Burning Man rental bikes

Rent a Playa bike and help us fix thousands of bicycles!

Each year Hammer And Cyclery fixes thousands of bicycles at Burning Man. We are a full service repair shop (limited parts) with all of the tools and talent to help Burners everywhere have the smoothest, safest (reddest) week possible on their Burning Man bike. We are open from 10am to 6pm every day (Monday to Monday). Stop by our camp at 4:00 and Ceremony for repairs, spoke work, safety consultations, workshops, tire pressure checks, to volunteer, or just to swap stories and celebrate the color red.

Hammer And Cyclery is made possible through our bicycle rental program (all monetary transactions occur prior to the start of Burning Man). Pick up your bike at our camp (4:00 & C).

2017 will be our eighth year on the Playa. Last year we laid hands on as many as 2500 bicycles. In 2017 we'll be bringing more mechanics, more tools, more bikes, and more red.

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). ...

4:00 and Ceremony
Open Daily 10am-6pm
Saturday Aug 26 - Monday Sept 4