A Four-Cone Event
ROT Rally parties from curb to curb
As with any big Downtown event, Austin's annual ROT Rally means street closures. The big diversion will be Friday night's Rally Parade from the Travis County Expo Center to the all-night party on Congress, which will be bigger than ever and means bikers get to cruise in front of the Capitol. The city will close Colorado, Congress, and Brazos from Second to 11th streets, starting 4pm Friday until 2am Saturday. The city's Right-of-Way Management Division gives it four traffic cones, meaning a major disturbance for nonrally traffic, but they hope this will actually lead to fewer bottlenecks. The Coyote Ugly Rally Party only gets two cones for a minor inconvenience. They'll be closing Neches between Fifth and Sixth on Friday and Saturday, 3pm-2am both nights.