Through advocacy and bicycle salvage, our mission is to participate in affordable transportation, education, and creative recycling with our greater Tucson Community.
More About Us
BICAS is a worker self directed nonprofit 501(c)(3) Bicycle Center located in the heart of downtown Tucson.
By teaching people how to fix and maintain their own bicycles, refurbishing old bicycles, and fashioning brand new creations out of damaged parts, BICAS promotes education, empowerment, art, and a healthy environment while providing skills and opportunity for those in need.
For over 25 years BICAS has been teaching people how to fix their own bicycles. We focus on serving those who traditionally have the least access to reliable transportation and mechanical skills, including youth, women, the homeless, refugees, and immigrants. Many of our patrons rely on their bikes as their main mode of transportation and independence. To make sure all our community members have access to our services we offer a Work-Trade Program which allows those with little/no money to help out around the shop in exchange for bikes, parts, and tool usage.
BICAS is also nationally-known for our upcycled art program. Any time a bicycle part is too worn or darmaged to be used for a bicycle, it finds new life in our art department as a bike rack, metal sculpture, earrings, etc. We try as hard as we can to reuse old items rather than send all the broken bits to the landfill!
2001 N. 7th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85705
|AZ State Tax Credit Info:||Charitable (Working Poor) Tax Credit|
"I took the build-a-bike class and it literally changed my life. I love being able to fix my own stuff." -Kate Feigan
"BICAS reminds us that a little hole-in-the-wall community supported organizations are key to a beautiful world! Bikes rock!" - Kyle Wilford
"BICAS is an incredibly valuable community resource. It has helped me personally through volunteer opportunities and learning to work on bikes. Every time I'm here I see how much support BICAS provides to people who really need it." -Mike Rule