Published on Thursday, May 21, 2020

If you ride a motorcycle, you already know that taking risks can be pretty rewarding. For experienced riders, you’re probably also familiar with many ways to lessen that risk and keep yourself safer on the road. Right now riders heading to South Dakota’s Black Hills for the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are wondering how to mitigate risk and do Sturgis in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Published on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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!



Published on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

A simple handshake in 2004 was all it took to bring biker bluesman Charlie Brechtel into the lives of countless Sturgis Buffalo Chip fans. Now, nearly two decades later, a tragic accident was all it took for him to be taken away. On April 25, 2020, Charlie Brechtel was killed in a motorcycle accident near his home in Copperopolis, CA, leaving the Buffalo Chip family and the greater motorcycle community suffering an unimaginable loss.



Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Tips on Camping in Sturgis at The Chip from Woody

Every day folks like you who are planning a trip to Sturgis ask all sorts of questions about the Buffalo Chip and plans for the upcoming rally. With an event like the Best Party Anywhere® there’s a whole lot to learn, so we’re taking you right to the top and getting you the low down straight from the source. Read on to get answers to some of the common (and not so common) questions you’ve been asking recently from Sturgis Buffalo Chip® President and Founder Rod “Woody” Woodruff.



Published on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

You wouldn’t believe it if we told you the kinds of get-ups some Buffalo Chip celebrities have been wearing lately. In a time when washing your hands, standing six feet apart and guarding toilet paper with your life have become a major part of everyone’s lives, these celebs have also added some entertaining choices for personal protective equipment to their daily wardrobe. Check out these 16 celebrities in their PPE and see two stars who refuse to wear any at all! Can you guess in advance who they are?



Published on Monday, April 20, 2020

These are some of the weirdest moments in Sturgis Buffalo Chip HistoryThrowing a nine-day party every August for 39 consecutive years requires shaking things up. A willingness to try new things is vital to keeping things fresh, so having an open mind is key. While judging people is against everything The Best Party Anywhere® stands for, sometimes it’s hard not to look back at some of the events and resulting odd moments that have taken place over the years and go, “uhh… wut?!” Check out some of the weirdest moments that have ever taken place at the Best Party Anywhere and be assured that your mental health is still in good standing.



Published on Sunday, April 12, 2020

Weird songs that are unforgettably entertaining

Music provides the soundtrack to our lives. From the bliss of traveling the open road on your way to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to the pain of being stabbed with a pencil by your significant other, there’s at least one song that perfectly captures virtually every aspect of our existence. However, “normal” has recently gone on vacation, and we’re exactly not sure when it will be returning. So in the meantime, check out this list of 18 freaky, funny and downright weird songs sure to give you a laugh during these weird times.



Published on Friday, April 3, 2020

Let’s face it– knowing how to build and fix things in your life can save you lots of money, and the process of identifying and solving problems can give you immense satisfaction. If you’re already handy, then you no doubt know this. If, on the other hand, you barely know the difference between a pipe wrench and a pocketknife, you might wish you could improve your skills but have no idea where to start.



Published on Thursday, March 5, 2020

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!



Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

It doesn’t matter if you’re the next Hendrix, can burp your ABCs or are simply riding a streak of luck. There’s a way for anyone to get on stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. If you’d like to walk in the very footsteps of some of the most legendary names in music and spend a moment in the spotlight make sure you check out these five simple ways that can land you a spot on the Chip stage.



Published on Saturday, February 8, 2020

Shocking Moments of Sturgis Rally Parties at the Chip

If you’ve been to the party at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, you know to expect the unexpected. As a party built By Bikers, For Bikers™, the Best Party Anywhere® has practically seen it all during its nearly 40-year run—surprise celebrity appearances, legendary South Dakota storms, and death-defying stunts, not to mention some serious blunders. So for better or for worse, here’s a look back at eight of the most shocking moments in Buffalo Chip History.



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.



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.



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…



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.



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!



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.



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.



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?



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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