you’ll see why this route is a must ride!

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Brian Bell interview reveals Buffalo Chip flat track detailsDirt track builder and race promoter Brian Bell is on the cutting edge of the dirt track racing resurgence, and he’s been running full-on since early 2015. His company, IV League Flat Track, designed the racetrack at the Chip in 2016, and it’s far from typical. Iron Trader News caught up with him prior to the Roland Sands Designs Super Hooligan Races during the 2016 Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede to learn more.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Vote Biker during this Presidential ElectionNot everyone agrees on politics, but after this long, drawn-out, drama-filled election season, we can all agree it’ll be a relief to have it finally over with. And once the final vote is tallied, for better or for worse we’ll all have four years to deal with the outcome. So as you hold your breath awaiting the result of this presidential election, cross your fingers that whoever is chosen has these six things in common with bikers.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Biker friends will teach you everything you need to know about camaraderieBikers are some truly amazing people. They live by a code of respect for the road and everything on it, and they show an intense loyalty to their friends and family. In this age of digital friendships and one-click sharing, it’s more important than ever for folks to find a source of inspiration to help them authentically reconnect with their fellow man, and there’s nobody better to learn that from than a biker.  Check out these eight lessons that prove bikers could teach the world a thing or two about camaraderie.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Music Festival Campsite Ideas That’ll Up Your Party Game

Imagine how much fun a party at a campsite could be with additions like life-sized checkers, mini swimming pools or even alien probing devices. If you’ve ever attended a music festival, you’ve probably stumbled upon some decked-out campsites with so much going on they almost felt like their own mini-festival. Well, you’ll find ideas like these and more to up your party game when you tour some of the cool campsites competing in the Buffalo Chip Block Party Challenge with Katy and Marie from the Reformed Whores in this episode of Sturgis Rider TV®.

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Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

People who really like to ride visit the Sturgis Rally when it’s not an anniversary year. They know they’ll find some of the country’s best roads in the Black Hills, ones laced with iconic monuments and western ambience to spare. When the traffic is reduced the riding experience is amplified.

During “rider’s rallies,” we gladly suggest nearby places to ride to and make your own. We’ll list some recommendations in this article, but for more ideas download the Sturgis Rider Friendly Establishments Mobile App.

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Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Moonshiner Josh Owens is looking to find some buyers for his famous racing fuel at the Buffalo Chip MotoStampede Super Hooligan races.The lax rules of Roland Sands Design's Super Hooligan Races at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® brought a newfound sense of lawlessness and excitement to The Best Party Anywhere® in 2016. This mischievous 2016 Moto Stampede main event also presented an incredible business opportunity for lumberjack, biker, moonshiner, and all around madman Josh Owens. Josh was convinced his secret backwoods-concocted 110 octane family firewater recipe would guarantee the checkered flag, but would racers like Roland Sands and Brad “The Bullet” Baker be brave enough to put it in their bike? Find out if Josh was able to capitalize on this chance to make some serious dough under the table from the Hooligans in this episode of Sturgis Rider TV.

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Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Freedom… Depending on where you live, it’s a word you hear a lot. If you’ve lived free your entire life, it’s easy to take for granted and impossible to imagine being without. It’s a lot like air–you don’t realize how important it is until you’re not getting any. But whether you fly with the eagles or the man’s holding you down, it’s important to stop and smell the freedom flowers every once in awhile, to breathe deep the sweet nectar of liberty and take stock of what makes life so great. Which of these 15 crucial freedoms mean the most to you?

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