06/18/2012 03:16 PM by
By David Scott
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Downtown Austin -- more crowded and noisy than even a usual
Friday night. The 18th annual ROT Rally has arrived, with 50,000 bikers or more,
the largest bike rally in Texas and the fourth largest in the country.
County Expo Center is headquarters for the rally, with vendors, monster
custom bikes and plenty to see. Friday's parade from the Expo Center led to
Downtown Austin, where Congress Avenue was closed off from Cesar Chavez to 11th
This is Jerry Sawyer's 13th ROT Rally. He says, "It's the camaradere. I've been
riding 35 years and it's in my blood. It's man and bike and being around good
Americans." The city has cordoned off 54 square blocks for the large street
Ted Nugent and Jesse James are among the musical performers this weekend. "I
like to see the beautiful bikes, the beautiful women," said rider Henry
Escalera. Asked if that bothered her, wife Lorraine replied, "No, not at all. I
know who he's going home with." The ROT Rally runs through Sunday and will
generate an estimated $36 million for the city.
ROT rally revs up with 50,000 bikers: kxan.com
Article courtesy of KXAN.com
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what a magnificant sight
Can't wait looks like a lot of fun
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