WHY RENT FROM US?
Playa Bike Repair is a Burning Man Service Camp
Over 4,000 people seek us out each year at Burning Man, where we provide free, on-site, emergency bike repair. Your rental helps fund this essential service.
You get a comfortable, dependable bike, conveniently delivered to the Playa. The bikes sport an adjustable seat, front basket, and headlight.
Our bikes are built to withstand the most rigorous conditions; have sealed bearings and solid tires; and are meticulously maintained by professional mechanics.
We acquired our fleet from a former bike-share company. The bikes, nearly new, are stored locally; transported efficiently; and will last 5-10 years.
In contrast, "Department store" bikes are inferior, poorly assembled and brake often; thousands are “discarded” during the event, or abandoned afterward. In 2017, over 5,000 bikes were left on the playa; an environmental disaster.
In the off-season, we hire Burners to maintain our fleet, benefitting both our community and the local economy. In contrast, “Box stores” extract wealth.
The cost to buy, transport, clean, maintain, and/or store a bike can add up; renting is often cheaper.
If you're not transporting a bike, you're free to carpool, hitch, or take the Burner Express Bus (most PBR campmates take the bus!)
How it works
• Reserve your Burning Man 2019 bike online.
• Claim your bike at our camp at Burning Man, at 9:00 Plaza. We're open Sunday to Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm.
• Return the bicycle before 6 pm on Sunday, September 1, 2019. (Or at the very latest, 10 am on Monday, September 2, 2019.)
What is the $150 refundable deposit?
The refundable deposit is $150 per bike. It is automatically added to your order, during check out. Return your rental bike, and we'll refund your $150.
Are locks included?
Locks are automatically added to your order, at check out. The lock is $10.00, and it's yours to keep.
What if the 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, and forfeit your deposit.
What's the difference between Tiers?
The bikes are the same, but the earlier you register the less you pay.
What kinds of bikes do you rent?
Our bikes are comfortable, easy to ride, upright, 3-speeds. We acquired them from a former bike-share company.
What sizes do you have?
One size, with an adjustable seat, for riders from 5' to 6' (150 cm to 188 cm).
Do you have baskets?
All our bikes have a front basket.
Are lights included?
Our bikes come with a front light, but it gets power from the front wheel and only works at speed (not walking your bike thru camp, etc). We recommend you bring your own lights (front and rear), or purchase them via our website.
What is Aero-Velo?
Aero-Velo is for people flying into BRC airport. When you land, your bike will be waiting for you near the airstrip. "Aero Velo" includes the bike, front and rear light, basket, and lock. Leave your bike at our facility, at the BRC airport when you depart. Aero-Velo does not include the flight!
Is there tax?
Bike rentals: 3% BLM fee.
Accessories: 8.265% NV State Sales Tax.
Your support funds Playa Bike Repair! Thank you!