CAMP ZERO is the launch site for raising hell and rallying like the old days—a place where you can party like it’s 1981 with other cheapskates who love rad bikes, dirtbag friends and wild parties during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
If you’re down with a little dirt and debauchery, you’re invited. (GRUMPY OLD BIKERS WHO ARE AFRAID OF FUN NEED NOT APPLY.)
BUILD YOUR OWN PARTY
With friends, an on-site bar and free showers, you’ll have everything you need to party, rinse and repeat, with none of that fancy red carpet stuff you gotta pay more for somewhere else.
If you want music in camp, bring your own instruments cause nobody’s getting paid to play.
Wanna watch a race? Better pair up some friends.
Feel like a beer in the 75-year old barn? OK.
If you wanna catch free concerts, bike shows and contests, or swill on an endless supply of dirt-cheap drinks, you can always head up right the street to the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.
There’re also a few special one-day events happening at CrossRoads that won’t suck in the slightest that you’ll wanna be a part of. More on that in the Free Events Section below.
CAMP LIKE A CHAMP
There’s plenty of space if you want to crash in a tent, van or camper. If you don’t have room on the back of the bike for a tent, you can sleep in the dirt like an animal OR rent an authentic, no-frills tipi with room for you and up to five of your friends, or more if you don’t care how many pile up on your floor.
REINVENT YOUR RALLY
Forget everything you think you know about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and start from ZERO. Reinvent this true low-life moto-celebration for yourself by reserving your spot at CAMP ZERO.
#dirtdonthurt #CAMPZERO #FUNHATERSUNITE
You got nothin to lose and nothin to prove. Find out where the barn banger will take you at CAMP ZERO.
CAMP ZERO is located across Alkali Road from the Buffalo Chip Campground next to the Chip’s PowerSports Complex.
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FREE MUSIC & EVENTS
Camp zero EVENTs
(More to Come. All Subject to Change)
Camp Zero is all about making your own fun with friends, and a few friends already have some cool things in the works. You’re free to keep your plans loose, but here’s what you can do if you wanna roll with the group …
The PB&J Games
Hosted by J&P Cycle
Circle up at the CAMP ZERO tipis for rodeo games like the PB&J Toss, PB&J Bite and SENA Barrel Games. It won’t cost you any bread to participate, except for the slices you use to pack your own lunch.
This no frills event includes no catering and has no fee. Bread, and peanut butter and jelly will be onsite for you to make your own sandwich in case you forgot one, but we’re not gonna make it for you because, well, do we look like your mom?
After the run, head back to CAMP ZERO for PB&J Sammys, Rodeo Games like the PB&J Toss, PB&J Bite and SENA Barrel Games. It won’t cost you any bread to participate, except for the slices you use to pack your own lunch.
FXR Show & Dyna Mixer
@ Free Access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads
Hosted by Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications
This no-nonsense motorcycle event coordinated by Joe Mielke brings together riders to have fun and show and talk bikes. If you want to participate and get a shot at the killer aftermarket parts they’re giving away, just ride in and register. It’s free. Or you can just cruise the lot checking out all the eye candy. That’s free too.
Bell Brawl Big Twin Stunt Show
@ Free Access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads
Get ready to have your mind blown by some of the craziest shit you’ll ever see anyone do on big V-Twin motorcycles. We’re talkin’ gnarly wheelies cranked to 12 o’clock. Hands-free, legs over the handlebars acrobatic balancing act shenanigans. Tire-shredding burnouts.
In other words, IN. YOUR. FACE. ACTION.
See these dudes and ladies lay it all on the line in front of celebrity judges like Cary Hart for FREE.
Gambler 500 Mini Bike EnduroCross
@ Camp Zero
Rocks, mud and a plethora of obstacles await those brave enough to enter the dirt gauntlet.
Come bang bars with your buddies at the PowerSports Complex, then enjoy some cold brews after the race while celebrating victory and bitching about battle wounds.
Hooligan Hill Climb
With @pgarvin of @jpcycle and @bradytildeath of @gofastdontdie
Round up your pals and point your street bikes straight up a hill meant to bring people down with Patrick Garvin of J&P Cycles. It will be some of the most fun you’ll ever have on two wheels!
Sportster Showdown & Hog Roast
Hosted by Led Sled Customs @ Camp Zero
You can check out some of the rally’s coolest choppers, trackers, vintage rides and café sportsters and eat a pig during the Sportster Showdown.
Hosted by Go Fast Don’t Die – @ CAMP ZERO
Stick around after the Sportster Showdown for Anarchy Games hosted by @GoFastDontDie.
Show up on a bike. Roll a keg, race slow, twist off the line, catch some airtime and hold on tight. Sound like absolutely no fun? Then don’t show.
Gambler Mini Bike 100
@ Camp Zero
Think mini bikes are fun? Get with the savages putting on the 100-mile Gambler Mini Bike 100.
If you’ve got a mini bike, and not afraid to jostle your cojonés around until they’re begging you for mercy, join the race for free. If you’d rather watch someone else swell up their huevos, watch for free instead.
Gambler 500 Hooptie Huck
@ Buffalo Chip CrossRoads
The Gambler guys will be finishing off the week in Sturgis with one final ill-advised activity. Watch them sail into the record books as they launch glorious heaps off a nicely made pile of dirt in an attempt to reach legend status.
Just up the road at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, you’ll also find a ton of cool shit to do and see all week long that won’t cost you a dime.
Maybe you’ll find the part you’ve been looking to score at the Buffalo Chip Garage while you’re there. Or maybe Carey Hart will sling your drinks.
And with 2 buck beers and 3 buck wells every day at the Big Engine Bar, you don’t have to be shy about rockin’ and rollin’ right along with the killer bands playing free music.
Motorcycles As Art
@ Buffalo Chip Events Center (Near the East Gate)
There’s also a cool event you can check out for free ninety free by hopping right across Alkali Rd to the Buffalo Chip, near the East Gate. The Motorcycles As Art Exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter, will be droppin’ jaws Aug. 8-14 at the Buffalo Chip Event Center with a collection of the lightest, leanest and meanest machines on two wheels.
If you’re staying at CAMP ZERO, consider yourself part of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip family.
The Chip is the original biker-dedicated destination that brought together music and motorcycling during the rally. Since 1981, riders from around the world have flocked to this mecca of motorcycles, music, freedom and friendship.
WORTH THE DINERO
Itchin’ to check out some of the bigger concerts? How about events like the Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Races, Hooligan races, or Street Drags? Or anything else happening in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater for that matter?
Hop across the street and pick up a day pass. Then stumble back to finish out the festivities or pass out at CAMP ZERO.
Let’s ride, boogie, PARTY, Get Down and Dirty.
Start at ZERO. CAMP ZERO.