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How do I rent a bike?

Click on the Black Rock Bicycle Rentals. Then add the bike to your cart you will get a option for men's or women's bikes . You can choose continue shopping button to look through our other items we have for you and your bicycle. We carry a wide selection of lights and fun decorations. When you are done with your order it will ask for shipping information in the pull down window; select pick up at shop in Reno, then finish your check out .
All bikes are available to be rented anytime before the week of Burning Man or until the rental fleet sells out. We require the rental be paid in full before you arrive to pick up your bicycle. The cost for the rental on a Black Rock Cruiser is $75.00 per bike for the week if rented before January 1st . After Jan. 1st the price is $100.00 for the entire week. The bike must be returned in the same condition as it was when it was rented.
Any questions at all please don't hesitate to call our friendly staff at (775) 972-3336. We will be happy to speak with you and set you up with your playa cruiser.
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Where do I pick my bike up at?

Black Rock Bicycles is located @ 7875 North Virginia Reno, Nevada 89506 Directions - Google Map
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What are your hours?

We have extended hours for 2017 Burning Man Event ....

August 22th to September 9th , 2017

Tue August 22 - 9am to 6pm
Wed August 23 - 9am to 8pm
Thur August 24 - 9am to 8pm
Fri August 25 - 8am to 10pm
Sat August 26 - 8am to 10pm

Sun August 27 - 8am to 10pm - Event Starts
Mon August 28 - 8am to 8pm
Tue August 29 - 8am to 8pm
Wed August 30 - 9am to 6pm
Thur August 31st - 9am to 6pm
Fri September 1 - 9am to 6pm
Sat September 2 - 9am to 6pm
Sun September 3 - 8am to 10pm
Mon September 4 - 8am to 10pm - Event Ends

Tue September 5 - 8am to 10pm
Wed September 6 - 9am to 6pm
Thur September 7 - 9am to 6pm
Fri September 8 - 10am to 6pm
Sat September 9th - 10am to 6pm
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Why can't I pick my bike up at the playa?

There is currently no way to pick your bike up on the playa - it's easy to swing by the shop and pick it up. We are located right off the freeway. There are three major grocery/food store within 2 miles of our location.

We firmly believe in the 10 Principles of Burning Man and #3 is Decommodification. In order for us to provide a bike pick up on the playa we would need to have employees on the playa and do a business transaction on the playa. Let's do our business in town and then go to the Burn to participate! Thank you!

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Who is Black Rock Bicycles?

We are a small group who fell in love with the Burning Man event and also love bicycles. We saw a lot of folks show up with old bikes that broke so we would help fix them. Some fixer upper bikes let the owner down so hard that they got left behind. This became a bigger problem for the the Burning Man event, as we all know that we should leave no trace . So Steve and Randy started renting bikes that we had fixed up as we grew we able to buy new bikes and rent them. We also made custom art bikes with the funky old bike that we keep up and running . We have found a lot of hurdles ( mostly from a local bike shop) that may have kept us from keeping this going, but as we all know when you get to the Playa the difficulties that you endure just seem to disappear with the wind. The goal of Black Rock Bicycles bike rental program is to not have any bad bikes left on the playa. We, as most everyone else have other jobs to support the shop, We take a portion of the profits and give back to the community .We give all of the kids bike that we get and fix up to the Reno Sparks Gospel Mission as well as the Lions Club. We also donate new bicycles to local events that support the community. The rest goes back into new rental bikes for the participants of the Burning Man event.

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Why rent when I can buy?

This one of the most asked question we get. Yes you can buy a bike at Kmart or Wal Mart for close to the same price ... but then what? After the event do you drop it off, donate it or worse yet leave on it the playa? The big issue when donating a bike is that the quality of these bikes from these discounts stores is so low that you are actually discouraging kids from riding by giving them junk!

Renting a bicycle from Black Rock Bicycles is best option of all - you get a professionally built, quality cruiser bike with no hassles. You rent it, return it and then you're off till next year. We offer stress free event rental knowing that your bike is reserved for you in Reno until you pick it up.

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Sale or Rental bikes cancellation policy for The Burning Man Event.


Sale or Rental bikes
cancelled 30 days or less before the official start date of the Burning Man event are subject to a cancellation charge of $25.00 per bike.

Sale or Rental bikes cancelled 15 days or less before the official start date of the Burning Man event are charged in the full amount; Black Rock Cruiser Rentals $100 per bike, Reliant Cruiser Rentals $150, Fat Bike Rentals $150 and $25.00 restocking fee for each cancelled sale bikes.

Sale or Rental accessories cancelled after the official start date of the Burning Man event are charged in the full amount with no refund.

In the extremely unlikely event that due to weather or other factors that Burning Man is postponed or called off (this has never happened in the past) a credit will be given for for a bike rental or bike sale for the next calendar year Burning Man Event in lieu of refund.

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Lost Rental Bike Fee
Hey we all know that things happen. So we here at Black Rock Bicycles try to make the loss of a bike that you rented from us as painless as we can. Your credit card will only be charged for the replacement cost of a new bike of the type you rented: Black Rock Cruiser $150, Reliant Cruiser $200, Fat Bike $200.

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Black Rock Bicycles is a private company and not affiliated with Burning Man, Black Rock City or Burning Man LLC.

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Additional questions? Call the bike shop at (775)-972-3336

or email us at curtis@blackrockbicycles.com