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Everyone knows something big, bold, wild, weird and fun is sure to happen at the Chip. It has every year since 1981.
Every festival delivers something new as well as something that brings you back to your roots. You’ve seen the biggest names in music, 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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Camping, Accomodations & (Concerts for free!) during the 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).
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.
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.
2018 RV Camping
Motor homes, RVs, campers, trailers, toy haulers—whatever you want to call ‘em, you can park ‘em here! Set up a comfortable camp during your visit to Sturgis, SD in an improved RV site with access to power and water.
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.
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.
The Wild Gypsy Tour
The Wild Gypsy Tour is an exclusive women’s-only motorcycle campout created for women, by women. After their first successful run in 2017, the Wild Gypsies return to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2018 for a moto culture event like no other–a festival that combines the freedom of the past with the untapped spirit of the future. Be a part of this original experience that unites women from all corners of the globe with the common desire to ride, live, learn, and have fun®!
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.
2018 Fan VIP Upgrades
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.
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.
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!
Flying Piston Breakfast
Kickstart your vacation with the cool kids at the Sturgis Rally by meeting the world’s front line custom builders at the Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit. This exclusive event on Sunday, August 5th allows you to meet and mingle with some of motorcycling’s most distinguished builders whose bikes appear in this year’s Motorcycles As Art exhibition, curated by Michael Lichter. Surprise Special Guests, too! And best of all, proceeds benefit Motorcycle Missions and tech ed scholarships to aid veterans and high school grads
World Champion Knife & Ax Throwers Competitions & Classes
Blade Aces are bringing the first-ever Knife & Ax throwing Championships to the Buffalo Chip, and it’s something you have to see to believe. This team is operated by the world’s highest ranked knife-throwing couple, eleven-time world champion Melody Cuenca and her husband TJ. They, along with several other world champions, will be hosting four major events and daily classes for aspiring knife and ax throwers at the Buffalo Chip’s free access area, the CrossRoads.
Buffalo Chip Signature Rides:
Legends Ride® - Ride and rub elbows with American Chopper TV star Paul Teutul Jr., Zahn McClarnon and 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 The Ride That Rocks™ include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Journey’s Neal Schon, Orange County Choppers’ Paul Teutul, Sr., and the Ness family, just to name a few. One hundred percent of rider fees from the Legends Ride supports worthy local charities.
Lynyrd Skynyrd concert included with first 200 Legends Ride reservations.
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 the guided Morning 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.
More Cool Rides that Lead to the Chip:
Good Ride - Carey Hart’s Good Ride is returning for 2018. More info coming soon!
Aidan's Ride Sturgis – Aidan’s Ride will be returning in 2018. More info coming soon!
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!
2018 SpeakEasy Steakhouse & Wine Bar
This not-so-secret bar and restaurant invites you to kick back after a long day of riding in the air-conditioned comfort of its upscale, yet relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy a drink and one of the signature dishes skillfully prepared by two renowned Black Hills chefs.
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.
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!
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!
Lather Up Pass - Deluxe Vendor Showers
Get ready for a day of riding or refresh before a night of partying by flashing your Lather Up Pass. This pass gives you access to the Buffalo Chip’s Vendor Deluxe Showers, a huge modern shower complex located near the water tower. As an upgrade from the Buffalo Chip’s FREE North and South Shower House, the Vendor Deluxe Showers offer 80 private shower stalls with adjoining private dressing areas, sinks and vanities, all monitored and cleaned by friendly attendants.
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.
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!
2018 JM Logistics Motorcycle Shipping
When it comes to shipping your bike, you wouldn’t trust just anybody. But when JM Logistics 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 JM Logistics’ “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.
2018 HaulBikes 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 Motorcycles As Art Exhibit. Click through to see HaulBikes’ eight pick up and delivery zones.
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
“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 itl.”
- Sara Stephenson, Dallas, TX
Welcome Home Bikers!
See How the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Compares to the Others
Sometimes it’s good to have options. And as you can see below, only the original biker-dedicated destination that brought music and motorcycling together during the Sturgis rally gave you more options than anybody else in 2017, and 2018 sure to be even better yet. See for yourself why it’s the best choice for your vacation!
You can’t get more for less anywhere else in the world.
Prices are at the lowest they’ll be all year, and they will increase at any time, so get yours now!