Bumbleride Ambassadors – The Kalamas

March 6th, 2015

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Bumbleride Ambassadors – Sarah and Kahana Kalama – San Diego, CA

Sarah and Kahana can most often be found enjoying a local beach, stopping by one of their Aloha Sunday locations or exploring a nearby jungle. This is the third post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).

How do you maintain a work/life balance?

It’s a tricky road to navigate. I’ve always been the type of person to try to mold a profession from my personal passions and it’s worked out well so far. That said I get to pursue things that have an intrinsic value to me the majority of the time. However, there’s so much that goes into being a small business owner that it still does require a lot of my time. In any case the only way I can try strike that work/life balance is by making family and health a priority.

I try to get as much as I possibly can while the kids are asleep. I’m usually up by 5am and I try to surf, run or work out at least every morning. Being active every day gives me some time to decompress and it helps put the entire day in perspective. Beyond that I try to set aside at least one day per week to be 100% present to my family. That means no cell phone, internet, social media etc. Shutting off that constant connection is actually a huge relief and it allows me to enjoy the day spent with my wife and kids.

What advice can you offer parents who are seeking to start their own business? I would just make sure that both parents are committed. Without the support of my wife I don’t think Aloha Sunday would have ever happened. She helped shaped the vision for the brand and encouraged me to turn it into a reality. She put a lot of her own elbow grease into the buying, merchandising and management of the store while we first got started and she continues to support the store in any way possible.

That said it can be tough in the beginning. Most businesses can be physically, financially, and emotionally taxing and it’s extremely important that both parents share the same expectations about what the day to day will look like during this phase of life.

What’s next for Aloha Sunday?

We are currently in the process of opening another store on Oahu. I grew up in Kailua and it’s been a dream to one day have a store over there. With two children the pull to be able to spend more time at home has gotten even stronger. We’ll still be splitting time between San Diego and Hawaii but I’m nonetheless psyched to be able to surf in warm water more often. {UPDATE: The second Aloha Sunday is open and they’ve got a new roommate…. @localhawaii – makers of all natural shave ice and craft sodas utilizing 100% locally grown fruit, http://www.thelocalhawaii.com/. The new shop is located at 131 Hekili Street, Suite 108, Kailua, HI 96734 . Stop by on your next trip to Oahu and say hi!}

Stop by their San Diego Flagship store at  3039 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 and follow the Kalama’s on Instagram at: http://instagram.com/kahanak , http://instagram.com/skalama, http://instagram.com/dukeandthem  and http://instagram.com/AlohaSunday .

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Aloha Sunday Flagship Store. San Diego, CA.

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OB Pier cruise. Ocean Beach, CA 

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Road Trip to Big Sur, CA.

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Road Trip  to Big Sur, CA.

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Jungle cruise with my everyday valentines

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Road Trip to Big Sur, CA

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Aloha Sunday Flagship store in San Diego, CA.


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

Coil Family Bumbleride Ambassadors

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.

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!

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

Small Business Weekend- Indie 4 All Black Stroller Giveaway 11/28 – 12/12

November 26th, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Small Business Weekend Giveaway

Congratulations Karen W. from Ontario, Canada you have won our Indie 4 All Black all terrain stroller!! Keep an eye out for an email from our marketing team. Thank you for shopping local at Kiddytown!!

Thank you to all of those that supported your local Bumbleride retailer in this promotion and this year!

Have you heard about Small Business Saturday? Small Business Saturday is November 29th and we’re extending it to December 12th so that you can win our new Indie 4 All Black stroller!

How to enter:

1. Purchase any item in-store, from one of Bumbleride’s qualified independent retailers, www.bumbleride.com/retailers (excluding Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, Right Start, Amazon.com and Diapers.com) in-person between Friday, November 28th and Friday, December 12th

2. Visit www.bumbleride.com/smallbusinessgiveaway to submit your information and attach a copy of your in-store receipt.

One entry per person. The winner has been announced, congratulations Karen W. from Ontario, Canada!!

 

 

Small Business Weekend Promotion 11/28 – 12/1- Purchase a Bumbleride, Receive a Free Parent Pack and Rain Cover!

November 26th, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Small Business Weekend Promotion

Small Business Weekend Promotion

Independent retailers are what helped launch Bumbleride and they continue to be critical partners in our success. This coming weekend we want to encourage purchasing your new Bumbleride from one of our qualified independent retailers, www.bumbleride.com/retailers . This offer excludes Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, Right Start, Amazon.com and Diapers.com.

Purchase a Bumbleride stroller between November 28th to December 1st  from one of Bumbleride’s qualified independent retailers and receive a FREE Parent Pack and Rain Cover!

To receive your FREE gifts visit www.bumbleride.com/smallbusiness and submit your information and a copy of your receipt or order confirmation. Please allow up to 2 business days for a confirmation email. Offer open to US and Canadian retailers only.

 

 

Rise Above Plastics – Change Begins Onshore

November 14th, 2014

November Recycling Awareness Bumbleride Fabrics

Rise Above Plastics

Throughout October , the Surfrider Foundation led a ‘Rise Above Plastics’ campaign by providing tips on how to reduce your plastic footprint and simple ways to implement change in your daily routine. The Surfrider Foundation’s mission is to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves and beachesHere are 10 ways to rise above plastics:

Ten Ways To Rise Above Plastics

  1. Choose to reuse when it comes to shopping bags and bottled water.  Cloth bags and metal or glass reusable bottles are available locally at great prices.
  2. Refuse single-serving packaging, excess packaging, straws and other ‘disposable’ plastics.  Carry reusable utensils in your purse, backpack or car to use at bbq’s, potlucks or take-out restaurants.
  3. Reduce everyday plastics such as sandwich bags and juice cartons by replacing them with a reusable lunch bag/box that includes a thermos.
  4. Bring your to-go mug with you to the coffee shop, smoothie shop or restaurants that let you use them.  A great wat to reduce lids, plastic cups and/or plastic-lined cups.
  5. Go digital!  No need for plastic cds, dvds and jewel cases when you can buy your music and videos online.
  6. Seek out alternatives to the plastic items that you rely on.
  7. If you must use plastic, try to choose #1 (PETE) or #2 (HDPE), which are the most commonly recycled plastics.  Avoid plastic bags and polystyrene foam as both typically have very low recycling rates.
  8. Volunteer at a beach cleanup.  Surfrider Foundation Chapters often hold cleanups monthly or more frequently.
  9. Support plastic bag bans, polystyrene foam bans and bottle recycling bills.
  10. Spread the word.  Talk to your family and friends about why it is important to Rise Above Plastics!

At Bumbleride….

At Bumbleride we are always looking for more ways to upcycle, recycle and reduce our plastic use. That’s why every stroller that Bumbleride manufactures, contains 14 recycled plastic bottles in a single seat fabric. That means plastics saved from land fills and our oceans. Our recycled fabric is called PET and allows us to use materials that already exist and avoid using all new material. Learn more about our fabrics here, http://www.bumbleride.com/our-fabrics .

We greatly encourage you to get involved in your own community and to take an extra step this month and help recycle. We strive to do just that by frequently taking the office outdoors and cleaning our local beaches, http://www.bumbleride.com/blog/earth-day-bumbleride-beach-cleanup. We have also established a Bumbleride recycling program at our offices in San Diego. We continue to work hard to be more responsible with our products and as a company but are proud of what we have been able to accomplish so far. We also know that educating our children starts with us setting a good example.

Bumbleride Beach Cleanup Rise Above Plastics

We support and appreciate the Surfrider Foundation‘s Rise Above Plastics campaign, http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/rise-above-plastics .

 

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

October 31st, 2014

Bumbleride Indie 4 Stroller Reviews

What People Are Saying About Indie 4

Baby Gizmo blog:

“The wheels and suspension give the Indie 4 amazing maneuverability whether you are cruising the streets, shopping the mall or hitting the trails..”http://babygizmo.com/2014/05/baby-gizmo-spotlight-review-bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Cool Mom picks blog:

” I put the Indie 4 through our usual paces at the mall, the park, and the boardwalk, and I love that it turns on a dime and is narrow enough to easily navigate in and out of doorways. Plus it just looks sleek in a variety of colors…” -http://coolmompicks.com/blog/2014/07/01/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

MINI magazine:

All terrain is an important aspect for many parents now and the Indie 4 once again fits the bill. You can go from city strolling to a hilly hike with no problems-the Indie 4 can handle it all!” http://mini-magazine.com/bumbleride-debuts-new-indie-4-stroller/

Pregnancy & newborn magazine:

“The sunshade on the stroller provides a lot of coverage and is easy to operate. In fact, it provides the most sun coverage of any stroller we’ve owned. A very nice feature! There is even a small peekaboo window made of mesh.”  -http://www.pnmag.com/h-s/bumbleride-indie-4/

Pop Sugar blog:

Bumbleride has created an all-terrain stroller for everyone. To top it off, the Indie 4 is lightweight and easy to fold-perfect for families on the go.” -http://www.popsugar.com/moms/photo-gallery/34531667/image/34531736/Bumbleride-Indie-4

Simple Moms blog:

“It is very easy to push and maneuver, two handed as well as one…It glides right along. Not once have I wished this stroller could do something it couldn’t do. It’s amazing!

To be completely transparent with you guys, my husband grabs this stroller EVERY time we go on a walk folks. No joke. This has me husbands stamp of approval…and we have sure tested a lot of strollers!” -http://www.thesimplemoms.com/2014/05/lets-ride-with-the-new-bumbleride-indie-4-check-it-out-before-you-can-buy-it-review.html

Mom’s Stroller Reviews:

“I give it 5 out of 5 stars because just like the Indie model it has a lot of luxury features that parents are looking for.”http://www.momsstrollerreviews.com/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller-review/

Mom Trends blog:

My two favorite features of the Indie 4 are the great maneuvering front all-wheel suspension pneumatic tires and a fabulous canopy that has excellent coverage.” – http://www.momtrends.com/tag/bumbleride-indie-4/

Baby Dickey blog:

The Fold- Why I love it: It auto locks, Yea, not all strollers do! AND, even better, it stands on its own when folded. A MUST!” -http://babydickey.com/2014/06/24/bumbleride-indie-4-stroller/

Magic Beans review:

“The zippiest all-terrain stroller has so many great features that it’s hard to see why everyone wouldn’t love it! Bumbleride strollers are easy to love, with their eco-friendly materials, thoughtful engineering and beautiful design.”http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/strollers-off-the-beaten-path-the-bumbleride-indie-4-and-peg-perego-book/

Learn more about Indie 4, http://www.bumbleride.com/strollers/indie4.