Home Again

September 15, 2016

We have just completed an epic journey together. 23 days from end to end. 38 people in total. 4119 miles. Thousands of songs.

The things we attempted! A new bus. A container shipped to Africa. The Lock Lending Library. A new shade plan. Reorganizing all of our trailers (and the great purge). Our own power. More camp members. More bikes!

There were some failures. We ran out bikes and locks. The bus overheated and dropped coolant like a thunderstorm. The shade structure was 18 inches short.

All problems we solved. All lessons that will make us better next time.

The things we go through together. The inspiration we find. The hands that hold me up for weeks at a time. This thing that we do together, whatever it is, is the time that is the most valuable to me. I am proud to be a part of you. I thank you for being a part of me.

It hasn't been 12 hours since I stepped off of the bus. I miss you all.


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). ...

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Saturday Aug 29 - Monday Sept 7, 2020

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