Published on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Simple Motorcycle Battery Maintenance and Cleaning You Can Do Yourself!

If you think you need to have a garage full of tools or extensive mechanical knowledge before you take on any bike maintenance yourself, think again! Check out these three important yet simple battery basics from Fix My Hog, and you’ll quickly see just how easy it can be to get under the seat and extend the life of your battery.

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Published on Monday, December 14, 2015

When you live in the greatest country on earth, there are times you’ll get to see or do something so awesome that proclaiming your feelings of pride with a spirited “ ‘MURICA!” is pretty much mandatory. If you’re a true patriot, check out these seven mind-blowing ‘Murican things guaranteed to get your red, white and blue blood pumping! Be sure to read to the end, because we saved the best for last.

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Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Whether they’re on the back of your bike or the front of their own, sharing a ride with a female companion can double your pleasure and double your fun. So if you’re in search of a pavement playmate, allow us to help you with an introduction. Here are 22 biker babes from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and 22 reasons you’d love taking them for a ride!

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Published on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Kid Rock returns to Chip’s August Music Festival in 2016 to teach us all a thing or two about how to be badass.

Unless you’ve had your head firmly planted in a pile of sand for the last 20 years, you know Kid Rock is a red-blooded American music icon. With hits spanning the genres of rock, country, hip hop and practically everything in between, it’s clear he knows a thing or two about music and just generally how to be badass. Check out these 9 things we could all learn from Kid Rock and become enlightened on the topic of American Badassery.

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Published on Tuesday, November 24, 2015

An ordinance attempting to block Fort Meade Way from moving forward was denied in court for being unconstitutional.

June 6, 2016 Update: Road Now Open!

The decades-long effort to complete Fort Meade Way has finally come to fruition as the road officially opened on June 6, 2016. This opening date is nearly two months ahead of the original target date of July 25th. The roadway is a direct 5.6-mile shortcut from I-90 exit 37 to the front gate of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

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Published on Thursday, November 19, 2015

See how many of these August music festival legends you’ve heard before to determine whether or not you’re a legend of the Buffalo Chip.

The Chip is celebrating 35 years of its August music festival this year, and needless to say, there have been more than a few legendary happenings and tall tales told in that time. But where does the line between fact and fiction lie? Here are 27 legends that’ll bewilder Buffalo Chip beginners, but ought to be child’s play for seasoned badasses. Do you know which ones happened and which didn’t? Be sure to keep track of how many you get right to find out whether you’re a green baby buffalo or a seasoned party animal.

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Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Concert Photos from Sturgis Buffalo Chip August Music Festival

Worried your hazy memories from the 75th rally anniversary party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® might not last long enough to get you by until the Chip’s 35th? The legendary party brought out the very best in the performers, and the Chip’s photographers were there to capture the amazing concert photos that prove it. Transport yourself back to 32 of the festival’s most memorable musical moments here:

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Published on Thursday, November 5, 2015

Win a Guitar Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch Played in this Video

Five Finger Death Punch are head honchos of the heavy metal world. When they rocked the Chip in August 2015, they were weeks away from releasing their new album, “Got Your Six,” as well as embarking on a world tour. After signing the Epiphone Les Paul being given away in the Buffalo Chip’s Rock The Holidays Sweepstakes, bassist Chris Kael and lead guitarist Jason Hook sat down with Sturgis Rider® TV host Jersey Steve to talk turkey on everything from bikes and bizarre band stories to Japanese nuclear warheads to their support of veterans and active duty military personnel. Watch and find out why the whole world is going the Way of the Fist.

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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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