Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip ~ Sturgis, South Dakota

August 2-11, 2024

About The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

The Legendary Buffalo Chip is the epicenter of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Located just three miles west of Main Street in Sturgis, South Dakota, Buffalo Chip is the venue for many of the most popular concerts and events at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Inside the Chip, there’s a freshwater swim pond, rope swing, bikini beach, Zipline, restaurants, bars, and a general store. The Buffalo Chip also offers a number of lodging opportunities including cabins, campsites, RV sites, and RV and camper rentals.

If you camp at the Buffalo Chip, concerts and events are free! And if you purchase Buffalo Chip concert passes, overnight camping is free!

 

Location Of The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip is in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Chip also has motorcycle tours and other activities extending into the nearby Black Hills and Spearfish Canyon.

Dates Of The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally – 2024

The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip will be held from August 2-August 11, 2024.

Attendance At The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

Typically, the attendance at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip is around 500,000.

Cost Of The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

Entrance passes to the Legendary Buffalo Chip begin at $40 per day or $199 for a 3-day pass that includes free tent camping. Other pass pricing depends on the number of days, the type of pass, and the dates. Various package options are available for 7-day, 9-day, and 14-day passes. VIP packages are also available. 

Popular Venues At The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

Some of the most popular venues at the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip include: Wolfman Jack Amphitheater & Stage, Buffalo Chip Crossroads, Big Engine Bar & Stage, Buffalo Chip event grounds, Stage West Café, and Rat’s Hole Bar. Popular venues campers visit outside of the Buffalo Chip include Main Street in Sturgis, Iron Horse Saloon, Knuckle Saloon, and Full Throttle Saloon.

Activities At The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

At the Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip, activities include: opening ceremonies (with a parade, blessing of the bikes, and entertainment), the Belles Women’s Bike Show (which includes full custom bikes ridden by women at the rally), Flying Piston Breakfast Benefit, unruly racing, motorcycle stunt shows, fireworks, motorcycle shows, concerts, organized motorcycle rides (guided and self-guided), events, contests, parties, shopping, and motorcycle demo rides.

Organized Motorcycle Tours And Rides At The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

Organized tours and rides at the Legendary Buffalo Sturgis Chip Rally include:

  • Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride / Wild West Legends (an unrivaled rally tradition)
  • Biker Belles Morning Ride (Deadwood City through the Black Hills, ending at the Belles Bike Show)
  • Pearl’s Girls Ride (a “girls” only ride that Honors Pearl Hoel, the wife of Sturgis Rally founder Pappy Hoel)
  • Rusty Wallace Ride (starts with a kick-off party in Spearfish, then heads to the Buffalo Chip)

 Where To Stay During The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

Places to stay include: Buffalo Chip campground & Cabins, Sturgis Lodge & Suites, Hotel Sturgis, Pappy Hoel private cabins, and Ride N Rest campground.

Marijuana At The Legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip Motorcycle Rally

Medical marijuana is legal in South Dakota, but recreational marijuana isn’t legal.

Closest Airports To Sturgis, South Dakota

The closest airports to Sturgis are:

  • Rapid City Airport (29 miles from Sturgis)
  • Gillette Airport (100 miles from Sturgis)
  • Chadron Airport (130 miles from Sturgis)
  • Sheridan Airport (215 miles from Sturgis)

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