Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

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sdooney1
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Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

Post by sdooney1 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:55 pm

Hi fellow burners,
I'm looking for a little help with getting from Reno to the playa. I have been backpacking for the last 6 months in South America and was due to meet some friends in Reno and enjoy the burning man experience for the first time. Unfortunately my friends pulled out at the last minute. They were due to organise transport logistics and equipment. Now this means I have no transport to the playa and the burner express has stopped taking bookings. I've signed up to ride share but no response to date. I don't fly into Reno until the 28th where I will need to gather most of my supplies/equiptment. I actually considering selling my ticket at the minute, something I never thought would enter my mind. I would really appreciate any help or suggestions.

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Re: Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

Post by Canoe » Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:47 pm

Dude, do some f'n research!
Really!
You've been backpacking SA for six months and you can't search and find all of the threads on the details of how to do this?

There's a rideshare location at the airport. Fly in and wait there for a ride. Helps if you can contribute for gas.
If you don't want to depend on getting a rideshare that is stopping for supplies, particularly if you need equipment, then bus or taxi to stores. Keystone location of Savemart is an example, lots of Burner friendly supplies. Tons of Burner friendly stores in Reno.
If you're finishing up at Keystone, see if there's a rideshare there or get your butt back to the airport.

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Re: Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

Post by sdooney1 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:39 am

Hi Canoe,
Appreciate the advice, it puts me at ease a little. By he way I've been in the amazon for about 4 of the 6 months I was in South America which means very very limited access to wifi. I had no major reason to research all this threads as my situation did not require them. This has just happened in the last 2 days. Anyway, thank you for the tips they should help me out with my prep. This time next week it will all be worth it.

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Re: Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

Post by AntiM » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:03 am

Moved to Share Resources, as that is a better fit.

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Re: Transport help needed from Reno to the BRC!!!!!

Post by NikkiG » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:32 pm

You MIGHT be able to buy a last min ticket on the Burner Express in person if space permits. BUT you have to be ready to go with the correct amount of luggage. I would get to Reno Airport around 9am and ask. Asking doesn't hurt. The worst they can say is no. Plus Ive seen plenty of people looking for others to share their ride and help with their gas bills in the past.
Burner Express FAQ............
"Q. Can I purchase a last minute ticket to BRC if I show up at the bus?

A. We may have a limited number of walk up tickets available. You will need to have your Burning Man ticket in hand to purchase a walk-up ticket. However, if the program sells out before the event, we will not offer walk up sales."
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