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Republic of Texas Rally/ROT Rally

Austin, Texas

June 11 to 14, 2015

Republic of Texas Biker Rally General Info

The ROT biker rally is the second largest of the Texas motorcycle rallies (behind the Lone Star Rally in Galveston), with 45,000 attendees at the official rally grounds it is in the top twenty largest rallies in the US, and ROT is on the 2015 Lightning Customs' Major Biker Rallies List.

ROT Rally Austin Attractions

Although ROT weekend attracts some 200,000 participants to the Austin area and for the weekend’s events, only about 45,000 go to the main rally grounds at the Travis Expo Center. Having less than twenty-five percent people choosing buy a wristband at the main rally grounds is actually a good thing because it speaks of the large amount of things to do. There are the endless rides in the lush Hill Country, the barricaded off party downtown where ninety percent of the doors are to pubs or bars and $2 beer specials are everywhere, Austin is billed as the Live Music Capital with great bands playing everywhere, and now there is a free, all ages (rather than just 18 and up at the official grounds) ROT biker rally area connected to downtown Austin.

In 2014 the new area opened up at the big Austin American Statesman parking area that is across the Congress Avenue Bridge, which goes over Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake. Although the new rally area is free, there are no sacrifices in the quality of the attractions: a vintage car and bike show, big name bike builders and their custom motorcycles, nationally known bands (there might be a small fee to see the headlining band), stunts, demo rides, manufacturers’ displays, and vendors. Note: if you purchased a wristband for the main rally grounds you do get better parking and can go into a VIP area in the free rally area.

So what is going on at the official Republic of Texas Rally’s grounds at the Travis Expo Center? You can see more of the same attractions that you can in the free area and also enjoy the wild party at night at the campgrounds, a bike show, the tattoo expo, contests for the ladies, and more to be announced.

Some important things to know if you go to the official ROT grounds: whether you want to go in for a couple of hours or stay the entire weekend it is $75 and BYOB (beer is really expensive at $6/beer). Since it is not unusual for temperatures to be 95 or higher, most of the attractions are outside, and there is only proportionately a small air-conditioned area, bring lots of water in general and also because it will be really expensive for one bottle of water.

Austin ROT Rally Other Info

-There is more than you can do in a weekend that is free
-At the official rally grounds at the Travis Expo Center the 2015 fees have not been announced, but expect it to be $75 plus and day passes are not offered.
-Camping is included with your admission to the Expo Center, but if you have a trailer, RV or bus there are fees TBA.
-If you have a booth and will have a number of people working at it or are taking shifts, check to see how many wristbands are included with your space.
-MORE INFO: ROT Rally site
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