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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Published on Thursday, June 25, 2020

COVID-19 might have stopped you from crossing paths with many beautiful women in the Black Hills this spring, but rest assured, these ladies are coming out of hiding. Over the past few months, dozens of gorgeous women have been competing to become the face of the Best Party Anywhere® in the 2020 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Bud Light Seltzer. Thousands of you have already voted for your favorite sexy selfies from the semifinalists, and a few hundred of you were there to see KSKY announce the finalists in person at the semi-finals rounds. But now you’ve got a chance to see these women in the flesh.

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Published on Thursday, June 11, 2020

In a world where questions loom large, the answer to the question “Is Sturgis canceled?” is crystal clear. Put simply, NO.

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is NOT canceled, and it would never have been canceled even if City of Sturgis had voted to not participate in it on June 15, 2020.

According to a Sturgis.com press release, the reason for this lies in the fact that no one owns the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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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