Just to annoy you with more stuff from placement, so I'm not the only one to read it. It's so long I'll break it into two, the second part is exodus. Oh, note number 9, they do search for feather boas or boas or boasting boring people... Bring them some donuts, gate and greeters::::::::::::::::::::::
We are all very excited to see all of you in a matter of days!! Safe
travels and good luck with your final hours of packing and prepping.
1. What YOU need to know
1. Please drive safely and be considerate while passing through local
towns. Speeding, parking on highway shoulders, and unsafe driving are
safety hazards and could threaten the future of the event.
2. The Gate will officially open at 6pm on Sunday August 25th. We cannot
allow people who show up early to wait in town due to safety issues and
the impact on the local community. When the Gate opens, we give will give
priority to those who show up on time. This means that if you show up
early and we have to stage you somewhere, you will get in later than if
you showed up on time.
3. With an expected population of 68,000, this will be our busiest year
yet at the Gate. Wait times during the first 24-36 hours after opening
could be 5 or more hours.
4. During peak traffic periods we will be controlling traffic with
highway flaggers along Hwy 447 at the Gerlach gas station. Past experience
has shown that long lines at the gas station have caused unsafe
conditions. Once the line reaches the edge of the gas station, you will be
instructed to continue driving. Don't risk it! Fill up before Gerlach.
5. As you approach the Burning Man entrance from the highway, tune your
radio to 95.1 FM for the Gate Advisory Radio Station! We will be
broadcasting up to date info about the entry process.
6. Drive no more than 10mph on Gate Road. Speeding causes ruts in the
playa surface. And the dust you create when driving more than 10mph can
make it hard for you to see our volunteers in the lanes and for other
drivers to see you. Play it safe.
7. Stay in your vehicle. If you need to go to will call, your entire
vehicle should go with you. Every year people lose their friends because
they wander off and can't find their vehicle.
8. About 1/4 mile before you reach the Gate you will come to a set of
small kiosks we call the ‘Apex.’ During busy times there will be Gate
staff here to direct you. There is an empty zone just after the "Apex"
that will allow vehicles in ANY lane to turn into the Will Call lot.
9. Upon reaching the Gate your tickets will be scanned and torn, and your
car searched. Plan ahead for the search and know what items are
prohibited. Items Not Allowed Through Gate - Survival Guide
10. Be patient. Chances are high that many other Burners will decide to
show up when you do, and with a single two lane rural highway leading to a
single entry point, expect to wait. Use this time to get to know your
11. Carpool! Fewer vehicles = less traffic = shorter wait times = better
for the environment. Winning!
SPEEDING ON GATE ROAD
With more vehicles than ever entering BRC, speeding on Gate Road is having
an adverse effect on our leave no trace efforts and your suspension.
Here's why: speeding causes your tires to churn up more of the playa
surface into dust. More vehicles speeding = more dust = worse condition of
the playa on Gate Road.
The dust created from vehicles driving too fast significantly reduces
visibility. This is dangerous for our staff who are working on Gate Road
in traffic. It is also dangerous for other drivers when they cannot see
The speed limit on Gate Road is 10 MPH, always.
Early arrivals & pre-event
If you are arriving before
Wednesday August 21st at Noon (when will call opens) you MUST have a
physical ticket in hand or a staff entry credential. If you are arriving
before the event starts with a physical ticket, you MUST have an early
arrivals barcode for entry (every person in your vehicle must have a valid
barcode, they are not "good for two"). All staff and participants arriving
pre-event will be issued a pre-event wristband. You must wear this
wristband until the Gate opens to the public.
The Gate will start charging the $20 fee for a re-entry pass (to leave and
return to BRC) starting at 6pm on Sunday August 25th. Anyone leaving
before that time must be wearing their pre-event wristband and have their
ticket stub in hand when they return. We strongly discourage anyone from
leaving or re-entering BRC on Sunday 8/25 and Monday 8/26 due to the very