Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017

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 new existed. This incredible show’s ability to surprise and please you is why more than 155,000 enthusiasts flock to the event every January. In 2017, the MBE showed the world brand new bikes from every major manufacturer, historic motorcycles, dangerous stunts, world-class builders, daring racers and brought together international industry figures. If you weren’t there to witness it yourself, here’s photographic proof you should have been.

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Published on Thursday, February 2, 2017

None of us is truly gone until there’s no one left who remembers us. This thought came to mind when I learned of the passing of Bob Hanson. After 98 years serving God and man, Bob Hanson, an undisputed American hero, arrived at his final resting place in Black Hills National Cemetery on January 30, 2017 - but he is not forgotten. Hanson’s legacy was ensured in 2014 when the Sturgis Buffalo Chip instituted the Bob Hanson Distinguished Service Award as part of their annual Freedom Celebration & Ride.

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Published on Thursday, January 26, 2017

If you’ve got a motorcycle endorsement, chances are you’ve got a grasp on the written rules of the road. But did you know there are plenty of unwritten rules that are just as important? Not following these rules won’t just make you look dumb; it could get you killed. So if you want to stay safe, make friends and earn some good biker karma, make sure you commit this list to memory.

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Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016

15 Miss Buffalo Chip Photos You Can Kiss at Midnight (plus pickup lines never to use on a real woman)

The New Year is nearly upon us, and if you’re unsure of where you’ll be getting your midnight kiss, you may be panicking. To those of you frantically swiping through your preferred dating app, we say, “fear not!” These delectable Miss Buffalo Chip contestants will ensure you have something sweet to plant your lips on when the ball drops. Ring in your new year with the biker babes you’ve always dreamed of by checking out these 15 Miss Buffalo Chip photos you can kiss at midnight if necessary (plus pick-up lines you should never use if you ever wanna kiss a woman in real life).

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Published on Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 was one hell of a year. From endless debates over the merits of presidential candidates to the loss of some of music’s biggest names, there was enough shocking news swirling around the internet that it became easy to miss exciting and entertaining content. But all is not lost, because this roundup of articles and videos is giving you a second chance to see what you missed. Leave 2016 on a high note by checking out these 10 kickass articles and videos you never saw, but wished you had.

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Sometimes people watching at the Chip can be just as entertaining as what’s on the stage. Have you ever witnessed something so strange you had to do a double take just to be sure you weren’t making it all up in your head? Let’s be real…when tens of thousands of bikers show up to a party where practically anything goes, this happens a lot. And it can leave you with thoughts like “How do you go to the bathroom when you’re sharing one pair of underwear?” or “How do you cover up a hickey on your butt?” These ten weird moments from The Best Party Anywhere® will leave you with more questions than answers and provide the kind of people watching that’ll make you laugh out loud.

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

If you’ve got a couple hours to spend riding in South Dakota’s scenic Black Hills, the long list of thrilling routes available to you make it nearly impossible to narrow your choices down to just one. Luckily, there’s a loop that starts and ends right in Sturgis that combines several of the Black Hills’s best riding roads. Ride along through Boulder Canyon, Highway 385, Nemo Road and Vanocker Canyon in this exhilarating video presented by the Sturgis Rider Friendly Establishment Mobile App, and you’ll see why this route is a must ride!

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Published on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Brian Bell interview reveals Buffalo Chip flat track detailsDirt track builder and race promoter Brian Bell is on the cutting edge of the dirt track racing resurgence, and he’s been running full-on since early 2015. His company, IV League Flat Track, designed the racetrack at the Chip in 2016, and it’s far from typical. Iron Trader News caught up with him prior to the Roland Sands Designs Super Hooligan Races during the 2016 Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede to learn more.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Vote Biker during this Presidential ElectionNot everyone agrees on politics, but after this long, drawn-out, drama-filled election season, we can all agree it’ll be a relief to have it finally over with. And once the final vote is tallied, for better or for worse we’ll all have four years to deal with the outcome. So as you hold your breath awaiting the result of this presidential election, cross your fingers that whoever is chosen has these six things in common with bikers.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Biker friends will teach you everything you need to know about camaraderieBikers are some truly amazing people. They live by a code of respect for the road and everything on it, and they show an intense loyalty to their friends and family. In this age of digital friendships and one-click sharing, it’s more important than ever for folks to find a source of inspiration to help them authentically reconnect with their fellow man, and there’s nobody better to learn that from than a biker.  Check out these eight lessons that prove bikers could teach the world a thing or two about camaraderie.

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Published on Monday, November 7, 2016

Music Festival Campsite Ideas That’ll Up Your Party Game

Imagine how much fun a party at a campsite could be with additions like life-sized checkers, mini swimming pools or even alien probing devices. If you’ve ever attended a music festival, you’ve probably stumbled upon some decked-out campsites with so much going on they almost felt like their own mini-festival. Well, you’ll find ideas like these and more to up your party game when you tour some of the cool campsites competing in the Buffalo Chip Block Party Challenge with Katy and Marie from the Reformed Whores in this episode of Sturgis Rider TV®.

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Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

People who really like to ride know they’ll find some of the country’s best roads in the Black Hills, ones laced with iconic monuments and western ambience to spare.

You’ll find some recommendations for great Black Hills rides in this article, but for more ideas download the Sturgis Rider Friendly Establishments Mobile App.

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Published on Thursday, October 20, 2016

Moonshiner Josh Owens is looking to find some buyers for his famous racing fuel at the Buffalo Chip MotoStampede Super Hooligan races.The lax rules of Roland Sands Design's Super Hooligan Races at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® brought a newfound sense of lawlessness and excitement to The Best Party Anywhere® in 2016. This mischievous 2016 Moto Stampede main event also presented an incredible business opportunity for lumberjack, biker, moonshiner, and all around madman Josh Owens. Josh was convinced his secret backwoods-concocted 110 octane family firewater recipe would guarantee the checkered flag, but would racers like Roland Sands and Brad “The Bullet” Baker be brave enough to put it in their bike? Find out if Josh was able to capitalize on this chance to make some serious dough under the table from the Hooligans in this episode of Sturgis Rider TV.

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Published on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Freedom… Depending on where you live, it’s a word you hear a lot. If you’ve lived free your entire life, it’s easy to take for granted and impossible to imagine being without. It’s a lot like air–you don’t realize how important it is until you’re not getting any. But whether you fly with the eagles or the man’s holding you down, it’s important to stop and smell the freedom flowers every once in awhile, to breathe deep the sweet nectar of liberty and take stock of what makes life so great. Which of these 15 crucial freedoms mean the most to you?

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Published on Monday, October 10, 2016

Biker babes battle it out for the prime Bikini Beach sunning space in this episode of Sturgis Rider TVThe Bikini Beach Swim Paradise at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is hands down the coolest place to hang out on a hot day during the Sturgis rally. But sometimes things can get a little heated when so many beautiful women are trying to catch rays on the deck at the same time. The Coors Light girls found themselves in this very predicament one afternoon when they discovered members of the International Bikini Team sunning in their favorite spot. Luckily comedian and pro wrestling manager Chris Trew was on hand to break up the fight and help these biker babes settle the score. Watch this battle get wet and wild and find out who comes out on top in this episode of Sturgis Rider TV.

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Published on Thursday, September 29, 2016

These 26 concert photos capture the 9 nights of unforgettable parties that took place during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® 35th anniversary celebration in 2016The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® turned 35 years old in 2016, and to commemorate this milestone they did what they do best–throw you nine nights of insane parties and concerts. Now that the final performer said goodnight and the hangover has subsided, chances are you’re jonesing for more. Thankfully you can transport back in time to those epic face-melting moments from the Chip’s 35th anniversary with these 26 concert photos!

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016

When Daredevil Doug Danger flew across the Buffalo Chip amphitheater in 2015 on Evel Knievel’s XR750 Harley he set a record Knievel himself never made and inspired many. When Danger jumped again in Austin this year during the Republic of Texas Rally and announced plans to achieve a new world record in 2017, Austin-based singer/songwriter Jonathan Terrell was impressed, too. Sitting on Knievel’s iconic Harley, owned by EK collector Lathan McKay, Terrell became galvanized by the ghost in the machine and moved by Danger’s remarkable courage—and he wrote a song about it all. 

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Published on Thursday, September 15, 2016

When you’re so into bikes you’ve got motor oil coursing through your veins, a strong dose of world-class bike shows, raucous races and legendary rides like the ones found at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® can make you feel like a million bucks. But if you haven’t made it to this motorcycling mecca or the high from your last visit has started to wear off, you can prevent depression by checking out this intoxicating collection of motorcycles seen at the Chip this year.

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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Partying for nine days at The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™ leaves a lasting impression upon the soul. A gathering of this magnitude also leaves an impression on the campground, as folks often forget or abandon many things­– some ordinary, and some that make you say, “What is that?!” After the last motorcycle rolled out the Sturgis Buffalo Chip gate in 2016, Chip staff took photos of everything left behind to share it all with you!

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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Buffalo Chip highlights during the 2016 Sturgis RallyDuring the 35th anniversary of The Best Party Anywhere, the authentic traditions that have become centerpiece to the rally’s fabric and that continue to set the bar for years to follow allowed guests like you to enjoy more motorcycles, music, freedom and camaraderie than ever before. 2016 was yet another perfect example where explosive new activities and experiences at the Chip elevated the rally standard in many unprecedented ways. Here are a few of the highlights folks can’t stop talking about.

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