Sturgis Buffalo Chip to Host First Top Builder Competition

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip will host its first Top Builder Competition this year, presented by Adventure Power and Kinetik. The one-of-a-kind contest has bikes entering via an online competition, and the top vote-getters will get to showcase their work at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during this year’s 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Winning builders will earn a place in the ranks of world-wide bike building superstars, along with cash and trophies, as well as being the face of the Buffalo Chip’s, Adventure Power’s and Kinetik’s 2015 marketing campaign promoting the contest.

Participating builders need only to register and enter their bikes at or partner sites, and, to be part of the Top Builder Competition. This online portion of voting goes through July 1. From there, a combination of fan votes and motorcycle industry veterans will narrow down the online entrants, with the top builders and their bikes slated to show off their creations at the Buffalo Chip’s CrossRoads on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

“The Top Builder Competition is the ultimate bike builder and fan experience and will establish a tradition at the Buffalo Chip. These builders have been showcasing their creations at the Sturgis Rally for decades. They set the trends in the industry, and we are not only showcasing them on the largest stage in motorcycling at the Chip but also giving them a chance to show their work to the world through an online competition,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip president.

The competition hosts six classes including Kinetik’s special “Pro Audio” class for bikes outfitted with high output sound systems. Cash prizes, trophies and industry perks will be handed out to the winners in each category, in addition to the Top Builder grand prize, which includes being the face of the 2015 Top Builder marketing campaign.

Since 1981, the Sturgis Buffalo Chip has provided nine days of epic live music experiences and exciting activities for fans from around the globe. The family-owned and operated Sturgis Buffalo Chip is host to the Sturgis Rally’s cornerstone event, known as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling and The Best Party Anywhere. Concerts are free with camping. The famed creek-fed 580-acre camping resort is located three miles east of Sturgis, SD. More details are available