Latest Update November 17, 2014
Celebrate 25 years of BICAS at our 19th Annual Art Auction
full of bicycle-inspired artwork, music and entertainment! This family event is free to attend. There will be a children’s activities, circus performers, a puppet show, raffle, beer by Dragoon Brewing
, food, arts and plenty of great gifts for the holidays! If you love bicycles, you won’t want to miss this event!
This fundraiser sustains BICAS throughout the year so that we can continue to provide affordable and free bicycle education and services to the Tucson community.
This fall, two young riders from Tucson will break out of their comfort zones to ride the 104 miles of the El Tour de Tucson
. Help support the ride and help BICAS raise $15,000
toward their goal to buy their own building.
Updated August 15, 2014
BICAS Bicycle Inter Community Art & Salvage
With over 700 miles of designated bikeways, Tucson has more bike infrastructure
then any other city in the United States. It’s no wonder that BICAS, one of the nations longest running bike co-ops, has been thriving for the past 25 years.
BICAS offers so much more than a traditional bike shop; they will NOT repair your bike for you, but instead they bring forth your inner mechanic and teach you
how to repair your own bike. Just prop up your bike at a station, grab the appropriate Community Tools
and the let the mechanics show you how to get back on the road. It’s the kind of knowledge that keeps on giving!
Decorative entrance to BICAS
At BICAS, there are just as many lady mechanics as there are gents, there is even a Women, Trans, Femme Workshop
every Monday night where women take over the shop to build confidence in their mechanical skill set in a supportive environment.
BICAS also partners with the International Rescue Committee
to offer bikes and bike education for the refugee resettlement population. This is possible through BICAS Work Trade Program
where you can earn $8 in shop credit per 1 hour cleaning and organizing the shop!
BICAS – a bike shop with facilities for immigrants in Tucson, AZ.
from Nicholas Greene
BICAS is the place where disassembled or old tattered bikes go to get a new life. Individuals and even fellow bike shops donate parts that would otherwise get tossed. BICAS uses these parts in a multitude of creative ways, they will either be used as salvage, to build a completely new bike in the BUILD-a-BIKE class, repurposed into bike racks to encourage bike transit or into art that gets sold in the BICAS art gallery
or at their Annual Art Auction
Bike Rack made by BICAS, Matt Rios & Taylor Hudson @ Maker House!
Art @ BICAS made from discarded wheels and rims!
BICAS has called the cavernous basement of the Citizens Warehouse home since 1997, but after 25 years of operation, they are now seeking a new home.
Tucson is building a roadway that will link Aviation Highway and downtown, that will run through our current parking lot.
“Tucson is building a roadway that will link Aviation Highway and downtown, that will run through our current parking lot, so we are preemptively raising funds to be able to relocate. We want to avoid the construction so we can be accessible and it would be difficult going forward not having anywhere for people to park to bring in donations.” Staff mechanic, Monique told us.
You can help BICAS accomplish their goal, bring lots of water, sunscreen & your bathing suit and join them on their Hottest Day of the Year Ride
! After biking at your own pace for 14 miles, enjoy a picnic and a dip in the pool at Menlo Park!
Or support them by purchasing a 25th Anniversary Jersey or Water Bottle! “BICAS friends and supporters: we need your help this year more then ever! We have a huge goal to raise $250,000 for a permanent building. There are a ton a ways to get involved: donate a little extra; buy one of our gift items; spread the word; and attend our upcoming events! Stay tuned on our monthly listserv!” shared Monique.
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