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2018 Pass Info
Everyone knows something wild, weird, big, bold and fun is sure to happen at the Chip. It has every year since 1981.
Every passing festival delivers something new as well as something that brings you back to your roots. You’ve seen daredevils fly across the amphitheater and through a tunnel of fire, the rally’s baddest bikes, and moto-hijinks and races harkening back to the days before bikers were kicked out of Sturgis City Park. You’ve brought or made many friends. And though you don’t have to admit it to your coworkers back home, maybe, just maybe, you’ve partied in your underwear while attempting a Guinness World Record or joined in on a real-life burping competition.
So what kind of craziness does 2018 have in store for you? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to reserve your passes now! Because no one is more surprised than us to see what’ll happen next!
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Concerts, Camping & Accomodations during the 2018 Sturgis Rally
All concerts at the Buffalo Chip are free with camping. That’s right, free! Whether you want to come for one night of the party or for two full weeks, your pass allows you to camp, and the concerts are a bonus. If you’ve got a daily pass, you’re welcome to stay and camp until 10 a.m. the following day, but it isn’t required. We just make it possible for you to stay so you don't party too much, then hit the highway (or have the highway hit you).
I want to see the Chip’s concert lineup!
2018 Tent Camping
You haven’t truly had the authentic Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience until you’ve camped at the Chip. Each year, our 600-acre campground fills with folks like you who are ready to kick back, relax and have the time of their lives at The Best Party Anywhere. If you’re the type who likes to tent it or you’re simply looking for the lowest price, you’ll be happy to know that you can pitch your tent nearly anywhere on the premises, with very few exceptions.
I want to find out why the Buffalo Chip is the best place in Sturgis, SD!
2018 EZ Camping
Imagine hopping on your bike, riding to the Chip and finding your campsite already set up for you. With Buffalo Chip EZ camping, you can simply show up and make yourself at home! We’ll set up everything you need for a comfortable camping experience including tent, sleeping bag, air mattress and more.
I want to travel light and camp hassle free!
2018 RV Camping
Motor homes, RVs, campers, trailers—whatever you want to call ‘em, we’ve got the room to park ‘em! Set up a comfortable camp during your visit to Sturgis, SD in an improved RV site with access to power and water.
I want to RV camp in style while visiting Sturgis, SD!
2018 RV Rentals
Enjoy all the amenities of home while camping at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip by renting your RV. You’ll be able to enjoy restful nights in a real bed, the privacy of your own hot shower, and the convenience and comfort of a full kitchen and living quarters.
I want to experience the luxury of an RV without having to buy one!
2018 Cabin Rentals
Your home away from home awaits at one of our comfortable, air-conditioned rental cabins. Snuggle up with your sweetie in a cozy cabin for two or bunk up with your buddies in a cabin for eight. Choose from one of several Sturgis Buffalo Chip cabin communities throughout the campground.
I want to check out cabin choices and amenities!
Camping & Concert Upgrades during the 2018 Sturgis Rally
2018 Fenske Park
Get the royal treatment while at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip by camping in Fenske Park! This secured area is conveniently located directly behind the amphitheater and will give you exclusive privileges including free beer, free dinner, access to restricted concert-viewing areas and the chance to rub elbows with celebrity guests who like to hang out backstage.
I want to find out all the ways the Sturgis Buffalo Chip rolls out the red carpet for Fenske Park guests!
2018 Fan VIP Upgrade
Here’s your chance to meet your favorite stars and watch them perform from an arm’s length! With Sturgis Buffalo Chip Fan VIP Upgrades, you'll get exclusive access to the VIP reception area, admittance to private concert-viewing areas and even a chance to attend artist meet-and-greets.
Find out how to get the rockstar treatment with Fan VIP Upgrades!
2018 Top Shelf Lounge
Party in style at penthouse level at the Top Shelf Lounge. The private bar and viewing deck at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip gives you a bird’s eye view of the concert and the crowd, 135 feet out from center stage. This exclusive locale is perfect for company parties and private gatherings.
I want to find out how to get the best seat in the house!
2018 Zip The Chip Zip Line
There's no better way to take in a Buffalo Chip concert than by seeing it as you soar above the crowd on South Dakota’s longest zip line! Jump from a seven-story platform and enjoy the adrenaline high as you blast over frenzied Sturgis Buffalo Chip visitors at speeds up to 30 miles per hour!
I want to Zip the Chip!
Signature Rides during the 2017 Sturgis Rally
2017 Legends Ride®
This annual ride is your opportunity to join the biggest names in music, movies and motorcycling on an awe-inspiring trip from historic Deadwood to the Legendary Buffalo Chip. Celebrities who have made appearances on this ride include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Journey’s Neal Schon, Orange County Choppers’ Paul Teutul, Sr., and the Ness family, just to name a few. The ride has been featured on CMT, the National Geographic Channel, the Tonight Show, FX Network and the Travel Channel as well as in countless print, online and newspaper articles. One hundred percent of rider fees from the Legends Ride supports worthy local charities.
I want to find out more!
2017 Biker Belles®
Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles Celebration! You’re invited to join a guided ride through the beautiful Black Hills and participate in a day of festivities at The Lodge at Deadwood that celebrates women in riding and supports organizations benefitting women’s causes.
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2017 Freedom Celebration Ride
There’s no better way to experience freedom than by riding down the open road on a motorcycle. Join an amazing lineup of special guests for this signature Buffalo Chip ride across the scenic high plains and foothills north of the Black Hills to honor America’s veterans and raise funds for wounded vets and their families.
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2017 Good Ride
Get out on the open road with your friends and check out new destinations during an event that puts a social spin on the traditional motorcycle charity ride. Join freestyle motocross rider Carey Hart on Aug. 6 as he leads this ride that ends at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. All proceeds benefit benefits the military charity Infinite Hero.
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Food & Beverage during the 2018 Sturgis Rally
2018 Stage West Café
If you’re looking for home-cooked meals made with lots of love, then look no further than Stage West Café. This down-home Chip eatery is conveniently located—you guessed it—to the west of the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage, and it serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. Order up one meal or reserve a whole week’s worth of meals and save big with the Sturgis Rider® Meal Deal!
I want to find out more about the Chip’s home cookin’!
2018 Rat’s Hole Bar
Cheap beer AND an awesome rally collectible… what more could you ask for?! Pre-order this limited edition, specially-insulated 34-ounce souvenir collector mug for only $10 and you’ll be able to fill up at the Rat’s Hole Bar all rally long for only six bucks! Save money at one of the cheapest bars in the Sturgis area so you can take in more of the Buffalo Chip experience.
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Amenities & Services during the 2018 Sturgis Rally
2018 Golf Cart Rentals
Whether you’re headed to the Bikini Beach to catch some rays or motoring on over to visit your buddy across the campground, GTI’s golf cart rental service allows you to take a load off and save your legs for dancing during the concerts!
I want cruise through the campground in comfort!
2018 RV Pump/Fill Services
If you’re staying in an RV, don’t find yourself out of water halfway through your shower or, worse yet, unable to flush the toilet. Reserve your RV pumps and fills ahead of time through Waste Connections, and they’ll handle the dirty work while you’re off experiencing the Best Party Anywhere!
I want to leave the dirty work up to someone else!
2018 Private Portalet Rentals
Do you think sharing a bathroom with other campers is crappy? Guess what…you don’t have to share! Reserve your own private portalet to have right at your campsite throughout the Sturgis Rally. Waste Connection will set it up for you and clean and pump it daily.
I want my own portalet!
2018 Sturgis Party Shuttle
Your party never has to stop thanks to Sturgis Party Shuttle! Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned, luxury, limo-style shuttle complete with its own shot girls from most of the area’s campgrounds and hotels including Sturgis and Deadwood. With the Buffalo Chip as its headquarters, the Sturgis Party Shuttle has shuttles that route every 30 minutes from 12 p.m. to 3 a.m. Aug. 4-13 at both the Chip’s east and west gate. Discounted wristbands are available in advance or you can pay in person as needed. Download the mobile app at www.SturgisPartyShuttle.com, track your shuttle, locate your route and check out the fleet!
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2018 A&S Kinard Motorcycle Shipping
When it comes to shipping your bike, you wouldn’t trust just anybody. But when A&S Kinard has your ride, you’ll know it’ll be in good hands. Some of the world’s most prestigious builders will place their creations in the care of A&S Kinard’s “Sturgis Express” this August as they travel from Philadelphia to the Buffalo Chip to be on display at the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit. The fully insured Sturgis Express can also deliver your freight or booth to Sturgis.
I want to find out more about shipping my motorcycle to the Buffalo Chip with A&S Kinard!
2018 HaulBikes Motorcycle Shipping Motorcycle Shipping
If you’re flying in for your vacation at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the bad news is you won’t be able to buy a ticket for your motorcycle. The good news? No matter where in the country you live, you can have your bike waiting for you when you arrive by shipping it HaulBikes, one of the same companies trusted with shipping the customs on display in the Buffalo Chip’s 2017 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit. Click through to see HaulBikes’ eight pick up and delivery zones.
I want to find out more about shipping my bike to the Buffalo Chip with HaulBikes!
Official Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Dates During the 2018 Sturgis Rally
Early Bird Passes – Monday, July 30 – Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
Extended Rally Pass – Saturday, Aug. 4 – Sunday Aug. 12, 2018
Rally Pass – Monday, Aug. 6 – Sunday Aug. 12, 2018
Reserve Now for 2018
“At first I was a little nervous about spending the money when the bands hadn’t been announced yet, but then my friend told me that the Chip’s been doing this for well over 30 years now, and they know how to throw a good party. I bought my passes and ended up having the time of my life. Best thing I’ve ever done. I go to a lot of concerts and there’s nowhere else you can see shows like this for under 20 bucks a day. And even if there was, with everything else going on, it could of been a bucket of crud up there on stage. Woulda still been worth it.”
- Sara Stephenson, Dallas, TX
Welcome Home Bikers!
“Seriously was the best motorcycle rally experience ever. Always LEGENDARY at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.” – Grant Holub