How to not eat sh*t riding in sand!

How to ride your bike safely through the sand at Burning Man.  There are plenty of places on the playa and in Black Rock City that are sandy and riding your bicycle through them can be FUN if you know how!  This short tutorial demonstrates riding thru sand on a mountain bike but the techniques are the same for ALL bikes – beach cruisers, fat bikes or whatever you are riding on the playa.

  • Step 1: loosen up – relax on the approach
  • Step 2: lift – unweight the front wheel
  • Step 3: smooth – stay loose on the bike and pedal smoothly