10/19/11 GIVEAWAY! $100 gift card from PUBLIC

* This giveaway is now closed *


I’m so thrilled to host the first giveaway on Wit + Delight. Because design plays a huge role in what products I live with, and since I rely heavily on my bike for transportation, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to host a giveaway sponsored by PUBLICPUBLIC is offering a $100 gift card to a lucky W+D reader, which is good towards all gear and bike purchases!

Quality design is at the epicenter of PUBLIC, which was founded by Design Within Reach founder, Rob Forbes. PUBLIC’s website is full of resources for beginners and bike junkies alike, and I especially loved this peak into their vision and the development of a design-centric product offering.

So! Here’s how the PUBLIC giveaway works:

1. Head over to PUBLIC‘s website to learn more about the San Francisco-based bike and gear company. Imagine yourself riding one of those classic European city bikes pimped out with all the trimmings (hello, wine carrier)! Or image gifting your bike-loving babe with an extra special accessory for their urban steed. There’s something for everyone, I’m telling you.

2. Let us know what products catch your eye by commenting below. A winner will be chosen at random. Commenting will be open until this Friday (October 21st) at 11pm.

I’m so thrilled PUBLIC offered this giveaway to you guys. I’ve included my favorite PUBLIC products in this post, but if it were me spending the $100, I’d put it towards Christmas gifts, or the purchase of this beauty!Good luck! (Oh- and you can follow PUBLIC on Facebook and Twitter, too!)

my picks available here: bikebasketseatwine carrierlockbasketbellleather grips

Comments (192)

  1. Loving the Brooks Brick Lane Roll-Up Panniers – what a beautiful bag…. PICK ME PRETTY PLEASE!!!

    Oct 20 2011 | Laura Elmer
  2. Serendipity [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] noun.
    I went bike riding (along the beach!) this past weekend for the first time in a long time (since childhood), and now I’m obsessed. How lucky that I chanced upon this giveaway! I would buy the Public D1 (a simple, single-speed cruiser) to ease my way back into biking– it would truly be serendipitous if I were to win! ;)

    Fingers crossed!

    Oct 20 2011 | Pin
  3. I love the Peterboro Original bike basket.

    Oct 20 2011 | Essie
  4. I’d buy my wife and I baskets for our bikes that we got as a wedding presents from my brother and sister in law. i’ve had my i on some for a while now.

    Oct 20 2011 | Jeff
  5. Ah, I have been lusting after these bikes for months now. I just moved 2.5 [flat-ish] miles from my office and need a reason to exercise more… what better way than commuting on one of these beauties?! I <3 the c-7. I wear a ton of skirts and dresses to work so I would appreciate the step-thru frame. And how can I resist that gorgeous orange? I adore the Basil Bottle Basket. I hope it'd be big enough to carry my work bag. And of course I couldn't do without some flashing lights–despite how bike-friendly Oakland and Berkeley are, I'd rather be safe than sorry.

    Oct 20 2011 | Candice
  6. I have fallen for the PUBLIC V7. I live in DC and am getting back into biking here after a fear of DC drivers This bike seems like a perfect fit for riding DC style.

    Oct 20 2011 | Molly Fitzgerald
  7. *Swoooning* over the Brooks saddle, little brass bell and Brooks Brick Lane Panniers.

    Oct 20 2011 | Belinda
  8. I’ve been coveting a C3 for a very long time. Fingers crossed!

    Oct 20 2011 | Julie
  9. I would absolutely love to be able to give my boyfriend the PUBLIC V7 this Christmas! We definitely missed out on romantic summer bike rides together. An all green set would be absolutely fantastic- it’s his favorite color.

    Oct 20 2011 | Marie
  10. Love the AGU Poncho, especially here in the NW!

    Oct 20 2011 | Seanacey
  11. The “V7″ bike in White {because it is purely delicious}; suits my fancy just fine!

    Oct 20 2011 | Lisa-Lila
  12. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a Public C3 sitting under the tree?

    Oct 20 2011 | Lila Pezdirc
  13. I could really use the Peterboro Original Bike Basket!


    Oct 20 2011 | Tony
  14. The C3 in white with the basil bottle basket in yellow make the perfect pair!

    Oct 20 2011 | Haley
  15. I’d love the M8 in chartreuse!

    Oct 21 2011 | sylvia
  16. This is perfect timing!! I’ve had my eye on the orange C7 for weeks now – love the style of these bikes!

    Oct 21 2011 | Amy
  17. Those roll-up panniers look really useful…

    Oct 21 2011 | CT
  18. The bike itself is just glorious. I wouldn’t mind having the basket or the wine carrier either!

    Oct 21 2011 | NameDanielle
  19. My bike has been stolen so I really need another! Loving the V7 in Green with the Peterboro Original Bike Basket! So chic!

    Oct 21 2011 | Leah
  20. I’d love the M8 in Powder Blue with the Nantucket Somerset Pet Basket!! My pets need a bike ride! Love this giveaway!

    Oct 21 2011 | Jane
  21. I need a helmet and a basket. I’d get Nutcase Street Helmet – Sparkles in gold and maybe the Wald 137 Medium Front Basket (+ a gift for The Husband).

    Oct 21 2011 | Hillary
  22. I love Public, makes we wish I still lived in SF. I’ve been meaning to get a Rear Rack, and what would go do nicely with that, you may ask? Why I would love PUBLIC Farmers Market Twin Panniers in Red!!!

    Oct 21 2011 | Mar
  23. My husband is drooling over the Brooks Brick Lane Roll-Up Panniers bag and I’m obsessed with I admittedly want the wine carrier just because it would make my bike look so much cooler. I don’t even drink wine (semi-allergic) so I guess I could put a nice thing of sparkling grape juice in there!

    Oct 21 2011 | viv
  24. I would get the hunter green rack, along with a black basket!

    Oct 21 2011 | Colin
  25. i love the way these bikes look! dream setup would be the m8 in cream, brass bell and rear rack — joy!

    Oct 21 2011 | dianna
  26. i had my back stolen earlier this year and have been saving my money for an orange V3 Public Bike for months now! I get major bike jealousy when I see people riding them around NYC, cant wait to one day own one :)

    Oct 21 2011 | Stephanie
  27. Yes! I just got a bike for running around the neighborhood and I desprately need some things to outfit it for errands! The basil crate basket looks great and I’ve been eyeing that wine carrier on interest for a while.

    Oct 21 2011 | Ashlea
  28. I ride my vintage bike everyday to school and for errands in NYC — so these accessories (and not to mention a potential new, lighter bike) wold be SO SO SO SO helpful! I love the basket!!

    Oct 21 2011 | Camilla
  29. Everything from Brooks is classic, especially loving the leather grips.

    Oct 21 2011 | Kyle
  30. I would lovvvvvvveeeeeee a Bern helmut and the cute red bike bell too.
    oh please oh please cross my fingers and toes!!

    Oct 21 2011 | regina
  31. I LOVE the Brooks Brick Lane Roll-Up Panniers! It would make going to work and the market, etc. so much easier and more stylish. And the PUBLIC stripe helmet makes me want to wear a helmet while riding! Hope I could use that helmet AND perhaps a new PUBLIC bike!

    Oct 21 2011 | Whitney
  32. Public’s online store is chock full of perfect goodies! I would buy my dad a bike bag and my mom a basket. They just bought a pair of beach cruisers to go on rides along the beach together and these accessories would be perfect!

    Oct 21 2011 | britney
  33. I would put the $100 towards a bike, probably the C3

    Oct 21 2011 | caitlin
  34. How exciting! I love the wine holders and the panniers. Honestly, I love it all!

    Oct 21 2011 | Sherala
  35. That basil bottle basket is perfect! Such a great giveaway.

    Oct 21 2011 | Jenn
  36. Hello Lovlies,

    I’m hoping that you mean 11:00 pm, PT.

    Ah, the Peterborough basket is my choice. The basil bottle accessory is also very tempting.

    Keep up the good work!

    Oct 21 2011 | Skye Wentworth
  37. i’m loving the aged saddle and the basil bottle basket. amazing! love public..
    thanks for a chance to win!

    Oct 21 2011 | jennifer
  38. GOSH if it wasn’t a orange M# I would definitely get a sparkly gold Nutcase helmet and a bell!

    Oct 22 2011 | Aileen
  39. I mean m3!

    Oct 22 2011 | Aileen
  40. i know this has almost nothing to do with bicycles, but looking at their website,
    i just love the little yellow tretorn skerry rain boots!! They are adorable, and i would love a pair!!!!
    Also, love your blog, keep up the great work! i will keep checking up :)


    Oct 26 2011 | riley
  41. I love the Farmer’s Market Twin Panniers! Perfect for all my farmer’s market finds!

    Oct 27 2011 | Erika
  42. These bikes are so beautiful. I would definitely buy a bike. I also really like their front basket.

    Nov 02 2011 | Erica