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It’s said everything is bigger in Texas—and that includes the Republic of Texas Biker Rally

Republic of Texas Biker Rally
Each year, tens-of-thousands of motorcycle riders roll into the Austin, Texas, area for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally, also lovingly known as the ROT Rally. In true “everything is bigger in Texas” style, the rally—now in its 24th year—is the largest paid admission motorcycle rally in America. The four-day event takes place June 7–10 at the 128-acre Travis County Expo Center, a short 15-minute ride from downtown Austin.

Austin, Texas

The city of Austin bills itself as the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Known for large annual music festivals like South by Southwest and the Austin City Limits Music Festival, the city features more than 100 venues for free, live music. That music is so much a part of the Austin experience, a style of music known as Austin Music began in the 1970s, thanks to artists like Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.

Music, motorcycles, and so much more

Naturally, music plays a big part of the ROT Rally. This year, ZZ Top is scheduled to headline the event. But you’ll find much more than music here. Organizers try to offer something for everyone at the ROT Rally, scheduling a number of attractions and events throughout the expo center grounds. With RV and tent camping available, you could spend the whole weekend on the rally grounds, but you won’t want to miss riding in the 11-mile motorcycle parade to downtown Austin. That’s where around 200,000 people gather for the huge Biker Bash Block Party that covers 54 blocks—all closed to traffic. Here’s just some of what you’ll find:
  • Daughters of Custom bike build-off
  • Kustom Kulture artisan bike show
  • Bike games
  • MX legend Mike Metzger
  • AMA Supermoto
  • Flat-track racing
  • Micro Championship Wrestling
  • Ride-in bike show
  • Tattoo expo
  • Military bike giveaway
  • Food courts
  • Hundreds of vendors
  • Installation alley
  • Concerts, including:
    - ZZ Top
    - Dirty River Boys
    - Shooter Jennings
    - Richie Kotzen
    - Hairball
    - The LACS

Republic of Texas Biker Rally

June 7–10, 2018
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane 
Austin, TX 78724

Republic of Texas Biker Rally, Inc.

Till next time ride safe!

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