Revelers at the annual Burning Man arts festival taking place this week in the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada have two main modes to get around – by foot or by bike.
If “burners,” as attendees are known, want to see everything at the sprawling party, they definitely need a bike. But…
“Do NOT bring a ‘good’ bike to the event,” because the dusty desert basin will reduce it to a “rust bucket,” the event website cautions.
Do affix a light to your bicycle to avoid collisions with “unsuspecting playa peregrinators.”
Dress up your bike to make it unique so people won’t accidentally take it. (Just don’t use glitter or sequins.)
And at the end of the week, after the blazing effigy and wooden temple turn to ash, don’t forget to take your bike with you. About 70,000 burners are expected this year, and leaving no traces after decamping is a must.