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RENT A BIKE - DONATE YOUR BIKE


There are lots of ways to help us do what we do. If you can't join the Hammer And Cyclery crew, at Burning Man, you can rent a bike and pick it up at our camp. You can donate your bike after Burning Man at our sister camp, Stars And Bikes.

You can also contribute directly to our fundraising efforts with a cash gift.

It takes close to a hundred people to operate Hammer And Cyclery. Each member of our camp works a full shift every single day of Burning Man. Because of that effort, we provide food, water, and bikes for all of our campmates. Finally, several of our members attend Burning Man on camp scholarships that cover their ticket and transportation. All of this takes money. Thank you for your help!

Choose your level of contribution and we'll turn it into spare tubes, bottom brackets, bike tools, and more! We'll even send you THANK YOU.  
 
 
 
GIFTING LEVELS



$1 - GIFT: HUG* PLEDGE
Never underestimate the power of a genuine human interaction. Because we rent bicycles, Hammer And Cyclery is often the first camp experience that many new Burners have in Black Rock City when they come to pick up their bicycle at the beginning of the week. And it is our privilege to welcome them home. (*We bring an unlimited supply of hugs each year whether it is in the budget or not.)
THANK YOU: Vintage Camp Sticker


$5 - GIFT: SPARE TUBE PLEDGE
A $5 dollar gift to Hammer And Cyclery helps us to fix one flat tire for a desperate Burner. This is the most common repair at Burning Man.
THANK YOU: 2018 Camp Sticker


$10 - GIFT: BOTTOM BRACKET PLEDGE
Playa dust gets into everything and it wreaks havoc on bearing surfaces. A bottom bracket failure is the second most common bicycle repair needed at Burning Man.
THANK YOU: 2018 Camp Sticker Set


$25 - GIFT: PEDAL WRENCH PLEDGE
You would think that once you buy a tool, you never have to buy that tool again. But we work on thousands of bicycles at Burning Man. After so much punishment, many of our tools need to be replaced annually.
THANK YOU: 2018 Camp Sticker and Postcard


$100 - GIFT: TOOL SET PLEDGE
You would think that once you buy a tool....This helps us buy even more. We have a significant annual tool budget. Thank you!
THANK YOU: 2018 Camp Sticker Set and Postcard Set


$500 - GIFT: TICKET PLEDGE
Our scholarship programs help cover the costs of Burning Man for people who would otherwise be unable to afford the trip (people who are tremendously valuable to camp operations). Pledging at this level helps us get one of our members through the gate.
THANK YOU: Dinner at Hammer And Cyclery (and Camp Sticker and Postcard)


$1000 - GIFT: MECHANIC PLEDGE
A $1000 contribution to Hammer And Cyclery will help us bring one additional bike mechanic. This is gigantic. Every mechanic works on hundreds of bicycles, interacts with hundreds of Burners, provides relief for his or her campmates, and on and on. Contributing at this level changes lives.
THANK YOU: Artist autographed 2018 Postcard set (and Dinner at Hammer And Cyclery and Camp Sticker)


$2500 - GIFT: MINNEAPOLIS FREE REPAIR DAY PLEDGE
We host free repair days at our shop in Minneapolis (just like we do at Burning Man). Anyone that can get their bike to our shop can have any work done for free (parts are extra). This is a great event for our neighborhood, but it's also a super motivating party for our crew.
THANK YOU: Playa-ready bicycle delivered to your camp (and Dinner at Hammer And Cyclery, Camp Sticker, and Postcard)


$10,000 - GIFT: CAMP BUS PLEDGE
It's a long and sordid story, but we had to part with our beloved bus in 2017. We are in the market for a new one. $10,000 would get us the bus we need and the money to turn it into something we can be proud of. Owning our own bus will help our camp save money on van rentals for the life of the bus. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
THANK YOU: Reserved seat on the bus with your name on it (Notice: Bus only travels from Minneapolis to Burning Man and back) (and Dinner at Hammer And Cyclery, Camp Sticker, and Postcard).


Full disclosure: We will do our best to put your gift toward the items or operation where it will bring about the most benefit to the camp and the Burners that need it. This means that if we get 1000 contributions for Spare Tubes we are not going to buy 1000 spare tubes if we only need 300. All contribution levels are for example only.

Expected delivery of THANK YOUs: On-Playa THANK YOUs such as bicycle delivery or camp dinner will be scheduled for Burning Man 2018. Stickers, postcards, and other tangible items will be shipped in July and October.







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

2010





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). ...













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

2010





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). ...





HAMMER AND CYCLERY
3:30 & Gort
Open Daily 10:30am-5:30pm
Saturday Aug 25 - Monday Sept 3, 2018

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