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!

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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”!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?”

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Published on Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Biker babes in the Miss Buffalo Chip pageant are nearly too hot for their own good.

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.)

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Published on Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Petition Accepted for Buffalo Chip Incorporation

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. 

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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.

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Published on Monday, December 11, 2017

Legion Lake Fire threatens Needles Highway, Iron Mountain Road and Historic Custer State Park Landmarks

This blog page will be updated regularly, with the most recent updates starting at the top as more of the story unfolds.

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.

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Published on Sunday, November 19, 2017

Win a Guitar to Become the Next Les Paul Legend

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.

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Published on Thursday, October 26, 2017

Stolen Rhodes Take in the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling®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.

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Published on Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How Sleep Affects Your RidingCagers are crazy—we all know it. You could paint your bike yellow and glue giant bird feathers and disco balls to it, and they still wouldn’t see you. If you want to survive to ride another day, you must ride smart and stay on top of your game. And because you spend about a third of your life on your bed, you have to sleep smart too. The connection between sleep deprivation and motorcycle accidents is clear. Avoid hitting the pavement just by hitting your mattress. Here are a few ways you’ll ride better after some quality sleep.

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Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017

The annual motorcycle and music festival at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip is a mecca for bikers, biker babes, musicians, and a whole host of other cool people you’d want to be friends withEach year, all kinds of people make a pilgrimage to the Black Hills of South Dakota to experience the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s motorcycle and music festival. The majority of these folks are bikers, of course, but when you consider every aspect of the Chip experience, you realize bikers and biker babes are just the tip of the iceberg. Bands, bartenders, builders, dancers, daredevils, music lovers, mischief makers and some downright weirdos all converge at the Chip, making it the most concentrated collection of cool folks you'd be proud to call friends. Here are 22 of them you could have befriended at The Best Party Anywhere® in 2017.

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Published on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

If you’ve camped at the Buffalo Chip or attended one of the concerts or events in its legendary amphitheater during the Sturgis Rally, you probably know about the two motorcycle “sculptures” on poles in Vice Park just before the gate at the Kinison Stage. But what you probably didn’t know is that one of them is actually a mausoleum. Here’s the story…

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Published on Friday, October 6, 2017

Finding the words to process a tragedy can seem impossible. When terrible things happen, it can be hard to feel like there’s any good in the world at all. But where words fail, music speaks. Less than 48 hours after Eric Church headlined Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, that same location became a grisly scene of carnage. Church considered cancelling his next performance at the Grand Ole Opry until he learned about a fallen fan and his wife who also had tickets for the Opry performance.

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Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

Chris Trew interview Ozzy Osbourne and others at the Sturgis Buffalo ChipWhat would you ask members of your favorite bands if given 15 minutes of their time? Would you lob the same tired questions they get in every interview? NO WAY! You’d dive in for something real, and–if you were anything like comedian Chris Trew–you’d also ask some questions that were downright weird. Watch this video shot backstage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® to see what surprising sound bites rose to the surface in 2017 from legendary acts like Ozzy Osbourne, George Thorogood, Shinedown and many others when Chris Trew was left with them unsupervised for nine nights!

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Published on Monday, September 18, 2017

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip's August music festival is the home of 9 days of the most insane Sturgis concerts every year, and these concert photos will prove it.Few feelings compare to the one you get when you’re free to tilt your head back, scream and thrust your horns upward like you can at an amazing concert. While the feeling itself is unmatched, the feeling you’ll get from browsing this collection of Sturgis Buffalo Chip® August music festival photos is not far behind. Check out the best main stage moments from the 2017 Best Party Anywhere® and convert your couch to the best seat in the house.

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Published on Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017 was not the first time a woman’s custom motorcycle appeared in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art™ exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter. But it was the first time five of them appeared at one time and the first time all the bikes featured were frame-up builds. With more women being invited to participate in motorcycling’s most prestigious annual custom exhibition than ever before, it seems there’s been no better time than the present to wrench like a girl. Read on to meet these women motorcycle builders, find out what’s unique about their builds and see the impact they’re leaving on the bike world.

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Published on Thursday, September 7, 2017

For nearly a decade, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s® Motorcycles As Art™ exhibit curated by renowned motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter has led some of the world’s most well-crafted and ornate custom motorcycles and related artwork into the legendary venue’s Event Center during the Sturgis rally. The exhibit features a different theme each year that in turn informs the list of invited builders and artists. The 2017 theme, “Old Iron – Young Blood,” displayed the creations of 40 custom motorcycle builders and 18 artists all under the age of 36 and proved that the future of custom motorcycles rests in talented and steady hands. Check out the builders and bikes below and see for yourself!

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