Sondors + Burning Man Radical self-reliance, radical inclusiveness, leave no trace, civic responsibility. These are a few Burning Man principles that speak to our ‘Sondors sensibilitiess’ as we strive to bring affordable, sustainable transportation to the masses and reduce dependence on the destructive combustion engine. When we heard some of our current and future owners […]
Sondors + Burning Man
Radical self-reliance, radical inclusiveness, leave no trace, civic responsibility. These are a few Burning Man principles that speak to our ‘Sondors sensibilitiess’ as we strive to bring affordable, sustainable transportation to the masses and reduce dependence on the destructive combustion engine. When we heard some of our current and future owners were looking to bring a Sondors along to Burning Man, we were delighted. We’re all for knocking down barriers and improving communities.
Why Go Electric at Burning Man?
A little help from electric power can make navigating the somewhat tedious playa a breeze. To ride further and cover more territory we recommend choosing a fat bike, as the sand and offroad conditions are best suited to our ‘all terrain’ fatties! All in all, an electric bike will help you conserve energy in your exploration of the city that could be better used to co-create and enjoy the community — plus it adds some serious fun factor to your adventures!
Can I Get a Sondors in Time For Burning Man 2016?
Over the past few weeks we’ve had some Burning Man goers inquiring about the possibility of receiving a Sondors eBike in time to hit the playa. The short answer is: yes, you can order now and receive an electric bike to navigate the playa sands (we can’t wait to see how burners dress up Sondors!). Options are limited, however, according to our immediate inventory. The following options are guaranteed to arrive before Burning Man if purchased by August 1st.
How Will I Charge My eBike @ Burning Man?
Seasoned burners may have this one all figured out, but for first-timers — know that there are no electrical outlets provided for campers. In fact, one of Burning Man’s core principles is radical self reliance, meaning you may have to get crafty for your power needs, but it is doable. The easiest way to charge would be to bring or share a generator with your camp. However, some camps try to do without generators due to noise pollution. Going generator free might be an option for the craftier burners out there — think solar cells combined with a power inverter (shouldn’t be too tough with the amount of sun drenching the playa!). Brad Templeton provides a detailed outline for meeting your power needs on the playa here. Depending on the amount of traveling you’re doing throughout the city each day and your use of pedal assist, charging may not even be necessary! If you have an extra battery on hand, even better.
Electric Bikes at Burning Man
eBikes are allowed at Burning Man, see the following Burning Man FAQ excerpt for more details.
If you have any questions for us regarding purchasing Sondors for Burning Man, please leave us a comment or reach out on social media and we will be happy to answer all your questions. Happy Burning 2016!