Published on Tuesday, October 19, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the Sturgis Rally.

It all started with a keg party in the pasture.

That is how Rod “Woody” Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, describes the first gathering back in August 1982 when the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground was nothing more than three stands of barbed wire and some cows.

“In high school, I used to like to throw keg parties out in the middle of nowhere, so, later in life, when bikers were being kicked out of Sturgis, I found a field to lease and decided to give them a place to go where they felt welcome,” said Woodruff. “In my mind, I was just throwing another keg party and not much more thought than that went into it.”

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Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the Sturgis Rally.

Securing bands for The Best Party Anywhere® is no easy feat.

It often takes the entire year before all the variables fall into place.

But the process always starts by listening to requests from fans like you.

Planning is currently underway, and lots of you have been asking about bands and listing ones you’d ride across the country naked in a blizzard to see perform.

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Published on Sunday, September 19, 2021

Top Sturgis Rally moments from the Best Party Anywhere

The original venue to bring together music and motorcycles during the Sturgis Rally turned the BIG 4-0 this year. Suffice it to say, everyone anticipated the party celebrating this milestone would be one for the history books. Riders, rockers, celebrities and gawkers from across the globe all made their way to the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip® expecting that the Best Party Anywhere® would truly deliver on its name for the anniversary. And it did. Here were some of the highlights…
 

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Published on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

That’s a wrap! The 40th anniversary of the Best Party Anywhere® has officially come to a close, and the last camper has rolled off Sturgis Buffalo Chip® property. Now that the dust has settled on nine days of good times during the 2021 Sturgis Rally, the only thing left at the Chip is this question…
 
WHAT. THE. EFF?

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

South Dakota Marijuana Laws to Be Aware of During the Sturgis RallyThere is a consistent and enduring fascination with the roots of motorcycling. Vintage bikes and replications of classic styles are a driving force in the industry today. It’s funny, but often a rusted-out old chopper will draw a larger crowd of onlookers than a modern, futuristic-looking build. Is it nostalgia? Is it old-school charm? The only thing for certain is that throwback culture is alive and well in 2021

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Published on Monday, August 2, 2021

South Dakota Marijuana Laws to Be Aware of During the Sturgis RallySouth Dakota passed legislation on Election Day 2020 to legalize recreational marijuana use by adults, bringing the total number of states where recreational marijuana has been legalized to 19. At the federal level, however, the Drug Enforcement Administration continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” These rapidly changing marijuana laws across the US can make you feel dazed and confused. We at the Buffalo Chip are here to clear up the smoke.

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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2021

This Festival Packing List will make your life much easier. It might seem obvious, but you can never be over prepared when you’re heading out to camp at a festival, and The Best Party Anywhere® is no exception. The Festival Guide is a valuable resource to help you plan your trip and your entire experience, but unless your goal is to have a crappy time, there’s a bunch of things you’ve just gotta have. Check out this essential packing list for the Buffalo Chip so you’re prepared to party like it’s 1981 once you arrive.

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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2021

It happens to everyone. You’re camping out, having the time of your life with all your friends, listening to your favorite music, and you accidentally have one or six drinks too many. Don’t turn in your party pants just because you wake up wondering, “Who put all this cotton in my mouth?” Use these seven tricks to ease yourself from your weakened state and become ready to party again in no time  so you spend your Sturgis Rally vacation succeeding, not struggling.

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Published on Sunday, July 25, 2021

Learn the Most Efficient Way to Pack with These 8 Motorcycle

If you’re like most people, you’ll be riding a motorcycle a long way to the Sturgis Rally or, at the very least, riding your motorcycle to a few locations around the Black Hills during your vacation. Whether you’re putting on 250 or 2,500 miles this riding season, learning these motorcycle packing tips will save you lots of headache and tons of time so you can focus on what really matters—enjoying the ride. To save you even more time and trouble, we’ve assembled a list of eight tips to teach you the most efficient way to pack.

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Published on Saturday, July 24, 2021

Take advantage of these money-saving deals on your vacation at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to keep your wallet fat.

Having a good time at the Best Party Anywhere® isn’t rocket science; you just need good friends and good music. But there are some other essentials to consider, and if you’re on a tight budget, it might be hard to afford everything you want to see and do. That’s why we’ve assembled this guide of seven secret money-saving deals to help you get the most bang for your buck while you’re at the Chip. 

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Published on Thursday, June 24, 2021

It’s a Fact--Biker Women Get Sexier with Age

Some things in life just get better with age. Just like your first album, a box of cigars, a great bottle of whiskey, your favorite pair of riding boots or a comfy pair of jeans, biker women keep improving with the passing of time. Click through to find out five reasons why biker women get sexier with age and learn how you can attend or be a part of the Rally’s sexiest contest for 35+ biker women.

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Published on Thursday, June 24, 2021

A Message from Woody About the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Buffalo Chip Owner Rod Woodruff Addresses Sturgis Motorcycle Rally GuestsHave you been relying on the news or, worse yet, the rumor mill to get your Sturgis Rally information? If so, there’s a good chance you’ve been operating on old info or “alternative facts.” When it comes to something as important as a trip to Sturgis, it’s best to get your intel straight from the source. And what better source than the rally’s largest promoter, Rod “Woody” Woodruff, founder and president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®?!

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Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Being the face of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is highly sought-after gig any year. But as the Best Party Anywhere® approaches its historic 40th anniversary, the competition for the title of Buffalo Chip Poster Model has never been as high. For months, beautiful women have been showing up to Black Hills establishments in droves to participate in the 2021 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Truly Hard Seltzer and Fozzy’s Cycle Shop at the Buffalo Chip Garage. Now, after giving judges a near impossible decision during the semifinals hosted by XRock, we can finally introduce you to the best of the best.

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Published on Monday, June 21, 2021

Buffalo Chip Owner Rod Woodruff Addresses Sturgis Motorcycle Rally GuestsThat means tire pressure can vary up to 8%. With so much temperature difference over a day, it is important to check tire pressures at the beginning of the day when the tire is cool (before riding more than 2 miles). Apart from ambient temperature, heat by friction can alter tire pressure. Friction transmits heat to the inside of the tire, increasing in many occasions by 2.9 to 5.8 PSI. Even though a two to eight percent tire pressure may not sound like much on paper, remember that manufacturers advise a specific pressure number in order to extract the maximum performance of the tire in every aspect, so it is crucial in real-life situations. Small deviations directly influence a bike's behavior.

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Published on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Hundreds of Sturgis Rally Jobs Available at Buffalo Chip

Life is short. So why not work somewhere awesome? Sturgis Rally jobs at the Buffalo Chip are a great way for you to gain access to the most insane concert lineup during the Rally, while making money and potentially even starting your career in marketing, public relations or event production. With hundreds of positions available, you’re sure to find a spot at the Best Party Anywhere® to fit your needs and personality. Check out some of the available positions below and apply today!

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Published on Tuesday, May 4, 2021

It’s official. You’ve decided you’re going to the Buffalo Chip for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Knowing the Chip is the original venue that hosts the rally’s most legendary bands, entertainment and events probably helped seal your decision. But now that your plan is in motion, there’s a good chance you’ve come across some things you don’t know about the Buffalo Chip.

Just because you’re looking for an adventure doesn’t mean you have to wing it and risk getting hit with unexpected surprises. Check out the videos below to learn more about what your trip has in store for you!

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Published on Sunday, May 2, 2021

Black Hills Landmarks to Visit During the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

For bikers everywhere, making a trip to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally crosses something big off the bucket list. But when you say you’re going to Sturgis, there’s no way you’re just going to Sturgis. That’s because the surrounding area is cram packed with attractions and rides that would be worthy of a trip on their own. If you’re making the journey to “Sturgis” this August, be sure a few of these iconic Black Hills landmarks make your list.

 
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Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021

It would’ve been hard to predict what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® would be like today had you asked the first bikers who rolled through the gates in 1982. Back then the original By Bikers, For Bikers® event looked a bit more like a three-day keg party in a pasture, with a handful of bands and a few hundred friends.

The early days of the Best Party Anywhere® may have been small by today’s standards, but those who attended knew they had stumbled upon something special.

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Published on Thursday, March 11, 2021

They say that laughter is the best medicine, music feeds the soul and sunshine on your shoulders makes you happy. So, what happens when these three elements come together in one location during an event already known as The Best Party Anywhere®? Hangovers vanish, tan lines darken and friends smile so hard their faces hurt. And that’s just the beginning.

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Published on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

After years of dreaming and scheming, you’re finally doing it. You’ve decided this is the year to embark on a journey you’ve heard will be the greatest adventure of your life—you’re taking a trip to Sturgis!

But now that you’re excited and all your Facebook buddies are jealous, questions start swirling through your head.

What are the local motorcycle laws?

Do I need a helmet?

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