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Buffalo ChipThe Buffalo Chip

For over 35 years the Buffalo Chip has hosted the largest motorcycle party anywhere during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Venue hosts a 600 acre campground, 5 stages, a swimming hole, and the following amenities;

  • Paved main campground thoroughfares
  • Created designated ride-in/walk-in shaded camping areas along the creek
  • Installed and improved more RV parking sites
  • Installed vendor showers
  • Created Jägermeister Stag Lodge on Upper Steel Bridge
  • Built large covered bar at the Patriot Pavilion
  • Installed shaded covering over horseshoe deck at CrossRoads
  • Installed stadium floor inside CrossRoads bar
  • Air conditioned cabins
  • Miles of 3” waterline to better service existing Sturgis Rally RV sites
  • Asphalt inside amphitheater
  • New boilers to each shower building
  • New shower houses
  • Beach decks, cabanas, rope swings
  • 500 linear feet of steel skywalk 10 feet above the ground that you can ride your bike on
  • Burn Out Bridge, a bridge over Cottle Creek that soon became a great place to party

Access to the best motorcycle riding on the planet in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. The Light Up The Hills Rally HQ is a central location to amazing rides including;

  • 10 min to Legendary Sturgis
  • 30 min to Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway
  • 30 min to Historic Deadwood
  • 45 min to Hwy 385 Scenic Byway
  • 1 hour 15 min to Custer State Park
  • 1 hour 15 min to Mt. Rushmore National Monument
  • 1 hour 25 min to Crazy Horse Memorial
  • 1 hour 30 min to Devil’s Tower National Monument
  • 1 hour 30 min to Needles Highway Scenic Overlook

For more information, check out the Black Hills Rider Map below.

Black Hills Map


  • Buffalo Chip
    Light up the Hills Rally Registration

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