Published on Thursday, September 13, 2018
Sometimes all it takes is a moment for your whole world to change. When you find yourself immersed in good live music, feeding off the collective energy of excited friends and hearing the familiar first notes of your favorite song can easily do the trick.
Published on Thursday, August 23, 2018
Another Sturgis Rally has come and gone, which means hordes of fans and friends have passed through the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip gates once more to party at the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®. Each year, these folks bring a host of strange and wonderful objects to make their party one for the books, and it never fails that many guests leave some of that stuff behind for the Chip’s staff to discover. See what the cat dragged in this year to make staffers to scratch their heads in the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Lost And Found!
Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Blending in—it’s a practice lots of us suffer through in our day-to-day lives. But during the annual motorcycle and music festival many equate with “Adult Disneyland,” it’s a practice most folks stray from.
That is, unless you’re a great photographer.
Truly capturing all the beautiful insanity that unfolds during two magical weeks at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip requires full assimilation. You’ve gotta embrace your surroundings, make friends with your subjects and get right in the middle of their mischief.
Published on Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Peter Norbeck should be in the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame. Even though Norbeck wasn’t a biker, the former governor and state senator from South Dakota gifted riders with one of the most memorable 17-mile stretches of motorcycling goodness around in the form of Iron Mountain Road.
Published on Tuesday, July 24, 2018
There’s no place on earth like Sturgis Buffalo Chip, so it should come as no surprise that while you’re at The Best Party Anywhere® you can enjoy totally original and absolutely scrumptious dishes of almost every variety. Satisfy even your oddest cravings with these unique eats of the Chip so your tank is never running on empty.
Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Riding in the rain takes an activity meant to be relaxing and turns it into anything but. Reduced visibility, poor traction, possibility of hydroplaning, and, for those without good rain gear, the stinging pain felt with each falling drop makes it a pretty miserable experience. Not to mention, it can be extremely dangerous. So what should you do when an unexpected turn in weather leaves you with no other option but to ride in the rain? Check out this article from Jacob Moore of SoloMoto to find out!
Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
We hope you’ve got a fresh set of batteries in your smoke detector because the lively and lovely Miss Alexa, winner of the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Rebel Yell, finished her photo shoot with Henry Roy Photography and, well… HOT DAMN! The results are stunning, but don’t take our word for it. See for yourself by checking out the behind-the-scenes videos from her shoot at the Historic Franklin Hotel on Deadwood’s Main Street and the sexy shots below with the Paul Jr. Designs custom Legends Ride bike built on “American Chopper”!
Published on Monday, May 14, 2018
Life is short. So why not work somewhere awesome? Rally jobs at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® are a great way for you to gain access to the most insane concert lineup during the Sturgis 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 Monday, April 23, 2018
Breathtaking beauty and dangerous curves are a hallmark of the Black Hills. Take one look at the women competing in the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Rebel Yell, and you’ll see that the description applies to more than just the scenery.
Jaws have been dropping across the Black Hills for the past few months as the area’s finest females have been competing to become the face of the Best Party Anywhere® in dozens of local bars. Thousands of you have cast votes for your favorite sexy selfies from the semifinalists, and a few hundred of you were even lucky enough to see KSKY announce the finalists in person on April 14. But now you’ve got a chance to see these women reveal so much more.
Published on Friday, April 6, 2018
Thunder and lightning. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Peanut butter and jelly. Some things just go hand in hand. For those of us in the Midwest, frigid temps and parked rides can be a less desirable pairing we’re forced to contend with. That is, until the annual Midwest Extravaganza known as the Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show finally pulls us out of hibernation for the unofficial kickoff to riding season.
Published on Thursday, March 8, 2018
Albert Einstein once said, “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don't know.” Although Einstein didn’t ride a motorcycle or ever attend the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, anyone who’s ever been a Sturgis first-timer probably relates to the sentiment.
Once you’ve made the commitment to come and have decided where you’re staying, you realize there’s still so much left to figure out.
Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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 you head.
What are the local motorcycle laws?
Do I need a helmet?
Published on Wednesday, February 7, 2018
As you’ve likely heard by now, the South Dakota Supreme Court issued a decision on Thursday, January 25, 2018, that ruled in favor of the Town of Buffalo Chip’s 2015 incorporation.
This announcement has raised a lot of questions among those of you who love staying at the Chip each year. While many of those inquiries varied, they really all boiled down to one simple question– “How will staying at the Chip change now that Buffalo Chip, SD is a town?”
Published on Monday, February 5, 2018
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 Wednesday, January 31, 2018
An average of 100 million viewers tune in to the Super Bowl each year, and thanks to extreme rivalries, legendary halftime performances and an easy excuse to celebrate Sunday Funday, that number only continues to grow. But long after your heartburn subsides from all the bad calls and Ted’s ghost chili hot wings, the one part of the spectacle that’s sure to stick with you is all the over-the-top advertisements. Throughout the decades, countless hilarious and heartwarming commercials have made their debut during this live sporting event, but since most companies can’t afford a $5 million price tag, there will always be great ones you didn’t get to see. Here are seven memorable Super Bowl commercials that should’ve been and the reasons why we think they deserved to be aired during the big game. (We saved the best for last.)
Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Hello from the newest town in South Dakota… And likely the United States. Maybe even the entire world– Buffalo Chip, SD!
On Thursday, January 25, 2018, the South Dakota Supreme Court released a 16-page statement reversing a previous fourth circuit court decision ruling against the Meade County Board of Commissioners last year. The latest Supreme Court decision rules in favor of the Town of Buffalo Chip’s 2015 incorporation.
Published on Thursday, December 14, 2017
From the moment they set foot on Sturgis Buffalo Chip® properly, the country comedy duo Reformed Whores had only thing on their minds—getting to share their hilariously irreverent set with as many folks as possible.
After a chance meeting with long-time Buffalo Chip “social lubricant” Captain Jack, the Whores set their sites on the Chip’s legendary main stage and decided they’d do just about ANYTHING to get there.
Published on Monday, December 11, 2017
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December 17, 2017 Update – 95 Percent Containment, Some Roads and Parks to Reopen
Crews have been able to continue to hold containment lines and carry on with mop up efforts throughout the weekend. Although the total numbers of acres burned has increased to 54,023, the Legion Lake Fire has now reached 95 percent containment.
Published on Sunday, November 19, 2017
The Les Paul guitar is an undisputed icon of rock and roll.
Some of the most legendary riffs and solos of all time were written with a Les Paul, and many of those celebrated tunes have been played on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.
Well, it just so happens that the Chip is giving away an Epiphone Les Paul Special II guitar signed by George Thorogood along with a $200 Hot Leathers shopping spree in the Rock The Holidays Sweepstakes.
That’s right, YOU can win a guitar with some serious rock star cred.
And, with some practice, maybe one day join this league of these seven Les Paul legends that have rocked the Chip.
Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017
For a touring band like Stolen Roads that plays hundreds of shows each year, landing a three-day residency at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip through ReverbNation in 2017 provided much more than an opportunity to share the bill with some truly legendary acts. It also allowed the band to get out from behind the wheel, reconnect with friends they’d met in years past and take in the Best Party Anywhere® in some of the same ways as you. So how do four hard-working musicians wind up before making their way to the big stage to open up for bands like Blackberry Smoke and Gary Allen? Follow them on their journey to find out.