Flat-track racing is en fuego these days, but Roland Sands is never content to be conventional. His company's Super Hooligan series brings the racing to the people, and its inaugural Moto Beach Classic in Southern California last fall brought together several elements of motorcycles, music, and fun. Now the RSD circus is coming to San Francisco's Pier 32, combining racing with the International Police Motor Skills Competition and powered by Rever.

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The Moto Bay Classic will be the first event of its kind in San Francisco. Roland Sands said it was surprisingly easy to get permits from the city.Roland Sands Design

“We’re honored to be teaming up with the police and Rever to expand the iconic Motor Competition into an action-packed celebration of motorcycle riding, music, and culture,” Sands said. “It’s exciting to have the chance to bring law enforcers together with ‘hooligans,’ united by a passion for two wheels.”

A custom motorcycle show, motorcycle art gallery, beer garden, and more family-friendly events take place during the day on Saturday, with rock and punk bands taking center stage Saturday night. Several members of the Eagles of Death Metal ride.

“Very excited to bathe in the robust bouquet of insanity emanating from the marriage between motorcycle hooliganism and rock and roll deviancy,” drummer Jorma Vik said. “What could go wrong?!”

Other California bands scheduled to perform include The Vandals and T.S.O.L. Tickets are available here, and begin at $30 for general admission. A portion of all proceeds benefit the SFPD Wilderness Adventure Youth Program.

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The official event poster.Roland Sands Design

Thursday And Friday, August 16–17

The International Police Motor Skills Competition is one of the most challenging law enforcement skills competitions in the world. The competition allows officers to showcase the amazing skills utilized when policing on a motorcycle. Officers from a number of local and international law enforcement agencies will compete against each other in the timed obstacle course for the right to be named this year’s champion. The competition begins with practice rounds on Thursday, August 16, followed by qualifying and class championships on Friday, August 17. The event culminates on Saturday, August 18, with the final competition for Top Gun and the Last Man Standing Challenge.

Saturday, August 18

Highlights on Saturday include the final round of the Top Gun motor skills competition and the sixth round of the Super Hooligan National Championship, presented by Indian Motorcycle. Once considered a sport traditionally for "outlaws," hooligan racing has grown in popularity and features riders from all walks of life racing heavy production motorcycles on a closed course at Pier 32.

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Super Hooligan racing is succeeding in bringing the action to the people.Erik Jutras

This authentic “run-what-you-brung” flat-track race will be the first ever in the Bay Area and include hundreds of riders plus law enforcement teams competing bar to bar for top honors on an asphalt oval.

In addition to the police skills finals and Indian Motorcycles Super Hooligan race, Saturday will offer other attractions and activities, including the first-ever Cops vs. Hooligans Gymkhana by Vance & Hines on a closed course, a special riding course for kids supported by Dunlop tires, and a motorcycle stunt competition from Bell Helmets. Also included is the Husqvarna-powered Architects of Inspiration Art Show and J&P Cycles Bike Show, craft beers, food, and more. Riders in the area can also access the Rever app to discover the best roads and rides the Bay Area has to offer.