PUBLIC was born out of the deep respect and admiration our founder, Rob Forbes, had for the streets of Amsterdam that are teeming with bikes and people, not cars. The two-wheeled lifestyle he viewed in Europe didn't involve special clothing or technical gear. It was simple and practical. People of all ages, in all forms of dress (including casual footwear) were on bikes and enjoying the ride.
PUBLIC bikes are designed to be the functional and stylish American version of those "Dutch bikes" Rob so admired. With simplicity as our guiding motto we can ship our bikes direct to your doorstep 99% assembled with our Ready to Ride" shipping, or choose to pick up a fully assembled PUBLIC bike at a local bike store partner in select cities. And you can even swing by any of our PUBLIC retails stores in San Francisco and Santa Monica to take a test ride and bring a bike home, all in the same day.
Whoever you are, wherever you live, we think the bicycle will bring convenience and joy into your every day. And we all could use a little more of that, right?