September 29th, 2015

Lets Not Reinvent This Wheel Bumbleride Strollers Why Air Filled Tires


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/ .

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September 17th, 2015

 Bumbleride Speed Running Stroller


Revolutionary Line of Strollers Announces Arrival of New Running Stroller and Fabrics

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.

Talking with Joel “Stone” – Little Italy + Bumbleride Recycler

July 24th, 2015


Talking with Joel “Stone” – Little Italy + Bumbleride Recycler

  1. How did you get started recycling in Little Italy?

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.

  1. What types of materials do you recycle?

Aluminum, cardboard, tin, glass, most all recyclables. Even plastics are collected at the local recycling yard for proper disposal, which I also provide.

  1. Is business growing?  Do you find people are trying to recycle more? 

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.

  1. Do you have any advice for people trying to recycle more often?

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.

  1. How many pounds of Aluminum usually come out of an average stroller that you recycle?

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.

  1. Do you have any recommendations on how we can make our strollers more recyclable?

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!!


Natural Child World Magazine – Eco Excellence Awards – Best Stroller & Best Diaper Bag WIN!

July 24th, 2015

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Natural Child World Magazine – Eco Excellence Awards – Best Stroller & Diaper Bag WIN!

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 .

Natural Child World Magazine Eco Excellence Awards – We need your vote!

June 24th, 2015


Natural Child World Magazine Eco Excellence Awards – We need your vote!


Our Strollers & Diaper Bags have been nominated Finalists for the Gear: Strollers, Gear: Diaper Bags and Fashion: Accessories for Dad categories in Natural Child World Magazine’s Eco-Excellence Awards! Vote for your favorite gear, fashion accessories, breastfeeding products, cleaning products, nursery products, eco-hotels & much more! We’ve included a few quick links below to help vote for Bumbleride. Thank you so much for your vote!!

Gear: Strollers and Diaper Bag voting, http://naturalchildworld.com/question_categories/gear-2/.

Fashion: Accessories for Dad voting, http://naturalchildworld.com/question_categories/fashion/.

Musings on Motherhood – Emily Reichardt, Mom of 3 and Bumbleride Co-Founder

May 12th, 2015

As my journey of motherhood continues I am so grateful to have so many wonderful mothers around me, in friends and relatives, that I am always learning from. Comparing stories and growing from each other is endless.

Talking with Ryan Willson about the Environment, Plastics, Pollution and How We Can Help

April 10th, 2015


Talking with Ryan Willson about the Environment, Plastics, Pollution and How We Can Help.

“Being mindful of the environment and our impact as a manufacturer of strollers for babies is really important to us at Bumbleride. Ryan who heads up marketing is one of our major advocates and drivers of this in our company. So I wanted to pick his brain on plastics, pollution and what we can do.” – Matt Reichardt, CEO/ Co-Founder

Matt:  How has growing up in San Diego and going to college in Hawaii affected your view of the environment?

Ryan: Growing up in San Diego our family spent much of our free time at the beach where we were taught at an early age to leave the beach a cleaner place than we found it. Living in Hawaii amplified how important that rule is. Being an avid surfer, learning about Hawaiian history and seeing first-hand how families live off the land, I was able to get a better understanding of how critical the environment can be to daily living.

Matt:  You were recently featured by the Surfrider Foundation for your efforts to reduce plastics on our beaches can you tell us about that?

Ryan: I love hosting and participating in beach cleanups so when I saw that Method products was starting a program for Coastal Cleanup Day to upcycle ocean plastics into product containers I jumped at the opportunity to help. Method has an Ocean Plastic line of dish & hand soap bottles where a % of the bottles are made with upcycled ocean plastics, not just recycled plastics like most of their other products, http://methodhome.com/beyond-the-bottle/ocean-plastic/. With the support of the local San Diego Surfrider chapter and friends, we were able to fill a large pallet size container in a couple months. We look forward to filling up another container or two this year. Surfrider was kind enough to share about our efforts on their website here, https://sandiego.surfrider.org/a-local-members-efforts-to-alleviate-the-plastic-pollution-crisis .

Matt:  What do you see as the major environmental issues facing us today and what impact do you see manufacturing have?

Ryan: Pollution (air, water and soil) and natural resource depletion are two of the largest issues facing us today. Most manufacturing has a negative impact on these issues which is why there is a huge opportunity for more sustainable and responsible options. As more companies show working examples of responsible manufacturing, it will soon become the norm.

Matt:  How is Bumbleride working to reduce their footprint or impact on this crisis?

Ryan: At Bumbleride we are constantly evaluating our footprint. Part of the Bumbleride Promise is our commitment to responsible design which means we are mindful about the factories we work with and materials we choose. Currently we manufacture our fabrics with recycled materials and bamboo charcoal fiber but we’re researching new manufacturing processes and materials that reduce water and energy use even further. We recycle as much as possible at our offices and encourage public transit or cycling to work. We recently worked with the City of San Diego and their Green Business Network program to audit our energy in the office. They recommended improvements which we were able to take advantage of for free thanks to San Diego Gas & Electric.

Matt:  What can we do individually to help contribute to a cleaner community locally?

Ryan: The biggest things you can do to help keep your community clean is by reducing and refusing. Reduce and refuse: single use plastic bottles (water, soda, tea, etc), plastic straws, plastic grocery bags and disposable silverware or plates. Another great way to help your community is to join a local group like the Surfrider FoundationI Love a Clean San DiegoSan Diego Coastkeepers , Sustainable Coastlines or Shoreline Cleanup (Canada). Buying items in bulk reduces plastic waste and if you see a piece of trash or plastic in the street or gutter, pick it up and simply wash your hands later. Urban runoff is the largest pollution source for our oceans and waterways.

Matt:  I know you love surfing, what’s your favorite breaks around San Diego?

Ryan: Some of my favorite surf breaks in San Diego are Blacks, Trestles and Ocean Beach m/.


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!

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/ .

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 .