Bicas – Bicycle inter-community art & salvage – Tucson, Arizona

What is Bicas?

Bicas stands for Bicycle Inter-Community art & salvage and is located at 44 West 6th Street, Tucson, AZ 85705.

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Bicas was founded in 1989 and is now celebrating its 25th. It is Tucson’s Bicycle recycling and education center. Its mission is to promote education, art and a healthy environment while providing service and opportunity for those in need. It offers the following:

  • Bike repair
    • Learn to build a bike or fix your bike
  • Selling refurbished or recycled bikes
  • Education
    • Bike part salvaging / recycling
    • Bike art creation
    • Bike maintenance workshops
    • W.T.F (Women, Trans, Femme) Monday workshops
  • Bike repair workshops and training
  • Hands on bike repair fees
  • Community Service and Community tools

Okay, let’s get started and welcome to Bicas:

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The workspace and spare parts at Bicas

You can buy spare parts or refurbished parts at Bicas. These are a few pictures of the workspace and spare parts:

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Community Tools

Bicas allows you to use the tools for just $4 per hour or $12 a day. However, if you volunteer / work at the shop then you earn $8 credits for each hour.

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Art at Bicas

Affiliated artists, salvage bike parts to create nice artwork. Contact art@bicas.org for more information.

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You can find more art at Revolta.Etsy.com

Useful bike and parts diagrams

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Supporting Bicas

Bicas is looking for help to raise 250k USD in order to secure their own building in Tucson.

If Bicas sounds interesting to you and you can help, then please visit Bicas.org and place a donation.

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Equally, you can donate your time and skills to the community.

2 thoughts on “Bicas – Bicycle inter-community art & salvage – Tucson, Arizona

  1. I would like to know if me and wife could come in volunteer for credits to build our own bikes since we are indigent we are seeking an active drug free lifestyle thank you we would like to come in today if at all possible

    Thank you my god bless you
    Sincerely,Robert fimbrez Maggie fimbrez

    • Hi Robert,

      As far as I remember, when I interviewed one of the volunteers, he said you exchange your time for us of tools and the workshop.
      Parts are cheap if you buy from them.

      Better call them and ask to double check.

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