The Mighty

March 5th, 2015

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The Mighty was started by a husband and father who after receiving heartbreaking news about his daughter, decided he was going to do something good with it. The Mighty is a collection of real stories submitted by individuals that will make you tear up, but they also make us understand each other better.

Among the greatest lessons we’ve learned on this adventure is that the challenges we face can truly
become our greatest opportunities.
 – Mike Porath

Read their latest post here, When an 8-Year-Old at the Hospital Reminded Me I’m Not Alone .

Read about the Founders story here  http://themighty.com/2014/04/why-we-created-the-mighty/

LIKE them on Facebook at, https://www.facebook.com/Themightysite .


Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Coils

February 24th, 2015

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Bumbleride Ambassadors – Jeremiah and Elise Coil – San Jose, CA

Jeremy and Elise can most often be found enjoying the outdoors or a nearby body of water. This is the second post in a new series named Bumbleride Ambassadors where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).

Please tell us about yourselves
We have two daughters, Quinn (3) and Andie (1) and live in San Jose, CA.  We met while attending school in Honolulu, HI and lived in Washington state as well.  We are a family of Aquarius’ so we are always up for an adventure!

How has your life changed since having Quinn and Andie?
Having Quinn and Andie has allowed us to appreciate the little things in life we would normally take for granted.  We cherish every moment as a family and look forward to a lifetime of memories!

Tell us about your love of the outdoors
In our free time you will find the Coil family outdoors.  Surfing, biking, and hiking are our favorite activities.  We love excursions to the beach, parks, and forests nearby and we always have our Bumbleride with us for whatever we get into!

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Andie & Quinn with Indie
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Base camp for the day.

What do you love about your Bumblerides?

We love our Indie 4!!!  As parents of a toddler and infant life is nonstop craziness, and our Indie 4 helps keep everyone sane and ready for our next family adventure.  This being our second Indie, we were amazed at how Bumbleride was able to improve such an already awesome stroller.  Numerous beach trips, hikes, and other excursions our Indie was ready for the challenge.

After a quick and painless assembly out of the box, we were ready to roll!  Folding up the Indie was never an issue, but on occasion, the arms that locked the Indie into the folding position would be difficult to clamp onto the frame.  The Indie 4 has a new style of locking arm which is more flexible and better designed.  No more wrestling to get the Indie folded!  The harness straps are also redesigned making it easier to buckle and unbuckle the little ones.

We immediately noticed the Indie 4 felt significantly lighter and more compact to its predecessor making throwing it in the back of the SUV a breeze.  The fourth wheel makes the compact design more sturdy, maneuverable, and an overall smoother ride.  Even when taking the Indie 4 off road the fourth wheel aided in stability when riding over uneven downhill terrain.  No worries of tipping over!

If you are like us, and have an independent toddler who likes to walk everywhere…then the Mini Board attachment is a must have!  We have been on numerous outings where our toddler gets a little tired of walking and takes refuge on the Mini Board for a little while, and just cruises. The Mini Board attachment is very easy to put on and take off when not needed.  It is a perfect solution keeping the whole family on the go!  The only change I would make in relation to the Mini Board would be to have some type of attachment handles for the toddler to hold on to while riding the board.  Other than that it is perfect as is, and a genius idea!

Our family LOVES our Indie 4 and can’t wait for more adventures to come!

-E&J

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Trailwalks are a breeze!!
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Andie snuggled up in a beach tunnel.

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Indie 4 with Mini Board in action!

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Aloha! The Coil Family.

Best Double Stroller – Indie Twin – The Bump – Best of Baby 2015

February 24th, 2015

Best Double Stroller 2015 Indie Twin The Bump Best of Baby

Great news! The Bumbleride Indie Twin has been chosen the Best Double stroller by the Editors of TheBump.com in their Best of Baby 2015 Awards!

Best Double

“A twin stroller doesn’t have to be the size of a Hummer to do double-duty. Case in point: the Bumbleride Indie is narrow enough to navigate the grocery store aisle, but doesn’t sacrifice seating room or cargo space.

What we love:
–   The 12-inch wheels are made to handle any terrain” – The Bump Editors

Learn more about Indie Twin here, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie-twin .

Find the original announcement here, http://www.thebump.com/a/best-of-baby-2015-gear-products .

 

San Diego Part of National Geographic Series on Smart Cities

February 20th, 2015

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Who doesn’t want to live in a Smart City? Well “San Diegans” are happy to see that National Geographic has recognized our city to be just that! San Diego is one of 18 cities from around the world chosen by Nat Geo to be featured in a new documentary series entitled “Smart Cities”.

“The city has exceptional academic and research institutions, which provide a ready stream of talented individuals to a diversified 21st century-focused industry mix. All this is encased in a remarkably livable city environment, a city, which in itself, recognizes a strong commitment to citizen welfare.” – Ian Mcfarlane, National Geographic.

Here are a few aspects of our city that have caught Nat Geo’s attention:

  • Environmental innovation at San Diego Gas & Electric’s Smart Grid.
  • The Port of San Diego and how it has become a leader in environmental issues with its new shore-power system at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.
  • How San Diego attracts innovation and talent, highlighting the work being done by J. Craig Venter with human genome sequencing.
  • UC San Diego’s San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology, which engineers algae for the production of hydrocarbon molecules that can be used as biofuels.
  • The innovation in yeast cultivation done by San Diego-based White Labs, highlighting San Diego’s dynamic craft beer scene.
  • Northrop Gumman’s work with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for NASA which are involved with climate change measurements.
  • The New San Diego Central Library, its stunning architecture and dynamic public art.
  • San Diego’s active lifestyle and action sports culture. Surf legend Rob Machado will share the work of his foundation, which helps provide clean drinking water and engages disadvantaged youth in healthy lifestyle activities.

We would like to add to the list the fact that Bumbleride Offices and Showroom call San Diego home. Who wouldn’t want to live in a County that is the Avocado Capital of the U.S.?

We look forward to watching this series when it airs this spring. Stay Classy San Diego!

 

Warehouse Clearing Sale – {U.S. Only}

February 17th, 2015

Warehouse Clearing Sale

Items Available:

Flyer Fabric Sets $25 each (Seat Fabric and Canopy only) (compatible with 2009-2014 Flyers)

  • Aqua (Aqua Blue, similar to current Aquamarine)
  • Lava (Black and Grey) (LOW QTY)
  • Vita (Pink and Grey)
  • Seagrass (Green and Blue, similar to current Green Papyrus)

 

Flite Fabric Sets $25 each (Seat Fabric and Canopy only) (compatible with 2012-2014 Flites)

  • Seagrass (Green and Blue, similar to current Green Papyrus)
  • Ruby (Red and Off White)
  • Walnut (Natural Edition, Brown)
  • Ocean (Natural Edition, Deep Royal Blue)
  • Vita (Pink and Grey)
  • Fog (Grey and Orange, similar to current Fog Grey) (LOW QTY)

 

Natural Edition Snack Packs $15 each (compatible with 2009-2015 All Models)

  • Walnut (Brown)
  • Ocean (Deep Royal Blue)

 

{SOLD OUT} Movement Edition Indie Twin Carrycots $25 each (compatible with for 2009-2015 Indie Twins)

  • Jet (Black and bright Blue)

 

Indie Twin Non-Adjustable Bumper Bars $9.99 each for set of 2 (Compatible with 2009-2015 Indie Twins)

  • Ocean (Natural Edition, Deep Royal Blue)
  • Ruby (Red)

 

2011 Footmuffs & Liners $20 each (compatible with All Year Models)

  • Seagrass (Green and Blue, similar to current Green Papyrus)

 

To Order {US ONLY}:  Contact our friendly Customer Care at 1 800 530 3930 or info@bumbleride.com between M-F 8am-4pm PST. Shipping and taxes not included in pricing above. Please note Fabric Set includes only seat fabric and canopy.

Questions?: Have any questions on compatibility or color? Give us a call at 1 800 530 3930!

We Need Your Vote! – 2015 Cribsie Awards – Gear Category – Indie, Indie Twin and Flite FINALISTS

January 9th, 2015


Vote Bumbleride Cribsie Awards Most Reliable Everyday Stroller Bumbleride Indie

Bumbleride Family we need YOUR vote!

We’re nominated  in the 2015 Cribsie awards for every stroller category! The Cribsie Awards recognize the best products for babies and tots. Please lend us your vote below and please vote for your other favorite products!

*Bonus: Through the new “Vote to Donate” campaign, you can vote for your favorite charitable donation sponsor.*

Most Reliable Everyday Stroller – Vote Indie

Best Ride for Two – Vote Indie Twin

Easiest Stroller to Schlep – Vote Flite

Thank you so much for your vote and support!! We truly appreciate it.

– Bumbleride

 

 

 

Cool Mom Picks – Best affordable jogging stroller? Reader Q + A

January 5th, 2015



Best jogging stroller: Bumbleride Indie Stroller

Cool Mom Picks – Best affordable jogging stroller? Reader Q + A

Q: Hi Cool Mom Picks! Any recommendations on the best affordable jogging stroller that’s ideally lightweight, compact and versatile? -Pamela J.

A: Hi Pamela,

Though I will admit right off the bat that I am not a jogger, I have reviewed my share of jogging strollers and I have a few recommendations for the best ones that ought to give you a good start when looking. There’s one catch, though: Affordable and jogging stroller usually aren’t two phrases seen together. The best jogging strollers are definitely the priciest options, but they’re also the ones that last, which means you should have no trouble finding gently used options for much less on Craigslist, at a local garage sale, or as a hand-me-down from a friend in your community with older kids. Plus, if you find a jogging stroller you love, there’s no reason you can’t use it as your everyday stroller too, which will make the investment much easier to justify in the long run. (Heh. Long run.)

Whenever I ask my die-hard runner friends which stroller has been invaluable to them through their running-with-a-baby days, they always suggest the same few options…

Bumbleride Indie

“If looks matter to you, Bumbleride wins the prize for coolest looking stroller in the bunch. The Bumbleride Indie is a perfect do-everything stroller system that can truly be the only stroller you ever need to own. It lets you stroll or jog, all while keeping the baby extremely comfy with a surprisingly smooth ride in the sturdy frame.”

Find the entire review at http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/09/09/best-affordable-jogging-stroller-reader-q-and-a/.

Winter Essentials

December 23rd, 2014




Winter Essentials

Winter Essentials

Here are some of our favorite winter essentials! Are we missing any of your favorites? Share your favorite winter essentials in the comments below!

Diaper Bag Bumbleride Footmuff & Liner Rain Cover Travel Bag Tiger Blanket Knit Baby Beanie Sheepskin Rug Deer Play Mask Sleep Sack

Mom’s Stroller Reviews – Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review – Featuring Indie 4 vs. Indie Comparison

December 12th, 2014

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Mom's stroller Reviews Bumbleride indie 4 stroller review and comparison

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Review

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the Indie model. That is why I was so exited about release of the Indie 4. Some parents want to have four wheels instead of three because they feel that four wheels provide better stability. I think it’s matter of preference. In my opinion, four wheels ARE more stable and easier to navigate in tight spaces, but they weigh more and take up more space in your trunk.  So you have to see what’s more important for you the weight or the stability. Here is my full review of Indie model.

The Indie 4 model is designed for everyday use like going to the mall, running errands, walks at the park or a beach. It’s NOT a jogger unlike the Indie model, but has all-terrain wheels and comes with a matching BASSINET so you can use it from birth. I think Bumbleride is trying to create serious competition for popular UPPABaby Vista model which also has all-terrain tires and comes with a matching bassinet. You can also convert Indie 4 to a travel system by using included universal car seat adapter.

I was happy to see that Indie 4 has some of the same features as Indie like oversized canopy, adjustable leg rest, deep recline, nicely padded roomy seat, adjustable handle bar, 5-point harness, huge basket, storage pocket, and easy fold. The seat has a deep recline and can accommodate a child from birth and up to 55 lbs. This buggy weighs 22 lbs which is 2 lbs more than Indie model. The extra weight comes as a result of an extra wheel.

I gave it 5 out of 5 stars because just like Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for. For me, the most important things are large all-terrain air-filled tires, all-wheel suspension, deep recline and huge canopy. I would like to see an automatic lock that actually works automatically so you don’t have to jump on top of the stroller to engage it. LOL. Other than that it’s a great stroller. It retails for around $599 on Amazon (free shipping/free returns and no sales tax) and comes with a bassinet, universal car seat adapter, cup holder and bumper bar.

Read the rest of the review including an in depth Indie vs. Indie 4 chart, pro/cons and photos, http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/.

San Diego Magazine – A Sweet Ride

December 11th, 2014

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San Diego Magazine Bumbleride Feature A Sweet Ride

A Sweet Ride

Point Loma couple builds a stroller company for the urban active mom

As they say, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage. For San Diegans Matt and Emily Reichardt, this playground rhyme is not only true, it’s also a business plan.

In 2004, they started Bumbleride, a Little Italy-based company that makes stylish strollers for the savvy, athletic mom. All terrain tires, lightweight airplane-grade aluminum framing, and sleek designs make them hip, but not flashy. Consumers are comparing them to top-of-the-line brands like Bugaboo and BOB.

The Reichardts have known each other since they were kids in Point Loma. Both graduated from Point Loma High School. They later married, and while Emily was pregnant with their first child, they got an idea….

Read the rest of the article at http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/San-Diego-Magazine/November-2014/A-Sweet-Ride/ .