AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Drivers, get ready. There is expected to be a high volume of motorcycle and pedestrian traffic in downtown Austin this weekend for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally.
Beginning Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m., Congress Avenue will be closed for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally parade and events. It will remained closed until Saturday, June 15, at 12 a.m.
According to the Austin Police Department, the parade will begin at 7:45 p.m. at the Travis County Exposition Center and will head south on Decker to FM 969/East MLK Blvd. They will then turn left on Webberville Road, left on Springdale Road, right on Oak Springs Dr./Rosewood Ave., left on Hargrove, right on Pleasant Valley Road (over the bridge), left on Chestnut, right on Rosewood, right on 11th St., left of Congress Avenue.
Street closures on Congress Ave. include: Congress Ave. from Cesar Chavez to 11th St. and the side streets of Congress Ave. will be closed between Brazos and Colorado streets at 6 p.m. In addition, from 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Sixth St. from Red River to Congress Ave. will be closed.
Towing on Congress Ave. will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019. If you are towed, you can contact Southside towing at (512) 441-7094 or by visiting the AutoReturn website.