The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT) had its beginnings in 1994 when the rally committee selected the Travis County Expo Center as its home. The facility is 130 acres surrounded by over 250 acres of park land adjacent to Decker Lake. The first ROT Rally was held in 1995 and it has steadily grown over the years to become the largest "Turnstile Rally" in America and the fourth or fifth largest motorcycle rally of any kind in the USA. We recognize the phenomenal growth is due to the remarkable support we receive from all those who attend and support from our vendors and sponsors.
Many have compared the ROT Rally to where Sturgis meets Woodstock or a blend of the best of Sturgis and Daytona where we have the great hill country riding and a party atmosphere.
Amenities at the Expo Center include a 9000 seat air conditioned arena aka "Thunderdome", a covered vendor mall that is 4 acres under one roof, a 15,000 sq ft. indoor air conditioned vendor mall and outdoor amphitheatre.
The escorted parade on Friday night leaves the Expo and travels downtown (12 miles) and the last bike is leaving the Expo as the first bikes are arriving downtown for the free party that involves the City closing down a 54 sq block area for bikes and bikers only. It is one of the best organized and fast paced parades of its kind taking only 30 minutes to cover the 12 miles thanks to the Austin Police Department’s motorcycle unit.
It is well known that without the support of the local community, City Fathers, County Commissioners and a host of other entities, rallies of this type cannot continue to flourish let alone exist, so thanks to Austin Texas and Travis County for your support!
R.O.T. Rally = Republic of Texas Biker Rally or some say ROT is Rain on Thursday. Thanks for your interest!
The terms ROT Rally®, R.O.T. Rally®, ROT Biker Rally®, R.O.T. Biker Rally® & Republic of Texas Biker Rally® are registered trademarks of the Republic of Texas Biker Rally, Inc. and are protected by U.S. Reg. Nos. 3,678,565, 3,704,194, 3,671,828, 3,713,983 & 3,688,528.
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