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Everyone, if you have never been… you need to. If you have been, then you know what I’m talking about. I’ve been shooting the Las Vegas Bikefest for the last 14 years. The crew that runs the even is like family to me. It’s incredibly organized, has killer events, shows, concerts, and contests, and how can you beat the Las Vegas Backdrop. Check out their site LAS VEGAS BIKEFEST, and join me and thousands of others for a couple of party packed days in Vegas. October 5th to the 8th. Enjoy a few of my shots from last year below.STR_7966-X3 STR_7927-X3 STR_7880 STR_7861-X3 STR_7259-X3 STR_6971-X3 BIGBEAR-8133 ALVB_8348-X3

2018 Buffalo Chip Headliner Announcement

It’s hard to imagine The Best Party Anywhere® could get any
bigger, badder or more fun when…


Championship Racing, Daily Bike Shows, World Record Stunts, Huge Concerts.


But if you thought after all that we’d be ready for a break…




If huge acts like this one isn’t enough for you…

Don’t worry!

The Chip has way more in store for you!

Just check out all the happenings that guests enjoyed in 2017 !


Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
6 Stages of Entertainment X
30 World-Class Bands & Entertainers including Ozzy, blink-182, Lynyrd Skynyrd & Shinedown X
Free Concerts
6 Days of Races X
Nationally Televised Championship AMA Flat Track Races X
6 Days of Free Bike Shows X
Drag Racing in the Amphitheater X
Free Shooting of Suppressed Firearms X
World-Renowned Motorcycles As Art Exhibition X
5 Signature Black Hills Rides X
All Women’s Motorcycle Campout X
International Bikini Team Nightly Pageant X
Nightly Performances by The Flaunt Girls X
A Zip Line Over the Amphitheater X
World-Record-Setting Stunts X




Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
Shaded Campsites
25+ Bars X
$1 Drafts & Dogs X
Air-Conditioned Steakhouse & Wine Bar X
Daily Rally Newspaper Delivered to Your Doorstep X
Motorcycle Retail & Mechanical Service Outlet X
Bikini Beach Swim Paradise with Rope Swing and Sun Decks X
Sturgis Party Shuttle Headquarters X
24/7 Gas Station with 93-Octane Fuel Cheaper than In-Town Prices X
Free Fuel Happy Hours X
Free Daily Pancake Breakfasts X
Free Showers
Paved Roads


Buffalo Chip®
The Other Guys
Original Biker-Dedicated Entertainment Destination in Sturgis X
36 Years of Experience Throwing a Great Party X
Locally Owned, Family-Run Business X
Winner of the 2017 South Dakota Excellence in Tourism Innovation Award X
Track of the Year Award from AMA X
Longest-Running Women’s Ride in Sturgis X
26 Years of Directly Supporting Veterans and Veterans’ Organizations X

You can’t get more for less anywhere else in the world.

Prices are at the lowest they’ll be all year, and they will increase at any time, so get yours now!


——-Not ready to let go of last year’s party quite yet?——-

Experience one of the biggest
events of 2017 on TV Sept. 14!



Hamsters USA raise $207,000 for special kids at LifeScape Children’s Care in Rapid City, South Dakota

image001For immediate release: Hamsters USA, the international motorcycle group with big hearts, are at did it again! These great guys came together throughout the year to raise funds for LifeScape Children’s Care of Rapid City culminating in almost $207,000 raised to support children with disabilities in Western SD!

Hamsters USA has raised and donated funds at their annual meeting for the last twelve years, wanting to give back to the greater Black Hills community, which many Hamsters consider their second home. This year’s event brings their cumulative total for 12 years to over $2.7 million in total dollars raised for LifeScape Children’s Care in Rapid City. Their gifts help provide services to children in their Black Hills area homes and communities, delivered by LifeScape Children’s Care personnel who drive over 10,000 miles a month to provide services.
Mary Helen Hlucny, a five-year-old from Whitewood, SD, and her family, spoke at this year’s event. Mary Helen, a young lady whose smile lights up a room, was born 13 weeks early to parents, Cris & Ana. Ultrasounds done at one-week-old showed “holes” in her brain, and when she was eight months old, they received an official diagnosis of spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy.

050317-Hamsters-Run-633x388The Hlucnys are proud to be ambassadors for LifeScape at the Hamsters’ event this year, thanking them for their fundraising efforts that directly impact their family. Ana and Cris were told their daughter might never talk or walk or learn anything. However, Mary Helen continues to prove doctors wrong. Ana believes her daughter can do anything! She doesn’t set “goals” for Mary Helen, because they do not define her. Mary Helen first came to LifeScape to be screened in 2013. To this day, the progress she continues to make there is amazing! Ana explains, “Our time at LifeScape has been a real blessing. The Mustang gait trainer she got through them has truly been life-changing. She shocked therapists by running down the hallway the first time we put her in it.”
Mary Helen continues to come to LifeScape once a week for a therapy session that is “an incredible hybrid of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and make believe, while incorporating NeuroMovement principles the family is learning in Denver.” She loves it, and there are tears if she has to miss an appointment.
Ana adds, “Mary Helen’s future is very bright, in part because of the help and support our family receives from LifeScape. Like any parents, we want Mary Helen to lead a life she finds fulfilling, to be someone who is respected and well thought of, to be independent, and to not feel trapped.” With the mission of empowering children and adults with disabilities to lead fulfilling lives, LifeScape is the perfect place for Mary Helen and her family.

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It’s Here! Scott’s 2017 Sturgis Painting

20Hello Insiders!

Today is an exciting day, because…

Scott finished his Official 2017 Sturgis painting and we are about to begin printing the limited editions!

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For those that have followed Scott’s work for years, you know that he hasn’t done a children’s piece in over a decade, so this release is quite exciting.  Not only that, but we absolutely love the nostalgia!

Let us know what you think by either emailing back or leaving a review/comment on the product page on our website, here.

“The Riding’s on the Wall”


Small Image Size:  30″ x 17″
Edition Size:  77

Over-size Image Size:  50″ x 28″
Edition Size:  10 22 23

“Being born in the late 50s, Sting Ray’s were a very popular bicycle when I was growing up.
I wanted to paint a piece that would bring back the emotion that I had as a kid riding my own bicycle wishing I was on an actual motorcycle.  I’d even clip a playing card to my spokes to make it sound like I had an engine.

I hope that when people see the completed work, it brings them back to a happy place in their life.”

Scott Jacobs


J&P Cycles Named “Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

2IRVING, Texas — July 12, 2017 — J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, announced a multi-year partnership with the City of Sturgis, South Dakota to be the “Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer” of the legendary Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ held each August. This year’s Rally is Aug. 4-13, 2017.

The partnership is a perfect extension of the company’s year-round retail presence in Sturgis, featuring the J&P Cycles store on Lazelle Street.  J&P’s 2017 Rally experience adds a mobile customization shop featuring Kuryakyn, Dunlop, Vance & Hines, Mustang Seats, and dozens of other leading brands.

“J&P Cycles was built on being where riders love to go,” said Zach Parham, President of MAG Retail Group and son of J&P Cycles founder John Parham. “Sturgis is always a pilgrimage for motorcycle riders, and we’re proud to have a year-round presence in the Black Hills. Being named the “Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally” is a testament to our commitment to the city and the half million riders visiting the granddaddy of all motorcycle rallies.”

“J&P Cycles is the first name in retail for motorcycle customizers,” said Mark Carstensen, Mayor of Sturgis. “Here in Sturgis we see riders come from all over the world to visit the J&P Cycles flagship store. They are an anchor in our community and they’ve earned the right to be the Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer of the Sturgis Rally.”

The fun continues after the Rally, as well. The 2017 tour of the J&P Cycles’ pop-up motorcycle customization shop will continue at Delmarva Bike Week, Salisbury, Md., Sept. 14-17; Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 18-22; and the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas, Nov. 2-5. Tens of thousands of riders each year visit the mobile motorcycle shop to see, try and buy new bike accessories. More information about the tour is available at www.jpcycles.com/events.1

About J&P Cycles: Founded by John and Jill Parham in 1979, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer. J&P Cycles operates retail locations in Anamosa, Iowa, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. The company’s Rider Service Center is located in Daytona Beach, Florida. J&P Cycles supports motorcyclists with retail pop-up stores at over a dozen motorcycle rallies, races and events throughout the U.S. each year.