Bike Shows Daily throughout the Sturgis Rally


The Custom Bike Scene Lives at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

See and Be Seen during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Custom Series!

There’s only one place in Sturgis you need visit to get your fill of motorcycles that are the furthest thing from stock—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.

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Meet some of the biggest names in the industry who will be hosting, attending and judging these shows throughout the week, including surprise celebrity judges who will be selecting the best of the best for Custom Series King!

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Custom Series King (or Queen)– Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
The Best in Show winner from each show in the Buffalo Chip Custom Series will go on to compete against one another for the title of Custom Series King (or Queen). All Best in Show winners will be invited onto the Buffalo Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage where celebrity judges will crown the winner of this prestigious award hand crafted by Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications on Friday, Aug. 13.

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show – Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
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. 10, 2021
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 East Gate. It’s free to enter and attend and features a mind-blowing collection of customized Sportster models and a large dose of memorable mayhem.

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FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021
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.

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Hardcore Cycle Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off – Monday, Aug. 9, 2021
Featuring John O'Brien
Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally when Hardcore Cycles and John O’Brien throttle the Hardcore Cycles Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off into the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.

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Women, Wind & Wheels Bike Show™- Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
Featuring Kelly Yazdi of Ride Wild 
This all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by Ride Wild 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!

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Bagger Blastoff Fri., Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Tony Cianci of Florida Full Throttle Magazine
Ride into the Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s Bagger Blastoff at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes any brand bagger with a loud-and-proud sound system to come crank it to 11.

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School’s Out Chopper Show  – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
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 the Chip is celebrating its historic 40th anniversary 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.

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Mini Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
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 Camp Zero Mini Bike Show Presented by Snap Fabrications and featuring Joe Mielke. Whether you’re a master fabricator or a self-deprecator 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.

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Evo Entanglement Bike Show Presented by S&S Cycle – Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021
Featuring Bill Dodge of Bling’s Cycles
Celebrate the greatest Harley-Davidson engine ever built at the Buffalo Chip’s first-ever Evo Entanglement Bike Show presented by S&S Cycle. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, the
free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip will be packed to the edges with Dynas, Softails, FXRs, Sportys, touring bikes and even CVOs, all outfitted with these long-revered engines.

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