The four-day ROT Rally starts June 13th and runs through June 16th 2013. The rally is always the second Thursday in June 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 14th. 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 2013, 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."
The ROT Rally officially starts on Thursday, June 13th at 8:00 AM. The first full day of activities culminates with an outdoor concert (TBA). You’re going to like it! 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 amphitheatre. Saturday features all the above but adds a “Ride in Bike Show” with over 17 classes. Saturday night’s live concert is sure to be a stunner, don‘t miss it… The ROT Rally is an all-weather event, and it will be held, rain or shine. Rally Ends Noon Sunday, June 16, 2013! Pre-registration opens January 2013.