Since 1995, the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally has been held at the Travis County Expo Center in northeast Austin. Not this year, as the ROT Rally moves about 20 miles east into Bastrop County. From Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12, motorcyclists from far and wide will head out on FM 969 to Mere’s Reserve, an events space on the Colorado River.
“We are excited for our new permanent location with 150 plus acres of beautiful Texas landscape,” organizers wrote on the event’s website. “This new site brings a new vision and excellent long-term partnerships to grow The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally to one of the top Rallies in the US. In addition, the new site will create a fresh feel and opportunities to embrace the Motorcycle Lifestyle.”