More and more companies are offering Bakefit style bikes. The bikes are designed for hauling kids, groceries, and the assorted things you pick up while running errands. They are a very good alternative to a car for urban and small town parents. And it looks so much cooler than your average American bicycle carrier.

The Madsen Bucket has a 40 gallon carrier that comes with removable bench seating with two seat belts. Additional bucket seats can be purchased so that up to four children can be carried. The eight speed bicycle is usable for riders between 5 feet and 6ft6.

And during July Madsen will be giving away two of the bikes. $1299