Finally, we can't talk about Sturgis without talking about the Buffalo Chip. Though technically a campground, you could stay here for the entire rally without having to leave for anything. You can camp out in a tent, or rent an RV with full hookups. (Full disclosure: The Chip was kind enough to put me up in one of these RVs during my visit.) There's a general store where you can stock up on all the essentials you forgot to bring with you. There are many different food vendors. I found one whose tacos I particularly liked. Alcohol flows freely, but if you're already camping here you don't have to worry about drinking and riding. Plus, the concerts. Every night the Chip has big-name stars performing. This year had performers including Styx, Collective Soul, Dee Snyder, Disturbed, Snoop Dogg, and Toby Keith. Arrive at the amphitheater early enough and you can literally ride your bike right up to the stage, as long as you plan to be there all night with the crowd surrounding you. I did exactly that to see Dee Snyder and Disturbed.