Published on Monday, January 20, 2020

Even if you’ve been a motorcycle enthusiast your entire life, there are things you’ve never seen and may not see again. Attending the annual Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy will open your eyes to aspects of the industry you never knew existed. This incredible show’s ability to surprise and please you is why more than 175,000 enthusiasts flock to the event every January. MBE shows the world brand new bikes from major manufacturers, historic motorcycles, dangerous stunts, world-class builders, daring racers and brings together international industry figures. If you haven’t been there to witness it yourself, here’s photographic proof you should have been.

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Published on Friday, January 17, 2020

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 Monday, January 13, 2020

In today’s world, the shelf life of just about everything has gotten shorter. Trends come and go quickly, and they apply to everything from the clothes you wear to the music on the radio, even the way you travel. So when you stumble upon something that has stood the test of time, it’s worth taking note

Few events in this world make it to an 80-year milestone, but it’s a patch the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is about to earn. The buzz leading up to this historic anniversary event has gotten the wheels turning for motorcycle enthusiasts around the world, causing countless people to wonder…

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Published on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Wild Gypsy Tour All Women's Motorcycle FestivalThe rumblings have been present for some time now: there is a pack of wild women returning to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for a moto culture event like no other.

The Wild Gypsy Tour is the first event of its kind in women’s motorcycling. It creates a place for women riders to combine the freedom of the past with the untapped spirit of the future at The Best Party Anywhere® during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A preview of the Black Hills Rides you can take by joining the Wild Gypsy TourWhat stretches of beautiful backcountry and iconic landmarks are on your must-ride list? If doing Sturgis is in your sights, there are countless ideas worth adding to your itinerary.

Places like Mount Rushmore, Deadwood, Crazy Horse, Devil’s Tower, Pactola and Badlands National Park are a must for any rider who finds themselves in the Black Hills. Women riders looking to take the adventure to the next level can experience these rides and others as part of the women-only Wild Gypsy Tour. Here’s a preview of what you’ll experience on three of the rides!

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Published on Thursday, December 12, 2019

Who owns the rights to “Sturgis”? After more than a decade of battling, there is finally a firm answer to this question—we all own it because it is in the public domain. This means that any business planning to use the words “Sturgis,” “Sturgis Rally & Races” or “Sturgis Motorcycle Rally” may do so without any fear of getting themselves into legal hot water.

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Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

These holiday songs will rock the stockings right off your little tootsies.It’s that time of year again where the sound of jingle bells and holiday songs are ringing through the air just about everywhere you go. While there’s nothing wrong with cranking up some traditional tunes, those of you looking to rock will find this ready-made playlist filled with choice jams perfect for getting you rockin’ out in the holiday spirit. Vary up your listening this holiday season by checking out this list of holiday songs that’ll rock your stockings off from your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

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Published on Tuesday, November 19, 2019

If these 21 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the 2019 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.

The following is a list of 24 bands that fans like you have put on the Chip’s radar. Are these the bands you’d go nuts to see join the 2020 Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup?

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Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

There’s nothing like getting ready to hit the road, turning the keys in the ignition, pulling out of the driveway... and immediately being hit with traffic. Talk about a buzzkill.

Bicycles, cars, pedestrians, scooters, motorcycles. Everyone seems to be going everywhere in every direction all at the same time these days. So, we have to learn how to share the road if we want to get to our destinations safely.

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Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

For the last 11 years, some of the world’s most meticulously crafted and elaborate custom motorcycles and related artwork have made their way to the legendary Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Rally by way of the Chip’s Motorcycles As Art™ exhibit, curated by renowned motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter. The exhibit’s 2019 theme, “What’s The Skinny,” displayed the creations of nearly 40 custom motorcycle builders and artists and proved that thinking thin and minimal can produce some of the most breathtaking custom motorcycles. Check out some of the builders and bikes below to see for yourself!

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Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

Camping hacks performed with a poncho*thump*
What was that?

*THUMP-THUMP-THUMP*
Oh no…it’s RAIN!

You quickly spring into action, frantically pulling a GEICO poncho over your head while scrambling around the campsite to secure your belongings. As you scurry through the wet grass to cover your motorcycle seat, a gust of wind catches your open RV hatch, ripping it right off the hinges and hurling it into a neighboring campsite.

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Published on Thursday, October 17, 2019

2019 Sturgis Rally highlights at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.Summing up the Sturgis Buffalo Chip experience is no easy feat. From the moment you first ride onsite until you’re packing up to head home, you’re immersed in a whirlwind of stimuli. Nine days of killer concerts, action-packed racing and stunts, eye-popping custom bike shows, plus all the people watching, eye candy and outrageous party shenanigans provide a near sensory overload that’s difficult to distill into a digestible explanation for all your friends. Thankfully, you don’t need to be a master storyteller to convey your experience; you can just show them this video!

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Published on Friday, September 27, 2019

Spearfish Canyon Offers its Best Motorcycle Rides During Autumn

When the colors start to change, bikers in cooler climates know that riding days are probably numbered. But with this sad news comes a silver lining, as Mother Nature saves one of her best motorcycle rides for fall. A group of seasoned riders unanimously singled out this ride when asked to share their favorite, and we compiled their experiences in the article “One Ride You Must Take Before You Die.” So with fall colors about to peak, we just had to take in the breathtaking scenery and exhilarating twists and turns for ourselves in order to bring you this stunning ride video:

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Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

If you’ve been riding long, you probably know a couple hand signals to communicate with your friends while you’re on your bike. “Follow me.” “I gotta pee.” “Watch out for that turkey.” Basic stuff like that.

But what if what you want to share isn’t basic? Like “Your kickstand’s down” or some smack talk on the track like, “I bet you look sexy, but I wouldn’t know because you’re behind me.” What if something is making you laugh hard enough inside your helmet that you just want to share the laugh with a friend?

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Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019

If you’re a music lover and avid concertgoer, then you’ve no doubt experienced THE moment– the moment that cements the experience in your memory forever. A sustained note. An otherworldly solo. A dynamic performer who’s in the zone. Losing yourself in the collective of fellow fans around you as you all sing together that chorus, that lyric, that melody line, whatever it is, that’s been instrumental in the soundtrack of your life and sends chills up your spine.

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Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The entire automotive world had the air let out of our tires and our hearts run over early this morning with news that Jessi Combs had died. She was known in part as the “Fastest Woman on Four Wheels” for her 398 mph land speed record in the North American Eagle Supersonic Speed Challenger. It was a crash during her attempt to beat this record in a 52,000 horsepower, jet-powered car that resulted in her untimely departure from this earth on August 27, 2019.

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Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SUPER WEIRD traces of occupancy are all that remain on the vacated 600-acre campground and biker entertainment destination known as the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. The steady hum of V-Twin engines, the pounding thud of high-powered speaker systems and the unrestrained cheers and revs of huge concert crowds partying their faces off indicate the first full week of August has passed and another Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is in the books.

Bikes, cars, campers, trikes, and all sorts of wheeled contraptions and their riders have all headed home, but the same can’t be said for some of the wonderful, crazy and weird sh*t left behind by all the people who raged at the Best Party Anywhere®! Check out what was found.

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Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

If you were given a camera and set loose at the Best Party Anywhere®, you wouldn’t have to be a pro photographer to capture some moments that would impress the average music or motorcycle enthusiast. Let’s be real. When you’re spending two weeks surrounded by two-wheeled fun, thousands of friends and a larger-than-life Sturgis Motorcycle Rally soundtrack, sometimes the shot practically sets itself up.

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Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Avoid run-ins with the law by following these tips for a safe and fun Sturgis motorcycle rally.Nothing puts a damper on fun quite like a run in with Johnny Law, and with the increased police presence in and around the city of Sturgis during the annual motorcycle rally, knowing the state and local laws is a must. To make sure you have the 411 on what law enforcement officers will be looking for, Sturgis Rider® News sat down with Chief of Police Geody VanDewater of the Sturgis Police Department. Make sure you and other riders on the road can have a safe and fun time during this year’s Sturgis motorcycle rally by checking out his list of dos and don’ts.

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Published on Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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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