Burning Man rental bikes

Burning Man's Bike Shop!

(Playa addresses announced in July)
OPEN 10:30am to 5:30pm daily

We believe access to transportation is fundamental to determining one's own destiny. At Burning Man Hammer And Cyclery delivers this mission to nearly ten thousand people each year through bicycle repair, rentals, workshops, and donations. Join us!

Every year we all but close our Minneapolis bike shop in order to run Hammer And Cyclery at Burning Man. At our core, we are a full service repair shop with all of the tools and talent to keep Burners rolling through Labor Day and beyond. We are open from 10:30am to 5:30pm every day (Monday to Monday). Stop by our camp for repairs, workshops, and propaganda.

Support our effort by renting a bike (pick up at our camp as early as Thursday during setup). Or for the especially bold, JOIN US! (No experience necessary.)

Hammer And Cyclery and Re-Cycle, Inc share no official affiliations with Burning Man, Black Rock City, LLC, or the Communist Party (but we do sorta dig the whole commune thing).


Burning Man on bikes

In Burning Man's own words, "having a bicycle at Burning Man is crucial." But what kind of bike to bring? How do we park bikes at our theme camp? Do I always need to lock my bike? Yes. ...

Bicycle survival guide for Burning Man

Bicycle travel is the most practical way to get around. The Playa is not like a soft sandy beach. It is more akin to a well trodden dirt road and it makes for a surprisingly good cycling surface. ...

On-Playa bike repair

Somebody you know is going to have a problem with their bike. Bring some basic tools and become familiar with some common problems that can arise in one of the most punishing environments your bicycle will ever endure. ...

Learn to ride a bicycle

This is your chance to taste the freedom that bike riders have been enjoying for more than a hundred years. ...

A tube change on the Playa

So your bike has a flat tire. You're out on the Playa, hundreds of yards from anyone that can help. Don't worry, you can handle this. ...

Burning Man Yellow Bikes

A Yellow Bike is a bicycle that has been given to the public. Anyone can grab an unoccupied Yellow Bike, take it to their destination of choice, and leave the bike in an obvious place for the next rider. ...

Cleaning your bike after Burning Man

Mix up a solution of water and vinegar (half and half) and use a spray bottle to apply the mixture to your Playa bike (and anything else you want to use next year...or next week, like your lock). ...

(Playa address announced in July)
Open Daily 10:30am-5:30pm
Saturday Aug 29 - Monday Sept 7, 2020

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