Sturgis Rally
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0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

Ride Wild is coming back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for its fourth annual women’s festival and campout! This exciting event invites women into the heart of motorcycle culture as part of the WGT Tribe in an immersive 5 day, 5 night bonding journey with fellow #WomenWhoRide. For so many riders, participating at Sturgis represents induction into moto-culture. For women riders, Ride Wild is here to welcome you. In 2021, Ride Wild wants to deepen the connections amongst its Tribe with increased emphasis on ceremony, energy healing, yoga, and intention - all with the backdrop of one of the best parties and historical rallies around. The Ride Wild experience at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip includes: live entertainment, group rides through the beautiful South Dakota backcountry, adventures to iconic Black Hills landmarks, interactive mindfulness experiences, parties at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Biker Belles Ride and Symposium, Rodeo Games with Camp Zero and Go Fast Don’t Die, Women and Wheels Bike Show, energy healings and animal card readings, flat-track and drag races, karaoke, ziplining, and so much more.

*Pass covers full access from Saturday to Wednesday the 7th through 11th. Check out is the morning of Thursday the 13th.

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Ride Wild is coming bac...
Bike Shows
12:00 PM - 16:00 PM

School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Haul Bikes – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021
Featuring Mondo Porras of Denver Choppers
The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that this year’s full week of Buffalo Chip bike shows kicks 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 Choppers and win prizes to get you going on your next chopper build.

School’s Out Chopper Show Presented by Haul Bikes – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021Featuring Mondo Porras of Denver ChoppersThe first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo...
Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...
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Music Events
22:00 PM - 0:00 AM

Kid Rock’s Back at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® during the 2021 Rally

Party Down with the American Badass on Sunday, Aug. 8

You’ve waited long enough. The time has come to reunite with your friends, crank your party up to eleven and lose your mind to the tight rhymes, magnetic party anthems, and down-home Americana crossover stylings of Kid Rock. The freedom-loving, fire-spitting, over-the-top, American badass will make his triumphant return to The Best Party Anywhere® on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, and it’s the party you need to be looking forward to all year and All Summer Long.

Kid Rock’s Back at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® during the 2021 Rally Party Down with the American Badass on Sunday, Aug. 8 You’ve waited long enough. The time has co...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

Ride Wild is coming back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for its fourth annual women’s festival and campout! This exciting event invites women into the heart of motorcycle culture as part of the WGT Tribe in an immersive 5 day, 5 night bonding journey with fellow #WomenWhoRide. For so many riders, participating at Sturgis represents induction into moto-culture. For women riders, Ride Wild is here to welcome you. In 2021, Ride Wild wants to deepen the connections amongst its Tribe with increased emphasis on ceremony, energy healing, yoga, and intention - all with the backdrop of one of the best parties and historical rallies around. The Ride Wild experience at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip includes: live entertainment, group rides through the beautiful South Dakota backcountry, adventures to iconic Black Hills landmarks, interactive mindfulness experiences, parties at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Biker Belles Ride and Symposium, Rodeo Games with Camp Zero and Go Fast Don’t Die, Women and Wheels Bike Show, energy healings and animal card readings, flat-track and drag races, karaoke, ziplining, and so much more.

*Pass covers full access from Saturday to Wednesday the 7th through 11th. Check out is the morning of Thursday the 13th.

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Ride Wild is coming bac...
Bike Shows
9:30 AM - 14:00 PM

FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021
Featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications
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. The 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.

FXR Show & Dyna Mixer - Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021Featuring Joe Mielke of Snap FabricationsRide in and register for free for this no-nonsense motorcycle event coordinated ...
Charity Events
9:30 AM - 23:59 PM

Catch the vibe of the custom culture and hang out with cutting-edge builders on Sunday, August 8th at the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast. It’s an inner circle event that brings together top tier companies like Russ Brown, Strider and Kirsh Helmets to celebrate custom motorcycles and benefit new rider efforts.

Attendees meet the builders from the Chip’s prestigious Motorcycles As Art exhibit, curated by Michael Lichter, who will be there to shake hands, sign autographs and pose for pictures. And this year, that’s a never-before-gathered group of heritage custom builders, among them: Cory Ness, Billy Lane, Dave Perewitz, Bill Dodge, Rick Fairless, Kiwi Mike, Paul Cox, Sugar Bear, Ron Finch, Mondo, Eddie Trotta, Pat Patterson, Don Hotop, Jeff Cochran, Jim Nasi, Fred Kodlin, Paul Yaffe – and more!

Moto-celebs lend their support to this worthy effort, too, such as Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Michael Lichter, Moonshiner Josh, Cycle Source Editor Chris Callen, Bikernet Editor Keith Ball and emcee Bob Kay. Brian Klock, Xavier Muriel and Cris Summer Simmons stopped in last year! Surprise appearances are guaranteed!

But that’s not all: The 2020 class of Strider Builders unveil their Tiny Strider Custom this day. This year’s builders are: Ashmore Ellis, J. Shia, Alexis Dejoria, JoAnn Bortles, Diva Amy, Savannah Rose, Lena Fairless, Brittney Olsen, Cris Sommer Simmons – and Ron Finch! Two female build teams also participate, from Motorcycle Missions and Women Riders Now.

The Big Engine Bar at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads is specially reserved just for this event. There’s a Bloody Mary cash bar and a fabulous silent auction packed with moto-inspired artwork, tools like a Tab & Slot plasma table, and selected items autographed by this remarkable group of legacy custom builders.

Proceeds benefit AllKidsBike, an initiative of the Strider Education Foundation that’s on a mission to teach every kid to ride a bike in kindergarten P.E. class. And Motorcycle Missions, bringing veterans suffering with PTSD into motorcycling. Let’s make more new riders!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet 30+ legendary builders; never gathered in one place before and perhaps never again!

Tickets are limited and are on sale online now for $20 each at or $25 at the door.

Reserve now!

Catch the vibe of the custom culture and hang out with cutting-edge builders on Sunday, August 8th at the Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast. It’s an inner cir...
Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...
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Rides & Races
11:00 AM - 18:00 PM

Ride and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the biz during the 14th annual Legends Ride presented by GEICO Motorcycle!

The Ride that Rocks is dedicated to bringing rally goers together to raise significant funds for local charities. This event has, since its inception in 2008, raised over half a million dollars for charity and hosted riders from all over the world, in addition to some of the biggest names in television, film, music and motorcycling.

Participate in an exhilarating and unrivaled rally tradition on Monday, Aug. 2020: the 9th annual Legends Ride!

Learn More - Reserve Now -  Get VIP

THE KICK OFF, RIDE AND CONCERTS

Walk in the footsteps of Wild West legends down Deadwood's beautiful cobblestone Main Street as you meet other riders, rub elbows with celebrities, and check out all the bikes. Here, the Legends Ride invites you take part in an unparalleled live custom motorcycle auction right in front of the historic Franklin Hotel.

Following the auction, riders will enjoy a self-guided, scenic ride through the beautiful Black Hills alongside hundreds of fellow Legends Riders.

Riders will reconvene at the Buffalo Chip to attend a special riders-only reception complete with complimentary food, drinks and live entertainment.

Following the reception the first 200 riders to reserve their spot on the ride will get admittance into the Buffalo Chip amphitheater to experience a legendary double headliner performance on the Buffalo Chip main stage.

SEE AND BE SEEN

The Legends Ride is truly iconic, having drawn celebrities like Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Journey’s Neal Schon, Orange County Choppers’ Paul Teutul, Sr., actor R. Lee Ermey, philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, and the Ness family, just to name a few.  

This high-profile, celebrity appeal has been featured on CMT, the National Geographic Channel, the Tonight Show, FX Network and the Travel Channel, as well as in countless print, online and newspaper articles. 

Don’t miss your chance to meet, ride and party with the stars, all while raising money for worthwhile charities. Join the Ride that Rocks during the rally by reserving now!

Learn More - Reserve Now -  Get VIP

Ride and rub elbows with some of the biggest names in the biz during the 14th annual Legends Ride presented by GEICO Motorcycle! The Ride that Rocks is dedicated to...
Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

Ride Wild is coming back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for its fourth annual women’s festival and campout! This exciting event invites women into the heart of motorcycle culture as part of the WGT Tribe in an immersive 5 day, 5 night bonding journey with fellow #WomenWhoRide. For so many riders, participating at Sturgis represents induction into moto-culture. For women riders, Ride Wild is here to welcome you. In 2021, Ride Wild wants to deepen the connections amongst its Tribe with increased emphasis on ceremony, energy healing, yoga, and intention - all with the backdrop of one of the best parties and historical rallies around. The Ride Wild experience at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip includes: live entertainment, group rides through the beautiful South Dakota backcountry, adventures to iconic Black Hills landmarks, interactive mindfulness experiences, parties at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Biker Belles Ride and Symposium, Rodeo Games with Camp Zero and Go Fast Don’t Die, Women and Wheels Bike Show, energy healings and animal card readings, flat-track and drag races, karaoke, ziplining, and so much more.

*Pass covers full access from Saturday to Wednesday the 7th through 11th. Check out is the morning of Thursday the 13th.

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Ride Wild is coming bac...
Bike Shows
11:00 AM - 15:00 PM

V-Twin Visionary Bike Show – Monday, Aug. 9, 2021
Featuring Jeff G. Holt of V-Twin Visionary
Burn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up shop during the Sturgis Rally when V-Twin Visionary and Jeff G. Holt throttle the V-Twin Visionary Performance Motorcycle Show into the CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip.

V-Twin Visionary Bike Show – Monday, Aug. 9, 2021Featuring Jeff G. Holt of V-Twin VisionaryBurn rubber and haul ass to one of the most badass bike shows to ever set up...
Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...
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Misc
0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

Ride Wild is coming back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for its fourth annual women’s festival and campout! This exciting event invites women into the heart of motorcycle culture as part of the WGT Tribe in an immersive 5 day, 5 night bonding journey with fellow #WomenWhoRide. For so many riders, participating at Sturgis represents induction into moto-culture. For women riders, Ride Wild is here to welcome you. In 2021, Ride Wild wants to deepen the connections amongst its Tribe with increased emphasis on ceremony, energy healing, yoga, and intention - all with the backdrop of one of the best parties and historical rallies around. The Ride Wild experience at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip includes: live entertainment, group rides through the beautiful South Dakota backcountry, adventures to iconic Black Hills landmarks, interactive mindfulness experiences, parties at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Biker Belles Ride and Symposium, Rodeo Games with Camp Zero and Go Fast Don’t Die, Women and Wheels Bike Show, energy healings and animal card readings, flat-track and drag races, karaoke, ziplining, and so much more.

*Pass covers full access from Saturday to Wednesday the 7th through 11th. Check out is the morning of Thursday the 13th.

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Ride Wild is coming bac...
Bike Shows
8:00 AM - 14:00 PM

Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the 13th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles Celebration.

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m., you’re invited to join a day of relaxing and uplifting festivities that celebrate the fastest growing segment in the motorcycling—WOMEN!—while supporting organizations benefitting women’s causes.

GRAB LIFE BY THE HANDLEBARS
The Morning Ride™

The Biker Belles Morning Ride™ will take you on a guided journey through the beautiful Black Hills from The Lodge at Deadwood to a symposium and reception at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads. Here, leading industry women will discuss their experiences with motorcycling during an inspiring symposium.

SHARE YOUR PASSION
Women & Wheels Bike Show™

The Buffalo Chip Women & Wheels™ Bike Show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour allows you to see some of the coolest female-owned bikes and learn the stories behind them.

UNWIND WITH YOUR WIND SISTERS
Comfort Zone Pampering

Pamper yourself at the reception by visiting the Comfort Zone by Team Diva. Take advantage of this well-deserved opportunity to discover and experience new beauty care, fashion wear and riding gear made specifically for women in this retreat area! 

FEED YOUR HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE
Symposium Panelists

Enjoy a delicious lunch catered by Bonafide Food Love while taking in stories from our symposium panelists as well as other featured special guests. While you’re there, be sure to check out the phenomenal auction items and place your bids.

LIVE WITH PURPOSE
Charity Cause

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip created the Biker Belles for two complementary purposes.

  1. To raise awareness of the passion, diversity and spirit of women in motorcycling, celebrating women’s role in shaping the culture, art and history of motorcycling.
  2. To use the event to raise funds for local charities that would be of particular interest to these very women. This charity event has been raising monies for worthy causes since its inception in 2009. Your contribution in 2021 will help the Biker Belles continue its mission of charitable giving.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY
All Are Welcome

All—men and women, riders and non-riders—are welcome to join this gathering of mentorship and sharing.

Participants are asked to make a $65 contribution to join the festivities, 100 percent of which directly benefit three South Dakota-based charities that benefit women-related causes, Helping with Horsepower, the Strider Foundation and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame.

Don’t miss your opportunity to gather, ride and share stories during the 2021 Biker Belles event. Reserve your place now!

Reserve Now    

Experience a day of Real Riders, Real Stories and Real Passion during the 13th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Biker Belles Celebration. On Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 8:00 a...
Rides & Races
8:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Follow in the footsteps of fierce Native American warriors and the US Cavalry and experience the history and lore of the American West on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Western Frontier Motorcycle Rides!

Ride alongside local historian Paul Mitchell as he takes you and your friends on a ride back in time from the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground to the gravesite of Jonathon “Buffalo Chips” White, the campground’s namesake and protégé of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Each ride will offer you the chance to experience history hands on with activities including rifle and pistol shooting experiences, and a four-hour motorcycle expedition to the site of the Great Sioux Nation Battle at Slim Buttes.

The Western Heritage Motorcycle Rides will take place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 13. Each ride is limited to 20 participants.

As you ride through the scenic foothills north of the Black Hills, listen and learn the unique history of the area as Mitchell shares the fascinating stories of Chief American Horse, Jonathon “Buffalo Chips” White, and the Battle of Slim Buttes. You’ll also learn about the US Cavalry, Cavalry scouts, several other instrumental Sioux Chiefs, Buffalo Bill Cody, Hugh Glass, the history of Pony Express, and much more!

Event Itinerary

Morning Meet Up (8 a.m.)

Meet at the Sturgis Rally Info Center at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads for a short orientation of the day’s activities.

Continental Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast at the Information Center. Paul Mitchell will share a brief history of the area as you eat.

Antique Rifle Shooting

Test out your skills shooting antique rifles like those used by the US Cavalry with an introduction into Cowboy Action Shooting  You’ll use two single-action revolvers, a lever-action rifle and a double barrel shotgun. 

Kickstands Up for the First Leg

The ride will depart from the shooting range. From here you’ll travel north on SD-79 past sacred Bear Butte, Scoop Town historical marker, Bismark Trail historical marker and the winding Belle Fourche River.  

Hoover, SD

After 53 miles, you’ll be able to stretch your legs and hear historical remarks during a stop at the Hoover General Store on the Grand River, famous for its connection with Hugh Glass and the movie The Reverent.

Slim Buttes Overlook

At your next stop at a scenic overlook of Slim Buttes, you’ll hear tales of the surrounding Native American encampments and dinosaurs that roamed the area.

Reva Store

A stop at the Reva Store in the historic community of Reva, SD will allow you to fuel up, use the restroom and grab your sack lunch. The community bears the name of Reva Bonniwell, the daughter of the first settler.

Gravesites of Buffalo Chips and American Horse

Four miles outside Reva, you’ll come upon a small cemetery that serves as the final resting place for Buffalo Chips. He and Chief American Horse, both died in the battle of Slim Buttes. Here, you will enjoy your sack lunch before heading back south to the Spur Creek Soon.

Spur Creek Saloon

On the way back to the Chip, you’ll stop at the rustic Spur Creek Saloon for refreshments, photo opportunities and more historical narrative. From here you’ll depart back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

There’s no other place in the world that lets you experience this fascinating history, so don’t miss your opportunity during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Spaces on each tour are extremely limited.

Reserve Now!

Follow in the footsteps of fierce Native American warriors and the US Cavalry and experience the history and lore of the American West on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Wes...
Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

They say it’s not the size of the bike that matters, but rather how you customize it. Nowhere will that simple truth be more evident than the first ever Snap Fabrications Camp Zero Mini Bike Show featuring Joe Mielke of Snap Fabrications during Anarchy Day, Tuesday, Aug. 10 at Camp Zero!

Whether you’re a master fabricator or a self-deprecator, having Zero Fun and letting your freak flag fly is the name of the game. The show will have two classes– Coleman Powersports mini bikes, and all other things mini and two-wheeled. As long as it’s small in stature and big in character, give that puppy a pull-start and ride it on in to Camp Zero for a little bit of fun.

Other Anarchy Day tomfoolery to include the Go Fast Don't Die x Gambler 500 Anarchy Games, the J&P Cycles Hillclimb, Run Thru The Hills Hooligan Scramble, Sena Barrel Races, Led Sled Customs Sportster Showdown, Unsung Zero Beer Wall Stunt, and Snap Fabrications Tramp Camp Party.

They say it’s not the size of the bike that matters, but rather how you customize it. Nowhere will that simple truth be more evident than the first ever Snap Fabricatio...
Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 17:00 PM

Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show & Party - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
Featuring Pat Patterson of Led Sled
Join Led Sled and Biltwell for communal event that celebrates the history, culture and diversity of one of the coolest bikes in existence, the Harley-Davidson Sportster along with Metzeler, S&S Cycle, J&P Cycles, Cycle Source, Lowbrow Customs and Chop Cult. The show is held at CAMP ZERO near the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. It’s free to enter and attend and features a mind-blowing collection of customized Sportster models and a large dose of memorable mayhem.

Sportster Showdown™ Bike Show & Party - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021Featuring Pat Patterson of Led SledJoin Led Sled and Biltwell for communal event that celebrates the ...
Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...
Contests
14:30 PM - 16:00 PM

Strut Your Stuff at The Chip During the Sturgis Rally for a Chance at Great Prizes

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 get better with age!

Step into the spotlight and represent biker babes over the age of 35 and you could win big.

Prizes:

  • Prize Pack Coming Soon

How You Can Enter and Win:

  1. Submit an entry to [email protected] between May 21 and August 4, 2021 that includes the following:
     
    • 50-words describing who you are, what you enjoy doing, where you’re from and why you want to represent biker babes over 35 everywhere
    • Two photos of yourself taken in the last three months showcasing who you are
    • Contact Information including full name, address, email, and contact phone number (so we can contact you once you qualify)
       
  2. After your submission is reviewed, your photo and bio will go up on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Facebook page where Chip fans will vote for the biker babes they want to see compete in the onsite contest during the Sturgis Rally.
     
  3. When votes are tallied on August 4, if you’re one of the top 12-15 vote getters, you’ll then be notified that you’ve been chosen to appear at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads on the Big Engine Bar Stage in a good old-fashioned modeling contest on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
     
  4. You and the other finalists will be judged in three rounds: Biker Wear, Buffalo Chip Wear and Swimsuit. You’ll also be judged based on personality, poise, interview, appearance and audience response. Bring your own dazzling outfits for these categories.

Strut Your Stuff at The Chip During the Sturgis Rally for a Chance at Great Prizes You don’t have to be in your 20s to strut your stuff at the Buffalo Chip...
Bike Shows
22:30 PM - 23:59 PM

Women & Wheels Bike Show™- Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021
Featuring Kelly Yazdi of the Wild Gypsy Tour
This all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour will bring together a unique collection of women-owned machines during the Buffalo Chip’s annual Biker Belles Celebration. Support female builders and two-wheel lifestyle enthusiasts by participating or attending!

Women & Wheels Bike Show™- Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021Featuring Kelly Yazdi of the Wild Gypsy TourThis all-women’s ride-in bike show presented by the Wild Gypsy Tour w...
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0:00 AM - 23:59 PM

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®.

Ride Wild is coming back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® for its fourth annual women’s festival and campout! This exciting event invites women into the heart of motorcycle culture as part of the WGT Tribe in an immersive 5 day, 5 night bonding journey with fellow #WomenWhoRide. For so many riders, participating at Sturgis represents induction into moto-culture. For women riders, Ride Wild is here to welcome you. In 2021, Ride Wild wants to deepen the connections amongst its Tribe with increased emphasis on ceremony, energy healing, yoga, and intention - all with the backdrop of one of the best parties and historical rallies around. The Ride Wild experience at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip includes: live entertainment, group rides through the beautiful South Dakota backcountry, adventures to iconic Black Hills landmarks, interactive mindfulness experiences, parties at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, Biker Belles Ride and Symposium, Rodeo Games with Camp Zero and Go Fast Don’t Die, Women and Wheels Bike Show, energy healings and animal card readings, flat-track and drag races, karaoke, ziplining, and so much more.

*Pass covers full access from Saturday to Wednesday the 7th through 11th. Check out is the morning of Thursday the 13th.

The original Ride Wild (formerly Wild Gypsy Tour) event; the first ever women's-only motorcycle festival at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. Ride Wild is coming bac...
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2:00 AM - 16:00 PM

Connect with Friends and Earn Prizes during 2020 Sturgis Rally!

Who:
You and Your Party Crew!
What:
Fan Fest Family Reunion
When:
Wednesday Aug 11.; 2 - 4:00 pm
Where:
Buffalo Chip CrossRoads
Why:
Win Big Prizes and Laugh Your Ass Off Doing It
How:
Be There and Step Right Up!

Bring your friends and join the fun on Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 2-4:00 p.m. at the free-access Buffalo Chip CrossRoads for an exciting party filled with ice-cold drinks, exciting entertainment, obnoxious games, gorgeous girls and generous giveaways on the Big Engine Bar Stage.


Beer Belly Contest 
Best Beard Contest Presented by Badass Beard Care
Cherry Pie Eating Contest 
Fake Orgasm Contest 
Stud Contest 
Mullet Contest

Special Guests

Connect with Friends and Earn Prizes during 2020 Sturgis Rally! Who: You and Your Party Crew! What: Fan Fest Family Reunion When: Wednesday Aug 11.; 2 -...
Rides & Races
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Riders and NASCAR fans, you’re invited to participate in the Buffalo Chip’s Rusty Wallace Charity Ride on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021!

Meet and ride alongside Rusty Wallace, his celebrity NASCAR driver friends and top racing industry executives from the kickoff party at Black Hills Harley-Davidson through an incredible route chosen by Rusty to an exclusive reception at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

This unforgettable experience supports SD Special Olympics – Rapid City Flame, All Kids Bike and the NASCAR Foundation charities.

 

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PURCHASE 2020 GROUP PHOTO

THE KICK OFF, AUCTION AND RIDE

The Rusty Wallace Charity Ride will kick off with a party at Black Hills Harley-Davidson at Exit 55 in Rapid City. Meet NASCAR and other famous celebrities, get autographs and enjoy the comradery of riders and NASCAR fans just like you!

Get in on the opportunity to bid on incredible auction items, including autographed memorabilia and the opportunity to join Rusty as his VIP guest at the NASCAR race of your choice (some limitations apply). Then join Rusty and friends for a ride through the beautiful Black Hills on a route Rusty has personally chosen.

All paid riders will reconvene at the Buffalo Chip for a private reception and silent auction with complimentary food and drinks. Upgrades are available for those who would like to enjoy the races and concerts in the amphitheater.

JOIN THE FASTEST PEOPLE ON THE PLANET

Rusty and his legendary friends will welcome you to the party and ride. Join some of the most recognized faces in America for this special event sure to be covered by the world’s press.

SEE ALL THE CELEBS

Don’t miss your chance to meet, ride and party with the fastest people on the planet while raising money for worthwhile charities. Join the Rusty Wallace Charity Ride during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally by reserving your tickets online or calling (605)-347-9000.

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Bike Shows
12:00 PM - 17:00 PM

All Brands Bike Show & Bagger Blastoff  Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021
Featuring Tony Cianci of Florida Full Throttle Magazine
Ride into the Full Throttle Florida Magazine’s Bike Show at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads, and you could ride home a winner! This show, organized by Tony Cianci, welcomes all brands and has a class for every make and style, giving guests a huge variety to view and participants greater chances of winning. The Bagger Blastoff welcomes any brand bagger with a loud-and-proud sound system.

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14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...
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Rides & Races
8:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Follow in the footsteps of fierce Native American warriors and the US Cavalry and experience the history and lore of the American West on the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Western Frontier Motorcycle Rides!

Ride alongside local historian Paul Mitchell as he takes you and your friends on a ride back in time from the legendary Buffalo Chip Campground to the gravesite of Jonathon “Buffalo Chips” White, the campground’s namesake and protégé of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Each ride will offer you the chance to experience history hands on with activities including rifle and pistol shooting experiences, and a four-hour motorcycle expedition to the site of the Great Sioux Nation Battle at Slim Buttes.

The Western Heritage Motorcycle Rides will take place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on Tuesday, Aug. 11 and Thursday, Aug. 13. Each ride is limited to 20 participants.

As you ride through the scenic foothills north of the Black Hills, listen and learn the unique history of the area as Mitchell shares the fascinating stories of Chief American Horse, Jonathon “Buffalo Chips” White, and the Battle of Slim Buttes. You’ll also learn about the US Cavalry, Cavalry scouts, several other instrumental Sioux Chiefs, Buffalo Bill Cody, Hugh Glass, the history of Pony Express, and much more!

Event Itinerary

Morning Meet Up (8 a.m.)

Meet at the Sturgis Rally Info Center at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads for a short orientation of the day’s activities.

Continental Breakfast

Enjoy a breakfast at the Information Center. Paul Mitchell will share a brief history of the area as you eat.

Antique Rifle Shooting

Test out your skills shooting antique rifles like those used by the US Cavalry with an introduction into Cowboy Action Shooting  You’ll use two single-action revolvers, a lever-action rifle and a double barrel shotgun. 

Kickstands Up for the First Leg

The ride will depart from the shooting range. From here you’ll travel north on SD-79 past sacred Bear Butte, Scoop Town historical marker, Bismark Trail historical marker and the winding Belle Fourche River.  

Hoover, SD

After 53 miles, you’ll be able to stretch your legs and hear historical remarks during a stop at the Hoover General Store on the Grand River, famous for its connection with Hugh Glass and the movie The Reverent.

Slim Buttes Overlook

At your next stop at a scenic overlook of Slim Buttes, you’ll hear tales of the surrounding Native American encampments and dinosaurs that roamed the area.

Reva Store

A stop at the Reva Store in the historic community of Reva, SD will allow you to fuel up, use the restroom and grab your sack lunch. The community bears the name of Reva Bonniwell, the daughter of the first settler.

Gravesites of Buffalo Chips and American Horse

Four miles outside Reva, you’ll come upon a small cemetery that serves as the final resting place for Buffalo Chips. He and Chief American Horse, both died in the battle of Slim Buttes. Here, you will enjoy your sack lunch before heading back south to the Spur Creek Soon.

Spur Creek Saloon

On the way back to the Chip, you’ll stop at the rustic Spur Creek Saloon for refreshments, photo opportunities and more historical narrative. From here you’ll depart back to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip.

There’s no other place in the world that lets you experience this fascinating history, so don’t miss your opportunity during the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Spaces on each tour are extremely limited.

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Bike Shows
10:00 AM - 17:00 PM

Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show - Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
Featuring Ted Smith and Big Daddy Rat
Come be a part of the longest running bike show in the world! 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 16 classes and awards nearly 60 hand-sculpted trophies to its winners.

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14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...
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Bike Shows
14:00 PM - 22:00 PM

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021
Featuring Michael Lichter
Economic downturns and moto fads can yield a new crop of talent each year, only for those names to become forgotten by the onset of the next trend. The 38 builders in Heavy Mettle do not fall into this category, having each completed at least 20 custom builds and been in business for at least 20 years. See this one-time collection of motorcycles in the Buffalo Chip Event Center alongside photographs captured by exhibit curator and legendary motorcycle lifestyle photographer Michael Lichter over his 40-plus-year career.

2021 Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit – Heavy Mettle: Motorcycles and Art With Moxie  - Presented by Russ Brown - Saturday, Aug. 7-Friday, Aug. 13, 2021Featuring Michael...