Bikes and stories are not so different: Both take off and end up in places you never expected; Both can be shared and often are handed down from one generation to the next; And both need people to care for them, treasure them, and make sure they keep going and going.
Here at BICAS, we feel so privileged to hear all your amazing/heartbreaking/hilarious/inspiring stories as you come in to snazz up your bike, or earn a new bike after yours was stolen, or teach your kids how to fix a flat on their very first bike. We cherish all your stories and they truly help remind us why we do what we do!
This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to share your best BICAS stories with us! And while you’re at it, please consider a donation to help BICAS continue its legacy of offering affordable bicycle transportation, education, and creative recycling for all of Southern Arizona.
See what others have to say!…
“BICAS is the kind of organization that uniquely defines Tucson. It is has its roots in helping people and providing a service for others, yet has grown tremendously by building a diverse base because of its ability to change and grow. I am most proud of BICAS for its commitment to provide free and low-cost instruction and bicycles to children and adults who can’t afford it. Their work with kids helps parents and families and provides transportation alternatives in our much-needed quest for clean air.”
– Regina Romero, Mayor of Tucson
“I love WTF workshop. As a new bike owner and not very mechanically inclined, I was nervous about doing the small fixes and maintenance on my bike. But, coming into WTF on Mondays I couldn’t have asked for a better environment to learn. It’s super empowering!”
“After being released from prison…I found myself in need of transportation. Being without any money and wanting to do things right I began a web search and found BICAS. I became enrolled in their earn a bike program and started out by sweeping and mopping the shop floor. I had been working and collecting the parts I would need for my bike, and finally one day I found the last part I needed. Two days later I had my bike. Not surprisingly, it’s turned out to be the best bike I’ve ever owned. Thank you to Troy, the rest of the staff and to BICAS for being there, keep up the excellent work you’re doing. You are appreciated.”