If you like bikes, and you're looking for a theme camp, consider making "Playa Bike Repair" your home!
We are located at 9:00 Plaza, just a few blocks from the esplanade. The plaza is filled mostly with service camps like Pancake Playhouse, Ice 9, and Medical. It's relatively quiet but great music is only a few minutes away, at Duck Pond and District.
Our Philosophy is simple. If a bike is broken, we will show the owner how to fix it. Afterward, we ask the owner to help the next person. We strive to create a caring, nurturing environment for people needing their bikes repaired, and a comfortable, friendly place for Burning Man mechanics.
Most of our mechanics come from other camps, and drop in for a few hours each day. We provide bike stands, shade, and tools. Most camp members love bicycles, ride or race, and have some mechanical aptitude. Others simply love mechanics.
• Art bikes
• 5000 square feet of shade with mesh floor (to catch MOOP).
• Commercial kitchen with 10 burners, 2 ovens, 3-basin sink.
• 1000 gallons of fresh water
• 500 gallon gray water tank
• 4 JBL EON speakers
• Arguably the best music on the Playa.
We ask campmates to commit to working four 4-hour shifts (16 hours total) during the week.
Many of us help out before and/or after Burning Man too (with set up, tear down, cleaning bikes, packing trucks, etc).
We have a commercial kitchen, built into one of our 48' semi-trailers. Campmates can use the kitchen to prepare anything, anytime. The camp provides four simple but delicious dinners, Wednesday through Saturday at Sunset (approximately 7:30 pm).
Other vital info
Our campsite at Burning Man is spacious, provided everyone carpools and drives a reasonable vehicle. Most of us arrive via car, pick up truck, or cargo van. We will set up one 40x100 shade tent; if you put your backpacking tent underneath, you'll be comfortable. We don't really have space for mobile homes, RV's, or trailers (other than trailers we use to haul bikes).
Playa Bike Repair - Camp Membership
$200 Bona fide mechanic, living on bike shop wages
$250 Basic Membership without meals
$300 Membership + Meals (Dinner Wed through Sat)
$400 Membership + Meals (Dinner Wed through Sat) + loaner bicycle
If you buy a membership that includes meals then $60 (of the total) is for meals, thus taxable. 7.775% NV sales tax on $60 is $4.65. For simplicity, PBR pays the $4.65.
Your support funds Playa Bike Repair. Thank you!
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What's the difference between Tiers?
For tiers 1-5, the bikes are the same, but the earlier you register the less you pay.
Can I pay for the bike online, and pick it up at your warehouse?
Do you have baskets?
Most hybrids have rear racks; Most cruisers have front baskets.
Are locks and lights included?
Neither locks nor lights are included. Bring your own, or purchase them via our website.
What happens if my bike is stolen?
If you lock the bike it will not be stolen. But if your (unlocked) bike is stolen, you owe us the rental fee, plus the replacement cost (Approximately $200).
What is Aero Velo?
"Aero Velo" is a premium service, intended for people flying into BRC. If you select Aero Velo, when you land at the BRC airport, your bike will be waiting for you near the airstrip. In addition to the bike, "Aero Velo" includes: front and rear bike lights; front or rear rack; U-lock; water bottle and cage; 16-ounce can of PBR. Leave your bike at our facility, at the BRC airport when you depart.
Is there tax? Yes.
Bike rentals: 3% BLM
Accessories: 7.75% NV State Sales Tax.
Your support funds Playa Bike Repair! Thank you!
$300.00Flying into Black Rock City airport?
Need your bike transported from SF to Burning Man?
Pre-pay via internet, and deliver your bike to us.
We will transport your bike to Burning Man!
DEPARTING SAN FRANCISCO
Deliver your bike to:
Playa Bike Repair Warehouse (location tba)
Saturday, August 15, 2015, 5 pm to 7 pm
Sunday, August 16, 2015, 5 pm to 7 pm
ARRIVING BURNING MAN
Claim your bike at our camp at 9:00 Plaza.
We're open Sunday to Sunday, 11 am to 7 pm.
DEPARTING BURNING MAN
Deliver your bike to our camp at 9:00 Plaza.
Return the bike before 7 pm on Sunday, September 6, 2015.
(Or at the very latest, 10 am on Monday, September 7, 2015.
ARRIVING SAN FRANCISCO
Claim your bike at:
Playa Bike Repair Warehouse (location tba)
Saturday, September 12, 2015, 5 pm to 7 pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015, 5 pm to 7 pm
Your support funds Playa Bike Repair. Thank you!View full product details