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Burning Man Bicycle Rental

Burning Man Bicycle Rental
$175.00 - $364.95
Refundable Deposit:
Required security/damage deposit (+$150)
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Rent a bike now, pick it up at our camp when you get to Burning Man, Aug 29-Sept 7, 2020, 10:30am to 5:30pm daily. Pickup available as early as Thursday during setup, but patience required. $325 price includes $150 refundable deposit when you return your undamaged bike to our camp by 5:30pm Monday Sept 7. Final bike rental cost is $175. Please bring your own bike lock and lights (or add these to your order).

Reserve your bicycle rental for Burning Man 2020 now!

More info at our camp page

PICK UP: We will be trucking in all of the bikes for our renters to PICK UP WHICHEVER DAY YOU ARRIVE (10:30am to 5:30pm) at our camp (Playa addresses announced in July). We are officially open Saturday Aug 29 to Monday Sept 7. Pickup available as early as Thursday during setup, but patience will be required.

When you complete a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Burning Man is a relatively analog world, so print the confirmation email and bring it with you when pick up your bike. Your printout will help us find your reservation quickly.

Sizing: Our bikes are harvested from our used bike shops in Minneapolis. We bring a wide variety of brands, styles, and sizes. You can pick out your bike on the Playa.

DEPOSITS: Return your bike between 10:30am and 5:30pm to the same place you picked it up. We will have a table set up for returns and a person from our camp will receive the bike from you at this table and give you a return receipt. Keep this receipt as proof of the return. (Pro tip: take a photo of your receipt immediately.)

The bike must be returned in the same shape that it is rented (all decoration and other MOOP removed). Necessary repairs (beyond cleaning and re-tuning) will be paid for from your deposit. If you wish to keep your rental bike we will simply keep your deposit and wish you well.

Deposit refunds begin going out two weeks after Burning Man ends. These are refunded back to your credit card (if you paid by credit card) or PayPal account (if you paid by PayPal).

After Burning Man, we will make all reasonable efforts to return your deposit. This process can take up to a month. However, if we are unable to return your deposit because of events beyond our control (such as the expiration of your credit card or a change in PayPal policy), and we are unable to reach you for instructions on how to return your deposit to you, we will hold your deposit for you for 13 months. After this time, we will charge a $25 per month service fee to your account.

PLEASE NOTE: You are paying for us to transport a bicycle to and from Burning Man for you. You are paying for us to hold a bicycle for you to use. You are paying for us to maintain that bicycle. Whether or not you pick up or use your bicycle rental is immaterial. Our costs and obligations remain the same. You will not be refunded for unclaimed bicycle reservations.

RENTERS PLEASE NOTE: Any mechanic work offered during the Burning Man festival will be our gift to you. Do not expect us to solve all of your cycling problems as we may not have the parts, tools, or stamina necessary to fix all issues. Renters are ultimately responsible for the condition of their bike.

CANCELLATIONS may be made within 50 days of the day you made your reservation, but no cancellations are allowed after Aug 15, 2020. All reservations may be cancelled within 24 hours of booking the reservation.

EVENT CANCELLATION: In the event that Burning Man does not occur for any reason prior to gate open, you will get a partial refund according to the following schedule: If Burning Man is cancelled prior to July 1, you will receive a 100% refund; if Burning Man is canceled during July, you will get a 70% refund; if Burning Man is canceled during August before the gate opens, you will get a 50% refund. If Burning Man is cancelled after the gate opens and the event officially starts, you will not have a right to any refund whatsoever.

If the gate is closed to entrants for any reason during the event or prior to the event, we may close bike rental pickup for as much as the equivalent time as the gate closure. This would have the biggest impact on our operation if the gate closure prevented us from getting into Burning Man at our planned time during setup week.

Note: This is extremely rare. In all of our years of operating Hammer And Cyclery, a gate closure has never impacted our ability to maintain scheduled operating hours and the event itself has never been even partially canceled.

Finally, it's okay if you fall in love. Many Burners have discovered a unique and almost mystical connection to their bicycle after a good Burn. If this happens, don't suffer from separation anxiety. Take your new friend home and introduce her/him to your mother. We will keep your deposit and wish the two of you all the best in your new life together.

Note: Pictures are not photos of the actual bicycle you will be riding.

Re-Cycle, Inc. is a privately owned company and does not have any official affiliation with Burning Man or Black Rock City, LLC.


If you are picking up a bike for someone else, they must also agree to these terms. Please direct them to to view the liability release.

By renting from Hammer And Cyclery and Re-Cycle, Inc. you are agreeing to the following.

In consideration of the rental of the above described equipment by Re-Cycle, Inc., I hereby release fully and discharge Re-Cycle, Inc., its owners, agents, and employees from any and all liability resulting from any personal injury to myself or damage to my property which is caused in any way by the negligent acts or failures to act of Re-Cycle, Inc., or any of its owners, agents, or employees in the adjustment, inspection, maintenance and/or rental of the equipment, and/or in the instructions given or not given to me concerning the equipment and its use, and/or from my use of this equipment.

I accept for myself full responsibility for any and all injuries or damages of any kind which may result from the use of the bicycle and I will HOLD HARMLESS Re-Cycle, Inc., its owners, agents, and employees for any injury sustained by me while using the bicycle.

In the event that I am renting on behalf of another individual, I represent that I have full authority to do so, realizing this release is binding upon all renters as well as myself. I furthermore understand that it is my responsibility to inform those that I represent of the conditions of this agreement.

I acknowledge that I have carefully read this release of liability and understand its contents. I am aware that by signing this release, I am waiving certain legal rights, including the right to sue Re-Cycle, Inc.

CAUTION: READ BEFORE PROCEEDING! This document affects your legal rights and will bar your right to sue!


I accept and clearly understand that there are inherent and other risks, dangers, and hazards associated in the sport of cycling for which this equipment is to be used which can result in serious injury or death and that injuries are a common and ordinary occurrence in this sport. I further recognize and acknowledge that the risks inherent in the sport of cycling can be greatly reduced by taking lessons, obeying all cycling laws, wearing a helmet, refraining from the use of drugs or alcohol while operating the bicycle, and using common sense.

I FREELY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY ASSOCIATED WITH CYCLING. I further agree and understand that THIS IS A USED PRODUCT AND I ACCEPT FOR IT FOR USE IN AS IS CONDITION. Re-Cycle, Inc. makes no certifications or guarantees as to the soundness or the safety of the ride or the rider. The purchaser agrees to indemnify Re-Cycle, Inc. and its agents against liability arising from any use of the product or injury to the rider or anyone injured in the course of the operation of this bicycle.

Renter agrees to pay, and to protect, indemnify and save harmless Re-Cycle, Inc. and all beneficiaries, agents and employees of Re-Cycle, Inc. from and against, any and all liabilities, losses, damages, costs, expenses, causes of action, suits, claims, demands or judgments of any nature whatsoever arising from any injury to, or the death of, any person or any damage to property related to the operation of this bicycle or in any manner growing out of or connected with the use, non use, or condition of the bicycle or any part thereof or resulting from the condition thereof.

Renter agrees that he/she has had ample time to inspect the bicycle before purchase and accept full responsibility for its care while in my possession. I will be responsible for the replacement, at full retail value of any equipment rented from Re-Cycle, Inc. under this agreement, which is damaged or not returned. I agree to reimburse Re-Cycle, Inc. for any loss or damage of any kind to the rental equipment other than reasonable wear and tear. I agree to return all rented equipment by the agreed date, in good condition, to avoid additional charges.

I have made no misrepresentations to Re-Cycle, Inc. in regard to my height, weight, age, or cycling ability. All instructions on the use of my rental equipment were made clear to me and I understand the function of my equipment.

I agree there are no warranties, expressed or implied, which have been made to me concerning the above cycling equipment, and I accept the above cycling equipment in is AS IS condition.

CAUTION: This document affects your legal rights and will bar your right to sue!