The Legacy of Burning Man 2011: Thousands of Perfectly Good Bikes Abandoned in the Nevada Desert

From Todd Lappin Telstar Logistic:

“RT @burningman: Jeez, people! RT@danger_ranger: Post-burn abundance: 2,000 bicycles left on the playa. http://t.co/MrdinrR

See?

Via Danger Ranger – click to expand

What’s going to happen to all these bikes?

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14 Responses to “The Legacy of Burning Man 2011: Thousands of Perfectly Good Bikes Abandoned in the Nevada Desert”

  1. Nancy says:

    Shows a lack of environmental responsibility, wouldn’t you say?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    He looks like a charismatic leader to me

  3. sfcitizen says:

    Well, somebody will clean up the bikes.

    Just hauling them to Reno would be better than leaving them in the desert, of course…

  4. pchas says:

    Don’t you see? It’s a conceptual art installation…

  5. sfcitizen says:

    Well, maybe…

  6. Dave D. says:

    …Hell, I’d like one of those, and I can pay for it. Put ‘em on Craigs list. Ship a nice one ( with overload springs, please ) to Dorris. DD

  7. DonnaD says:

    Bummer! If I had known I would have taken a couple back home with me. Next Year!

  8. sfcitizen says:

    IMO, just hauling a bike to the side of a paved road would turn it from garbage to something useful to somebody somewhere.

  9. John A Davis says:

    Think of all the starving kids in China that don’t have a. . . . .never mind.

  10. Sally says:

    Give them to needy children.

  11. Ink Guru says:

    Irresponsible abandoners, sure, but WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY!! Turn those bikes into cash for kids or art or schools or … Haul ‘em, wash ‘em, auction ‘em on the web. Target the Burner community. Thousands of us need bikes for next year.

    2000 bikes at 100 bones each = 200,000 bones, people! THAT is fat cash for needy people somewhere. Pay some kids 5 bones per washed bike, by a domain… burnerbikes.com or something. Tweet the shit out of it. Easy charity. I’ll help – @mrconcinnity

  12. Gary Fisher says:

    Do the maths, 2000 bikes left from a party of 50.000 is understandable. “I need a ride home!” OK but we have no room for that bike… Not bad for a good party, “Every good party I have ever been to has been trashed”

  13. Alarmist says:

    dont be so quick to hit the PANIC button, read this:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/6134486040

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