Nature and Greening Your Burn Bike Tours – 2017

We have so many events this year that we’re splitting the event postings into multiple postings. This year we have:

Bike Tours!

Bike Tours!

  • Bike tours
  • Pot lucks & parties
  • Training and Volunteer Meetings
  • Music and Dance Performances
  • Black Rock / Fly Ranch / MOOP Talks and Activities
  • Sustainable BRC/Alternative Energy Events

This post gives you more details about our Bike Tours.  See our full schedule here! In past years we’ve driven participants out to Black Rock for a nature tour, this year we’re going green and biking to see nature in BRC.

BYOB – Bring your own bike!

Wednesday

6:30 AM – 8:80 AM Experience Deep Time on the Playa Bike Tour: This is your opportunity to contemplate Deep Time while on the playa. Your journey will be led by geology experts Drs. Elizabeth Miller (Stanford U) and John Dilles (Oregon SU).  Bike to the outer playa to contemplate the history of this place we call home, from the deep time geologic framework to the ice ages, first human inhabitants in the region, post-glacial warming and the raw chant and inexorable warming of the Anthropocene era.  Burn baby burn!  P.S. Deep Time = Geologic Time.

Thursday

6:00 AM – 9:00 AM Sunrise Playa Bike Tour With a Naturalist -The crack of dawn is the ‘golden hour’ for photography and the best time to see wildlife. We’ll tour the deep playa, search for “Golden MOOP” at the trash fence, and examine how art installations affect the environment. Cameras, binoculars and field guides welcome.

9:30 AM – 12 PM – Dynamics Bike Tour – The playa under our feet seems featureless, but this vast lake bed is a dynamic, complex environment. Join an expedition searching for clues to the processes that constantly reshape the surface. How does our temporary city and art affect the environment? See how Burning Man endeavors to Leave No Trace.

Andy leads another sunrise playa dynamics tour!

Andy leads another sunrise playa dynamics tour!

Friday

6:30 AM – 8:30 AM Experience Deep Time on the Playa Bike Tour: This is your opportunity to contemplate Deep Time while on the playa. Your journey will be led by geology experts Drs. Elizabeth Miller (Stanford U) and John Dilles (Oregon SU).  Bike to the outer playa to contemplate the history of this place we call home, from the deep time geologic framework to the ice ages, first human inhabitants in the region, post-glacial warming and inexorable warming of the Anthropocene era.  Burn baby burn!  P.S. Deep Time = Geologic Time.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Behind the Green Curtain Bike Tour: An interpretive bike tour of some of Black Rock City’s Green camps featuring solar installations, grey water set ups, recycling efforts, plastic-free living, solar cookers and much more, Come see what innovators are doing to make Black Rock City more environmentally friendly.

Saturday

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Behind the Green Curtain Bike Tour – An interpretive bike tour of some of Black Rock City’s Green camps featuring solar installations, grey water set ups, recycling efforts, plastic-free living, solar cookers and much more. Come see what innovators are doing to make Black Rock City more environmentally friendly.

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