Yet another aspect that makes BICAS unique from other bike shops is our nationally-renowned Recycled Art program. We try to keep as much as possible out of the waste stream by re-imagining old broken bike bits into all kinds of functional and whimsical art, including innertube wallets, bike part wind chimes, bottle cap magnets, metal art sculptures, bike racks, wall hooks, and more! This culminates each first weekend of December at our Annual Art Auction, which is a showcase of hundreds of bicycle-themed artworks made by BICAS staff and our community.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
Justice is a key organizational value at BICAS. As such, in response to the killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, as well as the murders of countless Black lives in the United States, the BICAS Collective would like to take this moment to amplify the demands of Black-led organizers both locally and nationally for “acknowledgement and accountability for the devaluation and dehumanization of Black life at the hands of the police” as well as for “radical, sustainable solutions that affirm the prosperity of Black lives” (posted on the Black Lives Matter website on May 30th, 2020).
In addition, BICAS re-commits to examining our own organizational policies and practices in this vein.
Some Black-led initiatives where our Tucson community can send donations include: