I came across these clean, well designed bikes and thought the idea was simple, yet brilliant! The company was started with the idea that a bike could and should do more. Here's a bit about their story and how they began: "After hauling six neighbor kids around in a wheel barrow bucket bolted to the front of our first prototype, we started to realize what a bicycle can really do. But the bucket on the front, like the box of the European design, creates an awkward center of gravity. So we stretched the chassis and put the bucket on the back. With the natural feel and balance of the rear bucket, you can ride with confidence knowing your load is secure and your cargo is protected.
We are not the first to place a load on a bicycle but we are the first to do it right. Tested for up to 600 pounds, the Madsen kg271 is as burly as it is elegant.
So whether you use your Madsen Cycle to drop the kids off at soccer practice, pick up your groceries from the market, or pile in your tools for your next project, we hope you’ll fall in love with your new Madsen Cycle—like we have." Be sure to check them out! *Hint, if you reside in the U.S, you can win a Madsen bike! Click here to find out more contest details. (sadly, I am in Canada, but I hope those in the U.S enter! It's quite simple!)