Black Rock Spatial Delivery
We take stuff places. Our Mission, and How We Do It.
Since 1999 we have been doing uniformed bike messenger schtick;
taking postcards (and we do custom runs of glossy postcards each year)
and other schwag and delivering it all over the playa to people and
then encouraging the recipients to send something to someone else
through us in an ever-increasing chain of good vibes and silliness. We have delivered
rutabagas, we've delivered people, we've even delivered a titanium spork to a
moving geodesic dome. We are unstoppable.
People come to our camp to send stuff or messages about the playa. They
also have been coming to our camp and getting involved doing Spatial
Deliveries of their own, after a quick training. The
concept is simple and infinitely scalable. Over the past few years we've had
dozens of deputized deliverators doing daring deeds. Interested parties should
The front of our camp will have a 4x8' painted plywood
kiosk/service window for accepting deliveries. We will also have a welded
sculpture of "Bikingman", a 10x20 shade structure in the front of our
camp for a chill space for our deliverators and other participants, and
The facade of the camp will have a fence of plywood cutout flames with
a large (20') opening for bike and foot traffic and to accentuate the
coming and going feel of the front of the camp. Behind the facade and
service area will be the usual compliment of tents, a large van,
greywater evaporation pool, another 10x20 shade structure and the like.
Most of our camp is
composed of experienced burners. We know, believe in, and adhere to the
leave no trace philosophy and impart that ethos to those around us. We
now know what to bring and what not to bring to the playa in terms of
costumes, schwag, camping gear, set-up materials, food items
(packaging) and personal hygene stuff to minimize MOOP and having too
We have used a greywater evaporation pool very effectively in
recent years and pack our the greywater that we don't evaporate. We
also have a large amubulance that makes a trip to the dump in Portland,
Oregon with our camp trash and other area trash each year. It has
plenty of room for hauling.
As a camp we have a great track record of leaving no trace and
picking up MOOP all through the week while doing Spatial Deliveries.
Our campie, Ranger Ziptie, is the Cleanup Czar for our camp this year.
He is a radical, but pleasant, adhereant to the leave no trace creed.
We each do 2 hours of playa cleanup outside of our camp on Sunday
afternoon of the event before the temple burn. We will also be sweeping
our camp and the camps around us with a "magnet on a stick" for metal
bits and shavings that my get buried in the dust over the course of the
Camp Description for the web site
uniformed bike messengers have served our community with playawide
delivery services for your missives, parcels, letters, schwag since
This year we are recruiting the stout of heart and the sturdy
of sinew to join our legions of deliverators . . . more riders, more
bikes, more deliverators! Interested parties should contact