Meet up with friends, see the industry’s top bike shows and enjoy the best of the Sturgis Rally's FREE motorcycle, music, and freedom-oriented events and attractions at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads!
Schools Out Chopper Show – Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
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 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 Porras of Denver Choppers and win prizes to get you going on your next chopper build.
The Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show – Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022
Presented by Snap Fabrications & CROIG
If you’ve got a Wang, show off that thang at the inaugural Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show! Honda’s development of the Gold Wing changed the face of two-wheeled touring back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Now, it’s about to change the face of America’s greatest V-twin event, as it fills the no. 1 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally destination with a sea of vintage and modern metric customs.
Flying Piston Breakfast – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022
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 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 charity.
Gambler 500 Hooptie X - Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022
The Sturgis Rally may be known as a motorcycle event, but the Gambler 500 boys are ready to stir things up! Everyone is welcome to bring out their favorite crap bucket and tear up some dirt with a bunch of racers (like Jason Lightner and his flying Porsche) who value fun over rules. They’ll be shredding and causing a ruckus.
The FXR Show and Dyna Mixer – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022
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.
Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search - Monday, Aug. 8, 2022
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just get better with age! Watch biker babes over the age of 35 step into the spotlight and compete to win a free pair of Top Shelf Passes.
Hardcore Cycle Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off - Monday, Aug. 8, 2022
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.
Biker Belles Women's Bike Show Presented by Maiden Moto - Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022
Featuring Savannah Rose of Maiden Moto
This all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by Maiden Moto will bring together a unique collection of women-owned machines following the Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles Women's Day Celebration. Support female builders and two-wheel lifestyle enthusiasts by participating or attending!
Evo Entanglement Bike Show Presented by S&S Cycle - Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
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. 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.
Fan Fest – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Do you stay connected to the Chip and your Chip family throughout the year? If so, then you’re invited to the Buffalo Chip’s annual Fan Fest party! Meet up with the friends you’ve made and enjoy ice-cold drinks, live music, gorgeous girls, wacky contests, and generous giveaways!
Beer Belly Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly Contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it and you could win a pair of Stage West meal deals!
Best Beard Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Strut your scruff and you could win big! The Best Beard Contest awards a pair of Top Shelf Passes plus prize packages from Badass Beard Care to the gentlemen (or ladies?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge.
Cherry Pie Eating Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at The Best Party Anywhere®, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free 2023 Rally Passes!
Stud Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Demonstrate the right combination of manliness and charisma it takes to be a true stud. If you’ve got the right stuff to woo the ladies, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.
Mullet Madness Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022
Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition!
Rats Hole Bike Show - Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022
Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat
Come be a part of the longest running bike show in the world, now in its 50th year! 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 14 classes and awards 70 hand-sculpted trophies to its winners.
All Brands Bike Show & Bagger Blastoff - Friday, Aug. 12, 2022
Featuring Tony Cianci of Florida Full Throttle Magazine
Ride into the Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s All Brands Bike Show & Bagger Blast Off at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes all brands and awards winners in 10 classes. This includes the Bagger Blastoff, which invites any brand bagger with a loud-and-proud-sound system to come crank it to 11.
A field of nearly 1,000 flags stands majestically at the entrance to the CrossRoads, paying tribute to those who have given their lives protecting our nation’s freedoms. Spend an awestruck moment paying your respects to the brave men and women who sacrifice everything for us by walking through this impressive display.
Everything’s bigger at the Buffalo Chip, including this colossal sculpture that two Chip employees created out of some old water tanks in 2011. Commemorate your trip to the CrossRoads by having your picture taken in front of this five-ton, illuminated engine sculpture, which towers 50 feet above the ground!
Veteran’s Memorial Wall
Standing proudly behind the Battlefield Cross Sculpture and Field of Flags is the AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall. Each year the Patriot Guard Riders assist in putting up this wall so you can see the names and pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms.
Put your ride into the hands of the industry’s top technicians so you can get out on the road in style. This customization, performance parts, service and repair super center is the team in Sturgis to trust for Harley-Davidson and Indian premium parts, service and repairs, and customization! Pick up premium parts and accessories, take advantage of exclusive promotional offers, get your bike wrenched and tap into the experience of professionals the likes of Paul “Fozzy” Fosdyck of Fozzy’s Cycle Shop and Tim Sutherland and Lloyd Greer of Lloyd’z Garage.
Buffalo Chip Tattoo Cafe
Looking to get some new ink during the Sturgis Rally? You can find any design you want without even leaving the Chip grounds at the Buffalo Chip’s Tattoo Café! After 8 years of doing celebrity caliber work in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater, the Café expanded in 2018 to a second location at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads.
Get high octane fuel for less than standard octane at the Chip’s, self-service gas station. The Stop & Fuel will be offering 93-octane fuel 24/7/365 near the corner of Russ Brown Blvd and Flag Ave. If you need to fuel up before hitting the road, you won’t find a better price nearby, and you can’t beat the convenience!
Official Buffalo Chip Merchandise from Hot Leathers and unique merchandise from Merlin's Hide Out, Uhl Works and more can all be found exclusively at the CrossRoads.
Food & Drink
Eat, drink and be merry by stopping at Old Skool Concessions and Santa Lucia’s Big Bite Buffet. Then wash it all down with ice-cold drink specials.
Rally Information Center
Sturgis Rally Information Center™
Want to get the most out of your time in the Black Hills and have the know-how of a veteran Sturgis Rally-goer? Make sure you start your vacation off by checking in at the Sturgis Rally Information Center! This facility, located near the center of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads, will be open throughout the event to help you discover the best places to ride, eat, stay and play in the Black Hills. The Sturgis Rally Information Center is also the only location to pick up your Sturgis.com Official Sturgis Rally Welcome Packet. (Register online to get yours!)
Bands Performing At Big Engine Bar
Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic rock, R&B, blues, funk and modern country with this Missouri-based quartet. There will be plenty of chances to come back for seconds, so see the Buffalo Chip Daily Schedule to find out when you can get your fill.
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