Get FREE ACCESS to Live Music, Bike Shows, Stunts, the Magnificent Freedom Field, Cheap Drinks at the Big Engine Bar™ and More!
Meet up with friends, see the industry’s top bike shows and enjoy the best of the Rally's FREE motorcycle, music, and freedom-oriented events and attractions at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads!
Events & Entertainment
Badass Bike Shows – Daily
If you think stock sucks, this is the only one place in Sturgis you need visit to get your fill of motorcycles that are the furthest thing from it. The custom bike scene lives at the Chip with distinctive shows happening nearly every day of Sturgis Rally. While you’re getting an up-close look at all the amazing craftsmanship, you’ll also have the opportunity to see and meet some of the biggest names in the industry who will be hosting, attending and judging these shows!
Bands - Daily
Knock back a couple cold ones with friends while taking in non-stop entertainment on the Big Engine Bar Stage. Beat the heat and get out of the elements inside the brand new Big Engine Bar while taking in nine days of killer music.
Ives Brothers’ Wall of Death - Daily
Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track.They’ll be performing multiple daily shows throughout the rally. Check out the times posted by their motodrome and plan to take one in.
Gambler 500 Mini Bike Ovals - Daily @ 1 p.m.
Ride your mini bike up to the CrossRoads and start spinning in these daily flag drop, counter clockwise heats. We promise—turning left will never feel as right. Once you’re done banging bars with your buddies on the oval track, enjoy some cold brews at the Big Engine Bar to celebrate your victory.
Schools Out Chopper Show – 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 Porras of Denver Choppers and win prizes to get you going on your next chopper build.
FLYING PISTON BREAKFAST – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
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.
Bell Brawl at the Buffalo – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
Get ready to have your mind blown by some of the craziest sh*t you’ve ever seen in your life. The guys that throw down in the Bell Brawl at the Buffalo do things on big V-Twin motorcycles you literally have to see to believe. And you’ll be able to see them lay it all on the line in front of celebrity judges including Carey Hart.
The FXR Show and Dyna Mixer – Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020
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.
V-Twin Visionary Performance 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.
Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
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.
Women & Wheels Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020
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!
Fan Fest – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
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. 12, 2020
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 Presented – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
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. 12, 2020
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 2021 Rally Passes!
Stud Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
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 sexy ladies of the Flaunt Girls, then you could be walking away with a pair of Top Shelf Passes.
Mullet Madness Contest – Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
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!
Full Throttle Bike Shows - Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020
Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat
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.
Rats Hole 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.
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.
Need a tune up or a trick out? You’ll find what you need at the Buffalo Chip Garage. Check out multiple retailers and mechanics all in one location. And when the work’s all done, don’t forget to visit the Miss Buffalo Chip Bike Wash to get your chrome polished before heading out on the road!
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.
Free Fuel Happy Hour presented by Renewable Fuels Association
If you’ve got a Buffalo Chip wristband and are riding a motorcycle, then there’s a free tank of fuel waiting for you during Free Fuel Happy Hours at the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip! Ride on up Tuesday, Aug. 11-Thursday, Aug. 13 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and let Renewable Fuels Association top off your motorcycle’s tank with 93 octane E10 (10% ethanol, 90% gasoline) for free!
Get high octane fuel for less than standard octane at the Chip’s, self-service gas station courtesy of Renewable Fuels Association. 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 including $3 beers and $3 Buffalo Chip whiskey drinks.
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.
The Hawkeyes are a relentless force of nature...a true rock powerhouse that forges a pure unique blend of driving rock, rustbelt grit, and big stage headlining attitude persona. The intense rock four-piece puts on a live show that convincingly displays their full-throated passionate sound, unforgettable songs, and pure rock n roll swagger. Don’t miss your chance to see this Pittsburg-based quartet on the Big Engine Bar Stage.
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