Joining Hammer And Cyclery


In a world where opportunities are not equally distributed, transportation is a driver of economic mobility. Bicycles give us access to our world. (Also, bikes are super fun!)

Join the Hammer And Cyclery community to have an impact. We are a NO DUES camp and there is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We work together to make our camp a reality and communal effort is part of our Burn. Give your Burn a purpose!

At Burning Man we offer free bicycle repair to all and encourage people to join in fixing their own bike (as well as others' bikes). Not only does this increase radical self-reliance, it demystifies a machine that intimidates many. (And rescuing stranded riders is hero's work!) Hammer And Cyclery hosts 1000 people per day!

We also operate a bike lock lending library, distribute propaganda postcards, and receive donations. Last year we shipped 700 bikes to The Gambia in West Africa.

Off-Playa we host regular meetups as well as Build a Burner Bike workshops geared toward the least mechanically inclined. You don't have to be going to Burning Man to be a part of the camp.

Want to know more about becoming a member of Hammer And Cyclery? Drop us a line:

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


Burning Man on bikes

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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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