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.


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.






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.

Sturgis Buffalo Chip CAMP ZERO Map


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.


(More to Come. All Subject to Change.)

2x the Events
All FREE to Attend
No Pass Required

You do not need a campground admission pass to enjoy the events at Camp Zero. They are free to anybody who wants to be there.

(You WILL need a campground admission pass if you want to camp or enter any camping areas.)


DAILY EVENTS (Yep, That Means Every Day) – AUG. 2-10, 2024

Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Parts Swap Meet at Camp Zero

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 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Keep your name at the top of the time trial list as you run the fastest time around the notorious Hell Track at Camp Zero. This is an opportunity to race on an open track every day. Race with someone or race alone. Bring your own bike or ride one of the Camp Zero Coleman Minibikes, we don’t care. Just. Go. Fast.

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.

FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2024

Pull Start Barrell Racing
Friday, Aug. 2 – 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

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.

SATURDAY, AUG. 3, 2024

Leave Zero Trace Sons of Smokey Cleanup in the Black Hills of South Dakota

Leave Zero Trace – Sons of Smokey Cleanup
Presented by the Gambler 500 & Sons of Smokey
Saturday, Aug. 3 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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.


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.


Minibike Rodeo
Presented by the Gambler 500
Saturday, Aug. 3 – 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The bikes are small but the thrills are big during the Minibike Rodeo! Saddle up your tiny steed for a series of goofy games that’ll test your balance and speed. Joust with pool noodles, drag kegs, and target practice – this rodeo is all about having a ridiculous amount of fun on some seriously pint-sized bikes. It’s a wild ride of mini proportions.

SUNDAY, AUG. 4, 2024

Camp Zero Hooptie X presented by Gambler 500 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Presented by Gambler 500
Sunday, Aug. 4 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Ever wanted to push your $500 Gambler, like that clapped-out late 2000s HHR with 300,000 miles and no muffler you’ve been keeping in the backyard, and see what it’s really made of. HooptieX presented by the Gambler 500 at Camp Zero is a glorious chaos of hoopties-turned-racers, where the glory goes to the gutsiest, not the glossiest. Bring your hooptie and join us for a jaunt around the track.

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 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 – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The strange is getting some well-deserved time in the spotlight! The Camp Zero Contraption Show presented by Martian Machine is a showcase for the wackiest contraptions on this planet. Imagine a lawn mower crossed with a kitchen-appliance go-kart – that’s the vibe we’re going for. You’re invited to bring your own weird creation to the party. Got something quirky, like a bike that doubles as a boombox? Bring it over! This event is all about celebrating the quirky and unconventional. So, dust off your odd inventions and show up for a gathering of the gloriously peculiar!

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.

MONDAY, AUG. 5, 2024

Big Grass Race
Monday, Aug. 5 @ 2:00 p.m.

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 @ 5:30 p.m.

Celebrate choppers, talk chop and have a good time during an evening of old-school rodeo games. Saddle up for some games like the cowboy barrel cross, rail ride, highway cones, weenie grab, slow races, barrel races, 100 yard barrel chug and more. Prizes including $250 cash and a pair of Buffalo Chip admission passes are up for grabs!

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2024

Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show, Party & Dirt Drags, Presented by Harley-Davidson
Featuring Pat Patterson of Led Sled
Tuesday, Aug. 6 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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, Chop Cult, 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
Hosted by Big Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications
Tuesday, Aug. 6

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 first ever Snap Fabrications Camp Zero Mini Bike Show featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications during Anarchy Day. Whether you’re a master fabricator or a self-deprecator, having Zero Fun and letting your freak flag fly is the name of the game. The show will have two classes– Coleman Powersports mini bikes, and all other things mini and two-wheeled. As long as it’s small in stature and big in character, give that puppy a pull-start and ride it on in for a little bit of fun.

Anarchy Games
Tuesday, Aug. 6

Stick around after the Sportster Showdown and Mini Bike show. Show up on a bike or mini bike. Survive the gauntlet, roll a keg, catch some airtime, and hold on tight. Sound like absolutely no fun? Then don’t show.


Roustabout on the Big Track
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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.

THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2024

Minibike Street Drags
Thursday, Aug. 8 – 3:00 p.m.

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.

Let’s ride, boogie, PARTY, Get Down, and Dirty.