Bill To Double Size Of Black Hills Veterans Cemetery Passes Senate

Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

December 22, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) issued the following statements after the Senate passed their bill, the Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act (S. 35), legislation that would facilitate a permanent land transfer of approximately 200 acres of Bureau of Land Management land to expand the Black Hills National Cemetery outside of Sturgis, South Dakota. A companion version, which was introduced by U.S. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.), passed the House Representatives earlier this year.

“I’m glad the Senate unanimously approved this commonsense legislation that will allow the Black Hills National Cemetery to continue being a place for military families to remember and honor loved ones who have served,” said Thune. “By expanding the cemetery’s boundary, we can ensure that our military heroes will have a place to rest in peace for generations to come. We still have some work ahead us, and I’m hopeful we’ll be able to get this bill to the president as soon as possible.”

“It is important for South Dakota’s veterans to know that the Black Hills National Cemetery will have space for them for generations to come,” said Rounds. “I’m glad our legislation to expand the cemetery’s boundary passed the Senate and look forward to rectifying our bill with the House-passed version so we can get it to the president’s desk in a timely manner.”

“I applaud the Senate for passing this legislation to expand the Black Hills National Cemetery,” said Enzi. “Since Wyoming is one of the few states that does not have a VA National Cemetery, it is important that surrounding states have the capacity to ensure an honorable resting place for Wyoming’s veterans for years to come. That is why it is critical that Black Hills National Cemetery can continue to serve the region for decades as a place for military families to honor their loved ones.”

Under current law, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act limits transfers like this one to a lifespan of 20 years. The Black Hills National Cemetery Boundary Expansion Act would make this particular transfer permanent.

Interstate 90 Is Open Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

Interstate 90 Is Open

Travel Caution Due to Strong Winds and Blowing Snow

PIERRE S.D. – State officials have reopened Interstate 90 to traffic between Spearfish Exit 14 and Piedmont Exit 44 in both directions.

I-90 was reopened from Exit 44 to Exit 55 Tuesday evening. There are currently no road closures in effect, but there are some No Travel Advisories in place in the north central part of the state, west of the Missouri River.

Drivers are reminded that winter driving conditions still exist on I-90 and on many highways especially in western and central South Dakota. Motorists can expect snow packed and slippery areas, possible blowing and drifting snow, and low visibility at times as the expected 20-40 mph winds continue across the state today.

If you are travelling, you should reduce speed, turn off cruise control, wear your seat belt and leave extra space between you and other vehicles. High-profile vehicles such as semi-trucks and campers should use extreme caution.

Motorists are encouraged to check conditions at www.safetravelusa.com/sd or by dialing 5-1-1 before heading out.

SD Highway Patrol – Sturgis Rally Report – Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 – Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016

Highway Patrol Sturgis Rally Daily Information

Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug 6, 2016 to 6 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 10, 2016

Fatal Crashes:

James Smith, 65, Concord, CA has been identified as the person who died in a one-motorcycle crash Monday afternoon. The crash occurred on U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 49, three miles south of Sturgis. Smith was driving a motorcycle southwest down Boulder Canyon when he failed to negotiate a turn. The motorcycle entered the ditch and struck several rocks. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 1:48 p.m., Tuesday, U.S. Highway 16, mile marker 42, east side of Hill City: One person died in a two-vehicle crash. A trike-style motorcycle rear-ended a pickup which had stopped for traffic. The motorcycle passenger, a 68-year-old female, was thrown from the motorcycle and later died as a result of her injuries. The motorcycle driver suffered minor injuries. Neither was wearing a helmet. The pickup driver was not injured.

Injury Related Crashes

At 9:06 a.m., U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 36, 13 miles east of Custer: Susan Burk, 65, Wheat Ridge, CO was westbound in Custer State Park when she lost control of her motorcycle. She fell off the bike and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. She was not wearing a helmet.

At 9:40 a.m., U.S. Highway 212, mile marker 20, five miles east of Belle Fourche: Patrick Stensby, 65, Minnewaukan, ND  was driving a motorcycle westbound when he lost control. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

At 10:36 a.m., Interstate 90, mile marker 31, Sturgis city limits: Chad Alcombrack, 48, Tulalip, WA was driving a motorcycle when a vehicle cut in front of him. The driver lost control of his motorcycle and slid into the median. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

At 1:39 p.m., South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 116, eight miles northwest of Sturgis: Matthias Triep, 55, and Holger Winter, 55, were both traveling south on motorcycles when they encountered road debris on the highway. The Winter vehicle struck the Triep vehicle from behind and both slid into the ditch. Both drivers, who are from Germany, suffered minor injuries. Both were not wearing helmets.

At 3:18 p.m., Wildlife Loop Road, Custer State Park: Stanley Christie, 54, Ontario Canada, was traveling north when he lost control of his motorcycle while crossing a cattle guard. He was thrown from the vehicle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

At 4:09 p.m., Interstate 90, mile marker 281, three miles west of Kimball: Daniel Montemayor, 45, Mexico was driving a motorcycle west when he lost control. He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

At 4:20 p.m., Junction of Nemo Road and Schroeder Road: Male motorcycle driver hit a deer. The driver suffered minor injuries.

At 6:28 p.m., U.S. Highway 85, mile marker 5, 12 miles south of Lead: Nevan Leininger, 49, Denver, CO, was northbound on his motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve. He suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

 

Item Sturgis Rapid City District District Total Last Year to Date
DUI Arrests 79 12 91 109
Misd Drug Arrests 71 30 101 117
Felony Drug Arrests 20 7 27 42
Total Citations 360 415 775 673
Total Warnings 1,815 915 2730 2,257
Cash Seized $623.00 0 $623.00 $12,361.00
Vehicles Seized 5 2 7 9
  For Drug Poss. 5 2 7 8
  For Serial No. 0 0 0 1
Non-Injury Accidents 14 9 23 23
Injury Accidents 15 13 28 58
Fatal Accidents 1 1 2 10
# of Fatalities 1 1 2 10

 

The 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a Column by South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard:

It’s almost rally time in South Dakota. What started in 1938 as a single motorcycle race in a small town has grown into one of the largest and best-known motorcycle gatherings in the world. This year is the 76th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and though we don’t expect the numbers will approach the levels we saw last year, the rally is sure to be well-attended.

Motorcycle enthusiasts won’t just be visiting Sturgis. They will be traveling all around the Black Hills – staying in our local hotels and at our campgrounds, eating in our local restaurants, shopping in our local stores and refueling at our gas stations. Each year the rally has a big economic impact on Sturgis and all of the Black Hills, and that creates benefits for our state too.

An event this size is not without its challenges. To help things go smoothly, the state will create a Rally Operations Center and a Traffic Operations Center. Local law enforcement, the Highway Patrol and ambulance services will have additional personnel working during the rally.

Many state agencies will provide additional staff to support food safety, drinking water safety, fire safety, roadway safety, emergency communications, and vendor sales tax registrations and collections. National Guard soldiers will also be prepared in the event they are needed to respond to a large-scale disaster

For the past 75 years, we’ve had no major emergency at the Sturgis Rally. Our goal is to get through the 76th rally with that record intact, but we need help.

We’re asking South Dakotans to do their part to help make this a safe journey for our visitors. Drive carefully and be particularly mindful of the motorcycles on the road. It only takes one mistake to alter your life and someone else’s forever. If you live in the Black Hills area, plan extra time to reach your destinations, and be patient with law enforcement and emergency responders. If something doesn’t look right – maybe how someone is taking photos of government buildings or measuring distances between buildings – let law enforcement know.  If you see something, say something.

For those who are attending the rally, be careful and be prepared. Wear a helmet and proper riding attire. If you are driving a vehicle, wear your seatbelt. Most importantly, don’t drink and drive.

Riders can visit SouthDakotaRides.com for real-time information and some helpful tips. On the website there are links to weather updates, fire danger information, Twitter feeds from the departments of Transportation and Public Safety, and a map of hospital, urgent care and police station locations.

One of government’s primary functions is to keep people safe. The state of South Dakota is ready to perform that responsibility and we welcome the opportunity to host so many visitors in our great state. If South Dakotans and our visitors do their part, it will go a long way toward helping make the 76th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally a safe and fun event.

SD Department of Transportation to Reduce Speed Limits and Activate Temporary Traffic Signals

STURGIS, S.D. – Due to the increased traffic volumes during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the anticipated reduced operating speeds, the South Dakota Department of Transportation will reduce the speed limits on the following highways from Thursday, Aug. 4, through Sunday, Aug. 14.

Interstate 90 speed limit will be reduced from 75 mph to 65 mph from west of the Deadwood Avenue Exit 55 in Rapid City to east Exit 30 (Lazelle Street) Sturgis.
Highway 34 speed limit will be reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph from Blanche Street in Sturgis to 3.8 miles east.
Highway 79 speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 45 mph from the junction of Highway 34 to 1.75 miles north.
Motorists are asked to be alert to the changes in speed limits in an around the Sturgis area.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation will activate temporary traffic signals at the following locations:

Junction of US14A and US85
Junction of I-90 Exit 55 eastbound ramps and Deadwood Avenue
Junction of SD34 and Ft. Meade main entrance
Junction of SD34 and SD79 east of Sturgis
Junction of SD34 and 131st Street
Junction SD44 and US385
Junction US16 and US385
Junction US16A and SD244
Junction US85 and US385 (Pluma)

The traffic signals will be in full operation prior to Aug. 1, and remain in operation until Aug. 15, 2016.

Top Motorcycle and Stunt Shows Featured at Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads in 2016

 

Easyriders, Rat’s Hole, Full Throttle Magazine and Biltwell/Led Sled bike shows heat up the CrossRoads this August with cool bikes and some hot shows.

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Photo:Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads in 2015.

 

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Photo:Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads in 2015.

Buffalo Chip, SD (July 12, 2016) – Motorcycle lovers and gear heads looking for a display of flashy chrome, crazy customization, slick tricks and old-school horsepower will want to catch all of the bike shows and stunt exhibitions at the Buffalo Chip’s free-access CrossRoads in 2016. Incredible stunts, beautiful custom bikes, bikini-clad babes, an inspiring documentary, live music and some of the rally’s best shopping, eats and drinks will all be found at the CrossRoads this year.

Five days of motorcycle shows to make bikers drool and voyeurs dream will be hosted at the Buffalo Chip Saturday, Aug. 6 Thursday, Aug. 11. The shows, all slated to feature various makes, models and customs, will attract some of the most radical and eye-popping machines at the rally. In addition, Clint Ewing will bring his stunt stylings, drifting and shifting up some adrenaline-pumping action on his fleet of Kawasaki motorcycles Sunday, Aug. 7 – Thursday, Aug. 11. The Seattle Cossacks will again offer some of their death-defying stunts, piling riders high atop their vintage 1948 Harley Davidson’s, Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Photo:Sturgis Buffalo Chip® CrossRoads in 2015.

Be inspired by Michelle Carpenter’s feature-length documentary “Klocked: Women with Horsepower” featuring land-speed record holders Laura Klock and her daughters, Karlee and Erica Cobb on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. Admittance is free.

Moto Marketplace

Breakdowns and upgrades are handled in the CrossRoads through a host of services and new products. 55 Cycles Mechanical Services will be at the ready to help with nearly any mechanical issue. Other moto-related vendors at the CrossRoads include AMSOIL, Metzeler Motorcycle Tires, Just Cuz Chrome Retail Center, Led Sled and Royal T.  Experience the latest wave of motorized retro fun with a demo ride on a Motoped.Or Catch the Drift Trikes for a spin around the track in the “Trike Daddy Derby.”

2016 Bike Show Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 6

            Full Throttle Magazine 10-Class Bike Show

            12 p.m. Registration, 5 p.m. Awards

            Registration fee $20, Awards for 1st and 2nd place, “Best in Show” and “Judges Choice” 

Sunday, Aug. 7

            Full Throttle Magazine Buffalo Chip Bagger Nationals

            12 p.m. Registration, 5 p.m. Awards

            Registration fee $20, Awards for 1st and 2nd place, “Best in Show” and “Judges Choice” 

Tuesday, Aug. 9

            Biltwell “Sportster Showdown” – Moto Stampede

            2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Registration, 5 pm. Awards

            Best chopper, tracker, vintage and café Sportsters

            Presented by Biltwell, Led Sled, Street Chopper, S&S, Rusty Butcher and Chop Cult 

Wednesday, Aug. 10

            Easyriders Bike Show & David Mann Art Auction

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Registration, 4 p.m. Awards

Enter your bike for free to win trophies, cash, prizes and bragging rights

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – David Mann Art Auction 

Thursday, Aug. 11

            Rat’s Hole Bike Show

            10 a.m. Registration, Awards 5 p.m.

            The “Best of Show” winner will be presented a trophy on the Wolfman Jack Stage

 

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Celebrities to Ride in 2016 Legends Ride®

Celebrities to Ride in 2016 Legends Ride®

The 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Legends Ride will benefit local charities and give riders the opportunity to meet and mingle with Hollywood stars and industry celebrities.

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Buffalo Chip, SD (July 5, 2016) – Many celebrities attend the annual rally each year, but it can be difficult to locate a favorite star among the crowds. The Buffalo Chip’s signature charity event the Legends Ride has long been known as the most likely event at which fans may meet Hollywood stars and motorcycle industry celebrities. So far for 2016 billionaire businessman and philanthropist John Paul DeJoria, movie and TV star Tom Berenger, writer, director, producer and actor Carmine Cangialosi, and a host of motorcycle industry leaders have confirmed they will attend the 2016 “Ride that RocksTM” on Monday, Aug. 8. More celebrities will be announced as the event draws nearer.

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More Than a Handshake and an Autograph

Although meeting and riding with celebrities has been enough reason for this event to sell out for eight consecutive years, guests will also feel great knowing the Buffalo Chip will donate 100 percent of their rider fees to some very worthy local charities. In an effort to help create a permanent athlete training facility for Special Olympians in the Black Hills, $100,000 in future Legends Ride fees have been pledged to renovate an existing facility to meet the growing needs of the organization. The 127 Special Olympians who are members of the “Rapid City Flame” team have been training in various borrowed locations over the past few years, but they are now in need of a facility that will offer team members a sense of permanence and accomplishment. For the past three years, Legends Ride contributions have been used to purchase a van to transport participants to practices and events; now the need for a facility is a priority.

 

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The Schedule

11 a.m. – Bike Parking Begins

2 p.m. – Auction on Deadwood’s Main Street

            Two Buffalo Chip Challenge Bikes and other unique items to be auctioned in support of the Legends Ride

            Special Olympics Team is on hand to help students who participated in the 2016 Buffalo Chip Challenge

2:50 p.m. – Group Photo

3 p.m. – Ride departs Deadwood

5 p.m. – Ride arrives at the Buffalo Chip for a catered reception

7:15 p.m. Concerts begin in the Buffalo Chip amphitheater

            Southern rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd and pop-rock crossover sensation Elle King.

 

High Profile Event

The Legends Ride is truly iconic. Its 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. 

Those wishing to meet, ride and party with the stars, all while raising money for worthwhile charities, may purchase passes for the 2016 Legends Ride may do so by going to LegendsRide.com or calling 605-347-9000.

 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip History of Giving

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. To date the it has donated more than $550,000 to deserving charitable organizations including Black Hills Special Olympics, Black Hills Children’s Home, Sky Ranch for Boys, Sturgis Motorcycle Museum, Combat Wounded Coalition, America’s Mighty Warriors, Lakota Heritage and educational scholarships through the Buffalo Chip Challenge program. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

About the Legends Ride

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Legends Ride is dedicated to bringing rally goers together to raise significant funds for local charities and the Buffalo Chip Challenge Scholarship Program.  Having raised over $450,000 for charity since its inception in 2008, the Legends Ride has played host to some of the biggest names in television, film, music and motorcycling, along with riders from all corners of the world.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at http://www.BuffaloChip.com.

Pop Culture Meets Rock Tradition to Complete 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Lineup

 

Buffalo Chip, SD (June 21, 2016) – The speculation is over as the 2016 Sturgis Buffalo Chip complete lineup announcement erases all doubt that it will be anything but another spectacular year at the Largest Music Festival in MotorcyclingTM. In addition to the legendary artists the Buffalo Chip has already announced such as Kid RockMiranda LambertWillie Nelson and Lynyrd Skynyrd, some of the planet’s top party bands have now made the list including BuckcherryCheap TrickPop EvilRATTTexas Hippie CoalitionONE – The Only Tribute to Metallica and others.

Viral Artist Creates Buffalo Chip Masterpiece

Pop culture artist, Jason Heuser has brought to life the Buffalo Chip’s 2016 band lineup, the revelry of 35 years of Chip tradition and the American motorcycle spirit in a limited-edition poster to commemorate this year’s event. Heuser’s artwork, which has primarily focused on peculiar presidential portraits, has become a viral sensation. His latest work is an unconventional look at the iconic Buffalo Chip festival that features 2016 poster model Nena, Kid Rock and Miranda Lambert. Two hundred fifty signed and numbered posters, specially printed in a larger size and on artist weight paper, are now available.

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Living Up To a Rock ‘n’ Roll Tradition

With a string of hits like “Crazy Bitch” the subsequent, “Sorry” and “All Night Long,” Buckcherry will top-off a big night at the Chip for rockers on Friday, Aug. 12. American rock bands Sweet Cyanide and Pop Evil will open the night of incredible hard rockin’ performances, leading the way for headliners Buckcherry.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will bring a long list of hits such as “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me” and “Dream Police” to the party on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Red Dirt metal favorites Texas Hippie Coalition and the psychedelic southern rockers The Grizzled Mighty will fan some musical flames and get the action rolling that same night.

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Eighties hair metal band RATT will take the Wolfman Jack Stage prior to a patriotic performance by Miranda Lambert as part of the Chip’s Freedom Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 11. Stolen Rhodes will open the stage with vintage folk rock flavor prior to RATT.

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ONE – The Only Tribute to Metallica will perform the biggest hits of metal masters Metallica following a performance from Midnight Mob on Saturday, Aug. 6. Both bands perform prior to headliners 3 Doors Down.

Rounding out the 2016 main stage schedule are opening bands Jimmie Bratcher, performing on Friday, Aug. 5, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks on Sunday, Aug. 7 and the Reformed Whores on Saturday, Aug. 13.

The complete Wolfman Jack Stage band lineup for the 35th anniversary of The Best Party Anywhere:

Friday, Aug. 5 – Willie Nelson, Drake White, Jimmie Bratcher
Saturday, Aug. 6 – 3 Doors Down, ONE – The Only Tribute to Metallica, Midnight Mob
Sunday, Aug. 7 – Kid Rock, Leon Russell, Tim Montana and the Shrednecks
Monday, Aug. 8 – Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elle King, Mothership
Tuesday, Aug. 9 – Cheap Trick, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Grizzled Mighty
Wednesday, Aug 10 – Five Finger Death Punch, Reverend Horton Heat, Low Volts
Thursday, Aug. 11 – Miranda Lambert, RATT, Stolen Rhodes
Friday, Aug. 12 – Buckcherry, Pop Evil, Sweet Cyanide
Saturday, Aug – “Weird Al” Yankovic, Reformed Whores

Performing on the Buffalo Chip’s Showcase stages in 2016 are:

The Living Deads
MMS
BC & The Big Rig
Nicnos
Well Hung Heart
The Mods
Colossal Boss
Charlie Brechtel Band
Iron Cowgirl Missy
Brian Grilli
Brandon Jones & The Thirsty Fish
The Flaunt Girls
Buffalo Dreamers
Sturgis Rider Rhythm Rockers
Dwight York
Captain Jack
Josh Funnemann
Dueling DJs: DJ Hulio and VIP Rob

Those wishing to purchase passes or the limited edition 2016 poster may do so by going to BuffaloChip.com or calling 605-347-9000.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivalsBuffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available at www.BuffaloChip.com.

Moto Stampede Boosts Adrenaline in Buffalo Chip® Amphitheater

RSD Super HooliganTM flat track races presented by Indian Motorcycle, Buffalo Chip Street Drags, and Five Finger Death Punch Concert Included in Thrilling Series of Off-the-Hook Events.

Buffalo Chip, SD (June 7, 2016) – For the first time ever the power and heart-thumping action of no-holds-barred racing will be paired with the meaty, heavy metal groove of one of the world’s top bands in a full-blown Moto Stampede in the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s amphitheater. The thrill of RSD Super Hooligan flat track races sponsored by Indian Motorcycle® coupled with the craziness of the Buffalo Chip’s street drags will lead up to hard-grooving performances by Five Finger Death Punch and Reverend Horton Heat on Wednesday, Aug. 10. An original video announcing the Moto Stampede can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1Uu7fsG

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RSD Super Hooligan Throwdown presented by Indian Motorcycle®

Hooligan racing is a throwback to the days when young men lightened and tweaked their street machines into dirt track racers. Roland Sands Design and Indian Motorcycle’s recent efforts to help revive the thrill of flat track racing has reignited a fire that still burns brightly with today’s moto and custom enthusiasts. The dirt oval race track, built by IV League Flat Track, circles the main grounds of the Buffalo Chip infield between the Wolfman Jack Stage and the Top Shelf. Spectators will be lining the raceway where they unquestionably will feel the grit and dust as competitors back it in sideways through the turns and fight for the lead. To make this wild event even more interesting, one of the races will be completely inappropriate; racers may show up in costumes, crazy helmets or whatever strikes their fancy. Hooligan racer Roland Sands and crew are slated to bring out the highly competitive, RSD-modified, Indian Scout Sixty race bikes for battle.

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Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John

Crazy John Markwald and friends will be racing bikes typically seen on the cover of the nation’s top motorcycle magazines or displayed behind velvet ropes at the biggest shows. These hot rods with top performance parts and over-the-top paint jobs will reach speeds of up to 120 mph before passing under the steel bridge finish line. There will be ample opportunity for premium viewing in the Chip’s amphitheater.

 

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Rock to Rip Faces Off

The rock party following the day of adrenaline-fueled, clutch-popping racing action will keep the rpms spinning until the final note of headliner Five Finger Death Punch’s performance. The award-winning band’s energy and rhythmic style has propelled them to the top of the charts and into the hearts of rock fans worldwide. Their album “The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volumes 1 and 2” each landed at no. 2 on Billboard’s 200 in just one week. Reverend Horton Heat and Low Volts will round out the Moto Stampede concerts on the main stage on Wednesday, Aug. 10.

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SCHEDULE Wednesday, Aug. 10 – Buffalo Chip Amphitheater

12:40 – 1 p.m.  Flat Track Practice Session

1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Buffalo Chip Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John

3:30 – 4 p.m. Seattle Cossacks Stunt Performance

4 – 6 p.m.  RSD Super Hooligan Flat Track Races Presented by Indian Motorcycle

7:15 – Low Volts perform on the Wolfman Jack Stage

8:30 p.m. – Reverend Horton Heat takes the Wolfman Jack Stage

10:30 p.m. – Five Finger Death Punch on the Wolfman Jack Stage – Indian Motorcycle Night at the Chip

12 a.m. – Red Bull After Party at Club Chip

 

Sportster Showdown

Biltwell and Led Sled honor the retro, the adrenaline junkies and those who love the extraordinary at the Sportster Showdown at the Chip’s CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Classes include best chopper, tracker, vintage and café sportsters. The show is presented by Biltwell, Led Sled, Street Chopper, S&S, Rusty Butcher and Chop Cult.

SCHEDULE Tuesday, Aug. 9

 Sportster Showdown – Buffalo Chip CrossRoads

2-3 p.m. Ride in and Free Registration

3-5 p.m. Showtime

5 p.m. Awards Presentation & Happy Hour Rebel Yell 2 for 1

After Party – Buffalo Chip Bikini Beach

12 – 2 a.m. After Party with Mothership

The Buffalo Chip will announce more bands in the coming weeks until its full nine-day festival schedule has been announced. Those wishing to purchase passes may do so by going toBuffaloChip.com or calling 605-347-9000.

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. Established in 1981, the venue’s nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere®, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals.Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. Located three miles east of Sturgis, SD on 600 creek-fed acres, it offers cabins, RVs, camping, a swimming hole, bars, mouth-watering food, showers, paved roads, and more to visitors traveling from all corners of the world. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details are available atwww.BuffaloChip.com.

 

 
Did you know I-90 exit 37 now leads to the Buffalo Chip? 
Find out more about the new shortcut here: http://bit.ly/1P9l4Qi