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Republic of Texas Biker Rally Information – Austin, Texas

The four day Republic of Texas (ROT) Biker Rally starts June 9, 2011 and runs through June 12, 2011.  It has quickly become one of the biggest motorcycle rally’s in Texas and one of largest motorcycle events in the United States.  The 2011 even will host many large names like The Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money, Pat Travers Band and The Georgia Satellites just to name a few.  Enthusiasts come enjoy the amazing motorcycles, the Austin nightlife and of course the beautiful Texas women.

The Republic of Texas Biker Rally officially starts on Thursday, June 9th at 8:00 am.  The first full day of activities culminates with an outdoor concert featuring Wes Jeans and Pat Travers opening for The Georgia Satellites at 10:30 pm.  Friday continues and adds the escorted parade leaving the rally site at 7:30pm Friday Night. For those who choose to stay at the rally site, there will be an evening concert at the amphitheater featuring Eddie Money and Taddy Porter as the opening act.  Saturday features all the above but adds a “Ride in Bike Show” with over 17 classes.  Saturday night’s entertainment is John Gaar Band opening for the Doobie Brothers at 8:00 pm.  As always, the Republic of Texas Biker Rally is an all-weather event, and it will be held, rain or shine.  The Rally Ends 12:00 pm Sunday, June 12, 2011!

The Republic of Texas Biker Rally is always the second Thursday in June each year and is held at the Travis County Exposition Center in Northeast Austin, Texas.  The rally is known for its high caliber music acts, after all, Austin Texas is self-proclaimed “The Music Capital of the World.”  The ROT Rally is proud to be a part of Austin and bring top named entertainment to the event each year.  Past years headliners include names like Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Bret Michaels, Joan Jett, Paul Rogers, Steppenwolf, David Allen Coe, Charlie Daniels to name a few.  The city of Austin cooperates by closing off 54 square blocks of the downtown area for a huge party on Congress Ave.  Friday night, June 10th.  It is considered the largest biker party in a downtown area of a metropolitan city.  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.”

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