South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Joins Celebrity Lineup for Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Legends Ride®

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Joins Celebrity Lineup for Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Legends Ride®

Governor Noem will be attending in support of the charity ride and reception where a rendition of her by famed artist David Uhl will be auctioned off in support of non-profit organization Treasured Lives

Sturgis, S.D. (July 22, 2021): Attendees of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s premier charity event will have the chance to meet South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem when she joins the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride festivities on Monday, Aug. 9 in historic Deadwood. Noem will also make an appearance in one of the Legends Ride’s most valuable auction items, the brand-new piece “True Grit” by David Uhl.  Legends Ride attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the painting that depicts the Governor and her horse, Ice, during the annual Custer State Park Buffalo Round Up. Both Noem and Uhl will be on hand to see this piece auctioned off to benefit the non-profit organization Treasured Lives, a survivor-focused anti-trafficking organization that provides advocacy, education, crisis care, peer mentoring along with a variety of other survivor needs.

“True Grit” by David Uhl

“For over two decades, I have chronicled what has been called the “American freedom machine,” said David Uhl. “As 2020 wore on, for obvious reasons my livelihood was cancelled with one exception: The Sturgis Rally. Not only did the show go on but it was the only uplifting event I experienced the entire year. I wanted to present a piece of fine art to honor the person responsible for allowing my program to survive such a tumultuous time. This is my way of saying thank you. I am extremely grateful that I was allowed to keep my Fine Art program afloat.”

“To have Governor Noem joining the Legends Ride and helping us raise money for worthy causes is a true honor,” said Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “The lucky individual who takes home David Uhl’s masterpiece will be acquiring a valued piece of South Dakota history. Having Governor Noem present for the auction of this piece will be something everyone in attendance will remember forever.”

In addition to Uhl’s “True Grit,” Legends Riders will be able to help the Sturgis Buffalo Chip support its mission of giving by bidding on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip B4 motorcycle customized by Lloyd’z Garage and Indian Motorcycle Charlotte, Darren McKeag’s “Ride or Die” painting and many more great auction items.


Legends Ride Celebrity Guests

Kristi Noem: South Dakota Governor

Bagger Racing League: Professional racers of V-Twin baggers.

Earl Dotson: Super Bowl Champion

Horny Mike: Star of History Channel’s Counting Cars

Darren McKeag: Famed Motorbike Artist

Carlos Moleda: Ironman World Champion

David Uhl: First licensed oil painter for Harley-Davidson.


Legendary rides are just a part of what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has in store for its 40th Anniversary in 2021. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience countless events, including performances from the world’s top entertainers, powerful freedom celebrations, top-tier bike shows, white-knuckle racing events and so much more. All events are held outdoors in an open environment for the safest experience possible. Entertainment is free with camping. A full list of Sturgis Buffalo Chip events is available at The Buffalo Chip is home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and is the official sponsor of the free Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program.


2021 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Event and Entertainment Lineup

Friday, Aug. 6

Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party

Puddle Of Mudd

Blacklite District

Big Skillet

ULTRA4 Off-Road Racing – Qualifier

Maiden Moto Art Show begins

Buffalo Chip Live begins


Saturday, Aug. 7


Drowning Pool

Big Skillet

ULTRA4 Off-Road Championship Racing

School’s Out Chopper Show


Sunday, Aug. 8

Kid Rock

Reverend Horton Heat


FXR Show & Dyna Mixer

Bell Brawl


Monday, Aug. 9

Stone Temple Pilots

REO Speedwagon


Legends Ride®

Hardcore Cycles Performance Show and Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off


Tuesday, Aug. 10

Clint Black

Matt Stell

BC & The Big Rig

Women’s Day Events

  • Biker Belles®
  • The Morning Ride™
  • Women, Wind & Wheels™ Bike Show presented by Ride Wild
  • Women Riders Turnout
  • The Real Deal Event Sessions
  • Suffragist Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Buffalo Chip Super TT Xtreem Flat Track Racing

Sportster Showdown

Mini Bike Show


Wednesday, Aug. 11

ZZ Top

Corey Taylor

Cherry Bombs

Rusty Wallace Ride

Evo Entanglement Bike Show


Thursday, Aug. 12


Black Label Society

BlueFrog Band

Lingerie Fighting Championships

Western Frontier Ride

Buffalo Chip Super TT Xtreem Flat Track Racing

Freedom Celebration

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show


Friday, Aug. 13


Black Stone Cherry

Lingerie Fighting Championships

Full Throttle Bagger Blastoff bike show


Saturday, Aug. 14


From Ashes To New

Lingerie Fighting Championships




About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the award-winning leader in music and motorcycle lifestyle experiences. Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® and The Best Party Anywhere®, it has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since its establishment in 1981. Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans, with visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries. It remains one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. The Chip advances the Sturgis Rally by being home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and the official sponsor of the Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program. More details are available at

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Cody Ertman

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2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 31–Aug. 3
Concerts Aug. 4–Aug. 13

2024 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 29–Aug. 1
Concerts Aug. 2–Aug. 11

2025 Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Pre-Rally Party Jul. 28–Jul. 31
Concerts Aug. 1–Aug. 10

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