What is a Golf Cart? If it looks like a golf cart or is built on a golf cart chassis and does not exceed 20mph it is a golf cart in our eyes. If it is smaller than a golf cart and built on another type chassis (Ex: powered ice chest, bath tub, mini dune buggies, etc.) it will be allowed. The ban on ATV’s and UTV’s has not been lifted and they will not be allowed on the rally grounds. Exceptions to ATV/UTV’s are: Sheriffs and Security, Maintenance personnel, Expo Center personnel, ROT staff and Medical Response Personnel. All official carts will be clearly marked.
The Following Rules must be Adhered to at all Times while operating a Golf Cart. There are no exceptions:
Motorcycles have the right of way at all times!
Golf cart identification numbers must be prominently displayed on your cart at all times.
All golf carts must have functioning headlights and taillights and must be used at all times.
No double decker golf carts are allowed.
ALL golf carts on the parade route MUST stay to the right outside lane or shoulder side of roadway. The rest of the roadway is for bikes only!!!
No stopping on the roadway along the parade route. If you wish to stop along the parade route you MUST pull off of the paved roadway onto the grass areas to park.
No trailers are allowed on the parade route.
Golf carts may only carry the number of passengers that equals the number of actual seats on the golf cart.
Rally organizers discourage over consumption of alcohol while operating any vehicle. Know your limits!
If you desire to rent a golf cart you must make arrangements on your own and follow the guidelines for delivery in the FAQs below:
Participants with golf carts are encouraged to act responsibly.
Failure to follow the above rules will result in either the impoundment of your golf cart for the duration of the rally or immediate expulsion from the rally grounds without refund.
Pre-Leased Golf Cart Pick Up and Delivery Guidelines for ROT
For any customer and/or Vendor that have pre-leased golf cart rentals pending delivery for the ROT Rally, June 6-8, 2018, please note the following requirements regarding delivery to the rally site.
All golf cart rental companies must be a registered vendor with the ROT Rally in order to make deliveries on site.
Deliveries will only be allowed on the following dates/times:
Wednesday 12 pm – 3 pm
Thursday 8 am – 4 pm
Friday 8 am – 12 pm
These are the only times your delivery vehicles will be allowed on site and all golf carts must be delivered to your customers within the listed time periods. Upon arrival, your delivery vehicle will enter the site at Gate 1 and will be directed to the designated parking area by rally staff. Your Delivery driver must provide a delivery order (bill of laden) with a list of pre-leased customer name(s). Only the golf carts designated to a specific customer can be delivered and a company representative must stay with the delivery vehicle at all times while on site and will not be allowed access to the Rally grounds. Before entering the grounds with the golf cart you will need to register the golf cart and pay the $20 fee in the registration area.
What about the people who arrive and are not aware of the changes? If it is a golf cart, they will need to register it and pay the fee. If an ATV/UTV, it will not be allowed on the rally grounds.
Why is all this necessary? For the past few years, the complaints have dramatically increased from attendees who want more of a motorcycle presence without the congestion from 4 wheel vehicles.
What if I ignore the restrictions? If anyone shows up with an ATV/UTV they will be ‘escorted by the Travis County Sheriff Officer to the impound area and their ATV/UTV will be stored (at no costs) until they leave. Anyone caught violating the restrictions will NOT be given a warning, they will either impound the unit at a cost and/or ask to leave the venue.
How & when do I pay the fee? You pay at the rally. When you check in at registration, look for the banner that says “Golf Cart Registration”, that is where you pay and get your sticker.
Why do I have to register with all my personal info? So ROT staff or the Sheriff can find you in case there are issues with your cart.
I am handicapped or have a medical issue and I’m not sure my golf cart meets your requirements? Provisions will be made for the handicapped and requests granted on a case by case basis. Bring your official handicapped documents when you register your golf cart.
When can my cart be delivered? If you have a golf cart being delivered through a golf cart rental company, you must take possession of that golf cart in the registration parking lot during daylight hours after noon on Wednesday. See above for actual times. Golf carts cannot be delivered to your RV/campsite. Before entering the grounds with the golf cart you will need to register at the Golf Cart check-in or at RV registration while checking in your RV. There is a registration fee of $20. You will be given an identification number that must be prominently displayed on your cart at all times.
Why are trailers not allowed on parade route? Most trailers are wider than the towing vehicle. The driver many times is unaware of this and can accidentally clip motorcycles, pedestrians, and other golf carts causing injury or damage.
Why are some UTV’s allowed on the grounds? Staff and Crew that are required to use UTV’s are allowed to use them with official signage only during daylight hours; at night NO ATV/UTV (except emergency personnel) will be allowed.
Are there on-site golf cart rentals? Yes – KC Golf Cart Co. is the preferred golf cart provider for the 2018 ROT Rally. As the preferred provider, KC Golf Cart Co. will be the only on-site golf cart provider available throughout the duration of the event. KC Golf Cart Co. will also be the only golf cart provider to offer non-specific golf cart pickup & drop-off hours as well as on-site support. Click on the image below to get pricing and make reservations. Pricing includes the ROT Golf cart registration fee.