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Playa Bike Repair 2019 is presently open to new members.

To apply:

1. Please read everything on this page.
2. Complete the 2019 application form.
3. If accepted, we'll send you a link, where you can pay your membership fees.

Location

We are located at 9:00 Plaza, just a few blocks from the esplanade. The plaza is filled mostly with service camps like Black Rock Rangers and Medical.  It's relatively quiet, but great music is only a few minutes away, at Duck Pond and District.

Philosophy

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.


Mechanics

Many of our campmates are mechanics.  Other mechanics, from other camps, simply drop in.  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.

Amenities

• Several art bikes
• 12,000 square feet of shade with mesh floor (to catch MOOP).
• Commercial kitchen with 10 burners, 3 ovens, 3-basin dish sink, 2-basin prep sink, hand wash sink, 3-door fridge, 2-door freezer.
• Catered Dinners (Wednesday thru Saturday)
• Beverages
• Showers
• 4400 gallons of fresh water
• Gray water removal
• Portable toilets
• Professional audio (rivals a night club)
• Arguably the best music on the Playa
• Electricity (25 Kw Diesel Generator running 3-phase)

Workshifts

We ask campmates to commit to working four 4-hour shifts (16 hours total) during the week.  Everyone must contribute to either set up, or strike.  

Many of us help out before and/or after Burning Man too (with set up, tear down, cleaning bikes, packing trucks, etc).

Food

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 60x120 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 July 1.  
(On July 1, prices increase $50)

In 2019 we are offering just one membership option:

$500 Membership + Meals (Dinner Wed through Sat) + Loaner Bicycle

1. You've read everything herein?
2. Want to join us?  Complete the 2019 application form.
3. If accepted, we'll send you a link, where you can pay your membership fees.