BICAS Awards and Recognition

  • April 2010: Bicycle Advocate of the Year Award Tucson-Pima County Bicycle Advisory Committee (TPCBAC), also known simply as the BAC, has chosen BICAS as this year’s recipient of its Bicycle Advocate of the Year Award. According to the BAC’s chair, Brian Beck, “the Bicycling Advocate of the Year Award will be presented to an individual, organization or agency that has worked diligently and effectively over the past year (or years) to promote bicycling as a means of transportation and/or recreation in Eastern Pima County.” More info…
  • May 2006: The Meyer and Libby Marmis Humanitarian Award, from the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, to honor our significant and lasting contributions in the fields of human welfare and social reform on behalf of the people of Southern Arizona. More info…
  • 2001: Governor’s Arts Award, presented through the Arizona Commission on the Arts.More info…
  • 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2000, 1997, 1996: Best of Tucson Winner or Runner-Up.

Facts and Figures

  • For over 27 years BICAS has been serving Central Tucson and surrounding communities.
  • Over 10,000 customers served in our community bike shop each year.
  • Over 240 bikes were earned through our Earn-a-Bike Program in 2015!
  • Over 4,000 hours of community service hours were completed last year, nearly doubling the previous year.
  • Over 5,100 hours of work-trade are traded for bicycles and services each year.
  • Over 400 Youth use our services each year.
  • BICAS currently employs 13 people.
  • We are one of the oldest community bike projects, still in existence, in the United States. Boston’s Bikes Not Bombs and New York’s Time’s Up started working on domestic projects in the late 1980s, and BICAS (at the time called Bootstraps) started bicycle projects in Tucson in 1989.

Did you know?

  • We provide affordable transportation options and resources for everyone.
  • BICAS is a 501(c)3 charitable
  • Youth can develop skills and training through our Earn-A-Bike Program and work trade and community service opportunities. In 2014, we began our Build-a-KIDS-Bike Class to increase opportunities to youth!
  • BICAS contributes to the vibrant art culture and community festivities for which Downtown Tucson is known.
  • We have participated in the national Weed and Seed neighborhood development program since its founding, and collaborated with the Tucson Police Department through W&S.
  • We have collaborated with a diverse group of community organizations such as: El Grupo, City High School, Davis Elementary, Khalsa Middle School, Iron Horse Neighborhood, Dunbar Spring Community Garden, All Souls Procession, Parade of Lights, Ghost Bike Project, Tucson Homeless Connect, etc.
  • BICAS is known as a leader among community bicycle organizations, both nationally and internationally.