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PLAYALCHEMIST has partnered with Playa Bike Repair for 2023.  

Why PBR?
Founded in 2011, PBR provides bikes and bike repair for Burners Worldwide.

We pre-load our rental bikes onto a trailer. Playalchemist will tow the trailer from PBR's depot in Reno to the playa.  Claim/return your rental bike at Playalchemist.

You get a comfortable, dependable bike.  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 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.  

Burners on Bikes

2023 Pricing for Playalchemist

To rent a bike for the entire event:

Bike for ... Price
Refundable Deposit
Tent or Bunkhouse
Included with
RV Dwellers
$200 $200

Playa Bike Repair Logo and a Large Art Bike Installation


What is the $200 refundable deposit?
The refundable deposit is $200 per bike. It is automatically added to your order, during check out.  Return your rental bike, and we'll refund your $200.

Are locks included?
For PlayAlchemist:  Yes.

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 Prices?
The bikes are the same, but ...

• If you bought a tent/Bunkhouse package, your bike is included as part of your camp membership; you only need to pay $1 plus the $200 security deposit.  

• If you're staying in an RV, you need to pay $200 for the bike rental + $200 for the security deposit.

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?
For PlayaAlchemist: Your bike comes with lights.

Your support funds Playa Bike Repair!  Thank you!

Beautiful person on a bike in front of Playa Bike Repair