Published on Monday, March 4, 2019
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 Friday, February 22, 2019
The Mama Tried Custom Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee, WI has earned a reputation as an impressive collection of diverse custom motorcycles mixed with an atmosphere of fun-loving moto junkies. On top of that, they kick off the weekend with an indoor flat track race called Flat Out Friday that pulls some of the fastest on the track. That sounded like an experience we couldn’t pass up, so we hitched a ride with the Go Fast Don’t Die crew to take you inside the event that goes down right in Harley-Davidson’s own backyard.
Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Know any sweet party tricks? Have any weird hidden talents? Got a knack for doing things that are completely useless? Here’s the deal, unless you know the trick to making a viral video, your “skills” probably aren’t going to make you millions or change the world. But one thing they CAN get you is free passes to The Best Party Anywhere®.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® will be giving away dozens of passes in the Bar Wars to those who can skillfully perform a series of stupid human tricks. But before you learn more about that, check out these five insane (and totally real) stupid human tricks the Chip won’t be asking you to perform.
Published on Tuesday, February 12, 2019
The One Motorcycle Show in Portland, OR celebrated its 10-year anniversary this year, and the entire motorcycle industry showed up to commemorate the occasion. Motorcycle enthusiasts and curious Portlandites braved the snowy weather for three days to see one of the most impressive collections of custom motorcycles available to the West Coast scene. Here’s a breakdown of the show..
Published on Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Riding with a group can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on a motorcycle. The fun of sharing an adventure with a bunch of friends or a group raising money for a good cause is the reason why big ride events like the Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride® and Biker Belles® ride and groups like the Wild Gypsy Tour grow every year.
If you just can’t wait for your own favorite group ride, or you’ve got a cause you’d like to support, you can always organize your own. And the first step is learning how to keep your riders safe.
Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Let’s face it…most people don’t follow through with New Year’s resolutions. Truth be told, most folks give up before even getting started. But bikers like you aren’t “most people.” You stick to your guns to get what you want, and the goals you set are about living life to the fullest. But if you find yourself needing a little extra help, here are nine worthwhile New Year’s resolutions that’ll be easy to keep with a little help from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.
Published on Monday, December 17, 2018
Rumors surrounding the upcoming Sturgis Rally are flying so fast, they could easily break the land speed record. And since you never know what the event could bring, we’re not about to discourage speculation. In fact, we’ve got a few predictions of our own for the future to throw into the mix. If you think this year is going to be big, check out some of predictions for the party at the Buffalo Chip during the 100th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally!
Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
When you’re at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®, certain things are a given.
Rad bikes? Check.
Killer concerts? Mmmhmm.
Biker babes strutting their stuff across the stage every night in leather and bikinis? Well, that’s changed a little.
Whoa there…now before you go getting all worked up, let’s get something straight. The Miss Buffalo Chip Pageant is not going anywhere. Just because it has been getting motors runnin’ since the early days doesn’t mean it’s gotta stay the same forever.
Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018
To send or not to send, that is the question. And the answer? It’s yes…Or at least it is if you were one of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip partiers who made it into this blog presented by CAMP ZERO.
Have you ever sent it at the Chip? Can you appreciate good stories about people who have? Check out these photos and videos to see whose big ol’ cojones bought them 15 minutes of fame. Just imagine what sends lie ahead.
Published on Thursday, December 6, 2018
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 The Holidays 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 Thursday, November 22, 2018
The holidays are a time to give thanks for the good things in life, reflect on another year gone by and enjoy the company of our family. We’re all blessed to be part of an extended family of brothers and sisters across the globe. Although we can’t all be together to celebrate the season, this video from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is a heartfelt reminder that the acceptance, friendship and loyalty we give each other is truly a wonderful gift.
Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2018
How old were you when you first realized you were destined for life on a motorcycle? While it may not have been until your teens, twenties or even later that you found your way to a motor, chances are your love of two-wheeled travel started when you first learned to ride a bicycle.
Now, thanks to Black Hills Harley-Davidson and Strider, 900 local kids each year could be picking up on that passion before they even hit the first grade.
Earlier this week, Black Hills Harley received a shipment of 375 Strider bikes it plans to gift to kindergarten P.E. classrooms across Rapid City.
Published on Tuesday, November 13, 2018
If you’re a diehard motorcyclist who also happens to live in a place with four seasons, you may be experiencing an acute case of seasonal-induced PMS– Parked Motorcycle Syndrome—come winter. But don’t take it out on your friends and family– you can still mount your iron steed this winter. You just need to equip yourself with the right gear and knowledge before you do. Keep reading to get the skinny on everything you need for winter motorcycle riding courtesy of your friends at The Best Party Anywhere – The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.
Published on Thursday, November 1, 2018
There’s no better way to experience the magic of the Black Hills than from the back of a motorcycle. And while it’s hard to tear away from the carousel of entertainment at the Buffalo Chip, the urge to ramble around the Black Hills is as irresistible as the song of the Sirens. The abundance of incredible riding opportunities helps set the Sturgis Rally apart, because no matter which direction you set out from The Chip, splendor awaits.
Published on Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2018
The end of fall can be a pretty lousy time of year for those who have to keep their bike parked over the winter. Returning your baby to the garage after one last teeth-chattering ride can be a pretty heartbreaking moment. But you shouldn’t let your sadness get in the way of your bike’s overall performance.
To make sure your bike will be ready to ride on the first warm day of spring, check out this video to learn the necessary motorcycle winterization steps from an expert.
Published on Monday, October 8, 2018
When your first rodeo was long ago and you’re now known as “one of the usual suspects,” you can do your thing without raising eyebrows around you.
That kind of seamless integration is key if you’re an event photographer trying to capture the greatest moments. Especially when the event you’re capturing is The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®, and there are more goings-on than you can realistically attend.
Published on Friday, September 28, 2018
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 2019 Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup?
Published on Friday, September 28, 2018
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:
Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018
If you weren’t at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s 2018 motorcycle and music festival, no combination of words could adequately explain what you missed out on. Only “Holy flat-trackin’, dragster driftin’, tire roastin’, Dirt-riotin’, Moto-Stampedin’, guitar-shreddin’, rock-n-rollin’, mini Gamblers, Batman!” could really even come close. Thankfully, this event highlight video does a pretty damn good job of taking you through the festival moto, music and party madness that’s been on our minds since the second it ended. Check it out for yourself to see the best of the Best Party Anywhere® in 2018!