Yea, I almost forgot the roasted chestnuts, the pasties are still my favorites.
Actually I'm a fire victim, due to an out-of-control, accidental, no-fault, wildland fire...my house caught on fire over 24 times, in 2007, the same year an attendee at burning man lit the "man" on fire, early! (he's since been convicted of arson and is in the 'gray bar hotel')
2007 was a firey year...Tahoe was ablaze, twice!! and so was the "man", twice!! (I didn't go to burning man in 2007, but I heard about the man burning 'early' due to arson, while dealing with my own fire disatser/mess) Thanks for putting out my house fire departments!!
If you wish to protect your bike, you MUST lock it up, especially while in the port a potties, BRC is a big, busy place and sorry to tell you this, but people must lock the damned bikes, or risk never seeing them again and being stuck on foot! (not good at your age I am guessing) Just put a lock&chain on it, so it's not useful/can't be accidentally borrowed or what have you. (there are zero trees to lock a bike to on the playa, just lock it and set it onto the playa, out of the way, until you need it again)
BRC/the 'playa' event space, is 2 miles across and I think 6 miles if you measure the surrounding road, then add probably another 100+ miles if one were to ride all of the roads...try
as you might, you don't need to ride them all (5% would be enough, I think)...plenty to do and see within your neighborhood and on the main roads and out on the open playa. Be sure to ride, ride, ride your bike to get into good biking shape and break in your boots/footwear too...Have fun!