The Unsung Zero: Where Glory Days, Mayhem, and Having ZERO Fun Collide at Camp Zero

There’s a place in Sturgis where hell raisers collide, wiener jokes abound, and smiles stretch for miles. Spend a few hours here, and you’ll throw out any notion that Sturgis is just party for old men with oversized baggers.

Jump on your chopper or Coleman minibike and bring a partner-in-crime because the unforgettable parties at Camp Zero will be your glory days.
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25 Bands That Could Rock the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycle and Music Festival

Securing bands for The Best Party Anywhere® is no easy feat.

It often takes the entire year before all the variables fall into place.

But the process always starts by listening to requests from fans like you.

Planning is currently underway, and lots of you have been asking about bands and listing ones you’d ride across the country naked in a blizzard to see perform.

The following is a list of 25 bands that fans like you have put on the Chip’s radar. Are these the bands you’d go nuts to see join the Sturgis Buffalo Chip lineup?
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The Untamed Spirit – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Through the Eyes of Derek Dobell

When you visit the Sturgis Rally, it’s true that you share the same asphalt with your fellow riders, but the magic of it all is that the same moment on the same road often provides you with a wholly distinct experience that is uniquely yours to tell.

Welcome to round two of a remarkable journey as seen through the eyes of one who has lived it, Derek Dobell, a seasoned photographer and aficionado of life’s thrilling moments. The following electrifying photo series plunges you right into those moments when the sun peaks through the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling Welcome Home Bikers gates, a lone rider dances with the setting sun, or you exchange those soul-warming smiles with your co-pilot on a night of unforgettable concerts.

Derek’s collection of images grants you a backstage pass to the heart of the “Best Party Anywhere®,” revealing the essence of the experience through his eyes with each adrenaline-fueled shutter click. Enjoy!
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Who Screwed Up?

In September, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® admitted that one of its staffers royally screwed up and announced the wrong on-sale date for 2024 passes. To (hopefully) make up for the mistake, the legendary Sturgis Rally destination decided to have a little fun. When they sent out an email with the correct date, they also asked who you thought was responsible for the snafu and offered up a chance to win a free 2024 pass just for guessing. In case you missed it, read the mailer
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Experience The Chip® Through the Eyes of Photographer Jordan Axtman

Capturing epic moments for you to see from Sturgis concerts on The Wolfman Jack Stage has been photographer Jordan Axtman’s main gig at the Buffalo Chip for the last 10 years. In 2024, he also captured and curated tons of memorable moments throughout the Chip grounds to encapsulate the unbelievable energy at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® so you can see ALL of the action.
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One Ride You Must Take This Fall

When the colors start to change, bikers in cooler climates know that riding days are probably numbered. But with this sad news comes a silver lining, as Mother Nature saves one of her best motorcycle rides for fall. A group of seasoned riders unanimously singled out this ride when asked to share their favorite, and we compiled their experiences in the article “One Ride You Must Take Before You Die.” So with fall colors about to peak, we just had to take in the breathtaking scenery and exhilarating twists and turns for ourselves in order to bring you this stunning ride video:
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10 Years of Weird: The 2023 Sturgis Buffalo® Chip Lost & Found

Another Sturgis Motorcycle Rally has come and gone, and, like every other year, folks on the outside are full of questions.
How many people were there?
What were the best concerts?
How did it compare to last year? The 80th? The 75th?
Of course, the SD Department of Transportation releases traffic numbers. But to truly gauge how crazy the party was, you’ve gotta check out the stuff that turned up in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip lost and found. Check out the lost and found for yourself and see if you can help the Chip find these items’ rightful owners.
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“Hey Alexa, Play Photograph by Def Leppard”

What’s the best part of the Best Party Anywhere®? It depends on who you ask. For some, it doesn’t get any better than securing a spot in the front row and locking eyes with your favorite band. Others can’t wait to stroll through the sea of beautiful bikes. Then, there are those who would never miss the opportunity to escape everyday life and embrace their wild side. No matter what gets your motor running, everyone can agree the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is a place where one may explore what makes you happy on a larger-than-life scale.
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Meet the 2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Hot Hunk Finalists

If you used a dictionary to lookup “Hot Hunk”, you would find the definition as a well-built, handsome, sexually attractive man with a developed physique. The 2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Hot Hunks contest hosted by Hot 93.1, gives us this exciting lineup of local legends to lay out a new daring description. An adventurous man with a great sense of humor and self, who cares for his community, is outspoken, honest, and kind. These hunks, stud muffins, beefcakes, babe magnets, and dad bods bring their best to the final round of competition this Friday night June 23, 2023, at The Park in Rapid City, SD.
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Meet 2023 Poster Model Em Powered

Rev your engines in celebration for 2023 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Poster Model Em Powered, as she brings life to the bold traditions and legendary lifestyle of the Buffalo Chip. Follow along on her empowered journey to embody the spirit of Sturgis and positively represent the heartbeat of the Best Party Anywhere®. Em is a crowd favorite, local registered nurse and advocate for women in motorsports. Her genuine love and enthusiasm for the motorcycle community drives home the future of what it means to ride free.
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