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Burn Notice Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Burning Man 2016 is August 28-September 5. Are you thinking about how you’ll avoid walking everywhere once you get there?


Visit our Burning Man Master Post for the nitty-gritty, alkaline-dusty details on how to get YOUR Human Playa Vehicle so you can explore all the nooks, crannies, and bench tops of Da Vinci’s Workshop.

Here to Burn (Burner Bike Information Master Post) Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


It is almost that time again—time for our largest annual fundraiser, the sale of Human Playa Vehicles (colloquially known as ‘Burner Bikes” but the kind folks at Burning Man prefer we avoid that nomenclature).

We currently have bikes available, and anticipate selling out on Sunday, August 30. If you get to Reno on Sunday please call us or come to the shop to confirm availability. 

If you are looking for general Human Playa Vehicle Information, please read our other FAQ located here.

We got all sorts of bicycles, bicycle accessories, and other accouterments for your Playa needs. Here is a quick rundown of all the goods we got to help you to get weird out in the desert.

1) Bicycles!

($60 and up)


It all starts here.

Our bicycles start at $60. They come with two pumped tires, at least one working brake and one working gear. Some come with more brakes/gears. Reno Bike Project recommends you purchase a bicycle before heading off the Playa. We also recommend that you purchase a bicycle before you purchase any accessories. You can buy all of the neat stuff you want, but without a bicycle, a basket just isn’t that useful.

We will also sell prefabricated “Burner Specials.” These bikes come ready made with a great assortment of our accessories, are typically a higher quality bicycle, and will make you the most sought after lad or lass or nonbinary term of endearment at the debutant ball. These will start at $100 and go up as we tack on more fun things to the bicycle.

2) Lights ($8-$60)


Basic Illumination

What is the point of going out to Black Rock City if nobody can see your colorful expressive self at night? We sell a large selection of lights, to serve all of your Human Playa Vehicle needs.

At the lowest end of bicycle illumination, we have accessory lights. These affix to the spokes or valve stem of your bicycle to provide fun profile light shows.

  1. 1) Tire Sparx (fun lights for your valve caps) – $8
  2. 2) Stem Sparx – (a more elaborate version of fun lights for your valve caps) – $11
  3. 3) NiteIze SpokeLit (fun lights for your spokes) – $11

We also have Monkey Lights, by Monkeylectric, a programmable LED light array affixed to the spokes of your bicycle. We offer three tiers of Monkey Light. Prices are per wheel. Installation is $10/wheel or $15/set

Here is a demo of the M210 model:

Another reminder: These lights won’t help you see much ahead of you, or behind, but you’ll look sweet in profile.

If you are interested in seeing stuff and being visible at night, we also carry the following lighting solutions:

Being the talk of the playa is nice, but so is being a safe participant in the BRC cycling culture.

These lights help keep you visible from the front and the rear. As with most things, the more money you spend, the higher quality of a product you will receive.

3) Make it rad.

We care about making your ride as trick as possible.

You want a basket to hold your stuff while you ride? We got you. Need something to hold your beverage while you cover the four corners? Baby, we got you. Want a Bluetooth speaker to blast Electric Wizard’s “Dopethrone” while waiting out a dust storm? WE GOT YOU.

Baskets and racks are the best way to hold stuff.

Bottle cages are the best way to hold liquid stuff

I don’t have some witticism for this, but all of these are pretty essential/neat items


Sadly, we can only go home once a year. While some of you might take your trusty steed back to the real world, most will not have that luxury. Fear not, friends. We, the kind folks of Reno Bike Project, have a home for your cherished Playa bike in the interim. Bicycles purchased from us (and even the bicycles not purchased from us) can be donated to our shop anytime we are open after the event has concluded.

We will not buy your bicycle from you.

Donation only.

No exceptions.

We will, however, give you a tax deductible donation receipt for your trouble.

Thanks for all your support, have a great burn.


Human Playa Vehicles Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

The Dust Devil Church group at their 2012 summer camp, June 2012

Greetings all,

We bet some of you are going to Burning Man, and don’t want to walk around once you get there.
We propose you ride a Human Playa Vehicle (bike) for that really hot event in the desert we are your one-stop shop.
Here are all the details for getting a bike this year.

Hours will be as follows:
Friday 8/28 10am-6pm
Saturday 8/29 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Sunday 8/30 10am-7pm (or 8pm depends on how many people are still here)
Monday 8/31 10am-6pm

Some critical details/FAQ:

We will also be offering limited repairs during this extremely busy time , so please don’t expect us to overhaul your bike on the spot. Repairs will be limited to things like flat fixes and brake adjustments.

If you have questions please call us at 775.323.4488

2013 BURNING MAN BIKES! Tuesday, July 30th, 2013






Burning Man Bikes $60 – 
Yes that’s right, RBP is your one stop Burning Man Bike shop. Reno Bike Project sells Playa legal bikes for $60 each. These are tuned up bikes that mostly came from Burning Man. They range in size, style, and color, have at least one gear and brake, however most have both brakes and more gears. They are reliable and fixed up to last you through the week. No Reservations, First Come Only 

RBP will have roughly 400 Burner Bikes ready to go and we sell them on a first come, first serve basis.

Our shop will be open special hours as follows:

8/23/13 – 10am-6pm
8/24/13 – 10am-6pm
8/25/13 – 10am-8pm
8/26/13 – 10am-8pm
8/27/13 – 10am-5pm

We strive to accommodate everyone, however we usually sell out the week of the event. To get the pick of the litter get here early.

Additionally, Reno Bike Project sells bike maintenance and comfort accessories, However we don’t have any art decoration supplies.

If you have any questions regarding Burning Man Bikes, Please call RBP (775) 323-4488 or email Or just come by the shop 541 E. 4th St. Reno, NV 89512


Bikes, Hours and Supplies for Burning Man Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Greetings Burners,

Our extended hours during Burning Man are:

8/22-8/27  9am-8pm

If you need a bike for Burning Man then RBP is your stop. We will have over 600 bikes available this year as well as a ton of accessories to keep you looking good and riding safe including baskets, seat covers, lights, EL wire kits and more. We will also be adding additional hours in the week prior to the event to try and accomodate everyone, so keep an eye on our website for more details.

Remember we don’t reserve bikes, they are sold on a first come basis only, so get here early or send your friends to grab a couple.

Have a great burn and we hope to see you soon!