Run She Is Beautiful 2018

January 19th, 2018

MORE JOY. MORE SELF LOVE. MORE SWEAT. LET’S DO THIS!

Join the Run She Is Beautiful 5k and 10k in Santa Cruz, CA on March 17th or in Santa Barbara, CA on September, 22nd, 2018. Course flair, inspirational sayings, and overall goodtime. Whether this is your FIRST race or your 100th, you will be encouraged AND celebrated! ALL LEVELS!

Walk, run, walk, jog or push a stroller in the Bumbleride Baby Mama Division. The winning runners of each 5 and 10k bumbleride division race will win a new Speed Jogging Stroller!

RSIB believes creating a stronger self physically manifests into a stronger self in all areas of your life and we can’t support that mission enough. Here’s to strong legs, smart girls, and celebrating yourself and just how awesome you are!

Want more? Don’t forget to check out their annual yoga event each July and their year round She.is.beautiful Mileage Club (think swag, discounts, and motivation/inspiration)! 

Learn more about Run She Is Beautiful here.

Thank You

January 17th, 2018

Thank You Bumbleride Family

Dear Bumbleride Family,

As a family owned business, we highly value family. It’s not only our own Bumbleride family, but seeing Bumbleride families around the world like yours continue to grow.

We are honored that our products play a part in making those fun and exciting adventures possible.

As the year begins we want to let you know how much we appreciate your continued support and recommendations to friends and family.

Looking back on 2017, our team has been busy not only with the addition of 3 new little “Bumbleriders”, Paloma, Graham and Savvy, but with increasing our production to meet another year of record demand for Bumbleride products.

Another exciting milestone is in 2017 we hit a recycling record. Moving our products to 100% RPET has resulted in more than 500,000 post consumer water bottles being recycled and repurposed for our fabric. To put it into perspective that’s 13 dump trucks of water bottles that have been kept out of landfills, parks and our oceans. We look forward to exploring new ways to do our best to preserve the planet we all share.

We understand that you have many options in the marketplace and are grateful that you’ve made Bumbleride the choice for your active eco-minded family. Stay tuned for some exciting new releases from Bumbleride in 2018.

We love to see your Bumbleriders. #Bumbleride for a chance to be featured.

Thank you.

Matt & Emily (Founders) and the entire Bumbleride Team

We Need Your Vote! – Indie Twin Named Finalist In 2018 Cribsie Awards – Best Double Stroller

December 4th, 2017

Thanks to amazing Bumbleride family members like yourselves, Indie Twin has been nominated a Finalist for Best Double Stroller in the 2018 Cribsie Awards by Stroller Traffic and TheBabyGuyNYC.  Now we need your vote to take gold! Vote Here.

Thank you so much for your votes and nominations!!

10 Best Baby Strollers – WhatToExpect.com – Best Eco Stroller

October 31st, 2017

{Excerpted from WhatToExpect.com} …In those early days, the only thing getting between your newborn and the open road ahead of him is how to get around. You might use an infant car seat or baby carrier to help your little one begin navigating the great big world. But as those first few pounds begin to start coming on, those tiny legs begin to wiggle and kick, and the gear you need for outings begins piling up, a stroller will make transporting your child from home to his next adventure so much simpler. What is the best stroller to buy for your baby? It really depends on your family’s needs. But you can start narrowing in on what will work for you with our top picks, which we chose with input from our What to Expect community moms, who have spent years taking them for a spin and know what models will truly go the distance

Best Eco Stroller – Bumbleride Indie



It’s just a fact. When along comes baby, along comes all of baby’s things — the diapers, bottles, clothes, toys and on and on. For parents trying to keep their family footprint to a minimum, it can be truly a challenge. But the Bumbleride Indie is doing its part to help. The all-terrain favorite among moms and dads is designed with eco-friendly polyester fabric, which is made from recycled water bottles (up to 28 per stroller!). Plus, the company’s textile-dying method seeks to conserve gallons of water in the process. What you gain in feeling great about your purchase, you also don’t lose in the quality. What to Expect community member cmz2015 says, “It’s a fantastic stroller. It’s so easy to maneuver, it’s lightweight and the fabric is fantastic. It’s very well-made, sturdy and durable — and quite aesthetically appealing. I’ve had numerous compliments on it.” She says she also appreciates that, even if you choose not to use the bassinet, the seat lays completely flat, which makes it suitable for newborns (but not for jogging — only do that with your baby once your pediatrician gives you the thumbs-up).

Read the whole Best Baby Strollers article at WhatToExpect.com.

Learn more about Indie.

Do What You Love – Francesco Perri – Bumbleride Speed

October 2nd, 2017

Ultra Runner

Mountain Dad

Bumbleride Adventurer, Francesco Perri

 

You’re an Ultra Runner.  That’s super impressive.  Tell us about how your training has changed since becoming a Dad.

My wife and I have two children; a four year old boy and two year old girl. Having them has certainly made it difficult to get in the miles and time that I would like to. I’ve learned to incorporate them in my training as much as possible to make sure I’m still getting in quality time with them. So that means I’m often taking my daughter out in my Bumbleride  Speed for some quick road miles or I’m taking them both on short hikes in the mountains. I’ve also learned to try to get a run in whenever I can whether that’s early in the morning before everyone is up or at night after the kids have finally gone to bed.

What is your mindset when running with kids vs. running all on your own?

When I run with my daughter, my mindset is to get some quick road miles. I try not to be out for more than 90 minutes so my daughter doesn’t get restless.  She actually loves hanging out in the Speed so she’s pretty much always a good sport about it. I also make sure to have a few different treats to make sure to keep her happy. So that’s the big difference when I’m running with my daughter; I’m focused on trying to keep her happy. Running on my own is of course different because I don’t need to worry about keeping anyone else happy. It’s great to get out though either way.

Give some tips for parents that need that nudge to get back out on the road/trail for a run, whether it’s with or without your kids.

I was really worried before we had kids that I would have to sacrifice my love of running for them. I decided I then needed to share my love of getting out with them. I’ve started both of them off very young; getting them in the Bumbleride or putting them in my pack to get on the trails. I’ve noticed that my kids love to be outside, they love to explore the world. Get them out with you even if it’s for a short jog around the block. Being a parent is super stressful so you need that time to exercise so you can blow off steam and be more focused when you’re with your kids. I’d also suggest getting your kids on trails if you have anything close by. Let them get out in nature. They’ll love it and you’ll get to spend some great time with them.

“In running some gnarly climbs and fast descents, it was great handling both.  I loved it.”

Learn more about Francesco here.

Learn more about Speed here.

She Is Beautiful 5k & 10k Recap

September 27th, 2017

Congratulations to all of the participants and Bumbleride Baby Mama Division Winners in the She Is Beautiful 5 & 10k! We had such a fun weekend supporting such an inspiring group of women and young ladies. Thank you Sara, Melissa, Jenny and Mary for such an amazing event! Enjoy some of our race photos below and we hope you can join us next year in Santa Cruz or Santa Barbara!

Learn more about She Is Beautiful here.

Learn more about our Speed jogging stroller here.


Bumbleride Baby Mama Division 5k & 10k Winners with their new Speed Jogging Strollers!


Jenny warming up the crowd. Thank you Jenny!


Love the decorations! Another Bumbleride Speed in Matte Black spotted in the race!


2016 5k Baby Mama Division Winner, Claudio Nino, finishing the race with two riders! So great to see you again Claudia!!


The amazing Jenny Schatzle finishing the race (from birth to 5k!) with her new twins Hope & Haven!


Our own co-founder, Emily Reichardt, also ran in the race! Awesome work Emily!

Do What You Love – Elaina Bellis

September 7th, 2017

Freelance Art Director

Twin Mama

Bumbleride Adventurer, Elaina Bellis

 

How has your role as an art director and model evolved since becoming a mama to twins?

My role as an Art Director has been pushed to the back burner for now since becoming a mother! My role as a model has become much more busy since becoming a mother of twins! So many people want to shoot the girls with me! It’s so much fun!!!

What activities fill your cup with gratitude?  How has your perspective changed since becoming a parent?

I am an avid hiker! Being with nature fills my heart with joy and gratitude going into each day. I guess if I am able to go hiking now with twins, I feel lucky that I am getting time to myself to be able to do it! I don’t get a lot of solo time anymore! So I am super grateful when I do!

As a busy mom of young twins, when do you find time to do things for yourself and how do you keep that a constant?

James is really good about letting me get time to do yoga, hike, or go for a run! Also, each week we both get a night off to hang with our friends! We are also really lucky to have family who are kind enough to watch the girls so we can have date nights from time to time! I always feel like when I really need some “me” time I am able to have it! I am lucky!!!

“This is seriously the best stroller EVER! A game changer for our family!!!!!”


Learn more about Elaina in her Adventurer Profile.

Learn more about our Indie Twin Double Stroller.

Do What You Love – Tristan Prettyman

August 8th, 2017

Singer, Songwriter

Mama Health Nut

Bumbleride Adventurer, Tristan Prettyman

 

Your life motto is “WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY, DO THAT!”  Tell us a little more about how this has evolved since becoming a parent? 

This became especially true when I became a parent. Having a child changes your whole world. Everyone tells you how fast it goes by. One minute they’re born, the next they’re turning 2. I felt a lot of pressure (from myself) to go back to music, and then also to spend as much time with my son, and to cook, and clean, and run errands and workout, be a wife and to hold it all together. I think most moms feel that pressure to do it all. It just got the point, I finally realized. Whatever makes you happy in any given moment, do that. You can do whatever you want. For me, that’s be a mom, be a musician (maybe not today or right now, but in the future, it’s always there as an option if that is what brings me happiness. I can also try out a new career (health coaching) and see where that goes and what that is like. Or, I can spend my day cooking, sleeping, taking 30 min to go sit outside and read my Kindle, go for a long beach walk with Kylo. My motto is really a constant reminder for myself, that I always have a choice to choose what makes me happy and it doesn’t matter what anyone else is saying or doing. You always have that choice to change and create your ideal reality, to make the most of a situation, or see things from a different point of view. You might have a whole list of errands to do, and then be like, “You know what? That’s not really what I’m feeling today.” You can put yourself and your family first, you can say no, you can cancel plans, you can stop saying yes to things/people that aren’t serving or adding to your life. And when you start doing that you free up time for things like hanging out with your kid, your husband, having a quiet night at home.

I know I am never going to look back and regret we ate frozen waffles and berries for dinner, because I didn’t make it to the super market. Our lives move at a lightning pace these days. It’s becoming hard to slow down. We get so caught up in doing all these things, but are they really bringing us happiness? Are they really a higher priority than our families? I want to get back to prioritizing that sacred time with my family, so I am always trying to find the balance. By remembering what is important and reminding myself that I don’t have to do anything I don’t want to do, I can create happiness in each moment.

How do you see music and song writing play a role in your life now as a mom?

Right now, I am learning just about every lullaby and kids song. We sing every night before bed. I have a song that I sing to him that I made up when he was about 6 months old and now it’s our song. It’s called “Every day I love you.” I actually just learned to play my first song on the ukulele: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star! Ha. I’ve always wanted to learn how to play ukulele. My mom comes over and plays ukulele and sings Hawaiian songs to Kylo.  He loves it. So now I know one song on the uke, and you know how kids are with repetition…it’s perfect, he always requests that one and sings along with me.  As far as getting back to my music, I’ve been building a home studio. It should be done in a couple months, so I am stoked to have my own space to create. Right now our house is too little. I need complete alone time when I’m creating, otherwise I get super self-conscious.

You’re a Health Coach too?  How do you juggle all of your passions and integrate them into Kylo’s life while also finding time for yourself?

I honestly have no idea. I feel like I am constantly over-booked and overwhelmed. Ha. It’s not as pretty, easy and effortless as it seems! By nature I am super creative and fly by the seat of my pants. I’m a totally procrastinator and I like to live in the moment. So it’s not in my nature to be really organized. Health coaching has been challenging in that way, figuring out my schedule, and when to book clients. and then how to fill in the blanks around that, and make sure I prioritize my family. I just try to stay in the flow and go with the flow and be flexible. I think that is the key to parenting and life in general. Expectations can lead to feeling let down, or overwhelmed. So I try to just have zero expectations, and yoga. I try to get to yoga 3 times a week, which definitely helps with all of the above.

When I was pregnant I became really conscious of what I was eating and nourishing my body with. I knew I couldn’t control much: my pregnancy, delivery, sleepless nights, etc. but I could control what I was eating. Being conscious of what I was eating, and giving my body the cleanest, healthiest, most nutrient dense building materials for the growing baby inside me seemed like a no brainer! I ended up making all of Kylo’s baby food and make all his food (with the help of meal prepping) to this day. I posted a lot of what I was making and had a lot of moms asking me to share my tips and tricks, so that’s kind of when I realized there was an opportunity to help other moms cut down on cooking time, and find healthier options that their kids would still eat.

“I love this company, their mission, their standards, their values & all their eco friendliness. Baby gear don’t get more sustainable than this.”



Learn more about Tristan in her Adventurer Profile.

Learn more about Indie.

Q & A with Zero Waste Nerd – Megean Weldon

April 27th, 2017

As you may have read, we strive to make every day Earth Day. So, throughout April, we’ve been sharing about how Bumbleride families eco in regards to these categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play. To further show our commitment to How We Eco, we are donating 1% of April sales to 5 Gyres. The 5 Gyres Institute’s mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure.

 

We talked to Megean Weldon, founder of Zero Waste Nerd and mother, about her website, why she chose Bumbleride and recommendations for families to reduce waste in small, easy steps. We thought you’d love what she has to say:

 

  1. How would you describe your website?

    I have designed my website to be a resource for those who aim to reduce their waste and live a simpler life. Though my website is called “zero” waste nerd, I preach that it’s not necessarily about producing absolutely no trash but about changing how we view our consumption obsession and making better choices. We’ve let convenience control us and have become incredibly disposable. There are many simple tips and tricks that I teach that will reverse those disposable tendencies and help everyone to reduce their waste dramatically.

 

  1. What are 3-5 small steps a family can take to make a big impact on reducing their waste?

    Most of our waste starts in the kitchen. The best thing about many of the tips I talk about is that the whole family can be involved. Composting is a great way to reduce anyone’s household, organic waste by nearly 2/3. Build a compost bin, take it to a local drop off location, or enroll in a curbside pickup. Vermicomposting (worm bin) is also a fun and unique way of composting your organic waste that the kids would definitely love.

    Another easy way to reduce waste is to replace all disposable items such as plastic, throw away cutlery, plastic bottle of water, paper napkins, and even paper plates with reusable alternatives. It also helps reduce your monthly spending considering you will no longer need to purchase replacement disposables later.

    Try shopping package free. Purchase items from the bulk bins, bring your own containers to the bakery, and refuse the produce bags all together. Not only will you reduce your waste considerably but you will find that most of the food that comes without packaging is the healthiest.

    Growing your own food is another way to become more sustainable and reduce your food miles. Start a garden or even just grow herbs on your window sill – it’s fun, it reduces waste, and it’s empowering!

 

  1. Which criteria do you recommend families consider and learn more about when shopping?

    When purchasing anything – whether it be baby gear, feeding products, nursery gear, or toys I stress to really be mindful of the companies and products you are supporting. We see so many companies, today, making products that are designed to break. It’s time we start supporting companies that value their products and work towards a circular model. Look for products that will last, look for companies that stand behind their products, and look for items that can be easily recycled once they have worn out.

 

  1. Tell us about your zero waste kit.

    My zero waste kit helps me refuse single use disposable items when I’m on the go. Most of the waste we generate happens outside of our home so being prepared is key to reducing waste. I use a mason jar for beverages and food storage, a reusable napkin for replacing paper towels and paper napkins, a stainless steel straw to avoid plastic straws, a stainless steel spork to refuse single use cutlery, a stainless steel container for food on the go and even leftovers at restaurants, and a cloth tote to contain everything and to refuse single use plastic bags. Now, I stick all of these things in the diaper bag and it works perfectly!

  1. What are some of your favorite other products or companies that are helping reduce waste?

    There are so many great companies striving to make a positive, environmental impact. One of the first companies I fell in love with was Planet Love Life. They are working to spread awareness and teach about marine debris and pollution. They collect fishing gear off of beaches that have washed ashore and turn them into beautiful bracelets – bracelets that in turn help spread the message of preserving our beautiful planet. Some of my favorite products that help me reduce waste are stainless steel straws and plastic free scrubbing brushes. Their not only beautiful to keep around, they are incredibly durable and will last a very long time. And finally, I have to give a shout out to Jessica and Nicole of Hand and Land in Kansas City. Their store is a one of kind shop that sources local makers and products as well as simple and natural health and beauty products. I’m. In. Love.

 

  1. Why did you choose Bumbleride?

    Supporting companies who stand behind their products, are mindful of their environmental impact, and strive for sustainable business practices is very important to me. I spent a considerable amount of time researching the perfect stroller that aligned with my values and excitedly came across Bumbleride. From the moment I read their mission, I fell in love. Every part of production from the materials to the manufacturing has been fine tuned to be the most sustainable. What other stroller companies do this? There isn’t many. Aside from their goal to preserve the beautiful world around us, their strollers are incredibly, and I truly mean INCREDIBLY wonderful to push and maneuver. After all of the strollers I have tested – some cheaper, some more expensive, Bumbleride was the best – by miles.

  1. Who are some of the people/companies you are following for zero waste inspiration?

    There are so many wonderful Zero Waste bloggers and Instagrammers that continue to inspire me every single day. The Zero Market in Denver Co is a huge source for my inspiration as a zero waste shop entrepreneur. Their goal to create a completely zero waste store aka store of the future impresses me greatly. They put so much effort and care into sourcing sustainable goods, recycling items intended for the landfill, and offering the tools for people to jump into the zero waste movement. I have recently started my journey to do the same in my area and have begun with an online shop called www.shopzerowastenerd.com.

    Some other fantastic bloggers are Andrea of Be Zero, Courtney of Be More with Less, Caitlin of Eco Cajun, and Meredith of Meredith Tested. But seriously, there are SO many wonderful bloggers out there striving to make the world a little better.

    -Megean Weldon, Zero Waste Nerd

    Make sure to visit Megean’s website, Zero Waste Nerd and follow her on Instagram. Thanks so much for sharing with us!


    Megean and family.


    Strolling and picking up litter.

    Grocery haul


    Grocery haul


    Megean’s brother getting a chance to push Indie at the local Farmer’s Market.

How We Eco – PLAY – Meet The Bruckart’s

April 24th, 2017

The Bruckart's How We Eco

Meet The Bruckart’s

We are native San Diegans, living the beach life in Point Loma with our 3 tiny humans; Brooklyn (4-1/2), Maxwell (2) and Bowen (4 months). Our greatest childhood memories are outside. Riding bikes with neighborhood friends (until past dinnertime), collecting rocks and snails or camping at the beach or mountains; adventuring outside has always come natural and we believe helped shape our view of the world. Our goal as parents is to teach our children not only to love and respect the environment, but to learn how our choices impact the world downstream. Proud parent moment happened the other day. Brooklyn: “Mama, I just saw someone’s trash on the side of the road. That was not a good decision. We should stop and pick it up so it doesn’t go in the ocean.” And so we did. In a world that is driven by consumerism and mass media, it’s tough to pull kids away from what they see their peers doing almost everywhere they go. We find that our kids are happiest and most playful when they are outside using their imagination and making memories on their bikes or with whatever they find in nature (rocks, sticks, sand, water). And…a secret swing set on the water is always a parent/kid win-win!

Bruckart Family Favorite Gear

When making purchasing decisions, we lean towards buying goods that will stand the test of time, but also show respect to the environment. How cool that Skuut plants a tree with every bike sold? –buy a bike, plant a tree. Keep it up, Skuut. The Hape scoot-around bike uses FSC-certified wood, non-toxic finishes, making it both durable and safe. Our Green Toys Recycle Truck goes between the house, the beach and the park and still somehow looks new (it’s 4+ years old). I love that it’s made using recycled milk jugs; and in the US! Green Toys, our family and Bumbleride all live by the same mantra: Every day is Earth Day! By using recycled plastic, bottles are re-routed from landfills back to our playrooms (or to your stroller), all while saving energy and reducing our carbon footprint. Although our littlest is only 4 months old, he’s already grabbing onto things and two tiny teeth are about to pop through. Thanks to this super cute hedgehog, a non-toxic Finn + Emma wooden teether, he’s a happy camper and us parents can feel good about it being slobbered on. In sum, we must remember that these little humans look to us for guidance and direction in this world. They are copycats and love to learn and feel empowered by making good choices. We must teach them through action how their decisions make a difference whether big or small.

Bruckarts on Swing Bruckart's swinging Bruckart baby

Bruckart Family

HOW WE ECO: PLAY

1.) Bumbleride Indie Twin

2.) Skuut Wooden Balance Bike (shop link)

3.) Green Toys Recycling Truck

4.) Finn & Emma Wooden Teether/Rattle

5.) Bumbleride Indie Twin Bassinet/Carrycot

6.) Hape Scoot-Around

7.) Bumbleride Kids Klean Kanteen