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Bikes are by far the preferred method of transportation at Burning Man. Why is that? Several reasons. First off, Black Rock City is BIG, and to get around to the various corners of its expanse, a trusty bicycle is indispensable. Second, a nice toodle around on a bike allows for an immediacy of experience that can be lost when riding in the confines of a vehicle … it's easier to stop and say hello to somebody, and to turn on a dime and check out that blinking flaming thing over there, and get to it before it stops burning. Finally, burning fewer fossil fuels is just plain good sense.

Learn about what bike is best, and how to prepare yourself for a successful biking experience on playa by reading our Bikes page in the annual Survival Guide.

You can also learn about what happens with Lost and Found Bikes.