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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the Home for Women in Sturgis!

Biker Belles®, Wild Gypsy Tour™, Women and Wheels Bike Show™, Women Riders Turnout™ and Flying Piston Benefit™ events Celebrate Women in Motorcycling

Sturgis, SD (May 7, 2020): Five events geared toward women have joined the ever-growing lineup of Sturgis Buffalo Chip events slated for the 2020 Rally.  Nearly one in five riders are female, and the week of events at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip celebrating these women riders has earned it the reputation as the home for women attending the 2020 Sturgis Rally.

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Team Certified Sports Brings Historic Live Professional Boxing to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the 80th Sturgis Rally

[Sturgis, S.D., April 3, 2020] From bikers to boxers, a partnership between a biker-run boxing team and the world’s largest motorcycle and music festival will deliver high-impact entertainment this August during the 80th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Team Certified Promotions and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® have teamed up to present “The Takeover” professional boxing event on Aug. 8, 2020 at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip. This historic professional boxing event will feature two ABO title bouts and will be broadcast live worldwide through Adversary Sports Entertainment directly from Sturgis Buffalo Chip. The Takeover will be featured on the opening weekend of the Sturgis Rally, preceding a headlining knockout performance from rock band Shinedown.

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Rally Updates Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hey,

Woody here again. It’s April 22, 2020. It’s the second video of the series that we told you we were gonna be doing just in order to keep you posted with what’s going on around here. And what’s going on around here is the pages of the calendar are flipping off. A lot of you guys have reservations to be here in 99 more days, and so it’s important to know kinda what’s going on.

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09
Sturgis Buffalo Chip Expands Garage Retail Footprint, Supercharging Motorcycle Product Sales and Installation

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, the world’s largest music and motorcycle festival, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Buffalo Chip Garage motorcycle product retail and installation facility just in time for the 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally this August.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and World’s Best Motorcycle Builders Join Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Lineup in 2020

Sturgis, SD (February 14, 2020) Few entities and people have stood the test of time and can rightfully be called legendary like those joining the Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup today. The Buffalo Chip’s self-proclaimed house band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, is continuing a legendary tradition by finishing off their 40-plus year career with an ultimate send-off on the Wolfman Jack Stage on Sunday, Aug. 9. This is Skynyrd’s second stop at the Chip as part of their three-year “Farewell Tour.” In keeping with the theme, 36 of the world’s most celebrated motorcycle builders have accepted Michael Lichter’s invitation to create and display a motorcycle in the style of their choosing for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2020 Motorcycles as Art exhibit titled “Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art with Moxie.”

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Longtime Area Resident and Sturgis Buffalo Chip Employee Receives State Customer Service Award

Shirley Wetz chosen as the 2020 Ruth Ziolkowski Outstanding Hospitality & Customer Service Award winner

Sturgis, SD (January 25, 2020) – Governor Kristi Noem honored Sturgis Buffalo Chip employee Shirley Wetz with the Ruth Ziolkowski Outstanding Hospitality & Customer Service Award this week at the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Pierre. The annual award recognizes a member of the South Dakota tourism industry who provides remarkable service to every visitor and demonstrates an outstanding spirit of hospitality, warmth and genuine kindness. The South Dakota Department of Tourism presents this prestigious award to four individuals, one from each of the state’s four tourism regions. Wetz was the recipient chosen in 2020 from the Black Hills & Badlands region.

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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and The Flying Piston Donate and Deliver Strider Bikes to Three Rural South Dakota Schools

Kindergarten students in Dupree, Lemmon and Faith are learning to ride bikes courtesy of the All Kids Bike program 

Sturgis, SD (December 19, 2019) – Kindergarten students in three rural western South Dakota schools will be learning to ride a bicycle in PE class thanks to a gift of 66 Strider balance bikes from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Flying Piston and Strider. The bikes were assembled by Buffalo Chip staff, packed into a trailer and hand delivered to elementary schools in Dupree, Lemmon and Faith, S.D. Donations made through the Buffalo Chip’s Biker Belles® and The Flying Piston made it possible for each of the schools’ Kindergarten PE programs to receive everything needed to teach children how to ride bikes. All three schools received teacher training and certification, a structured eight-lesson curriculum, a fleet of 22 Strider 14x Balance Bikes, 22 Pedal Conversion Kits, 22 fully adjustable helmets and a five-year support plan. Watch the video of the "Strider Adventure Tour" and three school presentations below.

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MORE THAN A FIRST 2020 BUFFALO CHIP® BAND LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT; THIS IS BIG NEWS!

The lineup for the 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is off to an epic, ass-kicking start with Willie Nelson & Family, ZZ Top, Shinedown, REO Speedwagon, Puddle of Mudd, and Team Certified Championship Boxing!

Sturgis, SD (November 29, 2019) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is coming out of the gate with a multiple all-star, first announcement for the 80th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in 2020. Today marks the largest Black Friday announcement the Rally has ever seen. Pre-sale prices end on Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. MST. As the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®, the Chip is living up to its reputation with five of the biggest names in entertainment and a spectacular new sporting event to kick off its announcements. See the video announcement here: BuffaloChip.com/BANDS.

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Another Epic Year at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

Nine nights of blockbuster world-class concerts and races, hundreds of thousands of deliriously happy fans, tens of millions of dollars into the Black Hills economy, $132,076 in charity donations and just 3 ambulance rides. And here comes 2020! 

Sturgis, SD (September 26, 2019) – Keeping safe its reputation as “The Best Party Anywhere!”®  the Sturgis Buffalo Chip presented another epic year of concerts and events with some of the world’s most celebrated and sought-after performers including Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Toby Keith, Disturbed, Godsmack, Styx and Collective Soul. The concerts themselves gave Chipsters exponentially more than they had imagined for passes purchased for as low as $19 per day. The 2019 extravaganza also included American Flat Track racing, RSD Super Hooligan racing, a star-studded Motocross event, death-defying stunt shows, nine impressive bike shows, the Sturgis Rally’s most prestigious charity rides featuring world-renowned celebrities and much more.

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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Announces Full 2019 Lineup

13 more acts round out 2019 lineup at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling!®

Sturgis, SD (July 10, 2019) – The world’s largest motorcycle and music festival has announced the full two-week lineup of world-class concerts, professional racing, legendary bike shows and seriously fun events to take place during its 38th annual event July 29 - Aug. 11, 2019. Thirteen additional acts have signed on to join an entertainment lineup that already includes Keith Urban, Disturbed, Toby Keith, Snoop Dogg, Godsmack, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Styx, Collective Soul, Dee Snider, Volbeat, Theory of a Deadman, Zakk Sabbath and others. The now 30+ entertainment acts in the lineup appear alongside the festival’s races and bike shows on the Buffalo Chip’s limited-edition 2019 commemorative poster. The full list of bands scheduled for 2019, the official lineup video and the poster can be found here: www.buffalochip.com/BANDS

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