The Custom Bike Scene Lives at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®

See and Be Seen during the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Custom Series!

There’s only one place in Sturgis you need visit to get your fill of motorcycles that are the furthest thing from stock—the Sturgis Buffalo Chip!

The custom bike scene lives at the Chip with distinctive shows happening nearly every day of Sturgis Rally. Whether its chopped, bobbed, stretched or souped up, you’ll find the kind of custom motorcycles that speak to you, plus amazing creations you never dreamed could’ve existed.

Get inspired and find ideas for your own ride by taking a stroll through any of these free-to-attend shows. Or use them as a chance to show off the work you’ve already done.

See 2021 Bike Shows Info Below

Meet some of the biggest names in the industry who will be hosting, attending and judging these shows throughout the week, including surprise celebrity judges who will be selecting the best of the best for Custom Series King!

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Custom Series King (or Queen) - Friday, Aug. 12, 2022

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Custom Series King (or Queen) - Friday, Aug. 12, 2022

The Best in Show winner from each show in the Buffalo Chip Custom Series will go on to compete against one another for the title of Custom Series King. All Best in Show winners will be invited onto the Buffalo Chip’s legendary Wolfman Jack Main Stage where celebrity judges, including Billy Lane of Choppers Inc., will crown the winner of this prestigious award hand crafted by Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications on Friday, Aug. 12.

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Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show - Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022

Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat Come be a part of the longest-running bike show in the world, now in its 50th year! The Rat’s Hole brings together an impressive crew of international judges and builders—one group vying for the titles, the other looking to find a bike with personality, function and a progressive sense of motorcycle culture. The show features 14 classes and awards 70 hand-sculpted trophies to its winners.

Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show & Party - Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show & Party - Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

Featuring Pat Patterson of Led Sled Join Led Sled and Biltwell for communal event that celebrates the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster along with Metzeler, S&S Cycle, J&P Cycles, Cycle Source, Lowbrow Customs and Chop Cult. The show is held at CAMP ZERO near the Sturgis Buffalo Chip East Gate. It’s free to enter and attend and features a mind-blowing collection of customized Sportster models and a large dose of memorable mayhem.

 FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021

Featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications Ride in and register for free for this no-nonsense motorcycle event coordinated by Joe Mielke that brings together motorcycle riders to have fun and show and talk motorcycles. Now in its 10th year, this show is all about the riders, their stories and their ride. Tons of great prizes will be awarded based on popular vote thanks to the support of many of the biggest names in the motorcycle world and aftermarket parts industry. One hundred percent of the revenue generated from donations and t-shirt sales at this show go directly to LifeScape of SD.

Hardcore Cycle Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off - Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Hardcore Cycle Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off - Monday, Aug. 8, 2022

Featuring John O'Brien Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally when Hardcore Cycles and John O’Brien throttle the Hardcore Cycles Performance Show & Skinny Tire Bagger Build-Off into the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.

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Biker Belles Women's Bike Show Presented by Maiden Moto - Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

Featuring Savannah Rose of Maiden Moto Riders don’t have to have a fully custom-built motorcycle at the Biker Belles Bike Show to enter. Whether it’s a mile muncher covered in dirt, which may win the Dirtiest Bike award, a mild custom, an insanely clean bike that might win the Cleanest Bike Award, or even a really great story behind the ride, all women-owned bikes are invited to roll down to show it off at the Biker Belles Women's Bike Show. While this show will only be displaying bikes ridden by women, all are invited to attend.

All Classes Bike Show & Bagger Blastoff - Friday, Aug. 12, 2022

All Classes Bike Show & Bagger Blastoff - Friday, Aug. 12, 2022

Ride into Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s All Brands Bike Show & Bagger Blastoff at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes all brands and awards winners in 10 classes. This includes the Bagger Blastoff, which invites any brand bagger with a loud-and-proud sound system to come crank it to 11.

School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Motorcycle Knuckle Busters - Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Motorcycle Knuckle Busters - Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

Featuring Classic Easyriders and Mondo Porras of Denver's Choppers
The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that the Chip starts the week off with a show for chopper lovers. Old school, new school and everything in between will be on display, plus you’ll have the chance to meet star chopper builders including Mondo of Denver's Choppers and win prizes to get you going on your next chopper build.

Mini Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

Mini Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022

Featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications
They say it’s not the size of the bike that matters, but rather how you customize it. Nowhere will that simple truth be more evident than the Camp Zero Mini Bike Show Presented by Snap Fabrications and featuring Joe Mielke. Whether you’re a master fabricator or a self-deprecator and letting your freak flag fly is the name of the game. As long as it’s small in stature and big in character, give that puppy a pull-start and ride it on in to Camp Zero for a little bit of fun.

Evo Entanglement Bike Show Presented by S&S Cycle - Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Evo Entanglement Bike Show Presented by S&S Cycle - Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Featuring Bill Dodge of Bling’s Cycles Celebrate the greatest Harley-Davidson engine ever built at the Buffalo Chip’s Evo Entanglement Bike Show presented by S&S Cycle. During this show, the free-access CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip will be packed to the edges with Dynas, Softails, FXRs, Sportys, touring bikes and even CVOs, all outfitted with these long-revered engines.

The Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show - Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

The Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show - Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022

Presented by Snap Fabrications & CROIG
If you’ve got a Wang, show off that thang at the inaugural Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show! Honda’s development of the Gold Wing changed the face of two-wheeled touring back in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Now, it’s about to change the face of America’s greatest V-twin event, as it fills the no. 1 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally destination with a sea of vintage and modern metric customs.

“I love this place…the sound and sight of all the bikes makes me feel like I’m among good people.” – Kim Loiselle

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