Every June, Austin hosts the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. The four-day rally is the biggest motorcycle in Texas and one of largest motorcycle events in the U.S. with up to 45,000 participants and 200,000 spectators each year.
Riders and non-riders flock to Austin to see amazing motorcycles, events, entertainment and night life. The ROT Rally always starts on 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, past year's headliners include names like Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Bret Michaels, Joan Jett, and Steppenwolf. The ROT Rally features 350 vendors and distributers, biker parade, bike shows, car shows, stunt shows, concerts and many more.
In 2006, the Guinness Book of World Records certified the ROT Parade as the "Longest Parade of Motorcycles Known to Mankind." For more information on the ROT Biker Rally see: http://esr.cc/KH0irl
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