Published on Monday, April 5, 2021

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 Monday, March 15, 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 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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Published on Thursday, February 4, 2021

Sturgis Camping Throughout the Years

On Aug. 13, 1982, a group of fun-loving bikers rode into an 80-acre field just east of Sturgis, SD for the very first time. After attending the Sturgis Rally for decades, bikers had been cast off by the city as riff-raff. So, these wandering spirits rode onward in search of a place they could call home—somewhere they could experience music, freedom and camaraderie with no hassles.

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Published on Saturday, January 9, 2021

If these 24 artists came to the Chip’s August Music Festival, they would be the biggest concerts of the 2021 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.

So far, the Buffalo Chip has already secured Kid Rock and is taking submissions for two additional acts through an opportunity with ReverbNation. But there’s room for a lot more!

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Published on Friday, January 8, 2021

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.

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Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions at the Sturgis Rally

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®.

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Published on Monday, December 21, 2020

The single largest event held in 2020 taught the world a lot:

Open air Is the safest environment. Outdoor events can be safely held. Real human connection is essential. And that’s just the beginning.

Learn the truth about COVID-19 and Sturgis through these sharable memes.

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Published on Sunday, December 20, 2020

What were you doing the last time you could honestly say you were “living your best life”? Were you turning heads on your motorcycle? Standing within arm’s reach of your favorite band? Sharing your talent with the world? Laughing till your sides hurt?

Well, there’s a party where folks gather every year to do all that and so much more—the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®–and the biker babes featured in this article were there to drink up every moment of it in 2020!

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Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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 17, 2020

Looking for inspiration for your next build? Want to be the first to lay eyes on some brand new, high-profile custom motorcycles you could take home? Could you simply use a few minutes to daydream with some gorgeous bikes scrolling by on your screen? No matter your reason, this collection of amazing machines created for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip by some of the world’s most renowned custom builders is sure to be the cure for what ails you, unless, of course, what ails you is drooling.

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Published on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

There are a million and one reasons people flock to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Naturally, all the beautiful bikes, scenic roads and huge concerts are high up on the list. But there’s another activity that’s a MUST for every trip, and you won’t find on a single event schedule. It’s people watching.

See, when thousands of bikers gather together in a place like the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, you’re sure to come across things you don’t see every day. Some people will shock you. Some will make you laugh. Others will make you do a double take. Here are a few of those people from the party at the Chip in 2020.

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Published on Monday, October 5, 2020

Some things in life you can always count like clockwork. Every day the sun will rise. Every month your bills will come due. And every August bikers will flock to the Black Hills of South Dakota and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

During a year when everything became uncertain and so many plans unraveled, riders from around the country intended to stay that course no matter what. The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally couldn’t be stopped because there is no official owner of the rally. (Learn more about this controversial reality here.) Short of the National Guard posting up at the state borders, they were coming. They were free to attend. And the Sturgis Buffalo Chip had been preparing to host them.

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Published on Monday, October 5, 2020

A Sturgis Motorcycle Rally campground and party place that’s isn’t what you’d expectOver its 80-year history, the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has earned a serious reputation with bikers around the world. If you ride, you know about it. And even if you haven’t made the trip yourself, you’ve heard enough stories to picture the scene. A sea of leather. Big-name concerts. Extravagant bikes with all the bells and whistles. This is what a lot of people expect when visiting venues around Sturgis. But anyone who checked out Camp Zero in 2020 knows that it fell way short of those expectations. Here’s why…

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Published on Monday, September 21, 2020

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 Tuesday, September 1, 2020

2020 has been a weird year to say the least. While lots of folks have struggled to adapt to a “new norm,” the Chip stuck to their guns and did what they know best– throw a big ol’ 9-day frickin’ music and motorcycle party and invite anybody who wanted to come. Even in these strange times, one thing you can count on is attendees of the Best Party Anywhere® leaving behind a bunch of weird stuff after it’s over. Check out what made its way into the Chip’s 2020 Lost and Found and take solace in the fact that some things, although strange, will never change.

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Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

When news broke in early August that hundreds of thousands of bikers were heading to the 80th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, living rooms across the nation lit up with theories of what this event would look like amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Journalists from every imaginable outlet flocked to the area, pointing their cameras at biker destinations across the Black Hills in order to send a snapshot and a story to viewers at home. But truly portraying this event required more coverage than these outlets could muster.

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Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020

For Mai Richards, becoming the face of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for 2020 meant traveling down a road with some unexpected twists and turns. After entering the Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search Presented by Bud Light Seltzer in March, COVID-19 virtually caused the contest’s gears to grind to a halt. It’s safe to say no one was completely certain how things would shake out, including this first-time contestant. But when the model search was able to fire back up in June, Mai was poised and ready to show she had the beauty, brains and personality to stand out from the other 14 worthy finalists and earn the title.

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