CrossRoads – FREE ACTIVITIES All Day Every Day during Sturgis Rally

Events, Entertainment & Bike Shows

Custom Bike Shows - Daily

Custom Bike Shows - Daily

This is the only one place in Sturgis you need visit to get your fill of motorcycles that are the furthest thing from stock. The custom bike scene lives at the Chip with distinctive shows happening nearly every day of Sturgis Rally. While you’re getting an up-close look at all the amazing craftsmanship, you’ll also have the opportunity to see and meet some of the biggest names in the industry who will be hosting, attending and judging these shows!
Big Engine Bar Stage - Daily

Big Engine Bar Stage - Daily

Knock back a couple cold ones with friends while taking in non-stop entertainment on the Big Engine Bar Stage. Beat the heat and get out of the elements inside the Big Engine Bar while taking in nine days of killer music.
Ives Brothers’ Wall of Death - Daily

Ives Brothers’ Wall of Death - Daily

Hang over the edge and watch in amazement as the world-famous Ives Brothers defy death, performing stunts on their traveling vertical wooden board track. They’ll be performing multiple daily shows throughout the rally. Check out the times posted by their motodrome and plan to take one in.
Tumbleweed - Friday, Aug. 4 - Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023

Tumbleweed - Friday, Aug. 4 - Saturday, Aug. 12, 2023

On the Big Engine Bar Stage, the bands bring the rock, and the master of ceremonies brings the roll. Stage emcee Tumbleweed keeps the party going between stage performances, letting the fun move in whatever direction the wind takes him. Watch or participate in a variety of crazy contests and events he hosts including the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Contest, Biker Bar Games, Buffalo Chip Fan Fest and many others.
Florida Full Throttle Magazine Official Rally Kickoff Show - Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

Florida Full Throttle Magazine Official Rally Kickoff Show - Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

Featuring Tony Cianci of Full Throttle Magazine
Ride into Full Throttle Magazine’s Official Rally Kickoff Show at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes all brands and awards trophies in 15 classes.
Support Bikers Moto Meetup - Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

Support Bikers Moto Meetup - Friday, Aug. 2, 2024

The Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party begins with a bang on Friday, Aug. 2 with the Support Bikers Moto Meetup at the Big Engine Bar at 4 p.m. Head to this free-access party to meet the Badgers and the riders participating in the Buffalo Chip Official Kickoff Parade. If you were one of the first 100 to sign up for the parade, this meetup is where you’ll pick up your parade entry number and get into the lineup.
School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Motorcycle Safety Lawyers - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Motorcycle Safety Lawyers - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

Featuring Rick Bray of RKB Kustom Speed The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that the Custom Series includes a show for chopper lovers. Old school, new school and everything in between will be on display, plus win huge cash prizes: $2500 to Best in Show and $500 each to 8 additional classes. Free to enter, free to attend.
Drifter Cross - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

Drifter Cross - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

Some of the world's best stunt racers will be testing out the new drifter obstacle course at the Chip. The Drifter Cross riders will use their unique drifting and racing skills to race against each other through a challenging course set up at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Catch their practice Friday, Aug. 2 from noon to 5 p.m. and the real deal on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

The Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show - Saturday, Aug. 3, 2024

Presented by Snap Fabrications & CROIG
If you’ve got a Wang, show off that thang at the 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.
Flying Piston Breakfast - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

Flying Piston Breakfast - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

Kickstart your vacation with the cool kids at the Sturgis Rally by meeting the world’s front line custom builders at the Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit. This exclusive event allows you to meet and mingle with some of motorcycling’s most distinguished builders. Surprise special guests, too! And best of all, proceeds benefit charity.
FXR Show & Dyna Mixer   - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 4, 2024

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 12th 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.
Biker Belles Women

Biker Belles Women's Bike Show Presented by Maiden Moto - Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2024

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, 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.
Evo Entanglement Bike Show  - Monday, Aug. 5, 2024

Evo Entanglement Bike Show - Monday, Aug. 5, 2024

Presented by S&S Cycle with Paughco and Baker Drivetrain Featuring Paul Wideman & Darren McKeag
Celebrate Harley-Davidson’s classic and reliable workhorse 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. Over $35,000 in prizes including a complete S&S engine, Paughco roller, and $1000 towards a Baker tranny. FREE Limited Edition Mint Speed Shop flannel to first 100 registered. Free to enter, free to attend.
Bike Show Mafia All Class Show & Hangout - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Bike Show Mafia All Class Show & Hangout - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Meet Jim Lynch, Enter Your Bike and Win!
Join Jim Lynch of Revelation 1 Concepts on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. then hangout and enjoy the evening vibe at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads and Big Engine Bar for a day of bikes, bass, and all-out mayhem. All bikes are welcome to ride in and enter the All-Class Bike Show, where they'll be looking for the cream of the crop among Sturgis' finest rides.
Godfather of Bass Audio Sound-Off Competition Presented by Bike Show Mafia - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Godfather of Bass Audio Sound-Off Competition Presented by Bike Show Mafia - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Meet Jim Lynch, The Godfather of Bass
Bike Show Mafia is hosting the Godfather of Bass Audio Competition, a new event at the Buffalo Chip this year, featuring the loudest and proudest motorcycle sound systems around. If you think your bike’s audio system has the power to compete, bring it on!
Pretty Fast Bike Show Presented by Lloyd’z Garage - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Pretty Fast Bike Show Presented by Lloyd’z Garage - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Featuring Indian Motorcycle
Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally. Indian, Harley, and Victory owners are throttling into the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Pretty Fast Show at the free-access CrossRoads on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Fan Fest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Fan Fest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Bring your friends and join the fun at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads for an exciting party filled with ice-cold drinks, exciting entertainment, hilarious games, gorgeous girls and generous giveaways on the Big Engine Bar Stage. Enter to win huge prizes in the Beard Contest, Hot Hunks Contest, Mullet Madness Contest, and Cherry Pie Eating Contest.
Best Beard Contest Presented by Volt Lifeproof Grooming - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Best Beard Contest Presented by Volt Lifeproof Grooming - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Calling all bearded road warriors and aficionados of facial follicles! Get ready to rev up your engines and showcase your majestic man manes at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Beard Contest Presented by Volt Lifeproof Grooming. Grab your friends and head to the Big Engine Bar in the heart of the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads for this spectacle of the rally’s biggest and best beards during Buffalo Chip Fan Fest. In addition to bragging rights and the adoration of fans, entering this contest gives you a shot at prizes that will make your beard stand on end!
Beer Belly Contest - Wednesday, Aug 7, 2024

Beer Belly Contest - Wednesday, Aug 7, 2024

If you’d rather drink a six-pack than have six pack abs, this is the contest for you. While it takes years—or even decades– of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly Contest. Show off your guts for glory during Buffalo Chip Fan Fest and you could win a pair of Stage West meal deals!
Hot Hunks Contest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Hot Hunks Contest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Fellas, this is your time to shine! Calling all hunks, studs, beefcakes and dad bods for the Hot Hunks Contest hosted by Hot 93.1! Demonstrate the right combination of manliness, moves and charisma, and you could be the next Buffalo Chip Hot Hunk!
Mullet Madness Contest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Mullet Madness Contest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Does your hair make you go fast, steal your friend’s girl and not apologize because, welp, mullets are just that way? Do you like to live dangerously, laugh in the face of today’s hairstyle trends and crank up the metal and bang your head into oblivion? If so, then you may be a prime candidate to take home the grand championship at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s “Mullet Madness” Mullet Competition! Pay homage to one of the most misunderstood and unapologetically badass haircuts of all time and you could be walking away with 2 free memberships to Chip Fam Club!
Cherry Pie Eating Contest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

Cherry Pie Eating Contest - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024

No one can deny that it’s fun to get pie-eyed at The Best Party Anywhere®, but it’s even more fun when you’re doing it for your chance to win free 2025 Rally Passes!
Rat

Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show - Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024

Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat Get ready to drool all over the asphalt as you take in the sea of magnificent motorcycles at the world-famous, longest-running grand daddy of them all, Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show. Over 100 of the Sturgis Rally’s finest will be competing in 14 different classes, and each will be begging you to get an up-close look. The Rat’s Hole show displays the work of the world’s best builders, whose handiwork is judged on personality, function and a progressive sense of motorcycle culture.
Adam Sandoval

Adam Sandoval's Great American Convoy - Thursday, Aug. 8, 2024

Adam Sandoval’s Great American Convoy culminates with a HUGE final bash at the Big Engine Bar Thursday, Aug. 8 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Motorcycle content creator and philanthropist Adam Sandoval is bringing his month-long convoy to the Sturgis Rally for a final party at the Chip, where he will give away a motorcycle to one lucky person. Anyone is invited to join the convoy and final party with a donation to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

Attractions

V-Twin Sculpture

V-Twin Sculpture

Everything’s bigger at the Buffalo Chip, including this colossal sculpture that two Chip employees created out of some old water tanks in 2011. Commemorate your trip to the CrossRoads by having your picture taken in front of this five-ton, illuminated engine sculpture, which towers 50 feet above the ground!
Freedom Field

Freedom Field

A field of 800 flags stands majestically at the entrance to the CrossRoads, paying tribute to those who have given their lives protecting our nation’s freedoms. Spend an awestruck moment paying your respects to the brave men and women who sacrifice everything for us by walking through this impressive display.
AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall

AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall

Standing proudly behind the Battlefield Cross Sculpture and Freedom Field is the AVTT Veterans Memorial Wall. Each year the Patriot Guard Riders assist in putting up this wall so you can see the names and pay your respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice while defending our freedoms.

Vendor Activities

Garage Services

Garage Services

Put your ride into the hands of the industry’s top technicians so you can get out on the road in style. This customization, performance parts, service and repair supercenter is the team in Sturgis to trust for Harley-Davidson and Indian premium parts, service and repairs, and customization! Pick up premium parts and accessories, take advantage of exclusive promotional offers, get your bike wrenched and tap into the experience of professionals the likes of Paul “Fozzy” Fosdyck of Fozzy’s Cycle Shop and Lloyd Greer of Lloyd’z Garage.
Demo Rides - Daily

Demo Rides - Daily

Whether you're a veteran biker or a curious newbie, OEM demo rides at the CrossRoads will let you hit the road and feel the wind in your hair. Feel the vintage charm of Janus Motorcycles, the Italian flair of Moto Morini, the classic vibe of Royal Enfield and the cutting-edge performance of Suzuki. Hop on and rev up some of the coolest bikes around daily between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Don't just watch the action – be part of it!
Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café

Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café

Looking to get some new ink during the Sturgis Rally? You can find any design you want without even leaving the Chip grounds at the Buffalo Chip’s Tattoo Café! The Café expanded second location at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads offers the same celebrity-caliber work you’ve come to expect from its location in the amphitheater.
Bikini Bike Wash

Bikini Bike Wash

Enjoy the sizzling spectacle as the International Bikini Team revs up their bikini bike wash daily from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.! The sun will glisten off their radiant smiles as they polish your chrome to a high luster.
Gas Station & Propane Fills

Gas Station & Propane Fills

Fill up your gas and propane tanks at the Buffalo Chip Stop & Fuel near the corner of Russ Brown Blvd and Flag Ave. This self-service gas station offers 93-octane fuel for less than standard octane year-round! If you need to fuel up before hitting the road, you won’t find a better price nearby, and you can’t beat the convenience! During the Sturgis Rally, McGas Propane will also be on hand to fill up your propane tanks. Get your propane fill from Aug. 2-10 (M-F: 8-5 and Sat/Sun: 8-4).
Shopping

Shopping

Get your official Sturgis Buffalo Chip merchandise and apparel from Mint Speed Shop, Shiny Side Up, Biker Nation, and First Mfg., and accessorize it with jewelry from Debria Designs. All this and more can all be found exclusively at the CrossRoads.
Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Eat, drink and be merry by stopping at Old Skool Concessions, Santa Lucia’s Big Bite, Lil Coffee Cabin, Black Hills Brats, Porky’s BBQ and Wings and Wheels. Then wash it all down with ice-cold drink specials.
Services

Services

The Sturgis Rally is a real marathon, and the CrossRoads has the services you need to help you survive! Loosen stiff muscles with a chair massage from Lavender Paws Massage or a tens unit from Therapeutic Solutions, treat the root of your pain with chiropractic services from HealthSource Chiropractic of Spearfish, freshen up your look with Lashes and Locks, and seek out support from Vets Counseling Center.

Rally Information Center

Sturgis Rally Information Center™

Sturgis Rally Information Center™

Want to get the most out of your time in the Black Hills and have the know-how of a veteran Sturgis Rally-goer? Make sure you start your vacation off by checking in at the Sturgis Rally Information Center! This facility, located near the center of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads, will be open throughout the event to help you discover the best places to ride, eat, stay and play in the Black Hills. The Sturgis Rally Information Center is also the only location to pick up your Sturgis.com Official Sturgis Rally Welcome Packet. (Register online to get yours!)

Bands Performing at Big Engine Bar

DJ Hulio  - Friday, Aug. 2 - Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024

DJ Hulio - Friday, Aug. 2 - Saturday, Aug. 10, 2024

Longtime Buffalo Chip resident mixmaster DJ Hulio and his team start the party early by performing high-octane live sets on the Big Engine Bar Stage! Meet up with your friends, grab a cold drink and take in original remixes and masterful mashups of your favorite songs throughout the afternoon.