Quail Motorcycle Rally Names Roland Sands 2022 Honored


The Quail Motorcycle Gathering announced that it will honor prolific American motorcycle racer and designer Roland Sands as a 2022 Sports Legend at the 12th annual event in Carmel, Calif. on Saturday, May 14, 2022. One of the motorcycle events the most anticipated of the year, the gathering features a collection of some of the world’s rarest vintage and modern motorcycles, a selection of food and drink options, the latest products from motorcycle lifestyle vendors and a variety of family activities all taking place in the beautiful setting of Quail in the sunny Carmel Valley.

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Sands is well known as the founder of Roland Sands Design (RSD), an innovative and highly regarded motorcycle, product and apparel company based in Long Beach, California. RSD also produces a plethora of custom bikes using a unique mix of publicly available RSD parts and unique components manufactured by Sands itself. Over the past five years, Sands and the RSD team have expanded into the event space with the Moto Beach Classic on the beaches of Southern California and the Super Hooligan National Championship, a series that unites the sports scene. custom motorcycle with flat track inspiration. and road racing. Before starting his own company, Sands was a professional road racer for 10 years, setting multiple track records and winning the 1998 AMA 250GP Championship.

Its motorcycle and product designs have won multiple accolades, including three V-Twin Wheel Design of the Year awards, a V-Twin Control Design award, a Chip Foose Design of Excellence award, second, third and fourth place in the class Modified Harley at the World Custom Bike Building Championship, a V-Twin Trendsetter of the Year award and the Biker Build-Off Rookie of the Year award. Sands was also the Grand Marshal of the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

“Our sports legend recognizes these few special and influential individuals who have made significant achievements and contributions to motorcycling,” said Gordon McCall, Director of Motorsport for The Peninsula Signature Events. “We are thrilled and delighted this year to add Roland Sands to this distinguished list of names which has included past legends, such as Wayne Rainey, Arlen Ness, Malcolm Smith and others.”

Sands will be invited onstage during the show for a fireside chat, where he will discuss his success and accomplishments with the crowd. The show will take place on the pristine lawns of the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. This year’s five featured classes include Harley-Davidson XR-750, BMW/5 Series, Two-Stroke “Braaaps”, mini bikes|BIG FUN and Hot Rods & Classic Cars.

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering includes activities for all ages and families, children and pets are welcome. For 2022, the Quail Motorcycle Gathering is offering general public admission tickets only at $55, including parking and valet parking for those riding a motorcycle at the event. This year, The Quail is partnering with local food trucks offering a wide selection of food and beverages. General admission + hospitality tickets are $90 and include lunch in a private seating area, featuring a buffet of culinary delights and non-alcoholic beverages. Tickets are available online at www.quaillodgeevents.com. Learn more about the event at www.peninsula.com/en/signature-events and follow the action on Facebook and Instagram, @TheQuailEvents.


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