Written by Preston Burroughs
The goal of any event is to bring people together… right? Well I think the Roland Sands crew was building an ark when they assembled this bunch....
A bunch of cops, a bunch of hooligans, a couple of kids, some cowboys, a few Indians, one fire boat captain, tons of San Fransisco locals, ex-flat track racers, street drifters, energy drink hospitality hosts, stunt riders, and of course a handful of legendary bands. I’ve never been to an event with such a wide variety of attendees, let alone one where everyone fused so well.
RSD SUPERHOOLIGAN FLAT TRACK BY INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
Let’s talk about the Hooligans. These f#ckers burned through tires like free beer at a NASCAR race. The boys over at the Dunlop booth must have been grinning ear to ear, seeing the demand for rear tires spike right before their eyes. Jimmy skid marks aka 'Jimmy banged-up' aka @jimmyburnouts was swayng'n his bagger’s ass around like a greased-up stripper, doing a big wheel mating dance like no one had ever seen before. He must moonlight as an Uber driver to pay for all the tires he destroys.
PRESENTED BY INDIAN MOTORCYCLE
The core of the event are the race pits, with over 100 hooligans, veterans and professional racers from across the nation orchestrated into a compact carnival. Recognizable by their multi-colored pop-up tents, teams will bring makes and models of almost every motorcycle out there ranging from antique hand shift Indians and Harleys, to modern Ducati’s & Triumphs.
ARCHITECTS OF INSPIRATION - ART SHOW
The Architects of Inspiration will be a centerpiece of the Moto Bay Classic with a curated collection of unique installations inspired by motorculture and San Francisco heritage. Initially structured to solely be an art collective and bike show, the Architects of Inspiration has grown to be a larger platform including more creatives, such as live muralist painters, local music gurus, as well as international motorcycle builders.
Past Artists: Adam Fedderly, Alex Earle (Earle Motors), Erik Jutras, Genevieve T. Davis, Matt Allard (Inked Iron), Nicolai Sclater (Ornamental Conifer), Guy Salzaar (local artist), Riot Cycles, Jamie Robinson (MotoGeo Video/Booth), Eddie Lee (creator of Iron Vault Studio), CR Stecyk, Preston Burroughs, Matthew
Jones, Dylan Gordon, Dimitri Coste, Todd Blubaugh, Sebastien Zanella, Matt Wignall and Jamie Schena.
Past Live Artists: Jackie Danger (Live Muralist) , Andy Schmidt (Guitar Cycliano Drumme) , Mark Moreno (DJ), and The Love Crew.
ARCHITECTS OF INSPIRATION - BIKE SHOW
The Architects of Inspiration Bike show will consist of hand picked bikes from across the country and will feature talented builders from all walks of life. From café’s to choppers, Brat’s to trackers as well as road racers, scramblers and everything in between we promise you will be inspired. And don’t be surprised if you see some of the bikes on display hit the track, these are no trailer queens.
Past Builders: Aaron Klink, Revival Cycles, Brat Style, Chopper Dave, Yuishi Yoshizawa (CW- Zon), Greg Tomlinson (VonZipper), Hugo Eccles (Untitled Motorcycles), Lindsay Ross, Lossa Engineering, Kott Motorcycles, Maxwell Hazan, Mike Flores, Raccia Motorcycles, Riot Cycles, Satya Kraus (Kraus Motorcycles), Shaik Ridzwan, Shinya Kimura, Spirit Lake Cycles, Lucky Wheels Garage, RSD Custom Bikes, UMC (Untitled Motorcycle), Ducati “Hyper Scrambler”, Stacie London’s Honda “Triple Nickel 555”, Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda of “Custom Works Zon”
COPS VS. HOOLIGANS GYMKHANA
It doesn’t get much better than racing with your buddies on a Saturday in the San Francisco Bay. Unless of course you get to race against the cops! We’ll be opening up the Police Skills course to registered participants in a bid to beat the cops to the line. An intricate cone gymkhana race course will be laid out under the bay bridge and riders will be timed from start to finish vying for the best time and the chance to one up the fastest Police Moto Comp riders in the country.
INTERNATIONAL POLICE MOTOR SKILLS COMPETITION
The San Francisco Police Department’s Solo Division is one of the oldest police motorcycle forces in the country. Among their ranks are some of the best riders around. Police Motor Skill Competitions are training exercises that police and civilians can take part in to learn, and showcase the amazing skills utilized when policing on a motorcycle. The competition starts on Thursday, with semi-finals on Friday and the overall Top Gun crowned on Saturday at Moto Bay Classic. For further information on police competition sponsorship and vending, please contact
THURSDAY AUG 16TH - SATURDAY AUG 18TH
KIDKHANA MINI KIDS RACE
The Moto Bay Classic is about participation for all ages. It’s with this in mind we’ll be providing a place for the youth to spin some laps in a low speed and safe environment in front of a crowd. We want the kids to leave with as much hype about two wheels as the adults and probably more.
BROUGHT TO YOU BY DUNLOP MOTORCYCLES
The Vendor Village will be lined from asphalt to Bay with established custom motorcycle shops, hip vendors and brands, as well as motorcycle industry icons. Local dealerships will have the opportunity to bring bikes for sale as well as submit bikes for the Bike show. You can expect brands like Yamaha and Ducati Scrambler in full support. This is the place to be for trendsetting vendors and individual shops.
Past Vendors: ASV Inventions, Irv Seaver BMW, Baume Mercier, Biker Gear Club, British Customs, CUT Rate, Ducati Scrambler, FMF Racing, GEICO, Heroes Motorcycles, Hoffman Supply Co., Huntington Beach Harley Davidson, Hurley, Kiwi Indian, KROQ Radio Show, Law Tigers, MoonEyes, Orange County Indian, Pacifico, Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, Burley Brand, Ride Nice/ Sport Chrome, Riot Cycles, Speakeasy Original, Stellar Moto, The Speed Merchant, Tracker Die, Vance & Hines, Von Zipper, Yamaha
MOTO CITY SCROUNGE
The Bay Area is made for motorcycles. Utilizing the REVER motorcycle trip planner and tracker we have built the ultimate scavenger hunt for on your way and during your stay at the Moto Bay Classic. From heiress bank robbers, to the Antique Vibrator Museum, to Land End and the crookedest street in America (It ain’t what ya think) — we have over 60 interesting points to discover. The side effect is great riding and a new appreciation for the city. Participants can enjoy the challenge starting August 1st, with cool swag awarded to participants at the Moto Bay Classic. Participants willl be encouraged to #hashtag locations they visit - including sponsor handles.
TICKETS & VIP PACKAGES
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VENDOR & SPONSOR INFORMATION
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