Hi Coldday! Welcome.
As a virgin when is the best time to arrive?
No earlier than 12:01am on Monday, August 27th. There have been years where this wavered, but--at the moment--there are no guarantees it will happen again. Earlier than 12:01am and you'll probably have to wait in "D Lot", a detention spot for early birds, and you won't be allowed out for a few hours.
(The nearest town, Gerlach, is tiny and the highway is only two lanes, so people showing up early puts a burden on the town, clogging it up.) Any time you arrive on that Monday is probably going to be pretty slow and crowded, and taking 3-4 hours to get into the event is average. Whenever you decide to arrive . . . bring a pee bottle per person, a pee funnel per lady, some snacks and beverages, and pack the sunscreen where you can reach it.
Some people aim for 12:01am and enjoy the mega traffic jam (it's what I've done 5 times out of 7); others try for a more "reasonable" hour. It can hard to predict when will be "reasonable". Almost anything would be faster than the midnight rush . . . maybe. Here is a thread about last year:2011 Entrance - how can we reduce the wait to < 4 hrs???viewtopic.php?f=187&t=50331
How easy is it to rideshare in and out of BM from the Reno airport?
By most accounts, it's pretty easy. There will be an online rideshare board in June or July (best to schedule ahead of time), and there is usually one in the Airport (if stuff falls through):viewtopic.php?t=43035&f=3
Are there any Albertan Burners out here in the boards?
I'm bad at remembering where most of us are from, but here's a link to the Alberta Regional page:http://regionals.burningman.com/ca_alb_cal.html