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We MADE it to JULY!

We MADE it to JULY!

We made it to July. Phew. Somehow that feels like an accomplishment in and of itself.

I sit here, quite honestly, with a ball of anxiety in my stomach. The COVID-19 numbers in our state and country are rising rapidly, and school options in the fall are looking bleak. On my Instagram feed I read a post that says "Dear Me, I know you're scared, but you can handle this. Love, Me."

Yes, we can handle this! We will one day look back on this time and find meaning. We will appreciate certain things, different for each one of us, like never before. Hold on and hang in there. Keep your loved ones close.


  • Bikes and Accessories Finally Arrived

What a relief when our bikes made it to our shop, safe and sound. 

We are THRILLED to have ALL 6 COLORS back in stock. And, they are all GORGEOUS. Order now, to jump in line for shipping. Our small shop is working overtime to get all of your back-ordered and newly ordered bikes shipped. We appreciate your patience, and are so excited to see you all in action. Do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question about your order or its ETA. We are always happy to keep you informed. 

Back-ordered accessories have mostly been shipped. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out.

  • Back-ordered E-MADSEN and MADSEN Electric Assist Kit Update

ETA for back-ordered Electric MADSENs and Electric Assist Kits is August 7th. Thank you for your continued patience! These will be assembled and shipped in order of purchase date. We will also reach out to local e-kit orders to schedule installation appointments. Feel free to check in as well.


  • 4th of July MADSEN Bucket Bikes - 1st Place 🥇

The Bosacki family (2 MADSEN family), in Glen Ellyn Illinois

It was definitely a strange year for our much-anticipated #july4thmadsen contest. Certainly, most parades across the nation were canceled. However, we still received fun and creative entries of #creativemadsenowners bucket bike decor! Thank you to those who participated. For those who did not, start planning for this Halloween, and Fourth of July 2021! Check out all 2020 entries on the BLOG.

Join fellow MADSEN community members across the globe to share tips and tricks, bucket bike hacks, and fun ideas. All kinds of discussions are happening - from how to paint your bucket, transport your bike, strap scooters to your bucket, ride in national parks, etc!

  • We Love Our Growing Community of AWESOME People


San Francisco, CA; Portland, OR


Did you know you can put your e-MADSEN in "walk mode"? YES! It's true. You have a load of kids, and need to walk your bike across a street? Just hold down the minus ("-") button and your bucket bike will walk with you at just over 3 miles/hour. It's a lifesaver, too, when you are trudging your bike across the sand at the beach!

Mask up, stay healthy, spread joy, and keep riding (those endorphins really do help!). Thank you so much for supporting our small business.

Sending good vibes,

Madsen Family

P.S. A peek at what Jared does in his limited spare time... like designing his own custom face mask to meet his precise comfort needs. #alwaysabetterway




It was definitely a strange year for our much-anticipated #july4thmadsen contest. Certainly, most parades across the nation were canceled. However, we still received fun and creative entries of #creativemadsenowners bucket bike decor! Thank you to those who participated. For those who did not, start planning for Halloween and Fourth of July 2021!




SUMMER 2020 has arrived.

SUMMER 2020 has arrived.

SUMMER 2020 has arrived. 

For our family, it felt like a relief to reach the end of this very strange school year. Summer feels long ahead of us, since so much of the past few months has been spent at home and a lot still seems to be up in the air. However, biking continues to be an amazing outlet for many families during this time, and it has been such a joy for MADSEN to be a part of that! Let's keep families riding, even when the pandemic is long over...


  • Back-Ordered Bucket Bikes & Accessories

Many of you are anxiously waiting for your new bikes, and we thank you for your patience! Bikes, and all backordered accessories are on schedule to arrive to our shop this Saturday, June 20. Our mechanics will be assembling, tuning up, test-riding, and carefully packaging each bike before it leaves our shop and heads to your front door. And, if you have been waiting on accessories, we will also be shipping these as quickly as we are able. Locals to Utah, feel free to reach out and schedule a time for pick-up.

We are completely sold out of all bikes at this time, but next week will have ALL 6 COLORS back in stock. Order early, in order to jump in line for shipping. Summer riding is HERE!

Order Your Summer Bucket Bike Now

  • Electric Bucket Bikes

If you purchased a backordered e-MADSEN prior to June 15, you should receive that sometime near the end of June through mid-July (depending on your order date and location). All e-bikes purchased after June 15 are on further backorder status. ETA for these e-bikes is currently August 7. 



Christian Cannon

We love the many #dadswhobike in our community!!

How do we say thank you to all of our goofy, fun, encouraging, caring and adventurous dads out there? We have teamed up for 2 different Father's Day Giveaways, to give back to DADS. Check them out, and enter on Instagram for a chance to WINLou Lou & Company, a baby essentials brand, has the SOFTEST baby goods!!  For Father's Day this year, they are giving away a 2020 MADSEN plus $300 shop credit for their online store. Also, check out our friend Christian Cannon, incredible photographer and super dad (in addition to rockstar MADSEN owner) based in SoCal. He is gifting a 2020 MADSEN to one lucky dad out there! GO DADS!


  • It's Almost the 4th of JULY! 

July 4th MADSEN Bike

Abby and Jon McBride family, always stopping the show whenever they arrive with their latest creative bike magic!

Check out all of last year's parade bike entrants and winners on the BLOG. Get some creative juices flowing! #CreativeMadsenOwners abound. July is one of our favorite times of the whole year... it's time to GEAR UP for MADSEN's Parade Bike 🇺🇸 Contest! We know this year looks a little (or a lot) different with the ongoing pandemic and canceled parades, but still participate in the creativity if you feel so inclined.

TO ENTER: BY JULY 5th, send your photo/video entry to If you post your bike (not a requirement, but AWESOME) use the hashtags #july4thmadsen and #paradebike and #creativemadsenowners

  • Black Lives Matter - and MADSEN Community is out there showing up, in whatever ways they can. THANK YOU!

Starting at top and down: Kingsbury, CA; Glen Ellyn, IL; Narberth, PA; Oakland, CA

Also, a shout-out to MADSEN community member Chris Pittman, in Washington D.C., who spent hours of his time delivering much-needed water and supplies to protesters, using his bucket bike. This community truly ROCKS. 

Keep being who you are, and hang in there. Sending elbow bumps from all of us at MADSEN, and hoping to see you / hear from you soon!