Think about how you will leave BRC, and when. Know what to expect and plan accordingly. Plan on a 6-8 hour wait from BRC to the paved highway and another 3+ hours to Reno during peak times (typically Sunday and Monday). The wait may increase if there are accidents or other traffic issues, including too many people trying to leave BRC at once. The more participants spread out their departures, the shorter wait times will be. The event officially ends at 6 p.m. on Monday, September 7, 2015 (Labor Day). This year we have authorization from BLM to allow Exodus to extend through Tuesday, September 8, at noon. This is to allow a safe and smooth egress period. If the line of cars is too long, and your schedule allows, you may wait in your camp. Use the extra time to rest for the drive, secure and tie down your vehicle loads, and MOOP. This is a time for winding down, not continuing the event. You must be out of the city by Tuesday at noon.
Pulsing: Exodus Peak Times
We will implement Pulsing from 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning until 11:59 p.m. Monday, or until there is not a need. Pulsing is a system of moving vehicles at regular intervals toward the highway on Gate Road to avoid the long slow creep that challenges the sanity of even the most patient among us. With Pulsing, vehicles stop and turn off their engines. Then, every hour, vehicles are pulsed a mile forward all at once. Pulsing does NOT get you out of the city more quickly, but it gives you a break from driving and is more environmentally friendly. Use this time to meet your neighbors! During Pulsing operations, expect to be stopped along Gate Road for long periods of time. Potties will be available. Listen to Gate Area Radio 95.1 FM for Exodus and Pulsing info. Want more info on Pulsing? Check it out here.
For a full list of frequently asked questions about Exodus, go here.