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The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the days are longer than ever — and pedaling around town on a brand new bicycle is the best way to savor all that summer has to offer! Inhabitat has teamed up with Linus Bikes to give one lucky reader a shiny new bicycle from their latest collection! You could win a sweet package worth a whopping $645 — including a brand new 7-speed Scout bicycle, a lightweight alloy rack and an awesome wire basket. All you need to do is convince us why you need this bike! The commenter with the best reason will claim the Scout and all these great prizes as his or her own. The deadline for this giveaway is Tuesday, July 9th, so enter today!

HOW TO ENTER:

1. SIGN UP FOR THE INHABITAT NEWSLETTER HERE > We’ll be announcing the winners in our weekly newsletter, so if you want to find out who won, you’ll need to receive it!

2. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW with your explanation why you need this bike. The more creative and specific, the better—bonus points for links to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and G+ photos that illustrate your point (use #GREENMYRIDE)

The deadline for this giveaway is Tuesday, July 9th. We’ll pick the photo and comment we like best and announce the winner in our July 11th newsletter.

THE DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, JULY 9th

The Scout – worth $545

Linus calls its sweet Scout cycle “the bike for everyone.” The Scout has an easy step-through frame, a comfortable upright riding stance and seven speeds that makes it the perfect bike to explore your world. Other features include:

  • A durable Hi Tensile steel frame with Chromoly down tube
  • A Shimano Acera 7 speed derailleur w/ MegaRange cassette
  • Tektro dual pivot caliper brakes
  • A forged aluminum crank
  • A chainguard w/ enclosed crank
  • Double wall alloy rims with stainless steel spokes
  • Linus Elysian tires w/ gum wall
  • Genuine leather grips
  • A mid-century alloy bell

Rear Rack – worth $55

Linus lightweight alloy rack sports your satchel, groceries, or panniers with refined, minimalist style. The sturdy rack has lots of places to secure bungee cords, allowing you to stow away your bag and leave your back and shoulders free to enjoy the ride.

Rear Wire Basket – worth $45

Drawing inspiration from vintage New England clam baskets, Linus created this easy, no fuss wire bike basket. Simply hang it off your rear rack or detach it and carry it by its wood handle.

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  1. akimoggie July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I have just moved to Asheville for college, literally as of yesterday, and I don’t have a car. I would love to have a bike of my own to be able to ride to and around my campus, and through the city as needed. Linus has made such beautiful bikes that I’ve dreamed of riding, but could never afford since I can barely afford going to college. This would really be a dream come true. Thank you for the opportunity.

  2. aasinger84 July 2, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Ode to Linus
    I was driving my old Saturn to work in late May,
    and I began pondering what I could do to delay
    the time spent in the office in exchange for a perfect sunny day.
    I thought, I could drive slower and have more time to daydream,
    or I could even play hooky so that I have a day by the stream.
    Maybe I should screech to the boss and say I have a sore throat,
    and then go outside to the farm to pet the neighbor’s cute goat.
    If only I had a way, to slow down my day to appreciate the real beauty around,
    I would beg Her Royal Highness to buy me a Linus so that nature could naturally have its way.
    If given the opportunity through #GREENMYRIDE, oh yes, hell yes, on the path I would glide,
    with my shiny new Scout bike and wire basket in tow, and yes, this beauty would definitely be worshiped, fo sho.

    Potential proud owner of a Linus Scout bike: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1011173_10151521400142898_1873796932_n.jpg

  3. tinaj July 2, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I live in the city, so using a car is a pain. Walking is fun, but riding a biking would be more efficient; and I could do more errands on a bike with a basket. I lost my bike in a bad break-up with a boyfriend…his mom ended up using it and left it out in the rain, no less. So, even if I did have the bike, it would be rusted out. If I had a bike, I\\\’d also be able to join my friends on bike rides and bike-a-thons. I have a helmet and a lock, but no bike to go with it.

  4. LisaLou July 2, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I’m over weight and out of shape and I need to make a change! My daughter loves to go biking but the bike I have is miserably uncomfortable so I dread going. This looks like a great bike, big comfy seat, high handle bars so you can sit up right. Ahh, to ride a bike without a sore butt and aching back… What a dream!

  5. the1cyn July 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Been trying to loose weight. Have cut back on the goodies but this would be the greatest to add more exercise to my life. Please enter me.

  6. whispertrance July 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    When I was younger I loved to ride my bike – in a home packed full of people, it was my only source of solitude. The wind blowing through my hair, the card flapping against the spokes echoing down the street, and the open road – nothing was better to me. As I grew older, I outgrew my bike, eventually being unable to ride it without serious discomfort. The only other bike we had in our home had a bent tire, though was still usable. I still rode, until, eventually, that bike fell apart – while I was riding it!

    Since I’ve moved away from home, I haven’t been able to ride due to not having a bike. My friends engage on treks across the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s bike trails almost every weekend, leaving a poor, bike-less me alone to slave over papers and research at home. I’d love this bike so I can get back into it and have some fun with my friends on the weekend!

  7. mritchken July 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Gotta save the planet!

  8. Stylianos Chatzigiannis July 2, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    well ..first of all .. some ”clever” boys … stollen it few months ago, from my car parking … it was a gift from my wife …anyway , since then … i am without it … thats it .. simple reason … thats all ..i cant afford it this last period to buy a new one …i have much more important priorites .. .. if ???..it will be great pleasure for me ..merci ..

  9. shahriar izadi July 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    It is the most delicious candy for my 61 years old wife, which I can not afford buying her such a bicycle .

  10. subsomatic July 2, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    What a sweet ride! I\\\’m currently learning to ride my free cycled (read: very old) mountain bike around town to meetings and coffee shops. I run my own business and am a green fanatic, so this bike would be a huge asset!

  11. pamelad July 2, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I will ride it, and it will be ridden and we will both live happy fulfilling lives.

  12. catherineadele July 2, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Because it’s awesome! And I would love to have an awesome, new bike to cart my kid around in!

  13. GL Long July 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I’ve recently moved close to downtown and would love a bike so that I can reduce my need for a car. This great bike with its rack and basket would allow me to run errands and do my grocery shopping. It would also be nice to have it to enjoy the thrill of riding a bike again.

  14. LoveGreen City July 2, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Hi! I foster kittens in New York for the Sean Casey Animal Shelter. I live a few stops by train away from the shelter and I have to go on the subway with the kittens. I always feel very bad about it. They are so scared and have been through so much. The subway makes a lot of noise that they\\\’re not used to and it\\\’s often very crowed. I feel that if I could transport them on a bike, it would be less stressful for them and for me. I would make a special attachment for the crate. I don\\\’t have a bike, because it cost a lot of money and all that I have goes to the care of the kittens. You can see my progress on my blog http://lovegreencity.be/category/dieren/
    Hope you\\\’ll consider me! THX!

  15. Lisa July 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    i need to lose weight. i need to make major changes in my life because i am stuck in a rut. this bike would allow me to be more active and perhaps ride to school since i returned to college at age 43. this bike would help me feel like the real me again instead of this chubby version i carry around 24/7. help me be active again and live more a green lifestyle which i am all for anyways. thanks.

  16. Jessica Pero July 2, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Oh this is something I would LOVE to have! Need? Maybe, maybe not. But it SURE would help! I have always loved to bike, but since having kids I just haven’t done it. To take a half hour every morning for some “me” time would be amazing, and even better if I could get some exercise while doing it! I am pregnant with my fourth little one and due in August. My third is 18 months, and I hadn’t even BEGUN to get my body back after having him when I got pregnant this time. I feel uncomfortable in my own skin and want to be proactive about changing that. Just getting some fresh air and exercise on a daily basis would be a wonderful place to start. :)

  17. jerkstore July 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Oh man I just want the baskets. Nothing like being able to bike to the grocery store and fill up without wasting plastic bags. And I won’t have to keep borrowing my brother’s fixie (which makes it difficult with all the hills en route to the store). Thanks Inhabitat!

  18. chazmatz July 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I find old bikes that have been tossed away, left for dead, in dumpsters. Yes, I dumpster dive for old bikes. I hear them crying out for new owners. Ever since I re-purposed my older sisters bike into a dirt-loving trail monster when I was 12, I’ve lived for bikes being able to come back from the dead and be loved and appreciated by people. My daughter has taken my street cruiser for her work at the local farm, which leaves me with no local commuter. My Linus bike would be for me, to cruise to the farmer’s market to the library to the bank and through the lives of many.

    Here’s a few of them I’ve rehabbed…
    http://pinterest.com/chazmatz/bikes-i-ve-salvaged/

  19. amos616 July 2, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    This would be perfect to ride to work in!

  20. resqdogz resqdogz July 2, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I would very much appreciate this beautiful mode of transport for my beautiful Paraguayan daughter, who is entering her second year of university studies next month:

    Given the metropolitan location of her school, automobiles are discouraged (in addition to being pollutive and “brown”, by their very nature) and a bicycle-mode of transport would be ideal for her commute between work and school.

    I only wish that I could afford to provide her with such an elegant mode of transport during her summer employment season, as she is currently compelled to walk a considerable distance from our home in order to fulfill her work schedule.

    Thank you!

  21. albs59 July 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    This great bike is exactly what I need for my pursuit always being greener. I walk or ride a bike whenever possible. Just yesterday I shopped had lunch and got my exercise all by riding my and leaving the car in the garage. Unfortunately my bike is old and needs new bearings. A new great bike like this one will be used appreciated
    every day!

  22. lunachique July 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I already own a mountain bike that was given to me by my former neighbors. Now I am divorced and out on my own and working towards driving. My current bike is extremely difficult to get to the grocery store and back because I don\\\’t have a basket or a rack on the back like this little beauty. Thanks for the chance!

  23. chazmatz July 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I find old bikes that have been tossed away, left for dead, in dumpsters. Yes, I dumpster dive for old bikes. I hear them crying out for new owners. Ever since I re-purposed my older sisters bike into a dirt-loving trail monster when I was 12, I’ve lived for bikes being able to come back from the dead and be loved and appreciated by people. My daughter has taken my street cruiser for her work at the local farm, which leaves me with no local commuter. My Linus bike would be for me, to cruise to the farmer’s market to the library to the bank and through the lives of many.

    Here’s a few of them I’ve rehabbed…

    http://pinterest.com/chazmatz/bikes-i-ve-salvaged/

  24. dpena71 July 2, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Why I should win this wonderful bike? First off, I choose not to drive and well, my current bike was stolen leaving me to public transportation at the time being.

    I also work part time farming and could utilize the basket space for small runs into town as the farm is only 15 miles away to our drop off point.

    Besides these points, I am very active in my sustainable lifestyle and I think you\\\’d agree!

  25. leck22 July 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    i’ve been wanting to get a bike for years for riding around philly – especially for long rides along the river trail with my dog in a dog trailer behind me!!!

  26. murtz July 2, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I would love to have a new bike and yours is really pretty. I keep wearing mine out. Actually, right now, I have 2 that I keep borrowing parts from one to put onto the other. I get up every single morning about 4:45 a.m. The only time that I do not ride is when it is icy or there is lightening, which is not very often. I ride about 20 miles every morning and there are some people that I know and some that I don\’t know and I put their paper on their porch. And, I also have different places that I have little cats waiting for me to come and give them a scratch on the head and feed them. Anyway, I am desperate need of a good bike so that I can continue my early morning travels around town. Thank you for your consideration and have a happy and very green day!

  27. esiwbor2 July 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I should win this bike as a penance for working at a big oil company.
    I have been working on a green energy project and until that comes to
    market I would ride my shiny new bike to work at big oil

    rob

  28. Diana Brito July 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Because it would be so much better if I could bike instead of drive everywhere – yep, I am trying to change my ways.

  29. Bryant Turnage July 2, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I need this bike to ride it around the city as people do.

    Here’s my bonus comment: Give us a simple form to fill out and award these things at random, instead of making us jump through so many hoops. I almost never enter Inhabitat contests because they seem unnecessarily complicated.

  30. turnageb July 2, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I need this bike to ride it around the city as people do.

    Here\’s my bonus comment: Give us a simple form to fill out and award these things at random, instead of making us jump through so many hoops. I almost never enter Inhabitat contests because they seem unnecessarily complicated.

  31. kirilei July 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    In college I was an avid biker….fast forward (a few years) I’m a stay at home entrepreneur, meaning I’m starting a home-based business – so hardly leave the apartment. It’s sad (cue teeny violins). But bikes are expensive! And all my money goes towards my startup…while walking is also fun I long to feel the breeze in my hair again. Help??! Ps: no pictures on Facebook. It’s dark in here. So sad. Help me get out.

  32. athomas July 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I would definitely love to #greenmyride since it would be a serious upgrade from walking and the subway. I’m a student, as well as a part-time pet sitter and intern at an environmental organization in D.C., so getting around the entire city is very necessary. It would be great to have a bike and not have to worry about taking the D.C. metro (it’s pretty temperamental in the summer). Plus, I have this cute image in my head of taking my dog Yuay for a ride in the front basket :)

  33. designerdogs July 2, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Shiny, new bike come be mine! I have no car and love to to cycle. I like being green and like the color blue. You would give me more energy, so I wouldn’t be blue. I have no bike now; so would you be mine!

  34. Steve Singer July 2, 2013 at 10:46 am

    My wife used to have a simple 3-speed bicycle that she loved to ride. We gave that bike to our daughter who has lost it or discarded it over the years. My wife now has a mountain bike that she finds way to complicated and as a result she doesn’t much any more. This bike would be perfect for her.

  35. Chris Tripolino July 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I’m really trying to #greenmyride! With our 3rd child on the way, I’m hoping to trade our two cars and my motorcycle in for a van. I currently ride my bike to work, but I can’t carry the stuff that I need to and after a few days of riding in the rain, I could really use some fenders! I was excited to see this – just what I was looking for for my short commute and rolling around town. Thanks for your consideration and all of the great posts!

  36. lleonahad July 2, 2013 at 10:36 am

    I am a disabled Vietnam vet and have very limited income. I live 2 miles from in a rural area. I can get out and go to town when I need something. I would really like to start using a bike to exercise my hip and legs to keep me in better physical shape. I have always celebrated Earth Day and am a committed environmentalist. The addition of bags and basket would help me to bring back groceries and such things.
    Thank you for donating the bike. Just \\\”Keep on Keepin\\\’ on\\\”!!!!!!

  37. aarondood July 2, 2013 at 10:27 am

    just want to win stuff so i enter :D

  38. nora July 2, 2013 at 10:19 am

    I have a bike and use it often, but my teenager got her bike stolen. I remember how totally devastated I felt the last time I had a bike stolen (many years ago) and I would love to be able to present my daughter with a new one. Next time I am sure she will take better care and be able to enjoy many more summers of bike riding… :)

  39. cfrey.0 July 2, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I love to bike. My fiance does not own a bike.
    I ride my bike to work. My fiance curses at cyclists in the bike lane on her way to work.
    I take long rides on the weekend. My fiance rides me for being out for so long on the weekends.

    I love my fiance. I need to get her a bike.

  40. speedjohn July 2, 2013 at 12:28 am

    This would be a great cruiser for the bike crawls with room for six pack on the way.

  41. Robin Suzanne July 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Meet my bicycle, Maxine…
    She’s cranky, slow to start, reluctant to change gears and sluggish on the uphill, which forces me to dismount and lead her along dangling a carrot just out of reach. She hates the rain and in her anxiety to return to her warm, dry stable, she refuses to stop at street corners; a trait that makes my hair gray and gives my heart an unpleasant thrill. Her kickstand needs Viagra, her brakes are tired, her tires are flaking and her skin has a terminal rust condition.

    I was born on the wrong side of the baby boom, so I know I’m much older than Maxine, and we both show our years, but Maxine is due for some major surgery, which would result in basically a new bike. That is not an option on what I laughingly call my budget.

    I have a lock, but even when I forget to use it, oddly, the bicycle thieves pass her by. Perhaps they realize that under that rust beats the heart of a beast that knows it is my only mode of transportation. More likely, they see no value in the dear old rust-bucket.

    Maxine struggles valiantly on, but she needs to retire to a tropical isle, kick back on the beach and smile as the cabana boys deliver her an icy Mai Tai. But Maxine must soldier on unless the lovely Scout could come to live with me. Scout’s baskets will be a welcome addition for grocery shopping. And I promise to feed her milk and cookies and let her sleep with the dog.
    http://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/general/bikes-and-riding/30336/

  42. wheresmyrain July 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    I need a bike. The heat of the summer is on, and I am one car down. I need to have some wheels to get me to some air conditioned locals.

  43. rdemarest July 1, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Hmm, what’s missing, I know, a bike! I’ve already got a helmet so you know I’ll stay safe, but it’s not much use without a bike to go with it! My boyfriend is an avid biker and I would love to be able to start sharing in that with him, but bikes are just so expensive. If I won this bike, it would be put to use right away on the trails around Boston and would be a boon to my weekly grocery shopping trip!

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=696689960846&set=a.528762952916.2045058.27502032&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf

  44. User1 July 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    I need a bike to ride around the city so that I don’t have to use my car so very often.

  45. Eric_Sever July 1, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I would like to win this bike to take on a cross-country cycle ride so I can share my travels and experiences with the wonderful citizens of the world wide web and help encourage others to be mindful, active, and live sustainably!

  46. mackilston July 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    This bike…..My daily commute involves waiting for an unpredictable period of time for a streetcar that should be shuttling happy people across the city but is instead herding a resentful crowd by means of a failing transit system. With a gorgeous bike like this, I could hop on the waterfront trail and pedal the ten kilometers each way to work, taking in the scenery and saving money. Daydreaming, instead of waiting.

  47. zach caron July 1, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    This will be a fast a bulbous soalution ford my dc lobbying pusher ma give to meam

  48. Elisabeth Morrey July 1, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    My goal for winning this bike is to use it everyday to run errands. Now that my kids are old enough not to need car seats…..we are all planning on biking everyday. My children both have nice new bikes….mine, is old and in major dis-repair. Help this mom to continue to do the right thing…..but with style and efficiency. Cheers to less automobiles on the road!

  49. Yehudis Lewis July 1, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    My daughter is trying to get in shape. She would love this.

  50. D Messenger July 1, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I want this bike. I can’t decide if my explanation of WHY I want the bike should elicit sympathy (i.e., I so want a bicycle, but can’t afford one because I spent all my money taking care of sick relatives …), appeal to compassion(i.e., This bike would improve my health because I have a connective tissue disorder that makes it difficult for me to walk …), or just try to be humorous (i.e., Someone left my bike out in the rain and it got all rusted ….). Truth is, this bike is beautiful and I would love to have it. Also, all of the above is truthful as well.

  51. kbeekman July 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    This is the bike my wife needs to commute to her job in DC where she goes everyday to help protect the environment. It would replace her 20 year old bike.

  52. thekinginyellow July 1, 2013 at 8:30 am

    i recently lost two bikes and my wife would love this one!

  53. tianoliver July 1, 2013 at 2:32 am

    I lived in Guangzhou, China for 5 years, when i walking on the way to my office, i feel so hard to transfer between bus and subway, car plate is hard to get. i like bike, but there is no room for it, the city full of cars, wish one day China go back 30 years as a bike kingdom #GREENMYRIDE

  54. oliver7ian July 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

    I lived in Guangzhou, China for 5 years, when i walking on the way to my office, i feel so hard to transfer between bus and subway, car plate is hard to get. i like bike, but there is no room for it, the city full of cars, wish one day China go back 30 years as a bike kingdom #GREENMYRIDE

  55. Tyler Zweistein June 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    i need this bike to get to and from work and the grocery store

  56. Janet Jorgensen June 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    It’s not for me. No, really. It’s actually for my 12 year old daughter. I call her the red-headed warrior princess. She’s an amazon child, growing non-stop and while I think it’s cute that she hits her knees on her handle bars while peddling her current too small bike, SHE on the other hand doesn’t care for the pain and bruising. Toughen up kid! But in truth, I’d like for her to go with me on my rides on the river parkway and to the farmer’s market but it’s too far to go if your knees don’t fit under your handle bars. Help a ginger and her momma out!

  57. Elizabeth Abra June 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    When I was a kid, I used to ride my bike everywhere. Some of the best memories I have were learning how to ride a bike, and then having that freedom to ride wherever I pleased. The wind blowing by me while I flew across town to school, work, or social gatherings, I can remember the euphoria of feeling as though I were flying, as if I had wings. As I got older, my smaller town grew up too. While my travels expanded from just a few blocks, to a couple of miles, and then “across town”- I found it harder and more dangerous to travel by bike. I sold my wings and bought a car, joining the masses. However, as my town continues to expand, traveling on 2 wheels has been made more accessible. Bicycle lanes and trails have been added in, along with safer policies for riders on the street. If I received this bike, I could be a bigger part of the community, and help the environment (and my wallet). I could also do something for someone else; as a child, my fiancé never had the joy of learning how to ride a bike. I would love to teach him how to ride, and then to ride around town with him. I want to give him that pleasure of the wind while you ride- that feeling of flying. Help me give him his wings!

  58. Orikleinnyc June 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    I need this bike for two reasons 1) to replace my 7 speed which got washed away by Hurricane Sandy ;( and 2: ride with my 8 year old daughter to school in NyC who just got finished with studying sustainable transportation alternatives. Oh and I have been dreaming of a Linus 4 ever !

  59. Malia Du Mont June 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    My goal is to make my car obsolete and to live a more healthy lifestyle. I already ride the bus to work, but I find myself driving my car short distances to do errands. If I had a bike, I would run the errands using my bike instead. Even in the absence of a bike now, I try to think in biking terms: you have to change your mindset to move beyond cars. So I find myself eagerly reminding myself “when I have a bike, I will ride it to the grocery store” instead of just mindlessly jumping into my car. Also, I think it will be fun to notice all the things I don’t see when I’m driving along in my car. I think I’ll get to know my neighborhood better. When you ride a bike, you’re part of it and when you’re in a car, you’re just passing through it.

  60. mindlgrrl June 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I would like to win this bike for my mom so we can ride together to get more active and stay healthy!

  61. Lilish GuGo June 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I need this bike because I’ve never had one. In my city,San Luis Potosi,Mexico, the use of bikes are begining to change people’s way of transportation, there are events like this: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ciclo-v%C3%ADa-San-Luis-Potos%C3%AD/158006344231699 , and every thursday there is a ride at night around all the city.
    I also need it to go to school and the place I work out. I’m always depending on other people or have to use the terrible public transportation that exists here in Mexico.
    It would be awesome to win it because I’m pretty sure they don’t even sell it here.

  62. Talex June 30, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    This bike would not only green up my ride, it would green up ME! I could get around faster and more efficiently AND not have to use the car for local errands like groceries, library…. I would have the added bonus of becoming fit and streamlined myself. A new and sustainable ME! — wouldn’t that be awesome!

  63. Taminar June 30, 2013 at 2:19 am

    I need this bike because I don’t have a bike. I don’t live that far from work that I couldn’t bike there. Even though my husband is afraid I’ll be hit by a car or shot on the way, I would like to give it a try, and I will, if I can win this beautiful bike.

  64. Rkq903 June 30, 2013 at 1:47 am

    I want to win this bike to show my 2 year old the joys of biking. I currently have a third hand bike and it is ready for the scrap heap and not road worthy.

  65. skyfrog June 29, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    My bike got stolen. Jerk. Should have had insurance…

  66. Monika Sznel June 29, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Although I change the place of living pretty often, this year I’m beating my own records as from Warsaw I moved to Viena and after that I’m going to Copenhagen. Despite other rankings of world’s most livable cities, Monocle’s makes Copenhagen the winner and I tell you why: people put the fun between their legs there. Let me try to make Linus pride of this city!

  67. Frederick Cooke June 29, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Because I live in this great town for cycling! and have yet to get a bike.

  68. txchicn June 29, 2013 at 3:41 am

    As a hipster in my soul, and a pauper in real life, having a dutch bicycle speaks to me on a deep spiritual level.

    If I win, I solemnly swear to bike to work and school utilizing the newly created bike lanes the city has been judiciously drawing for the past year, I will bike to the Farmer’s Market with cute hemp-made panniers for locally grown produce, carry at least one puppy in the rear basket, attach a trailer for weekend glamping excursions, add a solar charger for my phone (to keep track of my impressive mileage)and dynamo lights to keep rolling into the night.

  69. StankovicH June 29, 2013 at 2:55 am

    My old bicycle is getting rusty and I’m getting fat. I will ride it to school, work and maybe finally I will teach my dog to run beside me, while I’ll be on my new bike. I’m a student in Slovakia and I don’t get money from my parents anymore, so this would save my fitness and will bring joy in to my life.

  70. Beverly Payton June 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

    I am fifty two years old and although I have a driver’s license, have not driven in over 13 years! This wonderful bike would give me back my independence!

  71. mrsblankenship June 29, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Exactly 11 months ago, July 27 2012, my birthday, someone broke into our house and stole my black Linus Dutchi 3 speed. My husband and I moved 30 miles north to the Village of West Greenville, SC so I could be a part of the artist community here. I’m a textile artist and had unsuccessfully been seeking creative community for four years before we found this gem of a neighborhood. Since we only have one car, I planned to walk or ride my bike to work everyday. I waited 3 years to get that Linus bike and was so excited to use it as my primary transportation. But before we ever opened the shop, a man broke into the house and stole my husband’s and my bikes (not to mention my college ring and all my grandma’s jewelry). The police did a thorough search of all the area pawn shops and recovered Joshua’s bike and most of the jewelry, but we never got the Linus back. Since then all our extra income has been used to keep the shop open. I would love to have this bike.

  72. David Scherer June 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Because I let a girl drive my ’95 wrangler while I was out of town for a week and now I need a new clutch.

  73. Erin Mack June 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    My husband and I are moving to a smaller town where a car won’t be necessary. I have dreams where I am riding my bike to the store with a cart attached to haul all my groceries. I would love to make my dreams a reality.

  74. liaisonsus June 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Believe it or not, I live in Los Angeles, Ca and have not had a car since 2002 when my son totalled my BMW.
    Instead, I ride a bike A few of my bikes were stolen and now I ride a second hand bike that is not so safe anymore but good bikes are expensive.
    I do everything on my bike that I also take on Public Transport.
    Just have to ward off the soccer moms in their SUVs. They are the worst! My helmet has saved my life many times and it has proof of it! Just always wear a helmet and make your kids wear them too!

  75. PastorLiveGreen June 28, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    My friends call me the “Live Green” preacher, which I take as a major compliment. Now with this bike, I would love to ride around NYC to spread the “Green Gospel” to the non-believers.

    Seriously, while reading through some of these great comments and the articles on this amazing website, I realized that we are all ministers “preaching to the choir” as my pastor would say in our church.

    We here all have some green habits we\’ve adopted and incorporated into our lifestyle. We know about the consequences to our planet if we don\’t change our habits. But what about the masses who still think Earth Day is as big a joke as global warming? These naysayers are legion and are the single greatest threat to our Earth’s demise.

    Now here’s the thing, these people aren\’t just “out there” – they are our friends, spouse, lovers, brothers, sisters, step-children, co-workers, bosses, etc. Often times, we avoid discussions around sustainable living because we fear it may lead to an argument or we\’re afraid of being teased, ridiculed or called out as “hippies” (which has happened to me…calling out my brother and uncles). But we need to persist in these efforts and not run away from the fight.

    As an African-American woman, I see this as the Civil Rights Movement of our generation. And much like those who confronted, protested, marched, were ridiculed, spat on, water hosed, and had dogs sicced on them such was their level of commitment to doing what was right, to bring about change for the betterment of humanity.

    My promise is to bring that same level of commitment to communicate and engage, to not run from the “fight” when I encounter these legion of naysayers who due to ignorance, fear, and helplessness continue to live in denial to the truth – that we are destroying our planet. If I can be the catalyst for 10 people who\’ll change 10 more and so on, then I would have multiplied my impact beyond my acting alone.

    To paraphrase Dr. King:

    “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for (Earth’s) freedom

    http://instagram.com/p/bHDA_PnatD/

  76. shellyrobyn June 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I’d give this bike to my mom who just starting to love the outdoors.. she’s been walking in the neighborhood but that’s not practical for her work route.. she wants to ride though…

  77. Liz Hatlas June 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

    I live in Denver, CO and I see people riding their bikes all over the city. I aspire to someday join them. My bike was stolen when I was 15, and I have not ridden a bike since. It has been over 25 years for me. I really do hope it’s like they say…

  78. Pepsi June 28, 2013 at 10:50 am

    I would go up Fulton St. where there are sushi shop selling rainbow rolls and botchers and cheese shops and deli selling candies in bulk. I am going to cross any bridges in Brooklyn which takes me into any neighborhood in the city. A fiend who has no legs to bike would let me visit his loft in China Town. We taste all the cheeses and there will be some bribe left probably. I then go home up the bridge.

  79. mks49 June 28, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Am I ever ready for a new bike!
    I am working for my City this summer on our new Sustainability Plan, and one of the big things I’m hoping to get done is to put bike lanes throughout Downtown. It’s a madhouse for anyone wanting to bike right now, so I’m keen to get these bike lanes established. Our City is ready to become less dependent on cars and begin a healthier, more sustainable era! With a new bike, hopefully I can lead the way by example!
    My last bike was sized for a 10 year old me, so when I fell off the tiny thing and broke my ankle I knew it was time for a real bike! As a broke college student and an unpaid intern, a little help in the transportation department will be greatly appreciated!! What any aspiring urban planner needs! Plus, The Scout is gorgeous!

  80. Kyra Gorski June 28, 2013 at 10:46 am

    I am unable to drive as I can’t feel the pedals due to my Multiple Sclerosis. Riding a bike I can actually do as there are foot belts available for people like me. I have been borrowing a friend’s bike on occassion, but I would love one of my own so I can have a little more freedom and get around town by myself.

  81. hollycbaxter June 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    I would use the bike to keep up with my family on our new communities expanded Greenway System. Right now my two oldest have bikes as well as my husband. I currently walk with the baby because we can’t really afford to purchase me a bike. We are looking into putting the baby in a front bike carrier which would leave me walking solo while dad keeps up with the kids. http://www.greenways.org/

  82. hcbaxter June 28, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I would use the bike to keep up with my family on our new communities expanded Greenway System. Right now my two oldest have bikes as well as my husband. I currently walk with the baby because we can’t afford to purchase me a bike. We are looking into putting the baby in a front bike carrier which would leave me walking solo while dad keeps up with the kids. http://www.greenways.org/

  83. danielcharbonneau June 28, 2013 at 10:07 am

    I live in Watertown, MASS. (you remember; where the Boston Marathon bombers ended up); I am 81 years old and have been riding a bike since I was 9,paying $17 for a used, fixed gear bike so I could get a newspaper route to help out my family of 10 siblings. A long life; lots of ups and down, but mostly downs now as I add things up.I had a bike but now is beyond repair with my small Social Security income. But the bike has been my life, as I credit it for my healthy heart with an athlete\\\\\\\’s pulse of 35,low blood pressure, and low cholesterol . But now, no bike. I used the bike for shopping, for doctor and dental appointments; for going anywhere really. I could never hope to purchase a Linus bike…unless I won the Lotto, and that doesn\\\\\\\’t seem likely. I\\\\\\\’m entering this contest, hoping that the odds in my favor are better than winning the lottery.

  84. rosep11 June 28, 2013 at 9:02 am

    If I win this lovely bicycle, my daughter, (she is 20 yrs old,) is the one who I would give it to. Although I myself would absolutely love to have it, for the last few years I have an ill- defined neurological disease that prevents me from being able to walk on my own, or have the ability to ride a bike. I am certainly looking forward to the day when I am able to ride again. It was great exercise and such a joy to do. :-} It is important to my daughter and myself to take care of the earth for others and the animals. She did have an older car. Edna was it\’s name. :-) Edna hung in for my daughter as long as she could. But, as happens with so many things and people, she just couldn\’t continue any longer. I am not blessed with the finances to replace Edna. My daughter has always loved riding bikes. This would be such a wonderful way for her to go to work, get about town, and to be in the outdoors while not leaving any damage in the world. If we don\’t win the bike, I congratulate the person who does! Thank you so much for making this offer!

  85. speshalkay June 28, 2013 at 4:52 am

    I would love this bike. I want to abandon the sweaty lycra and dodgy shorts for a more glamorous and sophisticated look, albeit still with the rosy cheeks. If I won, I would donate my old Claude Butler to a worthy clause, and buy myself some Monkeylectric lights to drive around town spreading the word about the benefits of cycling! Wooooo!

  86. Stylianos Chatzigiannis June 28, 2013 at 2:55 am

    i had once … stolen by some smart guys ….so ..with great joy …what else ??,,….Merci …

  87. B2 June 28, 2013 at 1:42 am

    I don\’t have a bike. I drive to work. I want to bike to work to save both the cost and pollution from driving.

  88. Kathleen Harnois June 27, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    My bike’s an old 90s veteran, the front brake already taking its Social Security checks. It’s led me up and down the scabbed roads of Austin, on my way to work at my lab, to get my groceries, or to come back home.

    The handles are too rickety, the brakes too old, and the tires too wobbly to go for anything other than the necessary. Pilgrimages to yoga happen too infrequently, because it’s too dangerous to use my tottering old geezer in speeding traffic.

    I need something younger. An extension of myself that’ll make my path easier and smoother. Something that will feel like it was always part of me. A partner. And this one could be the one.

  89. thehoove June 27, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    32 years old and I don’t have a driver’s licence. ‘Nuff said. What a beauty of a bicycle – elegant, and functional, too.

  90. rktrix June 27, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    1) I need to exercise and improve my health. I am diabetic with high cholesterol and high triglycerides. You know, the kind that can only be nudged downward with exercise!!
    2) I need to explore my world. I’m near beach trails and bike paths. I’m near a very busy small down downtown where parking can be a drag!
    3) Sometimes, we need that “2nd car”. I usually take the bus, but when the local bus only runs every half hour, and there is another half hour delay to transfer to the bus to the “big city”… I could save time by biking. SERIOUSLY!
    4) This is a really great bike. The step through design will be easier on my hips as I re-learn that exercise is a good thing!

  91. flibbertigibbet June 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I’ve been wanting to take up biking for a while now, but city-biking scares me a bit so I’ve stuck with walking and buses and asking friends for rides.
    If I win this bike, I’ll take that as a sign from the universe; I’m meant to face my fears and become a bike person! :-)

  92. sbeecee June 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I need this bike so I can cruise around town with my wife and reduce our car trips. She has a single speed that’s great in our neighborhood, but I need a bike like this one that has gears to get me up the steep Seattle hills between home and work (http://instagram.com/p/YkvteZCvjv/). Also, I’ve always toyed with the idea of riding to work year-round, but have never made the investment in fenders– this bike already has those in spades. Not to mention that basket and rack which would be great for making grocery store trips and leaving my car at home. C’mon Inhabitat- #GREENMYRIDE! https://twitter.com/SBeeCee/status/350391700943941634

  93. krebsy1 June 27, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    I am moving to a new house. Right down the street from the grocery store. My wife really wants to get a bike and ride to get groceries and I think she would look damn cute on this bike!

  94. MichelleD. June 27, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I would love to use this bike in a raffle to raise funds for my local food bank!

  95. pava June 27, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I need this bike so i can bike ride with my kids this summer around the neighborhood, in the park and at the beach. I need this bike because bike riding is a fun way to exercise! I need this bike to reduce my carbon footprint-less driving of my car, the bike has a basket to handle some groceries.

  96. Jenny LS June 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    About three weeks ago, I ran over a tire-plugging tool, of all things. I needed a bike.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200760453846614&set=a.2306253948723.124672.1620522344&type=1&relevant_count=1

  97. Justin Marks June 27, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Two years ago, I rebuilt my Mom’s 1970′s department store English three speed knock off to ride my daughter to school and to ride to work.

    Its range is limited to 1.5 miles because of its age and it only has three gears. I can get her to school, but it can not make it all the way to work. The Scout would be sweet to extend our range and go on longer rides, running more errands by bicycle and continuing our effort to be a car-lite family.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=339108282886654&l=afa27f7b0c

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=339108282886654&l=afa27f7b0c

  98. Joshua Hanks June 27, 2013 at 12:19 am

    Next year, Portland will finish construction of the nation’s FIRST car-free bridge, not far from where this pic was taken. It’ll carry light rail, bus, pedestrians, and of course bicycles! A new Linus bike would be the perfect way to celebrate this historic project. https://m.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10201264478955248&id=1270163955&set=a.1159588111115.24203.1270163955&__user=1270163955

  99. agoedrich June 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    If I were so lucky an win a sparkling new Scout bike by Linus I would be able to enjoy my morning commute through the beautiful city of Sacrament on two wheels instead of 4 wheels :) Wish me luck!

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