The Return To The Donnie Smith Bike Show
by Brad Schneck | PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022
It’s always the end of March that the Donnie Smith Bike Show takes over the RiverCentre in St. Paul, MN for the largest and longest-running motorcycle show and swap meet in the Midwest. For the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, it has been an annual pilgrimage to kick off riding season and visit friends in the Twin Cities. All that came to a screeching halt with COVID-19 in 2020, and for the last two years the show promoter, Neil Ryan, has worked tirelessly to get back to 🧑💼 .
40 Years Of Good Times At The Best Party Anywhere
by Cody Ertman | PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2022
It’s been over four decades since the legendary Buffalo Chip first opened its gates to the multitude of bikers that gather each year for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. As we await the next action-packed, adventure-filled experience at the Chip, we decided to revisit the parties of the past by diving deep into the Chip’s photo archives, uncovering many never-before-published shots. Check out some of our favorite moments, enjoy the nostalgia and have a good laugh in this riveting look at the people that made the past years at the Chip possible.
The Ultimate Guide to Custom Motorcycles Built for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
by Mary Panerio | PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022
Looking for inspiration for your next build? Want to be the first to lay eyes on some brand new, high-profile custom motorcycles you could take home? Could you simply use a few minutes to daydream with some gorgeous bikes scrolling by on your screen? No matter your reason, this collection of amazing machines created for the Sturgis Buffalo Chip by some of the world’s most renowned custom builders is sure to be the cure for what ails you, unless, of course, what ails you is drooling.
The Biker Chronicles: How the Motorcycle Culture Began
by Dave Nichols | PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2022
Ever wonder how the whole biker lifestyle got its start? Well, it began with servicemen returning from World War II who bonded together over the love of motorcycles. You see, by 1934 out of nearly 300 American motorcycle companies that were created from around 1900, only two remained in business, Harley-Davidson and Indian. At the depth of the Great Depression, Harley-Davidson pulled out all the stops to stay alive. Luckily, they continued to sell motorcycles to the police departments across the country.
1982 to Today: The Buffalo Chip’s History Through Posters
by Mary Panerio | PUBLISHED ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022
It would’ve been hard to predict what the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® would be like today had you asked the first bikers who rolled through the gates in 1982. Back then the original By Bikers, For Bikers® event looked a bit more like a three-day keg party in a pasture, with a handful of bands and a few hundred friends.
The early days of the Best Party Anywhere® may have been small by today’s standards, but those who attended knew they had stumbled upon something special.
Building Buffalo Chip Family History
by Cody Ertman | PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2022
The old saying that “you don’t get to pick your family” is a bunch of B.S. Just ask Zach Lenning of Angry 1 Garage. This custom motorcycle builder from Tea, SD has an intense passion for family, both for blood relatives and for the chosen family he has found at his home away from home––the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. This passion led Zach to build two custom tribute motorcycles for the Chip in the last two years, as well as a host of custom Strider bikes, all without being asked.
Predictions for the 2040 Sturgis Rally
by Mary Panerio | PUBLISHED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2021
Rumors surrounding the upcoming Sturgis Rally are flying so fast, they could easily break the land speed record. And since you never know what the event could bring, we’re not about to discourage speculation. In fact, we’ve got a few predictions of our own for the future to throw into the mix. If you think this year is going to be big, check out some of predictions for the party at the Buffalo Chip during the 100th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally!
A Mecca for Great Art and Artists
by Cody Ertman | PUBLISHED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2021
The 40th anniversary of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip brought into the fold several great artists from around the world to showcase their work to The Best Party Anywhere® crowd. Here are a few of those artists:
15 Miss Buffalo Chip Photos You Can Kiss at Midnight (plus pickup lines never to use on a real woman)
by Jeff Smith | PUBLISHED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2021
The New Year is nearly upon us, and if you’re unsure of where you’ll be getting your midnight kiss, you may be panicking. To those of you frantically swiping through your preferred dating app, we say, “fear not!” These delectable Miss Buffalo Chip contestants will ensure you have something sweet to plant your lips on when the ball drops. Ring in your new year with the biker babes you’ve always dreamed of by checking out these 15 Miss Buffalo Chip photos you can kiss at midnight if necessary (plus pick-up lines you should never use if you ever wanna kiss a woman in real life).
How to Fend Off Broken New Year’s Resolutions for a More Fulfilling Life
by Mary Panerio | PUBLISHED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2021
Let’s face it…most people don’t follow through with New Year’s resolutions. Truth be told, most folks give up before even getting started. But bikers like you aren’t “most people.” You stick to your guns to get what you want, and the goals you set are about living life to the fullest. But if you find yourself needing a little extra help, here are nine worthwhile New Year’s resolutions that’ll be easy to keep with a little help from the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.