Sturgis Buffalo Chip: 30-Year Party

2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

For 30 years the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has been "The Best Party Anywhere." To celebrate this occasion, they are throwing the biggest and best party in three decades. The Sturgis Buffalo Chip party rocks hard from August 5-13.

The Buffalo Chip rocks hard for a non-stop week of partying with some of the most legendary bands of all time with Stevie Nicks, Toby Keith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, STYX, Poison, Def Leppard, John Fogerty, Alice Cooper, Jeff Bridges and friends, Tesla, Pop Evil, Puddle of Mudd and many, many more.

The Annual Legends Ride, the Ride that Rocks, will take place on August 8. The Official Buffalo Chip Challenge Bike will lead the charge in the Annual Legends Ride.

The bike was custom built by Western Dakota Tech students with the help of master builder Mike Prugh and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds from the bike sale and donations garnered from the Legends Ride go to local charities, making this event a feel-good ride all the way around.

This year’s 11th Annual Motorcycle as Art exhibition, "Slant Artist-An Eccentric View on Motorcycles and Art" will focus on avant-garde artist, Jeff Decker. Assembled by world-famous motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter, the exhibition captures the personal expression, creativity and spirit that permeate the history and culture of motorcycling.

In addition to Decker’s ten beautiful bronze sculptures, there will be a large and eclectic display of motorcycles and wall art culled from his personal collection, friends and other artists filling the 7,000 square foot gallery. Decker will be working on a new sculpture in the exhibit area.

Fans have likened the Sturgis Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show to the Grammy’s, as it comes around once a year and it recognizes the best of the best custom builders bringing their amazing bikes for show, hoping to win one of the prestigious titles.

There will be other spectacular bike shows you won’t want to miss. The Chip will be hosting the First Annual Buffalo Chip Badlands Victory Bike Show. The show will be held on August 10 from 4 to 8 pm. The winner will be awarded a trophy on the Wolfman Jack Stage during a set break between Lukas Nelson, Gregg Allman and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Also, The Legendary Buffalo Chip will host the first and only LED Bike Show and Parade in the history of the motorcycle industry during the 2011 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally enthusiasts will light up the night in a showcase of custom dynamics. After the show, stick around as the owner of the most spectacular display is crowned champion on the Legendary Buffalo Chip main stage.

Lingerie for Life is an event in which lovely ladies wear 27 unique, one-of-a-kind bras to be auctioned with proceeds going to The American Cancer Society. The beautiful Budweiser Roadhouse bartenders will model the bras throughout the night and one will be auctioned at 8:15 p.m. and two more at 10 p.m. nightly. The bras will be delivered immediately after a bidder wins.

The Biker Belles festivities begin in the historic town of Deadwood at The Lodge of Deadwood followed by a beautiful, women’s-only ride to the Buffalo Chip for a reception on August 10. Attending will be renowned builder and land speed record holder Laura Klock, who will be selling raffle tickets for "SALT," a special bike she built alongside the girls and young women of the Abbott House. Biker Belles was created to raise funds for Helping with Horsepower and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum and Hall of Fame.

The Limpnickie Lot will be set up at the West Gate. There are sure to be lot’s of burnouts and mayhem when these up and coming builders get together. They will have a ride in night time chopper show on Friday night followed by The Limpnickie Night in the main ampitheatre at the Chip that will feature Saving Abel, Puddle of Mudd and Tesla.

What do you get when you combine Buffalo Chip Swimsuit Models, KSKY’s Jersey Steve, and the Buffalo Chip Comedy Club? The Best Comedy Club Anywhere at The Best Party Anywhere! Amateur comedians and Buffalo Chip Swimsuit Models will take their place at the mic August 7-11 to do their damnedest to tell the funniest joke of bike week for a chance to win stellar prizes. Nightly winners will be uploaded to the Chip’s "Morning After Daily Funny Videos" so all their friends and family can check out their performances. Whoever gets the most likes or votes on YouTube will be The Grand Prize Winner.

The Legendary Buffalo Chip has teamed up with GEICO for a special "30 Years Strong- Sturgis Buffalo Chip" bike giveaway. Fans of the Legendary Buffalo Chip can register to win the Klock Werks customized Victory Kingpin 8-Ball by filling out the contest form, or by registering at the Buffalo Chip Campground from August 5-10. One lucky winner will be chosen from a group of eight finalists, "live" on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage Friday, August 12. Fans can also register to win a host of other sponsor prizes to be given away the same night.

The new Buffalo Chip Tattoo Cafe will be a unique experience for tattoo enthusiasts. The Tattoo Café presents a group of hand-picked, world-class tattoo artists. The host tattoo shops are Asylum Tattoo out of Spearfish, SD and Trusted Tattoo of Corona, CA. For the tattoo collector, this will be the opportunity of a lifetime to get custom work from some of the top artists in the country during the 71st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

For thirty years the Legendary Buffalo Chip has proven itself as the heart of Sturgis Rally Week. Poised and ready to once again offer their visitors the complete biker experience, the Legendary Buffalo Chip has rounded up an enormous selection of biker-centric fun and festivities in addition to offering the summer’s biggest and most authentic music experience of Rally Week. Reservations for multi-day passes or daily admissions available online at or by calling 605-347-9000 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MST) Monday through Friday.