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.
Many of our campmates are mechanics. Other mechanics come from other camps, and simply 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 our camp, and the service we provide; there's nothing at Burning Man more ubiquitous than a bicycle.
• Several art bikes
• 12,000 square feet of shade with mesh floor (to catch MOOP).
• Commercial kitchen with 10 burners, 2 ovens, 3-basin sink.
• Catered Dinners (Thursday thru Saturday)
• Hot Showers
• 1500 gallons of fresh water
• 500 gallon gray water tank
• 6 JBL EON speakers + 2 subwoofers
• Arguably the best music on the Playa
• Electricity (25 Kw Diesel Generator)
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 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 60x100 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 Fee - Before June 1
$225 Bona fide mechanic, living on bike shop wages
$275 Basic Membership without meals
$325 Membership + Meals (Dinner Wed through Sat)
$425 Membership + Meals (Dinner Wed through Sat) + loaner bicycle
$475 Membership + Meals (Dinner Wed through Sat) + Aero Velo (With Aero Velo, you pick up / drop off your bike at BRC airport)
If you pay after June 15, add $50.00 to above.
If you buy a membership that includes meals then $60 (of the total) is for meals, thus taxable. 7.725% NV sales tax on $60 is $4.35. For simplicity, PBR pays the $4.35.
Your support funds Playa Bike Repair. Thank you!
Flying into Black Rock City airport?
"Aero Velo" is a premium service, intended for people flying into Black Rock City.
If you select Aero Velo, when you land at the BRC airport, your bike will be waiting for you near the airstrip!
With Aero Velo, you don't need to carry your heavy backpack across the Playa to your camp. Instead, you simply exit the plane, claim your rental bike, and ride away.
In addition to the bike, Aero Velo include:
- Front or rear rack
- Front and rear lights
- Security Lock
When you depart Burning Man, simply leave your rental bike at our facility at the BRC airport, and board your plane.
What could possibly be easier?
What kinds of bikes do you rent?
We have a mix of beach cruisers, hybrids, and mountain bikes in sizes ranging from XS to XL. When you arrive, you'll choose from our selection, which is generally plentiful.
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; security lock. 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!
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