74th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Preview

2014-Sturgis-previewEVENT by Dain Gingerelli

To borrow from the late Rodney Dangerfield’s comedy shtick: I tell you, I went to the Buffalo Chip to watch a rock concert and a bike rally broke out.

Of course, I exaggerate, but as one of the most famous motorcycle rallies in America approaches its 75th anniversary next year, music has become an integral part of the week-long Sturgis Motorcycle Rally that’s headquartered in South Dakota’s Black Hills. You want to watch a top-rate rock concert? Then check in at the Buffalo Chip any night during rally week, or visit one of the other major watering holes near or in Sturgis and you’ll be treated to equally top-rate live music from a number of top regional or national rock-and-roll and blues bands.

But while rockin’ sounds fill the air throughout the week, the real draw for this rally continues to be the bikes and the people who ride them.

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Sturgis Accomodations at the Buffalo Chip

Legendary Buffalo Chip

Legendary Buffalo Chip, SD (April 6, 2010) – The Legendary Buffalo Chip has been offering guests the true Sturgis experience for nearly 30 years and has quickly become the authority regarding Rally Week accommodations and hospitality. Every year thousands of bikers from across the country converge on the Chip to camp on over 500 acres of campground and enjoy the best facilities, entertainment, food and vendors that Sturgis has to offer.  After a lengthy journey to Sturgis Rally Week festivities, bikers truly appreciate being able to dust off the miles at an array of comfortable accommodations at the Buffalo Chip including cabin rentals, trailer rentals or a variety of camping areas.

Between the bikes, races, stunts, live music and soaking up the biker atmosphere guests can stay at any one of the Chip’s premier camping areas such as the Sturgis Road Campground, Fenske Park Campground, or RV camping area. Weekly passes include all activities sponsored by the Chip including their enormous and impressive selection of live music performances.

In addition to traditional camping accommodations, the Chip also offers bikers an EZ Camp option that boasts a complete campsite waiting for your arrival. Imagine cruising into your personal campground to a pitched tent complete with air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight and candles. Visitors will also have use of a cooler, lawn chair and toiletries. All EZ Camp packages also include set-up and tear down.
Visitors may also choose to reside in a selection of cozy travel trailers. These trailers are complete with all the conveniences you’ll need for a comfortable stay including stove, air conditioning, heater, microwave, beds, bathroom and more. However, guests will need to supply their own bedding, towels, dishes and utensils. Trailers sleep as many as 4 adults comfortably. Your biker gal will be thrilled to know that she’ll have access to her own bed, shower and private toilet.

If you’re looking for even more luxurious accommodations during your stay you may want to consider the Chip’s cabin rentals. Having recently added 5 additional cabins on the southern boundary of the campground, the Chip now boasts 17 cabins that visitors can reserve during Rally Week. Cabin rentals include a security deposit which is refundable upon satisfactory inspection at the time of departure. However, rental costs do not include campground admission. Cabins may be rented with basic set-up or deluxe set-up, which includes a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and air mattresses.

The Buffalo Chip offers daily admission passes as well as package rates including the per person rally pass ($255) August 9-15, the per person extended rally pass ($300) August 7-15 or the per person early bird pass ($335) August 2-15. EZ Camp passes range from $100 to $640, RV rentals range from $2145 to $2445 and RV sites range from $100 to $550.

Regardless of what level of accommodations you choose, every biker that stays at the Buffalo Chip will have all of their needs taken care of and are guaranteed a memorable Sturgis experience. Bikers from around the world have come to appreciate the ease and convenience of the accommodations and amenities found at the Chip. To get a taste of the true Sturgis experience you’ll want to stay at the Buffalo Chip- there really is no reason to go anywhere else. Visit www.buffalochip.com for more information or to make your reservations for Sturgis 2010.