How We Eco – 1% of April Sales Donated To 5 Gyres

April 2nd, 2017

From our founders

As new parents in 2004, our inspiration to create Bumbleride was our need for a stroller that fit the active lifestyle that we wanted to share with our new baby, Ella.  Although there were many options of baby themed prints on plastic wheeled strollers we saw a real lacking in quality, well-designed strollers with modern styling suited to our outdoor life.  Our journey as a family with 3 kids now has allowed us many adventures and our 3 little test pilots have helped us to continuously improve our products.

Over the years, many things have stayed the same.  We still work with the same family owned factory in Taiwan where we focus on small production runs to ensure the highest quality of materials and craftsmanship.  We also more than ever recognize the need for designs that allow parents to get out and explore as a family, whether it be an urban stroll, a mountain trail or sandy beach.

Some things have changed though.  We live in a consumerism society where products are being manufactured at an unprecedented pace. Our inboxes and feeds are full of promotions and offers to buy.  The eternal quest for what’s new, what’s hot though has consequences, environmentally and socially.

At Bumbleride, we have made it our mission to help reduce our impact on the environment by using high quality materials so you have a stroller that will last for your family and can even be passed on to another family.  We also have sourced materials that are free from harmful chemicals so your baby is safe.  We use recycled materials where possible.  Our fabrics are 100% recycled polyester keeping post-consumer water bottles out of our oceans.  We also are exploring ways to reduce the use of fresh water and reduce pollution with an innovative dye process used exclusively on our black colorways.  We know we can do more and we are focused on continuing to look for new innovations that will help us achieve this goal.

 

We appreciate working with like-minded companies who are working hard to reduce their impact on the environment.  This month we are calling attention to those companies in the series “How We Eco”.  Each week one of our Bumbleride families will highlight brands in the following categories: Gear, Feed, Nursery and Play and share our picks from some of the companies that we admire what they are doing for the environment. To show our commitment to this campaign 1% of all Bumbleride sales during the month of April will be donated to an organization to help educate and reduce plastics in our oceans, the 5 Gyres Institute.

-Matthew and Emily Reichardt

How We Eco: PLAY

1) Bumbleride Indie Stroller
color: tourmaline

2) Nuna Pipa Car Seat
color: black

3) Clek Foonf Booster Seat
color: capri (white or black, whatever you think)

4) Guava Family Lotus Crib

5) Bumbleride Mini Board

6) Bumbleride Parent Pack

April Bumbleride Beach Cleanup

March 27th, 2017

Spring into action this April! Join us Friday, April 7th for a beach cleanup at Ocean Beach in San Diego, CA from 2-5pm.

We’ll be inviting the office staff, friends, and local Bumbleride families to help. We hope you can join us in helping teach our little ones the benefits of keeping our beaches and oceans clean!

Keep your eye out for the Bumbleride tent between Tower 2 and the pier.

We will be providing buckets and work gloves. Feel free to bring your own. Please do not bring any plastic bags or gloves.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Directions to Ocean Beach Pier.

Remember Earth Day is Saturday, April 22nd! #HowWeEco

 

 

Bumbleride 2017 Indie and Indie Twin | Double Stroller and Single Stroller Review – The Way I Dad

March 22nd, 2017

Manny Gonzalez and family from The Way I Dad visited our offices after a great conference at Dad 2.0 Summit. They gave Indie a test around town and have created a great Indie and Indie Twin video review. Make sure to watch their review, leave a comment or thumbs up and subscribe to his great videos. Thanks for visiting Manny! It was great to meet you and your family.

Subscribe to The Way I Dad on YouTube here.

Learn more about Indie here.

 

 

The Ultimate Baby Gear Guide For the First-Time Mom – Darling Magazine

March 16th, 2017

The Ultimate Baby Gear Guide For the First-Time Mom

For 33 years of my life, I didn’t know anything about babies. Truth be told (don’t judge me) I had never changed a diaper until I was in the hospital after giving birth. I had been a camp counselor and worked with a lot of older kids, but I hadn’t ever watched a baby longer than a quick viewing of a friend’s newborn. When I got pregnant last year, I’ll admit I was a little afraid. What do you do with a one-day-old baby? What kind of gear do you need, and how do you use any of it?

I started Google-ing and found a ton of helpful information, but from a bunch of different sources — so I decided to compile my ultimate baby gear list* here for all of you moms-to-be, or women looking for the perfect shower gift for your pregnant friend!– Sarah Dubbeldam

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There are a million different strollers out there, but after reviewing a lot of ratings, I got these two and LOVE them. The first is the Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller (1). I love that they are local to San Diego and have beautiful design and functionality. I am really impressed by their Speed stroller. It’s fantastic for all terrain and handles like a dream — you can even run full pace with it! Plus, look at that unique color (insert heart eye emoji here).

I also got the Mountain Buggy Nano (2) for a trip I took to Europe when our baby was three months old — I wanted something very small and light that would fit in an overhead compartment of a plane. This one does the trick. Weighing in at less than 13lbs, it handles excellent on those crazy cobblestones in Italy and even nicely reclines for putting a newborn to sleep. Or, you can get the cocoon if you want a bassinet to attach to it!

Learn more about Speed here.

Read the rest of Darling Magazines Gear Guide here.

March For Babies – Walk to help give every baby a chance

March 3rd, 2017

What is the March for Babies by March of Dimes?

The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Babies helps raise awareness and funds for their cause to help more babies be born healthy.

Join Team Bumbleride 4/29 in San Diego or at a March for Babies event near you! The walk promises to be a fun day out with people who share our passion for improving the health of babies. There’ll be family teams, company teams and people walking with friends – it’s a great feeling knowing we’re all helping real families.

Join our event and walk with us to raise money for babies right here in our community!

April 29th, 2514 6th Ave (& Juniper Street)

San Diego, CA 92103

Registration 7am, Start, 8am.

Please help Team Bumbleride fund raise with a donation here.

Find a March for Babies event near you here.

Learn more about the March of Dimes:

Why is the problem of prematurity so important?

Prematurity is the leading killer of America’s newborns. Those who survive often have lifelong health problems, including cerebral palsy, intellectual disabilities, chronic lung disease, blindness and hearing loss.

What was the original name of the March of Dimes?

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.

When did the March of Dimes change its mission to birth defects prevention?

1958

Who founded the March of Dimes?

Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States.

What is the March of Dimes mission today?

To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, infant mortality, and premature birth.

Why did the March of Dimes change its mission to birth defects prevention?

To “lead, direct, and unify” the fight against polio, a paralyzing viral disease.

 

My Baby Must Haves- Miss Alissa

February 16th, 2017

Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller

You may remember when I was pregnant i made a list of my baby must haves.  Now that I have had Poppy, my list has surely changed and expanded.  Before she was here, I had no idea what I was getting into.  I am still learning everyday but here is a little peek into some things we can NOT live without!

1. BUMBLERIDE Stroller: Can you be in love with a stroller? Because I think I am.  The bumbleride is AWESOME.  Poppy LOVES it.  Like I said in my earlier post, I wanted a stroller that would last from infancy to toddlerhood and this is IT.  We still use it on the farthest recline, so Poppy is laying basically flat.  It opens and closes with one movement, which is SO helpful and easy.  Its SO easy to navigate and push and Poppy loves peeking back at me through the opening!  I also love that the top canopy completely covers the stroller so we can go for walks around NYC when its windy or cold and she stays nice and snuggly!

Read the rest of Alissa’s Must Haves here.

Learn more about Indie here.

2017 Indie Twin Double Stroller Review – Tales Of A Mountain Mama

February 16th, 2017

Tales Of A Mountain Mama Logo

Indie Twin in Camp Green
The updated for 2016 Bumbleride Indie Twin Double All Terrain Stroller is a stroller not to ignore! While I loved our single Bumbleride, there were some great updates made for 2016/17 that made me appreciate it even more.

The Indie series is made for parents looking for a great stroller that is easy to push, lightweight, folds relatively small, protects their child and is eco-conscious. While we do use it running, smaller wheels make it not ideal for super long distances. Though for the average runner going up to 5 miles at a time, it’s great!

A quick list of why Bumbleride Strollers stand out:

-Lightweight (36 lb.) with a 90 lb. weight limit

-Adjustable seats let children lay completely flat

-The best sun shade

-Great for light running (~1 – 5 miles)

-Locking swivel wheel

-Eco-conscious

Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Stroller In Camp Green

What we love about the updated Indie Twin:

-Seats lay completely flat for napping and young babies

-The mechanism for adjusting the seats was greatly improved this year allowing it to be a fully one-handed operation

-Sunshades are THE best I have seen with full coverage and then an added pop-out extension

-On the Twin, the seats recline separately

-Locking front swivel wheels (dual)

-Adjustable handlebar (SUPER adjustable – it goes low enough for the 3 year old to push!) and footrests

Indie Twin Double Stroller With Adjustable Handle

What we would love to see improved:

-While Bumbleride does make a stroller model more equipped for running (SPEED), it does not come in a double model. I would love to see the Indie have slightly larger wheels.

-Bumbleride strollers are certainly not cheap, but they ARE worth the money if you’re looking for a fantastic eco-conscious stroller!

The Bottom Line

Bottom line? I love this stroller and think the improvements made for 2016/2017 made all the difference from the previous model (which I also loved, but had some quirks). It’s my go-to for a double and works for just about every condition (except long distance running).

Highly recommended by us!

Read the whole review and check out more of Amelia’s photos here.

Learn more about Indie Twin here.

 Bumbleride Indie Twin Cargo Basket and Parent PackDad Pushing Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller BRIT Indie Twin Stroller In Mountains

 

7 Strollers Everybody’s Going To Want In 2017 – BabyCenter

February 15th, 2017


Stroller engineering gets better every year. Proof positive: the following 7 beauties with gee-whiz features like expanding baskets, seats that morph according to your needs, and teeny tiny folds that let you store them anywhere you need…

Bumbleride Speed 2017: If you use a jogging stroller, you’re already familiar with the shortcomings of some models, with wheels that pull or rattle and brakes that shudder. Bumbleride put in some engineering time on the stroller’s Speed3 wheels, which function in 3 modes (thus the name). You can lock them straight-ahead for running, lock them at a 30 degree swivel for slower jogging, or let them swivel all the way around for meandering around. The wheels are huge and will roll over anything — you can take it to the beach! And it stands by itself when folded, so it won’t slip down and hit you in the shins when you store it in your garage. (Bumbleride, $549-$579)

Read about the rest of the top strollers for 2017, https://blogs.babycenter.com/products_and_prizes/7-strollers-everybodys-going-to-want-in-2017/ .
Learn more about Speed here.

Join Us At Drool Baby Expo In Boston

February 15th, 2017

Join us at Drool Baby Expo to test drive your favorite Bumbleride and a lucky attendee will win a Bumbleride Indie!

What’s Drool Baby Expo About?

Want to see the best in baby gear, all under one roof? The Drool Baby Expo gives expectant and new parents a whirlwind tour of the top baby brands, so you can stock up on everything you’ll need for your baby in one place. Plus, take advantage of great deals, awesome freebies, and a bit of pampering, too!

Premium Brands: Drool is a rare opportunity to connect one-on-one with the people who create and sell top-of-the-line strollers, car seats, baby apparel, accessories, toys, and more. Talk to company reps, see product demos, push strollers, touch fabrics, and do some serious comparison shopping!

Exclusive One-Night-Only Promotions: Already know what you’re buying, or ready to decide at Drool? Take advantage of exclusive special offers, discounts, and gifts with purchase. All items will be available to order or purchase on-site at the Magic Beans pop-up shop.

Swag & Raffles: Participate in our Scavenger Hunt to win entries in our raffles and giveaways – you might win the very best baby items on the market for free! And even if you don’t, the fabulous gift bags that come FREE with your Premium ticket are worth more than 2x what you paid just to walk in the door. VIP tickets give you even more – over $200 in free products, plus a Magic Beans gift card!

Pampering for All: As if shopping for your baby wasn’t enough fun, every guest at Drool can enjoy light appetizers and spa treatments. That’s right, it’s all free with your Drool ticket!

Purchase Tickets or Learn More About Drool Here
RSVP on Facebook here.

Gearapalooza GIVEAWAY with The Baby Guy NYC + Bump Club & Beyond

February 7th, 2017

Join Jamie, The Baby Guy NYC, BabyList and Bump Club & Beyond at Gearapalooza this year to learn all things gear and have a chance to take home your own Bumbleride and so much more!!

What is Gearapalooza?

Gearapalooza is the ultimate baby gear and registry event! What began as one of BCB’s signature events in Chicago in August 2011 has become a tour catering to expectant parents nationwide. Join us to meet the BEST baby gear brands and learn from with the BEST Baby Gear Expert in the country, Jamie Grayson, The Baby Guy NYC! At Gearapalooza You’ll have a chance to meet many of the top baby brands in the world, learn what to register for and add them to your registry through Babylist.com, and have all of your questions answered by The Baby Guy NYC.

Gearapalooza stops featuring Bumbleride:

MARCH 9
BROOKLYN at 26 Bridge with Albee Baby

MARCH 28
SAN FRANCISCO at JCCSF  with Sprout San Francisco

MAY 16
CALGARY, ALBERTA at West Coast Kids

MAY 17
VANCOUVER at West Coast Kids

JUNE 20
TORONTO at West Coast Kids

NOVEMBER 2
CHICAGO at Stan Mansion

 

GIVEAWAY

Enter to win this massive giveaway from all of the Gearapalooza sponsors ending 3/31/17, open to US & Canada including our new Indie all terrain stroller. Please note you will be opted-in to all sponsor newsletters, http://vip.bumpclubandbeyond.com/gearapaloozaq1sweeps.