Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop Nominated for Award
April 13, 2023 -- UTSA’s Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop has been nominated for the Women’s Transportation Seminar-San Antonio Region 2022 Innovative Transportation Solutions Award. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 14.
The Tito Bradshaw Bicycle Repair Shop was opened in 2019 by the Office of Sustainability as part of their Bike Friendly Campus initiative. This initiative promotes improving our air quality by supporting active transportation methods, such as biking or walking, and reducing reliance on single occupancy vehicles.
This innovative repair shop was created by repurposing a vacant information booth between the Ximenes Ave. Lot and Brackenridge Ave. Lot 1 on the Main Campus. Run by students, the shop provides tubes, lubricants and an array of tools that allow students to make small repairs on their bikes. The area around the shop has self-serve stations for students to repair their own bikes when the shop is closed.
The bicycle repair shop is named after Tito Bradshaw, a well-known cyclist in the San Antonio community. Bradshaw owned a bicycle shop near downtown San Antonio, which served as a base for organizing group rides and events that became traditions in the city. On April 1, 2019, he was tragically struck by a car and killed while riding his bike. Naming the shop after him memorializes the efforts of a strong advocate who created an active and organized community of cyclists in San Antonio.