It’s time for the Commuter Bike Giveaway!

The North Columbia Environmental Society is giving away nine “beautifully tuned and refurbished commuter bikes.”

There’s a catch, of course: You have to write a 300-word story to convince them that you are worthy to receive one.

“Send us a story stating why you need a bike — creativity is encouraged,” it said in a statement. “You must include your name, age, height (for bike sizing), email and phone number.  If you are applying for someone else with social and/or economic barriers please, identify as such.”

Send applications to with subject header “Bike Give Away Application.”

You must be available to pick up your bike on June 2, 2012.

The Commuter Bike Giveaway is a very popular annual contest sponsored by the NCES.