December 28th, 2011

2011 has been a fun and feisty year at PUBLIC, largely as a result of many great customers and staff. Thanks to all our supporters. We’re ending the year on a very optimistic note, and we have several new exciting ideas and directions for 2012. We’re growing at a fast pace, and this keeps us motivated.

We’re a small team of entrepreneurial people hell bent on changing the world in modest ways. We operate from our small office and store in South Park, and we have retail partners and dealers around the country. We have some major growth plans and initiatives for 2012 and beyond, and we need to recruit some other people and partners to work with us.

We have listed these opportunities below. We would appreciate if you passed this along to anyone interested, especially local Bay Area residents. We are looking for the following:

Director of Operations / Chief Operating Officer
We are a small company, and a business title like COO seems a tad formal to us. But we’re essentially looking for the person to head up the operations of our business and organization. This is a senior position for someone skilled and experienced in retail operations, process and disciplines. They do not need to have experience in the bicycle industry. They do need to be committed to our mission and lifestyle. Visit our PUBLIC Jobs page for more details. Email resume to

Retail Store Manager
We plan to open another store in early in 2012. We will need a Retail Store Manager with strong people and merchandising skills. This person doesn’t need to have bicycle industry experience, but they need to love bicycles, sales, and customer service. Visit our PUBLIC Jobs page for more details. Email resume to

Food Concession Partner
Bicycle cafes have been sprouting up across the US and in Europe. We love seeing the connection between food, bikes, and local community. We are tossing around ideas for an extension of our San Francisco store concept to sell some form of simple food and beverages. If you are a San Francisco-based food operator or caterer that can help us develop and manage this concept, please email

We have over a dozen retail partners and dealers across the country. We’re looking for other dealers in cities where we are not currently located. If you are interested or have a favorite local bike shop that you think should carry PUBLIC bikes, email

Pop Up Locations and Managers
We get a lot of inquiries to set up temporary pop-up PUBLIC stores around the country. We’re open to this concept in propitious locations where we do not have stores or dealers. If you can find and manage a PUBLIC pop-up in places as diverse as Marfa, Texas or Portland, OR, email with concept ideas.