The party started early in Jonestown at Rumi's Tavern, where bikers, some who had traveled long distances, knocked on the door early looking for a good time.
"A lot of riding," said Ronni Angone, from Cabo San Lucas, who was in town for the Republic of Texas (ROT) Rally. "We're in the Hill Country now riding all over, having a great time, hoping the weather stays good."
But bikers have to be responsible, said Pflugerville's Gary Brown. He said he has lost too many friends to motorcycle accidents.
"Watch where you're going, watch everybody," Brown said. "The road doesn't belong to you, it belongs to all of us. It don't take but a little slip up and that's it."
Brown said a run in with an animal can also kill you.
"If a deer runs out in front of you, it might as well be a Mack truck running out in front of," he said. "There's a lot of deer around here, and hogs too."
Out where U.S. Highway 281 meets Marble Falls, a large biker turnout is expected. Police say it's a hot spot for bikers all year long.
"We see a lot or motorcycle traffic from spring to fall," said Police Chief Mark Whitacre, who had some advice. "Be safe as you come through town, slow down, obey the speed limits and watch for those stop lights."
Many of the bikers are expecting to be skipping from town to town all over the Hill Country. Police say everyone needs to watch their speed and their drinking all weekend and look out for each other to avoid any tragedies.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early Thursday will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.
Former Georgetown Police Officer Stephanie Brown said her ex-boyfriend, former Round Rock Officer Eric Poteet, made up accusations against her after she broke up with him.