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College/University Contest
Be the first to win and ride our new PUBLIC Bikes
Win a Public - College/U. Contest

We are introducing two new PUBLIC bike models this fall. These bikes will be available for sale in mid-November 2010. But before we make these new bikes available to the general public, we will offer two people a chance to win one of our new PUBLIC bikes by inspiring us with your vision of how our world will look from the seat of a PUBLIC bike.

What you need to do to enter: Tell us in ~200 words or less where you would take us and what we would do on a 90 minute bicycle trip in your hometown. 

The contest deadline is November 14 at 11:59 pm.


PUBLIC J7 in orange
PUBLIC A7 in Green

You need to submit your entry using a valid education (.edu) email address to qualify. You must be a student attending a community college, four-year college, and graduate program to qualify. if your school does not assign .edu email addresses to their students, you can enter this College Contest but you'll have to verify your student status if selected. Also if you're a faculty or staff member associated with a school, you should enter the PUBLIC Contest

Encourage your classmates to participate

We’re also giving away an additional new PUBLIC bike to one student attending the college or university where we receive the most entries.
That's right. We're actually giving away bikes to two college students. We'll tally the submissions we receive from each college/university and reward the highest performing school with a bike. Please encourage your classmates to submit their own entry. The only way to win this additional new PUBLIC bike is to get as many of your classmates to participate. We're excited to see which campuses has the most enthusiasm for biking - and we'll publicize the winners on our website and recognize that school.
We'll update the College/University Leaderboard every few days so you can see where your school stands relative to others:

Top 20 Colleges/Universities Leaderboard based on number of entries (as of 11/07/10)

  1. UC Berkeley
  2. Portland State University
  3. Northern Arizona University
  4. Stanford
  5. George Mason University
  6. Mesa College
  7. UC Davis
  8. Franklin & Marshall College
  9. University of Colorado
  10. CSU San Francisco  
  11. CSU Chico
  12. UC San Diego
  13. Lesley University
  14. Portland Community College
  15. Santa Monica City College
  16. Howard University
  17. Southern Adventist University
  18. UCLA
  19. University of Southern California
  20. University of Mississippi

Other schools in the running: BYU, UC Santa Cruz, University of Kentucky, Harvard, NYU, UT Austin, University of Oregon, University of Washington, UC Santa Barbara, Boston College, Princeton, Georgetown, University of Virginia, Rice University, University of Arizona, CSU Sacramento, American University, Tartu Art College, Simmons College, University of Chicago, Appalachian State University

Qualify for Second Prizes
There are also several ways to increase your chances of winning a second prize.

We’ll choose 5 second prize winners who submit an entry to our bike contest and also join us on Facebook and/or Twitter. If you like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, you’ll double your chances to win a second prize. If you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, you’ll triple your chances to win a second prize.

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Second prizes include:

PUBLIC Stripe Helmet
PUBLIC Stripe Helmet
PUBLIC Stripe Sock
PUBLIC Stripe Sock
Peterboro Basket
Peterboro Basket
PUBLIC Frederico Red Bell

Winner Qualifications

  • Must reside and have a shipping address in the US.
  • Must be a registered college, university, or graduate student. If you're faculty or staff associated with a school, you should enter the Public Contest.
  • Give permission to PUBLIC to use winner name, photo, and entry submission for marketing and communications purposes, including PUBLIC’s website, blog, email newsletter, and other promotional materials.

Contest Rules

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