The annual ROT Rally rolls into downtown Austin and takes over the 6th Street Bar District in downtown Austin, Texas.jpg
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT Biker Rally) is a four-day event is held on the first, second, or third Thursday-through-Sunday after Memorial Day at the Travis County Exposition Center on the east edge of Austin. The City of Austin blocks off the downtown area for a massive biker street party on Congress Avenue on Friday night. The first ROT Rally was held in 1995, and it has been an annual event ever since. It constitutes one of the largest annual tourist events in Central Texas, with an estimated economic impact of 30-35,000,000 dollars per year.