TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS) is named the 'bikingest' workplace in the Old Pueblo, with the conclusion of Bike Fest on April 30. They logged 843 trips, while second place Technicians for Sustainability logged 824, winning by only 19 trips.
This is only the second year that Bike Fest has included the Workplace 2-mile Commuter Challenge, geared at creating a friendly competition between area employers. Employees were encouraged to replace car trips with bike trips during April and logging them on the official Bike Fest website. According to Bike Fest officials 77 organizations logged 5,590 trips for a total of 27,310 miles.
BICAS helps make bicycles and has the knowledge need to repair and maintain those bikes via their work-trade program and other programs like Build-A-Bike and Basic Maintenance classes. They also help keep waste out of the landfills by 'creatively repurposing bicycle parts and other found materials' turning them into works of art. For more information on BICAS click here - www.bicas.org or visit their community space inside the Citizens Warehouse at 44 W. 6th Street.
Bike Fest is part of the Living Streets Alliance, a partnership between the City of Tucson, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, New Belgium Brewing Company and various local businesses and community organizations. LSA's mission is to "promote healthy communities by empowering people to transform our streets into vibrant places for walking, bicycling, socializing, and play."
For more on Bike Fest click here - http://www.BikeFestTucson.com