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CrossRoads – FREE ACTIVITIES All Day Every Day during Sturgis Rally
Get FREE ACCESS to Sturgis Rally Live Music, Bike Shows, Stunts, the Magnificent Freedom Field, Cheap Drinks at the Big Engine Bar™ and More!
Meet up with friends, see the industry’s top bike shows and enjoy the best of the Sturgis Rally’s FREE motorcycle, music, and freedom-oriented events and attractions at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads!
Custom Bike Shows
Big Engine Bar Stage
Ives Brothers’ Wall of Death
Florida Full Throttle Magazine Official Rally Kickoff Show
Support Bikers Moto Meetup
School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Motorcycle Safety Lawyers
The Wango Tango Custom Gold Wing Show
The Creator Hangout
Flying Piston Breakfast
FXR Show & Dyna Mixer
Sassy & Classy Over 35 Model Search
Pretty Fast Bike Show Presented by Lloyd’z Garage
Biker Belles Women's Bike Show Presented by Maiden Moto
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Buffalo Chip Official Sturgis Rally Kickoff Party begins with a bang on Friday, Aug. 4 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.
Featuring Xavier Muriel of Providence Cycle Worx
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.
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.
Come meet, hangout and challenge your favorite content creators, YouTubers, social media wizards and internet stars at the Buffalo Chip Creator Hangout on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Big Engine Bar. The first event of its kind, the Creator Hangout gives you the opportunity to rub elbows with your favorite motorcycle content creators and even compete with them in biker games and shenanigans hosted by Buffalo Chip Emcee extraordinaire Tumbleweed.
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.
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.
You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip. Like a fine whiskey or your favorite pair of leather boots, the women of the Buffalo Chip’s Sassy & Classy Model Contest are proof that certain things just keep getting better with age!
Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally. Indian and Victory owners are throttling into the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Pretty Fast Show at the free-access CrossRoads on Wednesday, Aug. 7.
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.
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.
Join Jim Lynch of Revelation 1 Concepts on Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip CrossRoads 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.
Do you stay connected to the Chip and your Chip family throughout the year? If so, then you’re invited to the Buffalo Chip’s annual Fan Fest party! Meet up with the friends you’ve made and enjoy ice-cold drinks, live music, gorgeous girls, wacky contests, and generous giveaways!
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!
Best Beard Contest Presented by Badass Beard Care - Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2024
Calling all hairy, scruffy, bearded, and generally unkempt bikers! Strut your scruff and you could win big! The Best Beard Contest awards a pair of Top Shelf Passes plus prize packages from Badass Beard Care to the gentlemen (or ladies?) whose facial fuzz has the right recipe of ridiculous and just plain huge.
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! Win the title and prizes that’ll make you look hunkier than ever three Mint Speed Shop Flannels of your choice and a pair of Top Shelf Passes.
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!
Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally. Indian and Victory owners are throttling into the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Pretty Fast Show at the free-access CrossRoads on Monday, Aug. 5.
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.
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!
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.
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 Tim Sutherland and Lloyd Greer of Lloyd’z Garage.
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.
LiveWire, in partnership with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Harley-Davidson will bring the all-new S2 Del Mar electric motorcycle, along with LiveWire ONE to the CrossRoads. See the bikes, meet the team, and make every second count during Livewire’s Summer of Speed!
Enjoy a sample tasting of MotoDoffo Rally Red Cabernet Sauvignon (The Official Wine of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip) and Gran Bianco white wine blend at their CrossRoads location. While you’re there, shop a fantastic assortment of MotoDoffo gear and apparel available for purchase.
Triumph Motorcycle Demo Rides
The iconic Triumph Motorcycle will be offering up its full fleet of adventure bikes, roadsters, modern classics and the awe-inspiring Rocket 3 for self-guided demo rides from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads. All riding gear including gloves and sleeves is required.
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
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. 4-12 (M-F: 8-5 and Sat/Sun: 8-4).
Get your official Sturgis Buffalo Chip merchandise and apparel from Mint Speed Shop, Shiny Side Up, and First Mfg., and accessorize it with jewelry from Custom Rush Jewelry and Debria Designs. All this and more can all be found exclusively at the CrossRoads.
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, nurse your hangover with Prime IV Hydration, and seek out support from Vets Counseling Center.