Protecting the planet two wheels at a time.

At the University of Dayton, we’re taking a stand. We’re exploring innovative ways to protect our environment. We’re challenging our students to help preserve our planet. And we’re making the effort worth their while. To reduce carbon emissions, we’re working to reduce the use of cars on campus.

We’re inviting incoming first-year students to take a pledge not to bring a car to campus for their first two years here. In exchange, we’re giving 100 incoming first-year students brand new Linus bicycles. Every pledge will make a difference. Magnified across campus, the change could be remarkable.

About the Bikes

Inspired by French design of the 50s and 60s, Linus bicycles combine simple elegance with modern comfort and reliability. With classic lines and practical features, Linus creates utilitarian city bikes that come with personality and style. So wherever your adventures take you, you'll feel like you're the star of an old French film — all while reducing carbon emissions and protecting our planet.

All offered Linus bicycle models feature:

  • Durable, Hi Tensile steel frame with Chromoly down tube 
  • Shimano NEXUS 3 Speed 
  • Tektro dual pivot calliper brakes w/ quick release 
  • 3-piece forged aluminum crank 
  • Double wall alloy rims with stainless steel spokes 
  • Genuine leather grips 
  • Mid-century alloy bell 
  • LINUS alloy rear rack 
  • Vintage-inspired LED headlamp 

Linus Roadster Sport: Medium (51 cm/20"), Large (59 cm/23”)
Linus Dutchi 3: Small (43 cm/26"), Medium (45.5 cm/18")

Linus Roadster and Dutchi Bicycles


In addition to preserving our environment, our bike program aims to connect students with the city of Dayton and Ohio’s natural beauty. We’re empowering students to explore cafés, shops and museums throughout Dayton. We’re giving them access to the expansive Miami Valley bike trails that spiderweb throughout the stunning landscapes of western Ohio. All the while, our bicycles also encourage our students to live active, healthy lives — in college and for many years beyond.

Scenic view of Dayton, OH


This program is open to all incoming UD first-year students for fall 2013. Admitted students will receive a pledge card in their acceptance packet. Complete and return the card to UD, and you’ll be entered to win a brand new bike. If you need a replacement pledge card, contact the office of admission and financial aid at 800-UD-PRIDE (800-837-7433) or

Taking part in this pledge will put incoming students in the running to receive a brand new Linus bicycle. From all the pledges we receive, we’ll randomly select 100 incoming first-year students to receive new bicycles. Though taking this pledge won’t guarantee you a new bicycle, we can guarantee it will make you part of creating a more sustainable future.


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