The inaugural Moto Beach Classic in 2017 started out as a wild idea from the mind of Roland Sands and crew and developed into a Southern California motorcycle cultural explosion. This year’s event promises everything from last year and much more, as we join forces with the Surf City Blitz and the greatest punk rock lineup in So Cal history. There are two days of punk music, motorcycle racing, surfing and moto culture taking place in two areas on the site.
Inside the festival on the sand the Moto Beach Classic will feature 100 plus riders battling on a dirt track for the Super Hooligan National Championship series finale presented by Indian Motorcycles. The sand activation will also feature The Architects of Inspiration Art Show by Husqvarna, the Moto Classic Bike Show, West Coast Board Riders Surf Competition, Fast Surfboards Kook Box Comp and an epic vendor village, all in conjunction with stage performances by the biggest bands in OC punk history – The Offspring, Social Distortion, Pennywise, Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Religion, FEAR, TSOL and many more. All performing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in picturesque Huntington State Beach.
The Lot at Moto Beach Classic is located parallel to the bike path, on the asphalt just outside the festival entry. The Lot at the Moto Beach Classic will be free of charge allowing the public full access to a carnival of motorcycle activities. Anchored by the BMW Salty Sprint Races and the Vendor Row, The Lot will offer hours of daytime entertainment for everyone with the Bell Helmets Stunt Show, Mini Road Races, OEM Demo Rides and Dunlop Kids Course. Don’t be surprised to see pop up musical performance out of vans, art and handmade items from the finest in the moto industry. Come early to check out the action, gates to The Lot open at 11:00am and close at Sunset both days.
The final two rounds of the Super Hooligan National Championship presented by Indian Motorcycles will take place on a specially constructed dirt track built on the sand. The overall series champion will be crowned and will take home a Roland Sands Design custom 2019 Indian FTR 1200. Arguably the most anticipated motorcycle of the 2019 production year.
The BMW Salty Sprint Race in The Lot will feature a host of riders from diverse backgrounds with races both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday invited riders will race on modified BMW R nineT motorcycles for the Salty Sprint crown. On Sunday, BMW dealers are invited to race the Salty Sprints on custom and stock BMW motorcycles. Expect a host of custom BMW to be put to the test on the asphalt sprint racetrack.
The Architects of Inspiration presented by Husqvarna Art Show will be a unique centerpiece of the Moto Beach Classic sand display with a curated collection of installations and bikes inspired by surf, rock & moto culture. Located next to the Super Hooligan Flat Track and the Moto Classic Custom Bike Show the art show promises a Moto and Punk Rock culture experience.
The Moto Classic Bike Show takes a novel twist on the typical custom bike shows as we display each bike on the beach, on a raised stand backed by sand and waves. We are currently taking submissions from custom bike builders across the country for bikes ranging from mild resto-mods to wild choppers, scramblers, flat trackers, café racers and purpose built race bikes.
The Dunlop Kids Course gives the youth a chance to spin some laps in a safe environment on STACYC Electric Stability Cycles. We’ll also have non-motorized Strider bikes available for kids that need a little more training before they step on the electric bikes. Kid’s demos are open from 11am – 3pm both days. The Mini Road Race will take part at the end of the sprint race course giving qualified kids and adults the chance to rip up the asphalt on small CC bikes capable of insane lean angles and rapid speeds.
Saturday October 27th West Coast Board Riders Surf Comp surfers will battle it out in a tag team format with local legends hitting the water in head to head competition for their respective surf cities. A truly unique and exciting format that pits legendary surf cities like Huntington, Laguna, Newport and others against each other for ultimate bragging rights along with some cool trophies to the winners. Brian Bent’s Fast Surfboards and his collection of hand built “Kook Box” surf dragsters will be also be in the water and competing for top honors with a group of local hotshots vying for top speeds and stylish rides. Brian will close out the contest with a killer musical set.
Roland Sands of RSD
“We’ve waited all year to bring motorcycle racing back to the beach and I couldn’t think of a better way to do it than partnering with Surf City Blitz and some of my favorite all time bands – Social D, the Offspring, Pennywise, Bad Religion – the list just keeps going. We’ve retained the moto soul that made the original Moto Beach Classic so special and added to it. Super Hooligan Racing, punk rock, sprint races, stunts, art, custom bikes… Let’s get it rocking. “
Mike Ness of Social Distortion
“This is an incredible lineup of bands over two days, and combined with Roland Sand’s Moto Beach Classic, this is going to be an awesome show. To be part of an event like this that’s never been done before is pretty cool”
Saturday & Sunday General Admission tickets are $59.50 plus fees. Weekend GA tickets are $99.50 plus fees. VIP tickets are available as well. For ticket information visit www.surfcityblitz.com. For all Moto Beach Classic information please visit www.motoclassicevents.com
Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product, apparel and event company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high-performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two-wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super moto and custom bike builders and riders. It’s this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a wide variety of projects. Follow all bike builds, new products and the life and times of the Roland Sands Design crew at www.rolandsands.com.