On-Playa events

BICYCLE REPAIR! (Daily 10:30am to 5:30pm)

Obviously. That's what we do. It's who we are! We have professional mechanics attacking bike problems all day long. Sometimes we have parts. If you're keen to learn, we'd love to teach you how to fix your own bike.

If you're reading this off-Playa, make sure to pack a 26 x 1.95-2.125" spare tube. Even if you don't need it, someone you know will. You know what, bring ten spare tubes and give them away!


We're already doing the repairs. Might as well show off to all of the people waiting to have their bike fixed. So, we're building a stage to show Burners how to repair thair own bike while they wait! Something about Radical Self-Reliance and such.

LEARN TO RIDE (Tuesday - Friday, 12pm to 1pm)

We have dozens of bikes and a patented* teaching method. Learn to ride a bicycle on a flat surface that is relatively forgiving. If you've ever wanted to learn, this is the time. Sober riders only. *Not patented.

I have a lot more to say about this here.


Hammer And Cyclery will be hosting themed rides that leave from camp and go to exciting places (like the trash fence). Still ironing out the details. Stay tuned!

BUILD YOUR OWN BURNER BIKE (Off-Playa in Minneapolis only)

Hammer And Cyclery lives at Recovery Bike Shop in Minneapolis when we're not at Burning Man. Two Monday evenings of (almost) every month, we open our doors to other Burners (or potential Burners) to teach as many people as we can about bicycle repair. Stop by!

Hammer And Cyclery and Re-Cycle, Inc share no official affiliations with Burning Man or Black Rock City, LLC.


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 25 - Monday Sept 3