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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!
This is the only one place in Sturgis you need visit to get your fill of motorcycles that are the furthest thing from stock motorcycles. 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 Games, Buffalo Chip Fan Fest and many others.
When it comes to a rally hang-out buddy, you won’t find someone cooler, faster or more creative than the one and only Billy Lane. The mastermind behind Choppers Inc., Cool Hand Speed Co. and Sons of Speed will be set up at the CrossRoads all week long to meet fans, talk motorcycles and show off his creations. Find him at Buffalo Chip signature events and locations throughout the property, too!
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.
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.
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 whose bikes appear in this year’s Motorcycles As Art exhibition. 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
It takes years of dedication to shape the perfect beer belly, but it only takes a few moments to win the Chip’s Beer Belly Contest. Show the judges you’re the biggest beer buff alive and have the belly to prove it and you could win a pair of Stage West meal deals!
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!
Come be a part of the longest-running bike show in the world, now in its 51st 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.
Presented by Billy Lane & The Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Don't be fooled just because the bikes are vintage. The Cool Hand Speedco Antique Hangout presented by Billy Lane & The Sturgis Buffalo Chip ain’t your daddy’s bike show. This invitational exhibition will allow you to see and hear antique bikes on display and in motion and be there when Billy Lane unveils his latest creation at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, Thursday, Aug. 11 from 12-2 p.m. During the hangout, you’ll also have the chance to check out Billy Lane’s new hand-numbered and stamped Cool Hand Speedco builds based on the look of his 45 Crocker.
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.
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 Field of Flags 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.
Bring your appetite, because Big Skillet is cookin’ up a crock full of concerts at the Chip that you’ll never be able to get enough of. Party down with great classic rock, R&B, blues, funk and modern country with this Missouri-based quartet. There will be plenty of chances to come back for seconds, so see the Buffalo Chip Daily Schedule to find out when you can get your fill.
The most loveable bunch of mainstream music outliers you’ve ever heard is headed to the legendary Buffalo Chip this August. Whether you’re a country fan, rock fan or something in the middle, the Devon Worley Band’s powerful originals are sure to set your soul ablaze. Get a glimpse Worley’s strong, old-soul sensibility as she wisely navigates the diverging roads inside her head and heart throughout the band’s incendiary sets. You can catch these unapologetic country rockers throughout the week! See the Buffalo Chip Daily Schedule for performance times
The Black Hills' own Camp Comfort will be rocking the Big Engine Bar Stage at the Buffalo Chip Friday, Aug. 5. Creating music that is equal parts bonfire jam session, reggae house party, and festival blues rock, Camp Comfort’s magnetic jams will draw even the most stubborn wallflowers out onto the floor.