STURGIS, S.D. — A South Dakota judge has ruled that the Buffalo Chip Campground of Sturgis Motorcycle Rally fame shouldn’t be a town after all.

The Rapid City Journal ( ) reports that Circuit Court Judge Jerome Eckrich ruled Friday in part that procedures the Meade County Commission followed when it approved Buffalo Chip’s petition to become a municipality violated state law.

County commissioners decided to allow the campground near Sturgis to move forward in its bid to become a town. Voters confirmed it in an election.

The city of Sturgis, part of an appeal filed after the county decision, says the ruling abolishes Buffalo Chip’s position as a municipality.

Kent Hagg is an attorney for the city of Buffalo Chip. He says the decision will be appealed to the state Supreme Court.

Information from: Rapid City Journal,