The Burning Man community and bicycles

Our supporters are stewards of the Burning Man community.

Fewer Burners transporting bikes across Nevada and the rest of the country makes it easier to combine resources and rideshare. This means fewer car miles (and pollution) and fewer CARS at Burning Man. This equates to shorter lines at the gate (and LESS DUST IN BLACK ROCK CITY!) and more space on the Playa for the art. And of course, fewer vehicles mean safer roads and reduced surface wear and tear.

Hammer And Cyclery delivers reliable bikes to the Playa and provides a sustainable alternative to the "disposable" bicycle that is often used up by the intense environment and experience that is Black Rock City. Our fleet returns to Burning Man year after year nearly eliminating the environmental impacts of manufacturing new bicycles.

Manufacturing one Wal-Mart bicycle can produce as much as 200 pounds of carbon dioxide pollution. At best these abandoned bikes are stripped and scrapped (also a resource intensive process). At worst they take up space in our landfills. Hammer And Cyclery bikes live close to Black Rock City and return to the Playa year after year.

Bikes abandoned on the Playa become a logistics headache for Burning Man Public Works. These have to be collected and transported to processing facilities. Good bikes can be saved and put back on the road (good). But most abandoned bikes have not survived the week and simply have to be disposed of (bad).

Our supporters help us help others help themselves. Rental fees make it possible for us to spend a week giving bicycle repair to anyone that needs it. Our interactive approach involves cyclists in their own bike's repair and helps us all be more self-reliant year round. We touch hundreds of bicycles during our repair hours. Sometimes it's just a quick tire pressure check that shows a Burner how to have a more efficient ride. Other times it's bike saving repair work that means a Burner doesn't have to spend the rest of the week on foot. This can really make a Burner's trip. We get to see it on their faces. Renters make camp Hammer And Cyclery possible. From the bottom of hundreds of hearts, THANK YOU!

Support Hammer And Cyclery and help make Burning Man better (if that's possible)!

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


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