Austin, Texas 78744
First, R.O.T. Biker Rally Sucks!! Next, the 2023 R.O.T. Rally will be held at the Austin Speed Shop. So, in a short period, it has gone from the gigantic Expo Center to the comparatively tiny motorcycle shop!!
At this point, the biggest draws of ROT are not happening. And if they changed the name, people wouldn’t even guess it was the Republic of TX Rally. The good news with this location change is that campers, attendees, and vendors won’t be screwed over.
2022 Biker Rally Review
Just when you think the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally (R.O.T.) couldn’t get any worse, it did!! The 2022 motorcycle rally was just terrible. Here’s just a handful of low-lights:
-There was no electricity for the first couple of days, even when you paid.
-The Rally also had no beer because the promoters did not secure a license.
-The R.O.T. biker rally promoted as a big deal was dead.
-Plus, they did not have the permit to have more than 2,500 attendees. And guess what? Even on Saturday, the R.O.T. motorcycle rally was not full.
It was held in Bastrop, farther away from one of the biggest R.O.T. attractions partying in downtown Austin.
How was the 2021 R.O.T.?
As you may know, the Rally has declined for many years. But after the 2021 R.O.T., there is no way to describe the Rally except as terrible and overpriced. And this is not just our review/opinion; go to Facebook and read all of the R.O.T. Rally’s reviews.
Now, there was an ownership change a few years ago. But this was good because it was the last hope for the Republic of Texas (R.O.T.) “Motorcycle” Rally to recover. Now, the previous R.O.T. owners have tried for years to improve it. But the biker rally got worse as the prices and quality went downhill quickly.
Next, let’s take a look at the wreck in 2020. Now, you probably have heard that the 2020 R.O.T. was canceled.
You may have heard in different R.O.T. Biker Rally reviews and posts that no refunds exist. So, some people pay a huge amount for a specific R.V. spot and tickets. And eventually, they were told, “Too bad, sorry, you can use the R.V. spot and tickets in 2021.”
Of course, no one was thrilled. Some felt like they were forced to loan R.O.T. money. Plus, not everyone could return in 2021, so they were screwed out of a lot of money.
Then, in 2021, the R.O.T. Rally venue changed to the racetrack. And it was a wreck. The people who paid for a specific R.V. spot did not get it. Instead, they were put wherever the unorganized staff wanted them.
Also, at the 2021 R.O.T. Biker Rally, not everyone was allowed to ride their motorcycle. So yes, many people had to park their motorcycles and take a shuttle!! But golf carts could bring yours in if you paid the rip-off fee. Or you could rent a golf cart at R.O.T. for rip-off prices.
And the bands at R.O.T. were not worth half the price. Also, at the 2021 R.O.T., the number and quality of vendors were terrible.
If you liked the R.O.T. motorcycle parade downtown, you were hugely disappointed. And this is because, in 2021, it was slowly riding in a traffic jam around the Circuit of Americas.
Next, the below information was written before the 2021 R.O.T. “Motorcycle” Rally. Some new attractions were mentioned at the 2021 R.O.T. Biker Rally. But over the years, R.O.T.’s marketing hype has been just hype. Subsequently, we are waiting to see what happens.
Also, the price of a ticket has not been worth it for many people. And this has been the case for some time at the R.O.T. Rally. For instance, the price went from $79 in 2017 to $99 in 2018 and 2019 and then $149 in 2020 and 2021.
As you can read in this thorough review of the bike rally, the value has not been there for endless reasons. One huge problem has been with the quality of the bands. In 2021, Artimus Pyle of Lynyrd Skynrd and Blackberry Smoke will be the headliners, but this is with a ticket price of $149. Yes, $149.
Now, when you compare either of these bands to Z.Z. Top playing in 2018 when the price was $99; there is no comparison. Most people could not name the band that Artimus Pyle is from. Subsequently, this is not a solid indicator of any amazing changes by the new owners.
Below, you can read our 2020 R.O.T. Rally information and review. This will give you a better idea of the event’s challenges and problems. Plus, it will help you see if attending or vending is worth it – and it isn’t.
On top of our review, you can review the R.O.T. motorcycle rally’s Facebook page to read reviews and comments. And you will find endless negative reviews.