It was a busy weekend for Austin-Travis County EMS amid the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally also known to bikers at the ROT Rally. This is the 25th year this event has been hosted in the Austin area and for the first time, the four-day event was held in Bastrop County. The change in location didn’t stop countless motorcycle enthusiasts from rolling into Austin and Travis County. Since 1995, the rally had been held at the Travis County Exposition Center, but in 2020 it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, it was held at Circuit of the Americas after an abrupt relocation about eight weeks before the event was set to start. 

ATCEMS said it responded to a total of 12 incidents involving motorcycles, which included 14 patients total. Three people were pronounced dead on the scene, eight people were transported and three people refused.


Since 1995, The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally has brought bike riders and enthusiasts from all 50 states and international locations to Austin, Texas for the largest “turnstile” (paid ticketed attendees) motorcycle bike rally in the United States. This year, The Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally is held at Mere’s Reserve in Bastrop, Texas, and is widely known for its eclectic blend of motorcycles, attractions, vendors, and the rich culture of Austin, Texas.

This June, Mere’s Reserve in Bastrop, Texas will host the event where you can find everything from a Custom Motorcycle Builder’s Show to vendors selling high-performance motorcycle parts. If you’re into motorcycle culture, the Republic of Texas Motorcycle rally has tons to offer attendees. In the past, the rally has featured stunt shows, custom bike builders, flat track and Supermoto racing, hundreds of vendors, food trucks, and the culture that makes Austin, Texas so unique.

Because Austin is considered the “Live Music Capital of The World”, the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally prides itself in the presentation of some of the best musical acts in the business. From legends like ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd to up-and-coming local acts, the music scene at the rally has something to offer everybody. Performances are featured on the Main Stage in the rally midway where larger headliners perform nightly.

Austin’s natural beauty and proximity to the Texas Hill Country make for some of the most enjoyable, scenic riding in the south and the event’s proximity to downtown Austin offers riders and attendees access to Austin’s vibrant culture. Don’t miss this year as the rally celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a bash as big as Texas.

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