Beginning Friday, June 14, 2013 between 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 3 a.m., the Republic of Texas (R.O.T.) Biker Rally will take place. Travelers should expect some delays in the downtown area.
A motorcycle procession will begin Friday, June 14, 2013 at the Travis County Exposition Center around 8 p.m. Motorcyclists will be accompanied by a police escort to control traffic and help ease temporary delays. Once the parade departs from the Expo Center, it will travel toward downtown along E. MLK Boulevard, Webberville Road, Oak Springs Road, and west on E. 11th Street. Partial road closures along this route are anticipated for the duration of the procession.
The parade will conclude along Congress Avenue, and full road closures will take place between 6 p.m. and 3 a.m. for the remainder of the R.O.T. Rally downtown. Congress Avenue will be closed between Cesar Chavez and East 11th Street and in between Colorado and Brazos. A large number of pedestrians are expected in the East 6th Street area and a public safety closure will likely be required west of the frontage of IH-35 and Brazos.
For those traveling in the area, alternate routes are recommended including north and south along IH-35, Lamar Boulevard, and Guadalupe Street, and east and west along Cesar Chavez and 15th streets. Both directions on 11th, southbound Colorado, and northbound Brazos streets will remain open throughout the event.