Published on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Brantley Gilbert lines out plan to create Sturgis Rally mayhem with flamethrowers, burnouts and ziplines.

Brantley Gilbert has been one of country-rock’s hottest acts for the last several years. As a bona fide southern boy and motorcycle enthusiast, he knows a thing or two about how to throw a crazy party. When he stopped by Studio 14 to chat with comedian Chris Trew, they came up with some ideas that would set the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® on fire and create total mayhem. What were these outrageous ideas? Watch to find out for yourself.

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Published on Sunday, October 25, 2015

Best Sturgis Photos Captured by Buffalo Chip Photographers

Between all the bikes, bands, babes and beer drinkin’, there was a lot to experience at the Best Party Anywhere™ during the 75th Sturgis Rally. While no one person could’ve ever taken it all in, the Buffalo Chip’s photography team and fans like you were there to capture it all. After looking through thousands of the Chip’s photos and images submitted in the Chip Shots Photo Contest, we’ve compiled a handful of exciting and inspiring images that beautifully captured the Chip experience. Whether you’d like to relive the party, live vicariously through those who were there or are considering attending the Chip’s 35th anniversary party in 2016, you’ll want to check out these picture perfect moments. 

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Published on Monday, October 12, 2015

2016 Sturgis Rally Concerts Cause Speculation

A tremendous amount of work and juggling goes into securing entertainment for a music festival like the Best Party Anywhere™, and the process always starts by taking requests from fans like you. Now that planning for the Buffalo Chip’s 35th anniversary party has started, many of you have already named bands you’d give your left nut to see perform. Below is a list of 35 of them (in no particular order). Are these really the bands you’d most like to see be a part of the 2016 lineup? Yes, no, maybe so?

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Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Go for a ride and relive the Chip’s signature Sturgis Rides

If you experienced any of the rides during the Sturgis motorcycle rally this year, you got the chance to take freedom by the handlebars and explore the Black Hills on rides you hoped would never end. Although we haven’t yet found a ride that goes on forever, we can help you to relive your amazing experiences. Try to find yourself in these fantastic ride moments, and by the time you get through them, you’ll swear the fresh Black Hills wind was just blowing through your hair!

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Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Best Biker Music from the Buffalo Chip’s 2015 Lineup of Sturgis Concerts

If you could have all of the best songs from the best bands from the 2015 party at the Chip all in one place, what would you do with them? Would you politely set them aside and keep listening to your smooth jazz collection? Or would you crank them up, do burnouts in your living room, randomly scream out “Freebird!” and melt the faces off your spouse, your mailman, and the family dog with your wicked air guitar skills? Well, the world is about to find out. Here’s something that may just bring all the manimal or womanimal out of you. We can’t guarantee what will happen from here, so listen at your own risk, and try not to get into too much trouble. Here it is: “Buffalo Chip Rock Vol. 1 – The Party of the Century Playlist.”

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Published on Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dee Snider Swings by Studio 14 and Tells Us About His Love of the Sturgis Rally, Cinnamon Rolls, and Pool-Sized Ball Pits

Dee Snider has long been one of rock and roll’s most rebellious figures. He’s also an avid rider and Sturgis Rally devotee with the patches to prove it. When he sat down in Studio 14 with Chris Trew he got down to brass tacks, sharing what he loves about the Sturgis Rally and the Chip and some ideas that could take the Best Party Anywhere to a whole new level. So what are these twisted ideas? You’ll just have to watch and find out.

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Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015

See what happens when Reformed Whores run wild at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Reformed Whores are a colorful pair of ladies who are nationally renowned for what they do with their mouths–sing hilariously dirty country western songs. However, when these ladies grabbed a microphone and camera and crashed Big Woody’s Panty Party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads, a familiar flicker lit their eyes that hadn’t been seen for a long time. Will the Reformed Whores keep their resolve, or will temptation provided by a plethora of panty-clad Chipsters prompt a return to their old ways? Watch and find out.

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Published on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Motorcycle Touring Tips to Make Your Trip More Fun

Being well prepared for a motorcycle trip can turn a bad trip good and a good trip great. But learning all the tips and tricks to save time, stay organized and have the most fun on the road often takes years of trial and error to figure out. Luckily you don’t have to wait years to have these “aha moments.” Revolutionize the way you ride by checking out these 15 insider motorcycle touring tips from staffers at the American Motorcyclist Association!

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Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

An overnight fire destroyed the Full Throttle Saloon on September 8, 2015

A fire destroyed a famous Sturgis Rally destination during the early hours of Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The initial call came in just after midnight, and only three hours later the Full Throttle Saloon had completely burned to the ground. An investigation into the cause of the blaze that decimated the self-proclaimed “World’s Largest Biker Bar” concluded on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. This blog page will be updated regularly, with the most recent updates starting here at the top as more of the story unfolds.

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Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sturgis Photos that Will Make You Say “WTF?!”

People vacation at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for a lot of reasons. Some come for big-name bands, others for the epic events. But when it comes down to it, some of the Chip’s best entertainment comes from the people who let loose during its unparalleled party. Since everyone knows it’s a place to let their freak flag fly, Buffalo Chip photographers are able to capture some pretty ridiculous shots. Here are nine weird moments they caught on camera that will make you say, “What the…?”

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Published on Sunday, August 30, 2015

Buffalo Chip Reviews that Will Make You Scratch Your Head

The Buffalo Chip takes complaints very seriously. But once in a while, some roll in that just make a person scratch their head. From crabby commenters who couldn’t find a good time if it sat on their face to total party poopers who prefer ladies in tight knit wool rather than leathers and lace, the Chip has heard some real doozies throughout the years. Don’t believe us? Check out these 10 off the mark Buffalo Chip reviews.

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Published on Thursday, August 13, 2015

What was left behind after the 2015 Sturgis Rally

People bring in all sorts of strange things to add to the experience of the Best Party Anwhere™, and every year lots of those items surface after the party is over. While many are lucky enough to get reunited with their valuables at the Buffalo Chip lost and found, nearly just as many move on without them. This year, some of the remaining items were so strange, it’s no wonder they were left behind! Check out all the weird and wonderful stuff the Chip found after 2015’s last call.

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Published on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Memorable Sturgis Events from the 2015 Rally

The party at the Buffalo Chip during the 2015 Sturgis Rally broke damn near every record in the book. From insane stunts to colossal concert crowds to partiers in panties, history was made around every turn. Were you there for the most epic events? Keep reading to find out!

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Published on Thursday, July 30, 2015

It happens to everyone. You’re camping out, having the time of your life with all your friends, listening to your favorite music, and you accidentally have one or six drinks too many. Don’t turn in your party pants just because you wake up wondering, “Who put all this cotton in my mouth?” Several tricks exist to help ease you out of your weakened state and get you ready to party again in no time, and most of them are waiting for you at the Best Party Anywhere™. Check out these eight ways to cure a hangover so you spend your Sturgis Rally vacation succeeding, not struggling.

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Published on Sunday, July 26, 2015

There are few things in this world that make it past a 75-year milestone. This number often exceeds the human lifespan, and it’s certainly older than most motorcycles seen out on the road. So how is it the Sturgis Rally has made it this far?  How could such an event not only be surviving at this age, but thriving? The answer lies in a small group of significant influencers that any rider worth his salt should get to know.

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Published on Monday, July 20, 2015

The Best Party Anywhere is so close you can taste it. If you’ve been looking on the Chip’s website, following them closely on social media and are subscribed to the Sturgis Rider® Newsletter, chances are you’re wondering how in the heck you’re going to be able to fit it all in. Well, fret not, friends–the Chip’s Rally-seasoned staff has assembled easy-to-follow itineraries for every single day from July 24 through Aug. 8. Read on and let these itineraries guide you through the most memorable time of your life.

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Published on Friday, July 17, 2015

Know What to Do If You Get Pulled Over on the Way to the Sturgis Rally.

(Disclaimer: This is not legal advice. Make your own decisions out there.)

Getting pulled over by the police can be an extremely nerve-racking experience. Even if you’re not breaking any laws, seeing those flashing lights in your mirror can turn your stomach to knots and make the hair on the back of your neck to stand up. However, you can help make any future stops by the police go as smoothly as possible by checking out this list of dos and don’ts. 

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Published on Thursday, July 2, 2015

These two custom motorcycles will be facing off at the Legends Ride Auction during the Sturgis Rally.

When motorcycle leaders like John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts and Paul Yaffe of Bagger Nation put their stamp on a custom motorcycle, you know it’s going to turn some heads. That’s exactly what they’ve done with these two bikes built by two teams of Black Hills area high school students led by Program Coordinator Keith Terry of Terry Components in the Buffalo Chip Challenge™. Team Shope featured a 2014 Indian Chieftain customized under the guidance of Chris Malo from Baggster. Team Yaffe, supervised by Nick and Randy Cramer from Dakota V-Twin, customized a 2014 Harley-Davidson Road King.

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Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Learn the Most Efficient Way to Pack with These 8 Motorcycle

If you’re like most people, you’ll be riding a motorcycle a long way to the Sturgis Rally or, at the very least, riding your motorcycle to a few locations around the Black Hills during your vacation. Whether you’re putting on 250 or 2,500 miles this riding season, learning these motorcycle packing tips will save you lots of headache and tons of time so you can focus on what really matters—enjoying the ride. To save you even more time and trouble, we’ve assembled a list of eight tips to teach you the most efficient way to pack.

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Published on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Motorcycle Maintenance and Packing Tips to Ensure a Comfortable and Safe Ride

It doesn’t matter how ready you are to get out and ride; if your bike isn’t ready, you could end up stuck in your garage, stranded on the side of the road or in a world of hurt. Luckily, a few quick motorcycle maintenance checks can go a long way in making sure every ride you take is safe, comfortable and gets you home in one piece. Want to know what tasks need to be on your motorcycle pre-ride checklist? Then let master technician Bob LaRosa of Fix My Hog show you in this video! 

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