Mission: BicyCAL is a student founded and cooperatively run organization at UC Berkeley whose mission is to empower UCB students, faculty and staff to successfully integrate the bicycle into their daily lives. To that end we seek to provide a space where members of our community can learn how to maintain, operate and love their bicycles in an inclusive and safe place. We offer peer-to-peer bicycle repair and maintenance education in a radically positive environment.
Lower Sproul Redevelopment
BicyCAL has been promised space! The ASUC recently informed BicyCAL project leads that they will get 350 ft2 in redeveloped Lower Sproul. BiyCAL currently has 200 ft2 that consists mostly of a stairway. The stairway will be demolished and a floor will be put in below, and the BicyCAL space will be renovated free of any BicyCAL monetary input.
“We’re a little worried because we’ve been told a number of different things, including both that our space will be renovated and also that they we are going to be kicked out Febuary 3rd.” But BicyCAL has high hopes that this is the final decision the Lower Sproul redevelopers will make regarding BicyCAL.
So watch out, because BicyCAL will no longer be in their stairway starting August 1st, when they will relocate to a portable on-demand storage unit.
BicyCAL’s bike repair decal is going well! “The students take notes,” which Andrews finds amusing. “We have them come by and get an hour of hands on work 6 times a semester.” Some students get really into BicyCAL and come much more often. Continue reading