Bike Shows Daily throughout the Sturgis Rally


The Custom Bike Scene Lives at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

See and Be Seen during the Chip’s Daily Shows!

2021 Bike Shows Coming Soon

If you think stock sucks, there’s only one place in Sturgis you need visit to get your fill of motorcycles that are the furthest thing from it—the Sturgis Buffalo Chip!

The custom bike scene lives at the Chip with distinctive shows happening nearly every day of Sturgis Rally. Whether its chopped, bobbed, stretched or souped up, you’ll find the kind of custom motorcycles that speak to you, plus amazing creations you never dreamed could’ve existed.

Get inspired and find ideas for your own ride by taking a stroll through any of these free-to-attend shows. Or use them as a chance to show off the work you’ve already done.

See 2020 Bike Shows Info Below

Meet some of the biggest names in the industry who will be hosting, attending and judging these shows!

Topping that list is Cory and Zach Ness who will be making appearances at shows throughout the week.

2020 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 8-Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

Learn more about this exhibit!


Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show - Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020
Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat
Come be a part of the longest running bike show in the world! The Rat’s Hole brings together an impressive crew of international judges and builders—one group vying for the titles, the other looking to find a bike with personality, function and a progressive sense of motorcycle culture. The show features 16 classes and awards nearly 60 hand-sculpted trophies to its winners.

Learn more about the Rat’s Hole’s Sturgis bike show!


Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show & Party - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
Featuring Pat Patterson of Led Sled
Join Led Sled and Biltwell for communal event that celebrates the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster along with Metzeler, S&S Cycle, J&P Cycles, Cycle Source, Lowbrow Customs and Chop Cult. The show is held at CAMP ZERO near the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. It’s free to enter and attend and features a mind-blowing collection of customized Sportster models and a large dose of memorable mayhem.

Learn more about this bike show!


FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
Featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications
Ride in and register for free for this no-nonsense motorcycle event coordinated by Joe Mielke that brings together motorcycle riders to have fun and show and talk motorcycles. The show is all about the riders, their stories and their ride. Tons of great prizes will be awarded based on popular vote thanks to the support of many of the biggest names in the motorcycle world and aftermarket parts industry. One hundred percent of the revenue generated from donations and t-shirt sales at this show go directly to LifeScape of SD.

Learn more about this bike show!


V-Twin Visionary Bike Show – Monday, Aug. 10, 2020
Featuring Jeff G. Holt of V-Twin Visionary
Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally when V-Twin Visionary and Jeff G. Holt throttle the V-Twin Visionary Performance Motorcycle Show into the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.

Learn more about this bike show!


Women & Wheels Bike Show™- Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
Featuring Kelly Yazdi of the Wild Gypsy Tour
This all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour will bring together a unique collection of women-owned machines during the Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles Celebration. Support female builders and two-wheel lifestyle enthusiasts by participating or attending!

Learn more about this bike show!


All Brands Bike Show & Bagger Blastoff Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Featuring Tony Cianci of Florida Full Throttle Magazine
Ride into the Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s Bike Show at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes all brands and has a class for every make and style, giving guests a huge variety to view and participants greater chances of winning. The Bagger Blastoff welcomes any brand bagger with a loud-and-proud sound system.

Learn more about this bike show!


School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Haul Bikes – Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020
Featuring Mondo Porras of Denver Choppers
The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that this year’s full week of Buffalo Chip bike shows kicks off with a show for chopper lovers. Old school, new school and everything in between will be on display, plus you’ll have the chance to meet star chopper builders including Mondo of Denver Choppers and win prizes to get you going on your next chopper build.

Learn more about this bike show!


Mini Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
Featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications
They say it’s not the size of the bike that matters, but rather how you customize it. Nowhere will that simple truth be more evident than the first-ever Snap Fabrications Camp Zero Mini Bike Show coordinated by Joe Mielke. Whether you’re a master fabricator or a self-deprecator, having Zero Fun and letting your freak flag fly is the name of the game. As long as it’s small in stature and big in character, give that puppy a pull-start and ride it on in to Camp Zero for a little bit of fun.

Learn more about this bike show!


“I love this place…the sound and sight of all the bikes makes me feel like I'm among good people.” - Kim Loiselle