Camp Zero Events

A True Highlife Moto Celebration

Forget everything you think you know about the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and start from ZERO. CAMP ZERO is the launch site for raising hell and rallying like the old days—a place where you can party like 1981 animals who love rad bikes and wild parties.

Some of the best times during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally are the ones that aren’t planned.

If you’re down with a little dirt and debauchery, you’re invited.

No fun allowed during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at CAMP ZERO<br />

Grab a Buffalo Chip wristband and show up ready to rage. With friends, an on-site bar, a handful of community Coleman mini bikes (aka Smile Makers), and free showers, you’ll have everything you need to party, rinse and repeat.

Wanna watch a race? Better pair up some friends.  Feel like grabbing a beer at the 85-year old barn? OK.

CAMP ZERO’s 80-year old barn
If you wanna catch all the concerts and events at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip, no sweat. They’re just a hop, skip and a jump away, and you can get them all free with your campground admission pass.

CAMP LIKE A CHAMP

There’s plenty of space if you want to crash in a tent, van, or camper. You’ll just need to grab an admission pass to do it. (BTW, this pass gets you all the concerts, too.)

Authentic tipi camping during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Reinvent your rally at this true high-life moto-celebration by reserving your spot at Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s CAMP ZERO. Any Buffalo Chip Pass will get you there.

Keep Sturgis weird at CAMP ZERO.

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#CAMPZERO

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GALLERY

You got nothin to lose and nothin to prove. Find out where the barn banger will take you at CAMP ZERO.

MAP

CAMP ZERO is located across Alkali Road from the Buffalo Chip Campground next to the Chip’s PowerSports Complex.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip CAMP ZERO Map

RESERVE

Get a Sturgis Buffalo Chip pass to stay at CAMP ZERO.

Do It Wrong. Keep Sturgis Weird.

Stay for a stint. Or stay for 9.

CAMP ZERO EVENTS

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet - Daily On Your Own Schedule

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet - Daily On Your Own Schedule

Hunt for parts, score vintage swag, and swap lies with lifers who’ve got gasoline in their veins. It’s all about the gritty grind and grimy finds at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet. This ain’t your grandma’s flea market; it’s a stretch of grass where leather, chrome, and old-school cool collide.
Hell Track Time Trials - Daily

Hell Track Time Trials - Daily

If you’ve got a need for smiles, show up with or without a bike for these daily races at Camp Zero Hell Track. Go around the dam, sail past the bus, and fly into the air, for a chance to win all the glory. A limited number of Smile Makers will be available for use thanks to Coleman Powersports, SnapFabrications and Camp Zero.
Minibike Scavenger Hunt / Waypoint Hunt in the Chip - Daily On Your Own Schedule

Minibike Scavenger Hunt / Waypoint Hunt in the Chip - Daily On Your Own Schedule

Grab your minibike (or motorcycle) and explore the entire Sturgis Buffalo Chip campus as you work through your waypoints and collect fun nuggets of Buffalo Chip history
Pull Start Barrell Racing - Friday, Aug. 2  2024

Pull Start Barrell Racing - Friday, Aug. 2 2024

Do you have the grit, precision and speed? We will make sure the grass clibbins are out of the way as you test your minibike skills and speed. Race with the best as you battle to win the top spot in our Pull-Start Barrel Racing event.
Leave Zero - Trace Sons of Smokey Cleanup - Saturday, Aug. 3

Leave Zero - Trace Sons of Smokey Cleanup - Saturday, Aug. 3

Presented by the Gambler 500 & Sons of Smokey Make an impact and be a part of the Leave Zero Trace Sons of Smokey Cleanup in and around South Dakota’s Black Hills and Badlands. Sons of Smokey, a non-profit that’s mission is to facilitate the collection and disposal of trash from public lands, is partnering with Camp Zero to ensure that the local public lands are kept the way they have always been, wild. WE NEED YOUR HELP  Sons of Smokey and Camp Zero are looking for your help identifying trash-filled public land locations. Download the Sons of Smokey app and help us identify places that need cleaned up. DOWNLOAD THE APP AND MARK ILLEGAL DUMP SPOTS
Minibike Rodeo  - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

Minibike Rodeo - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

Presented by the Gambler 500 Grab a couple friends and show up to one of the weirdest and wildest events at Camp Zero, the Minibike Rodeo. Road barrel/keg drag, pool noodle jousting, and flip cup races are just a few things to expect. Make sure to bring your cowboy hat, you’re going to need it.
Formula G Racing Presented by Gambler 500 - Sunday, Aug. 4 – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Formula G Racing Presented by Gambler 500 - Sunday, Aug. 4 – 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Formula G Racing at Camp Zero is all about teamwork, speed, and strategy. Teams take to the track in a high-energy relay race, where it’s not just about the fastest go kart, but the smartest handoffs and slickest teamwork. Think fast, drive faster and work together like a well-oiled machine to take the win. It’s a pedal-to-the-metal, tag-team rush!
Minibike Flat Track Racing Presented by the Gambler 500 - Sunday, Aug. 6 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Minibike Flat Track Racing Presented by the Gambler 500 - Sunday, Aug. 6 – 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Minibike Flat Track Racing presented by the Gambler 500 is all about pint-sized fun with a big dose of adrenaline. It’s a heart-pounding mash-up of knee-high speedsters proving that you don’t need a big bike to have a massive amount of fun. Get ready for a spectacle of mini but mighty machines proving that fun doesn’t measure in cubic centimeters.
Camp Zero Contraption Show Presented by Martian Machine - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

Camp Zero Contraption Show Presented by Martian Machine - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

Join the crew of the bizarre and the builders of the ingenious at Camp Zero's Contraption Show presented by Martian Machine. If you’ve crafted something that's part engineering marvel and part creative madness, we want you and your contraption to take center stage at this showcase of the outlandish. This show will park itself at the heart of Camp Zero to display the wildest creations you’ve ever seen on Sunday, Aug. 4 from 4-6 p.m.
Martian Machine Games Presented by Martian Machine - Sunday, Aug. 4 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Martian Machine Games Presented by Martian Machine - Sunday, Aug. 4 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Martian Machine’s Bike Games at Camp Zero, is where creativity meets competition on two wheels! Leave the slow race and the burnouts for the other guys. This will be a lineup of goofy challenges and stunts that will definitely make you laugh, maybe a little scared, and you’ll hopefully drop your bike. The best way we can describe these games is just doing hoodrat sh** with your friends. Join the Martian Machine gang at Camp Zero for the fun, absurd, and playful rivalry.
Big Grass Race - Sunday, Aug. 4 - 2024

Big Grass Race - Sunday, Aug. 4 - 2024

The grass race to top all grass races. Grab your minibike and a buddy and head to the Race Pit Area in the Powersports Complex. This is a head-to-head event where you can prove once and for all that you are the fastest grasser out there.
Sasha’s Cycles Rodeo Games - Monday, Aug. 5, 2024

Sasha’s Cycles Rodeo Games - Monday, Aug. 5, 2024

Celebrate choppers, talk chop and have a good time during an evening of old-school rodeo games at Camp Zero! Saddle up for some games like the cowboy barrel cross, rail ride, highway cones, weenie grab, slow races, barrel races and more. Prizes including $250 cash and Buffalo Chip admission passes are up for grabs!
Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show, Party, & Dirt Drags, Presented by Harley-Davidson - Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024

Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show, Party, & Dirt Drags, Presented by Harley-Davidson - Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024

Featuring Pat Patterson of Led Sled
Join Led Sled for communal event that celebrates the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster along with Harley-Davidson, Chop Machine, V-Twin Visionary, Biltwell, Lowbrow Customs, Whiteknuckler Brand, Sawicki, Mama Tried, Flat Out Friday, Garage Built Podcast and Cycle Source. 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.
Mini Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024

Mini Bike Show - Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024

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.
Anarchy Games - Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Anarchy Games - Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Anything goes during the Anarchy Games. 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.
Roustabout on the Big Track - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Roustabout on the Big Track - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Presented by Gambler 500 Warning: Rock and roll with us as we ride minibikes with our friends on the big Powersports track. We guarantee, it will add life to your years.
Minibike Street Drags  - Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024

Minibike Street Drags - Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024

Can you go fast and in a mostly straight line on a minibike? You will hate this event. Let’s not over complicate this. You know what to expect.

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