We're located at 8:00 & Enigma.
We strive to create a caring, nurturing environment for people needing their bikes repaired, and a comfortable, friendly place for Burning Man mechanics.
About 20% of our campmates are mechanics. The rest have other roles (DJ, bartender, baker, greeter, kitchen, MOOP, set up, strike, steam room, water, etc).
Campmates to commit to working four 4-hour shifts (16 hours total) during the event. Everyone must work at least one 4-hour shift during either set up or strike.
Set up shifts
Early Arrival: Monday August 22 to Saturday August 27
Early Arrival via Bus: Saturday August 27
Final Set up: Sunday August 28
We open to the public Monday August 29.
We close to the public 6 pm on Friday September 2.
Main Strike: Saturday September 3 to Sunday September 4
Final Strike/Moop Monday September 5 to Thursday September 8
Work Opportunities, Pre and Post Playa
We work before, and/or after BM (preparing bikes, loading trailers, etc). Hotels, meals, BM tickets, and/or wages are provided. If you're interested, reach out.
Kitchen and Meals
We have a commercial kitchen, built into a semi-trailer. PBR provides two delicious and nourishing meals per day, everyday (Monday 8/29 thru Sunday 9/4).
Campmates can also use the kitchen when needed. Features: 10 burners; 3 ovens; 3-basin dish sink; 2-basin prep sink; hand wash sink; 3-door fridge; 2-door freezer. Plus: bowls, cookware, oil, plates, soap, and utensils.
Our shower trailer features two showers; a comfortable changing room; and 4,000 gallons of water. Arguably the best shower at Burning Man!
Shaded camping area
We will set up one 60x120 shade tent; if you put your backpacking tent underneath, you'll be comfortable.
• 12,000 square feet of shade
• 4000 gallons of fresh water (for showers, kitchen, and drinking)
• Gray water tanks (we handle it!)
• Professional audio (if you're a DJ, let us know).
• Arguably the best music on the Playa
• Electricity (45 Kw Diesel Generator running 3-phase)
• Steam Room (pending, but likely).
Other vital info
Most of us arrive via Burner Express Bus, or carpool, and we are very proud of that fact. We have some space for RV's, travel trailers, truck campers, and camper vans, but all require prior approval (and planning).
A theme camp is a group of individuals, with different strengths, layered on top of each another, who collectively form a community that provides a service. A community is a bit like JENGA. If any one block of wood is removed - or someone misses a shift - the community may collapse.
In recent years, we've noticed a slight uptick in "missed shifts." To reverse this trend, and others, in 2019, PBR adopted a "deposit" system.
• $300 JENGA deposit. Work your shifts.
• $200 BIKE deposit. Same as all renters.
If there are any egregious violations to our principles (including but not limited to missing shifts), we may ask you to leave, and you will not be invited back.
For nearly everyone reading this, nothing herein should be a concern. You make commitments, and you honor them. You work your shifts. In 2019, only one person lost his deposit. But if you have concerns, contact us.
Playa Bike Repair - Camp Membership Fee
In 2022 we are offering just one membership option.
Membership is $1,000 and includes camp, plus:
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