Born from the Buffalo Chip Picnic, the beast feasted and roamed the plains, gathering momentum and other beasts to its side until the ground shook beneath them, man and gawds stirred, sweat flung from their frothy fur and fell from the sky like rain, and it came to be known as the thunderous Moto Stampede!


Moto StampedeĀ® Races, Races and (Yep you guessed it) More Races

Satisfy your need for speed with wicked, off-beat and downright never-before-seen races and concerts during the Sturgis Rally!


There’s racing and then there’s the Moto Stampede: Racing and concerts combined in a series like no other Sturgis and the world has ever seen!

The Moto Stampede is a throwback to good ole days when hooligans, flat trackers and head nod street draggers twisted off for smiles and fun.

Now bigger than ever, the Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede includes multiple days and disciplines of races as well as championship racing right before world-class concerts in the Legendary Buffalo Chip amphitheater.

Don’t miss being a part of a new tradition at the world’s most unique race and concert venue.

Join the fun and reserve now!

Keep in mind races are just some of the fun going on at the Buffalo Chip. To see the rest of the concerts and events at The Chip, visit BuffaloChip.Com.

More info coming soon.

Moto Stampede Schedule

SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2019

12:00 p.m. – Dirt Riot Races – Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex

Witness ridiculous jumps, rollovers and speeds that will make your head spin when Dirt Riot Races join to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Moto Stampede. Competitors in this two-day race event will be tearing around the award-winning track at the PowerSports Complex!

SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2019

12:00 p.m. - Gambler 500 Hooptie X – CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip

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 (or a fancy car you’re willing to wreck) and tear up some dirt with a bunch of racers who value fun over rules. They’ll be shredding and causing a ruckus all day across from the Big Engine Bar.

6:00 p.m. – American Flat Track Sturgis Buffalo Chip TT Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle – Sturgis Buffalo Chip Amphitheater

Witness Sturgis history in the making when the war between Indian Motorcycle and Harley Davidson continues on the American Flat Track Series’ most unique track at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. See the nation’s top racing athletes go handlebar to handlebar on an award winning half-mile TT track like no other in the world: multiple right hand turns and jumps in the middle of the Chip’s legendary amphitheater! A headlining band performance from Godsmack will follow the races.

10:30 p.m.Headlining Godsmack Concert – Click to See the Bands!

MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2019

10:00 a.m. – Sturgis MX Grand Opening – Sturgis Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex

Racing legends Micky Dymond, Jeff Ward, Doug Henry, Brian Manley and Mack McCall have carved a brand-new, kick-ass motocross track out of the demanding terrain of the Buffalo Chip’s PowerSports Complex. Have a chance to meet the pros and be one of the first to see America’s best motorcycle racing talent tear through this track’s turns, climbs and high-flying jumps at speeds up to 90 mph during this grand opening event!

5:00 p.m. – Gambler 500 Mini Bike Showdown – Buffalo Chip Amphitheater

The champs will be separated from chumps once and for all during the Gambler 500 Mini Bike Showdown in the amphitheater. This exciting, harrowing track will encompass dirt, pavement and a thrilling twist of danger, flying across the elevated walkways that hover the amphitheater. This baby is not for the faint of heart!

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2019

12:00 p.m. –Hooligan Hill Climb with Patrick Garvin of J&P – Buffalo Chip PowerSports Complex

Round up your pals and point your street bikes straight up a hill meant to bring people down with Patrick Garvin of J&P Cycles. It will be some of the most fun you’ll ever have on two wheels! To register to race, contact Ed Beckley at

12:00 p.m. – Gambler Mini Bike Endurocross – PowerSports Complex

A brand-new challenging race course has been constructed at the Buffalo Chip’s PowerSports Complex for 2019, and the Gambler guys are going to invade with their incredible Coleman mini bikes! Rocks, mud and a plethora of obstacles await those brave enough to enter the dirt gauntlet. Come bang bars with your buddies at the PowerSports Complex, then enjoy some cold brews after the race while celebrating victory and bitching about battle wounds.


12:00 p.m. – Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John – Buffalo Chip Amphitheater

The sights, sounds and smells of these badass motorcycles thundering by at speeds of up to 120 mph will raise the hair on the back of your neck and have you wanting more when they peel off the line and through the middle of The Chip’s legendary amphitheater.

11:00 a.m. – Gambler Mini Bike 100 – PowerSports Complex

A day to test your mind, body, and spirit…Grab your trusty stead, aka Coleman mini bike, and join the Gambler guys for the longest 100-mile race you'll ever endure. By the time the day is through, we will crown a new victor and you will swear you were run over by a truck. Open to everyone, just bring your sweet ride (make sure it’s a pull start) and join in on some of the best fun you can have for free!

4:00 p.m. – RSD Super Hooligan Races – Amphitheater

Feel the ground rumble, see the dirt fly and experience the excitement and surprises of this throwback to traditional heritage racing that the Sturgis rally was founded on. Jump on a bike and run what you brung or line the raceway and feel the grit and dust as competitors scramble for the lead. Headlining performances by Snoop Dogg and Theory of a Deadman will follow the races.

8:00 p.m. – Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway – Wolfman Jack Main Stage

Which would you rather have in your garage…a lean and mean performance-oriented brawler or a beastly classic muscle bike with a classic paint job? As a winner of the Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede Bike Giveaway, you get to decide!

J&P Cycles and GEICO have teamed up to transform an H-D Street Rod and an Indian Scout amazing customs that will be given away on the Buffalo Chip main stage this after the races. Wanna win? It’s as simple as picking your favorite and registering for free!

8:30 p.m. – Theory of a Deadman ConcertSee the Bands!

10:30 p.m. – Headlining Snoop Dogg Concert  – See the Bands!


THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2019

12:00 p.m. – Gambler 500 Hooptie Huck – CrossRoads

The Gambler 500 boys have proven themselves to be a bit on the crazy side. Come watch, or befriend and join, them as they launch their glorious heaps off a nicely made pile of dirt to see who can reach Leguuuuuund status! An event not for the faint of heart, but for those willing to sail into the record books.

Full Moto Stampede Schedule Coming Soon!


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