No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or to win.


The "Joy Ride" Sweepstakes (or "Sweeps") is sponsored by PLAE and PUBLIC BIKES ("Sponsors"). This sweeps is governed by these official rules ("Official Rules"). By participating, each entrant agrees to abide by these rules, including all eligibility requirements, and understands that the results of the sweeps, as determined by Sponsors, are final in all respects. The sweeps is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion will be directed to Sponsor.


The Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the continental United States, who are eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry who have Internet access and a valid e-mail account prior to the beginning of the Sweepstakes Period. Sponsor has the right to verify the eligibility of each entrant.

Sweepstakes Period

The Sweeps begins May 7, 2015, 4PM PST and ends Sunday June 21, 2015, 11:59 PM PST. ("Sweeps Period"). All entries (submissions) must be received on or before the time stated during that submission period. Sponsors reserve the right to extend or shorten the contest at their discretion.

How to Enter

Enter the "Joy Ride" Sweepstakes through the sponsors’ social media pages, which directs to a separate and independent landing page, with directions for how to submit an entry to the sweeps. Enter by mail by sending your name and contact information to the PLAE corporate address listed below.

Winner Selection

All eligible entries received during the Submission Period will be gathered into a database at the end of the Submission Period. A winner will be chosen at random by designated company representatives at both PLAE and PUBLIC BIKES. The winner will be announced on or about July 1, 2015. Announcement and instructions for receiving the prize will be sent to the e-mail address supplied on the potential prize winner’s entry submission. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her e-mail account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this Sweepstakes. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by the Sponsors within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize. Upon the request of the Sponsor, the potential winner may be required to return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release and Prize Acceptance Form and IRS W-9 form. If a potential winner fails to comply with these official rules, that potential winner will be disqualified.


One grand prize winner will win one Public Adult Bike, one Public Mini Kids Bike and a $1000 PLAE gift card (approximate total value $1628). Two first prize winners will receive one Public Mini Kids bike and one $200 PLAE gift card (approximate total value $329). Grand prize winner can choose either the C7 or V7 adult models from the Public Bikes website. Prizes are shipped free in the continental US. Not valid in Alaska, Hawaii or outside the US. Terms and conditions may apply. Incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses which are not specifically listed as part of a prize in these Official Rules and which may be associated with the award, acceptance, receipt and use of all or any portion of the awarded prize are solely the responsibility of the respective prize winner. All federal, state and local taxes associated with the receipt or use of any prize is solely the responsibility of the winner.

Additional Limitations

Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives are not responsible for any typographical or other errors in the offer or administration of the Sweeps, including, but not limited to, errors in any printing or posting or these Official Rules, the selection and announcement of any winner, or the distribution of any prize. Any attempt to damage the content or operation of this Sweeps is unlawful and subject to possible legal action by Sponsors. Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, suspend or amend the Sweeps, without notice, and for any reason, including, without limitation, if Sponsor determines that the Sweeps cannot be conducted as planned or should a virus, bug, tampering or unauthorized intervention, technical failure or other cause beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the Sweeps. In the event any tampering or unauthorized intervention may have occurred, Sponsor reserves the right to void suspect entries at issue. Sponsor and its respective parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, agents, and representatives, and any telephone network or service providers, are not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for any human error, technical malfunction, lost or delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, line failure or malfunction of any telephone network, computer equipment or software, the inability to access any website or online service or any other error, human or otherwise.

Indemnification and Limitation of Liability

By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless sponsors and their parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies, the facebook platform, administrator, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents from any liability, damages, losses or injury resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from that entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes and the acceptance, use or misuse of any prize that may be won. Sponsors and their parent, affiliate and subsidiary companies do not make any warranties, express or implied, as to the condition, fitness or merchantability of the prize. Sponsors and their parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotional agencies, and all their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents disclaim any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from access to or the download of information or materials connected with the Sweepstakes.


By participating, each entrant grants Sponsor permission to use his/her name, likeness or comments for publicity purposes without payment of additional consideration, except where prohibited by law. By entering our contest you are signing up to receive our newsletters from PUBLIC and PLAE.

Sweepstakes Sponsors

This contest is sponsored by:

  • PLAE, Inc.
  • 220 Montgomery Street, Suite 860
  • San Francisco, CA 94104
  • PUBLIC Bikes
  • 205 Alice St.
  • Oakland, CA 94607

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