ROT Rally still roaring this weekend

Thousands of bikers made their way through downtown Austin for the annual ROT Rally (Amanda Brandeis)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The ROT Rally is now in its third day and not all events are out at the Travis County Expo Center.

This year, the festival started a new downtown venue in the parking lot of the Austin-American Statesman.

Even though it’s hot, people are still enjoying the sights and rumbling sounds.

“I’m a big biker fan, I came out here with my dad,” said Daniel Gatehouse, whose visiting from California. “It’s free, it’s nice, it’s cool, and I like all the bikes here.”

The ROT Rally continues both at the Expo Center and Downtown through Sunday.

While there has been a lot of fun, Austin-Travis County E-M-S says they’ve been responding to 21 motorcycle-related incidents since the ROT Rally began on Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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