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Republic of Texas Rally/ROT Rally
June 13 to 16, 2013
Republic of Texas Rally General Info
Since the Travis County Expo and downtown Austin are about 25 miles from each other the weather, and especially the rain, can be completely different in each location. The average high in Austin this time of year is in the 90's, but it won't be a surprise if it gets into the 100's; in 2011 there was a record of 90 days over 100 degrees. So first, no matter where you are drink lots of water.
Second, if you are on the blacktop it is hot as hell. The Expo Center primarily has blacktop and dirt, so it is probably one reason why so many people come to ride and catch the breeze, and hangout at the bars and pubs rather than going to the Expo Center.
Area and ROT Rally Attractions
Every night during the ROT weekend 50 plus square blocks in downtown Austin are barricaded off for motorcycle only parking and the sea of motorcycle enthusiasts and bikers. On the main party block of 6th Street, 4 out of 5 doors are bars, taverns or restaurant bars, and since Austin is considered by many to be the "Live Music Capital" there will be a ton of live entertainment.
Some of the highlights at the Official Rally Grounds at the Travis County Expo Center is the huge party at the camping and RV areas long into the morning, dozens of bands with top notch music acts (in 2012 they had Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Ted Nugent), and bike shows.
Other attractions at the 2013 ROT Rally will include, custom bike builders and industry celebrities (Jesse James was there in 2012), the Wall of Death, on site bars, tattoo expo, contests for the ladies (and again, Texas has a ton of hottest women), big rig setups, vendors, and the ROT Rally parade from the Expo Center to downtown.
Austin Area and ROT Fees and Other Info
--Again there are a lot of things to do in the Austin area that are FREE
--If you go to the Travis County Expo Center BYOB because a beer costs $6. Downtown the prices for drinks are reasonable and it is not difficult to find $2 beer specials.
--Admission to the ROT grounds at the Expo Center if you pre-register is $60 and if you register at the gate it will be $75??? for the entire weekend; day passes are not offered
--Camping is included with the entrance fee, but if you have an RV the cost starts at $220
--Vendor booths and areas include a limited number of non-transferable wristbands so if you have a number of people working or taking shifts ask how many wristbands are included with your space
--Registration for the ROT Bike Rally opens in the beginning of 2013
-WARNING: All Weekend is a "No Refusal Weekend" where if you are stopped you can't refuse to take breathalyzer test
-MORE INFO: ROT Rally site
--Austin Area Attractions are listed on the Austin360.com site
-MAP: Map to the Travis Expo (Official Location) for ROT Rally
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-Other Texas Rallies: Lone Star Rally (THE Largest Texas Rally) and South Padre Island Bike Fest (Family Friendly Rally)
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