Looking for locally-made gifts AND a way to support Tucson’s 501(c)(3) bicycle education and recycling center? Look no further for a wide variety of gifts available for local pickup through early next week at etsy.com/shop/bicasart. Use the coupon code ‘SHOPLOCAL’ at checkout to shop online and pick up at-store with all shipping fees waived. See you on N. 7th Ave to scoop up your one-of-a-kind holiday finds, and thank you in advance for supporting BICAS!
BICAS Candle, Candle Holder, and Wall Hook ($6, $8 and $8)
Little to Non-Rusted Used Chains for Art ($4 for set of 2)
BICAS Loteria Tote Bag ($12)
Welded Salvage Mask Rack by Car Arteaga ($35)
Dragoon Brewing Company Pint Glass and BICAS Dad Cap ($5 and $28)
Collective member and part-time Auctioneer Jesus is here to welcome you to our 2020 mini-auction, featuring a wide array of salvage bicycle art by our staff and board. Instructions on how to bid at www.bicas.org/art-auction. Auction link at www.ebay.com/usr/bicasbikes. All proceeds go to BICAS, a worker self-directed 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Video by our amazing WTF Coordinator Shruti Kaul.
Video Closed Captioning:
“Attention! Come one and come all to the 2020 BICAS Staff Mini-Auction. COVID has whooped us all in the you-know-where but one but we are gonna have our auction whatever way we can.
We have some charming folk at this here bike collective and of course they can twist a wrench or two. But! ..can they use those hands to whip up something beautiful that isn’t a sleek single speed?
Of course they can! Our greasy mechanics have a tender touch and eye for salvage art. You’ll see.
Now our selection for today are plentiful and mighty fine. You wanna know what’s on the menu? Well that’s what I’m here for.
Today we’ve got
Barrio Casita by Mel Dominguez
Is it Over? By Jreems Kmchroo
Barrio Cruising Print by Mel Dominguez
BICAS 2020 by Emma Muir
Blue Chain Danglies by Hattie Houser
Childhood Memories by Jesus
Desert Sunset by Colin Holmes
Dzidze’doo nizhoni yoo’ by AMG
Enter Stage Right by Sebastian Kind
Fish Stories by Carlyn Arteaga
Hanging Chain Lamp by Ellie Kaszniak
Larrea Tridentata by Linus
Lunar Landscape by Adam Frumhoff
Monsoon Love by Kristin McRay
Remember Spirit Bird by Gavin Troy
Sol Mate by Clifford Ludeña
Spinning Closet Organizer by Clel
Stop Me Oh Stop Me by Andrea Burke
Tassel Key Chains by Miro Gutierrez
The Bliss of Flying Through the Wind by Tyler McCullough
We loved getting to interview local artist Racheal Rios (@rachealrios on Instagram) this past week! Racheal describes her love for BICAS that went into her fabulous 2020 Mini-Auction t-shirt design. Thank you Racheal for your shout-out to BICAS essential services, which have allowed us to re-imagined the way that we engage with and learn alongside the community in assisting with equitable transportation for all. Purchase Racheal’s shirt and BICAS shirt by staff artist Jreems Kmchroo (@jreemskmchroo on Instagram) at https://shop.creamforever.com/collections/bicas-bicycle-inter-community-art-salvage-, and, don’t forget to check out our mini-auction on eBay from this Sunday, Dec 6 at 9AM MST – Saturday Dec 12 at 9PM MST!! More information at www.bicas.org/art-auction! Thank you in advance for your support!
Visit https://shop.creamforever.com/collections/bicas-bicycle-inter-community-art-salvage to pre-order your handprinted shirt(s) today! We are grateful to Tucson print shop CREAM for the collaboration. One of our shirts is specific to our 2020 mini-auction and designed by local artist and friend Racheal Rios, and the other is a general BICAS shirt designed by our very own staff member Jreems Kmchroo! Pre-order shirts until December 7 on the link above, then order the same shirts live throughout December into the new year! Shipping fees apply or you can stop by BICAS to purchase your shirt after December 7. More information can be found in the first link above or by emailing email@example.com. Thank you in advance for supporting us through the pandemic and beyond with your shirt purchase!
Did you know that if you’re an Arizona resident you can use your tax credits at BICAS? Please click here to make a year-end gift to BICAS today!
Since BICAS switched to an Essential Services model in April 2020, we have helped over 4,000 Tucsonans with their transportation needs and have subsidized over $25,000 in labor, parts, and bicycles for people who would not otherwise have been able to afford them.
As a grassroots, local nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of people like YOU to support BICAS’ crucial role in the Tucson community as the COVID19 pandemic stretches on. Although there are many bike shops in Tucson, there’s only one BICAS!