During peak departure times on Sunday and Monday, it can take six to eight hours to get out of BRC and another three hours to get to Reno, or longer if there are accidents on Hwy 447. The event officially ends at 6 pm on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day). We have authorization from BLM to allow Exodus to extend through Tuesday, September 5, at noon. This is to allow a safe and smooth egress period. If the line of cars is 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 leave BRC by Tuesday at noon. More info on the website.
Pulsing: Exodus Peak Times
We may implement Pulsing at any time from 12:01 am Sunday morning until 11:59 pm 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 BMIR 94.5 FM for Exodus and Pulsing info.
For a full list of frequently asked questions about Exodus, go here.