Friday, June 10, 2011

Ridiculously Raucous Republic of Texas Rally Rolls Down Riverside

The annual Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally is the the fourth largest motorcycle rally of any kind in the U.S and takes place the second Thursday in June in downtown Austin. Tonight, an expected 50,000 riders rev up and cruise down Congress Avenue while 200,000 spectators revel on a closed off 54 square blocks of the downtown area for what is considered the largest biker party in a downtown area of a large city. Headlining shows include Eddie Money and The Doobie Brothers.

Via Motorcycle Bike Week: The ROT Rally expects more than 50,000 participants in 2011, and will draw over 200,000 spectators to the downtown streets of Austin during the Friday Night of ROT. The attractions out at the Travis County Expo Center include a ride in bike show, custom bike builders, The World Famous Wall of Death, Comedians, national named bands, The Paradise Bar, a tattoo expo, contests for the ladies, stunt riders, 350 vendors and distributors, the ROT Rally Friday night parade and more. The Guinness Book of World Records certified the ROT Parade as the "Longest Parade of Motorcycles."

Be careful out there tonight, because Eddie Money has moves and more.

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