Welcome back inside BICAS! (Yes, masks are still required!)

Last updated May 31st, 2021

Update 5/31/21: As of June 1st, 2021, we will be phasing our regular programming back in, including public shop entry/shopping, community tools, work trade, classes, etc. In addition, we will continue to offer gate service and sliding scale repair services until our summer break starting June 27th to accommodate our community members who are still awaiting vaccination or otherwise hesitant to come into the shop. Upon returning from our summer break on July 13th, BICAS will be fully transferring back to our DIY Community Tools repairs services and will be discontinuing our “essential services” repair services. Thank you all for your patience and support this past pandemic year. We are proud to have been able to continue to serve the Tucson community throughout the crisis and we are committed, as ever, to mobility justice, environmental stewardship, and community empowerment. We hope to see you soon!

Health and safety precautions still in effect

  • All people must wear masks inside BICAS
  • Occupancy is limited
  • Physical distancing guidelines remain in effect
  • Use of hand sanitizer will be required upon entry

What will be available

  • Inside shopping and browsing
  • Small-sized in-person bike repair classes
  • In-person Art programing events
  • Bicycle sales and test rides
  • Community Tools/DIY repairs (limited capacity)
  • Work Trade program
  • Community Service hours
  • Continuation of 
    • Gate service (until June 27th)
    • Sliding scale repair services (until June 27th)

What will not be available

  • Youth Drop In Saturday hours will remain closed until further notice

Current Indoor Shopping Guidelines

  • Please keep your mask securely covering your mouth and nose at all times or you will be asked to leave.
  • Stay within the chalked outlines and direction of flow indicated by arrows and maintain 6 feet distance from staff and other shoppers.
  • All customers are asked to use a squirt of hand sanitizer upon entry.
  • Please ask for assistance in taking down any bikes and help us keep our shop organized by returning items to the correct bins.

Art Corner

Beginning May 7, the Art Program is looking for volunteers of all ages to help sort, process and sell upcycled pieces at BICAS! Email art@bicas.org with your interest and we will figure out how to safely match your craft goals with our craft needs.

Continue below for previous update posted April 27:

Starting April 27th, BICAS will begin our Public Phased Reopening Plan, welcoming a limited number of customers into our warehouse to allow for adequate social distancing and spacing. Customers may enter the building for their shopping and browsing needs. We know how eager you’ve been to get a closer look at ALL the bikes we have inside. In this current phase we will also continue to offer gate service as well as our sliding scale repair services.

We appreciate your patience as we build capacity and prepare to move into our upcoming phases when we will be able to reopen our Community Tools, WorkTrade, and Community Service programs, eventually phasing out our Essential Repair Services. We are so excited to one day return to our guided approach to do-it-yourself bicycle repair which has been the cornerstone of our programming for decades.  Stay posted for announcements regarding these opportunities as well as upcoming classes and small events.

Thank you for your help to keep us all safe as we move towards full reopening.


~Your Friends at BICAS