The Republic of Texas (or ROT) Rally takes place the first week after Memorial day in the Capital City of Austin, Texas. During it's 20 year reign it's grown incredibly. Not only is it known as the biggest and baddest biker rally in the Southwest it is also in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the Largest Biker Parade in the World.
Although the event is only officially scheduled to start on Thursday and end on Sunday there are event all around and in Austin carrying out that party including dealerships, vendors and bars. This year's estimated attendees is in the 200,000's!
The RoT Rally is an extremely organized event and part of it's success has to be given to the City of Austin, TX. During the Bike Week Congress Ave. is closed off in the downtown area to make room for the mass of bikers enjoying themselves. The city even provides train transportation to the attendees to help ease the traffic and the crowd.
During the Republic of Texas Bike Week Rally there are numerous activities going on including the Big Texas Chop-Off Biker Buildoff, the world-famous parade, Xtreme Fighting, Micro Wrestling Federation (Midget Wrestling), Bag Lady Sue, Biker Games, Wall of Death, ROT Congress Party, Vendors, Bike Give-a-ways and more!