Baby & Kids Magazine – The Bee’s Knees – We’ve got the buzz on Bumbleride from co-founder Matthew ReichardtOctober 7th, 2015
Read the whole digital summer issue or the original Bumbleride interview here , http://www.talcottdigi.com/0715Baby/ .
Read the whole digital summer issue or the original Bumbleride interview here , http://www.talcottdigi.com/0715Baby/ .
Call me old fashioned, but I’m pretty into air. And so is every single car manufacturer in the world. Not to mention, the most technologically-advanced car racing series in the world, Formula-1. So if all these guys are filling their tires with old-fashioned air, why do some strollers opt to fill their tires with foam?
But before I get into this earth-shattering air vs. foam debate, let me tell you where I’m coming from.
My first stroller was not a Bumbleride. It was a City Mini GT (foam-filled tires). I put a lot of thought into this purchase and admittedly, it has some legitimate strengths. In particular, it’s really easy to fold. I consider it the Honda Accord of strollers. It looks pretty good (although the styling is conservative), does everything pretty well and drives just as you would expect, nicely.
After getting a little tired of “nice,” however, I opted for a stroller that I could actually connect with on a deeper level. Like, say, a fine automobile. You see, the difference between a Honda and BMW, for example, has to do with the intangibles. Like how you feel when you’re behind the wheel, how it takes the corners as if it is simply interpreting and responding to your innermost desires and how it looks. Yes, looks are so very important.
To me, my Bumbleride feels like my car. I drive a BMW X5 diesel. Like my car, the stroller responds to me and to the road with confidence. The handling is spot on. The fabrics look and feel durable, yet luxurious and are equally good for the environment. It feels tight. And like a diesel BMW, it’s unique. If you’re a car lover, uniqueness is everything.
Most importantly, the tires on my Bumbleride are filled to the brim with good old-fashioned air.
Air is better. Air is nature’s shock absorber. Air is proven to deliver the most comfortable ride, while maintaining a high-level of performance. Air-filled tires can handle road elements far better than their foamy counterparts. Road elements that can jerk your precious baby awake from a happy slumber.
Air is not about off-roading or all-terrain. Air is about the terrain we experience on a daily basis. Air is about handling all the terrains with ease and comfort as well as cornering like a Formula-1 car when road is smooth.
This is why I’m sticking to air. Something that’s been pretty much the norm since a man named Dunlop decided to patent the idea in 1888. He’s long gone but his wheel remains the same. So let’s not reinvent it. – Graham Simon, Bumbleride Adventurer, Creative director. Daddy. Lover of anything with wheels. Learn more about Graham on his Adventurer profile, https://www.bumbleride.com/graham and follow him on Instagram at https://instagram.com/grahamsimon/ .
September 10, 2015 (San Diego, California) – Bumbleride is thrilled to announce the additions of a brand new design to their family of high-performance, environmentally-conscious strollers and all new fabrics.
The first designated running stroller to join the Bumbleride family, Speed, is designed to perform, no matter the athletic adventure. Speed features Bumbleride’s new Speed3 steering which includes the following 3 modes:
1: Locked for running or training
2: 30-degree swivel for jogging or all terrain
3: Full 360-degree swivel for the city
Speed includes all air filled tires (16” rear, 12” front) and an all wheel suspension for the easiest push in its class.
Ever committed to reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, Bumbleride has announced a change in fabrics. Beginning in 2016, fabrics will feature a combination of Solution dyed polyester- a process that saves water and energy while improving a fabric’s fade resistance and rPET- clean, recycled plastic bottles. Bumbleride’s fabric is OEKO-TEX and Bluesign certified, ensuring the elimination of harsh chemical substances, the conservation of valuable resources, and minimal environmental impact.
Now available in 19 countries, the proud parents at Bumbleride will be showing off their newest additions at the Kind + Jugend show September 10-13 in Cologne, Germany at Hall 10.2 booth #F051 and at the ABC Kids Expo October 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV at booth #6139. Bumbleride will be introducing additional product news at ABC in Las Vegas.
For more information, please visit Bumbleride’s brand new website and sign up for their newsletter at https://www.bumbleride.com.
After recycling for myself, neighbors started asking for help with their recycled materials (cardboard, aluminum, pallets & glass). After meeting one of the local landlords in Little Italy who didn’t have a recycling program, I started helping them as well. That was 15 years ago. Recycling is a side job for me besides my day job at the Post Office. After word of mouth, I now help recycle for much of downtown San Diego.
Aluminum, cardboard, tin, glass, most all recyclables. Even plastics are collected at the local recycling yard for proper disposal, which I also provide.
My personal recycling business is going down since more and more companies are creating their own recycling programs with local waste disposal services. I do see more and more people recycling on their own, now more than ever.
Just to emphasize the importance of recycling in regards to landfill space decreasing, recycling is more important than ever to help reduce our overall waste.
It’s hard to say exactly per stroller since my aluminum is weighed in bulk. I have probably recycled almost 400 stroller frames since I’ve started recycling with Bumbleride almost 5 years ago.
For each stroller I have to drill and grind out each rivet. By using more nuts and bolts, dis-assembly and recycling would be much easier for the average person. Try to use less plastics since that is not as recyclable as your other materials.
Thanks Stone for your help, feedback and for helping Little Italy recycle!!
Thanks for your votes! We took 1st place in the NCW Eco Excellence awards for Stroller & Diaper Bag categories!
You can find the whole list of winners here, http://www.ecoexcellenceawards.com/#!categories/cee5 .
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On our radar of worthy blogs to check out is Childhood Unplugged http://childhoodunplugged.com/.
A collaboration of photographers from around the world capturing children doing what they do best, playing. We couldn’t agree more with the idea behind their work:
“We are making a conscious effort to encourage our children to get back to the art of play. Letting go of technology, if only for a little while, to explore once again the magic of imagination and curiosity.”
It is also possible for your photos to be featured. They welcome submissions, http://childhoodunplugged.com/submissions/ . Prerequisite, the children must be unplugged!
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“PLAY IS OFTEN TALKED ABOUT AS IF IT WERE A RELIEF FROM SERIOUS LEARNING. BUT FOR CHILDREN PLAY IS SERIOUS LEARNING. PLAY IS REALLY THE WORK OF CHILDHOOD.” – FRED ROGERS
Lucy and Ken can most often be found behind the wheel of a rally car or with leashes in hand adventuring outdoors with their pups and little ones in tow. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).
How do you and Ken like to balance family life while having a busy work and travel schedule?
It’s not an easy balance with our busy schedule but it helps that we travel as a family 90% of the time. That’s a lot of kid travel but we feel it is important to be together as a family as much as possible.
What are your families’ favorite outdoor activities?
Well, obviously there is rally. Ken’s racing schedule occupies most of our time. We love cars. We also hike, snowboard and enjoy the lake together as a family.
What was it like to drive your first stage rally and when can we expect to see you behind the wheel again?
I was a bit nervous when I drove my 1st stage rally. I’m nervous every time. I do love it and thank goodness I’m not as competitive as Ken. I’m just out there trying to better myself and become a better driver each time I’m in the car. I hope to be behind the wheel again this year.
Lucy with her rally car.
Lucy & Ken
Watching Dad race!
Ken shredding with his son
Gymkhana 7: Wild in the streets of Los Angeles
Adam and Emily can most often be found on a distant family adventure in their Westfalia van appreciating the outdoors and their communities. Join them as they share their travels, artwork and amazing imagery, http://ouropenroad.com/. Our Open Road’s goal is to inspire others to create, eat well, spend quality time together, and adventure into their own great backyards. This is the latest post in our Bumbleride Ambassadors blog series where we share active and outdoor families’ experiences with their Bumbleride stroller(s).
Please tell us about yourselves.
Adam & I met in Los Angeles at Otis College of Art & Design where I studied fashion design & Adam studied fine art. Adam just had an exhibition in Los Angeles in October inspired by two years on the road- http://ouropenroad.com/terraincognita/ . I have enjoyed having time to explore some of my other interests like cooking & writing. Each of our blog posts is like a chapter in a book and I have been working on a cookbook for a very long time now…
Please tell us about your families’ love for travel.
We have traveled together for over a decade, always dreaming and planning our next adventure. When Emily was pregnant with Colette, Adam was working on a project that would have put us in India and Nepal for 6+ months. When that fell through, we knew the time had come for us to plan our own grand voyage. It was born naturally of a dream we developed together and wanted to share with Colette. It took over a year of saving and fundraising, planning and preparing before we departed. The greatest gift this trip has presented is time. We have time to be together and time to explore the rich cultural landscapes; our hearts and minds have been filled by kind and generous locals and stunning natural beauty with unforgettable vistas. Slowing down to enjoy these things has been a gift. We use all our senses to experience the day and do not expect magic moments to appear instantly.
Which countries stand out for most memorable highlights with your children? Do you have a favorite country to recommend to US/Canadian families with little ones?
Sierra’s birth in Brazil was a remarkable time on the road and has granted her dual citizenship, which we think is the coolest birthday gift ever.
My top 5 recommendations for traveling families:
1) Buenos Aires is not just a city for lovers, it is also a great city to visit with families: parks, museums, galleries and yummy restaurants abound.
2) Conguillío and Huerquehue National Parks in the Chilean Lakes District are enchanting. Hiking with kids has such a balancing effect, all while burning that energy they have!
3) Uruguay is a small, safe country that is easy to travel in- the east coast is especially dreamy.
4) Cartagena, Colombia is a wonderful small city where the light seems to dance on every corner.
5) The Big Island of Hawaii is like our second home, and is a phenomenal place to visit with kids- sea turtles, golden sand and tropical water – what more could anyone ask for?
Check out this feature on Moms who travel with style including the Harteaus on CondeNast Traveller, http://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-05-08/happy-mothers-day-moms-who-travel-with-style .