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The Best Events to Make Your 2019 Sturgis Rally an Unforgettable One

  • The Best Events to Make Your 2019 Sturgis Rally an Unforgettable One
    The Best Events to Make Your 2019 Sturgis Rally an Unforgettable One
Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
By : 
Alyssa

Are you ready for the roar of thousands of motorcycles riding through the Black Hills and Badlands?

This August marks the 79th year of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and there are more events than ever before. Here's your guide to the bike shows with the most eye-popping custom bikes, all the big-name, high adrenaline concerts and the best rides that'll take you all over the region. Check out the events below to make this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally truly unforgettable. 

School's Out Chopper Show
Saturday, August 3, 2019

The first campers to ever pass through the Buffalo Chip gate in 1981 rode in on choppers, so it’s only fitting that this year’s full week of Buffalo Chip bike shows kicks off with a show for chopper lovers.

Keith Urban in Concert
Saturday, August 3, 2019

Party down with one of Nashville’s biggest artists of the last 20 years when country rock superstar Keith Urban hits the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for the first time ever.

Buffalo Chip TT
Sunday, August 4, 2019

America’s original extreme sport is coming back this August to inject your party with a serious dose of adrenaline! 

Godsmack in Concert
Sunday, August 4, 2019

Brace yourself for the impact of one of the year’s most relentless concerts. Godsmack’s combination of hard-hitting alternative metal riffs, hypnotic melodies, and no-nonsense lyricism will shake you awake during their 2019 performance at the Buffalo Chip.

Sturgis MX Grand Opening and Celebrity Ride Day
Monday, August 5, 2019

Ride with Motocross Legends Micky Dymond, Jeff Ward, Doug Henry, Carey Hart, James Carter, Ricky Carmichael and more!

Legends Ride
Monday, August 5, 2019

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® invites you to participate in an exhilarating and unrivaled rally tradition: the 12th annual Legends Ride® on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019!

17th Annual Sturgis Mayor's Ride
Monday, August 5, 2019

Jack Daniel's and the City of Sturgis® are excited to be hosting the 17th annual Sturgis® Mayor’s Ride during the 79th Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™!

Rushmore Veteran's Ride
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Join us for the 2nd Annual Rushmore Veterans Ride! Riders will enjoy scenic views as you ride through the Black Hills, past Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, and back to Rapid City. As part of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, this ride is to honor our military veterans and active military personnel.

Biker Belle's Morning Ride
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Experience the freedom of the open road next to your heroes, mentors and friends old and new on the Biker Belles Ride Tuesday, Aug. 6!

Street Drag Invitational with Crazy John
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The event kicks off a full day of Buffalo Chip Moto Stampede events on Wednesday, Aug.

Rusty Wallace Charity Ride
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Riders and NASCAR fans, you’re invited to participate in the Buffalo Chip’s first ever Rusty Wallace Charity Ride on Wednesday, Aug. 7!

Snoop Dogg in Concert
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Crank the bass and raise your pimp cup for a party unlike any that’s come to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® before. One of the most acclaimed and legendary rappers of all time, the Doggfather himself, Snoop D-o-double-g, Snoop Dogg will make his motorcycle rally debut at the Best Party Anywhere!

Rat's Hole Bike Show
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Get ready to drool all over the asphalt as you take in the sea of magnificent motorcycles at the world-famous Rat’s Hole Custom Bike Show.

Freedom Celebration
Thursday, August 8, 2019

Supporting soldiers has long been a tradition at the Buffalo Chip, and again this year the Chip will be dedicating an entire day to the acknowledgement of these brave men and women.

Custer Cruisin' | Veterans Appreciation Ride & Poker Run
Thursday, August 8, 2019

REGISTER AT VFW POST 3442
721 Mt Rushmore Rd. ​​

  • 10am - 11:45
  • Ride departs at 12:15 pm
  • Cost: 1st Poker Hand $25
  • 2nd Poker Hand $15

all proceeds donated to Custer Veterans Memorial

The Legendary Sturgis Adventure Ride
Saturday, August 10, 2019

You might think that baggers are what the Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ is all about. For many years this has been true and for the most part it still is. However, more and more cross over bikes and adventure riders are making their way to Sturgis® every year to experience this phenomenal event.

For a full line up of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally events in the Black Hills and Badlands, visit our Sturgis Motorcycle Rally event page.

About the Author

Alyssa is a Chadron State College graduate with deep roots in the Black Hills and Badlands. As an English Major, she has a passion for writing, people, animals, stationary, and (of course) South Dakota. Her friends often describe her as loyal, funny, and someone who always keeps things interesting. 

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