Staying true to our original mission, our Work-Trade Program offers individuals access to our services without spending money. Tuesday through Sunday, individuals may trade their time at BICAS in exchange for credit which can be spent on used parts, use of community tools, and 1 bike per year.  Our WTF (Women/Trans/Femme) community is also welcome to participate in Work-Trade during our Monday WTF programming from 3 PM to 7 PM. Space is limited by our capacity for each day.

Work-Trade tasks may include: sweeping, mopping, cleaning, sorting parts, organizing the shop, dismantling bicycles, and helping staff with shop projects. No bicycle mechanics knowledge is necessary. All you have to do is show up and have a staff member help you sign in and give you a job to do! Varies daily. Youth ages 13-18 are welcome to participate. Youth under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Current Work Trade Rate:

1 hour of work-trade = $16 of shop credit. You can earn $300 in shop credit yearly, towards used parts, community tools time, and an as-is bicycle only.

Respect these Rules:

  • Be respectful.
  • Be sober.
  • Do not bring a weapon.
  • No theft.
  • No pet names (i.e. sweetheart, baby).
  • It is your responsibility to sign in and out at the counter.
  • Stay focused on your assigned task.
  • No shopping while you work.
  • No helping customers with repairs.


  • 1379 hours of Work Trade were completed by 474 people, including 65 youth (2022)