Do What You Love – Francesco Perri – Bumbleride Speed

October 2nd, 2017

Ultra Runner

Mountain Dad

Bumbleride Adventurer, Francesco Perri

 

You’re an Ultra Runner.  That’s super impressive.  Tell us about how your training has changed since becoming a Dad.

My wife and I have two children; a four year old boy and two year old girl.  Having them has certainly made it difficult to get in the miles and time that I would like to.  I’ve learned to incorporate them in my training as much as possible to make sure I’m still getting in quality time with them.  So that means I’m often taking my daughter out in my Bumbleride  Speed for some quick road miles or I’m taking them both on short hikes in the mountains.  I’ve also learned to try to get a run in whenever I can whether that’s early in the morning before everyone is up or at night after the kids have finally gone to bed.

What is your mindset when running with kids vs. running all on your own?

When I run with my daughter I’m my mindset is to get some quick road miles.  I try not to be out for more than 90 minutes so my daughter doesn’t get restless.  She actually loves hanging out in the Speed so she’s pretty much always a good sport about it.  I also make sure to have a few different treats to make sure to keep her happy.  So that’s the big difference when I’m running with my daughter; I’m focused on trying to keep her happy.  Running on my own is of course different because I don’t need to worry about keeping anyone else happy.  It’s great to get out though either way.

Give some tips for parents that need that nudge to get back out on the road/trail for a run, whether it’s with or without your kids.

I was really worried before we had kids that I would have to sacrifice my love of running for them.  I decided I then needed to share my love of getting out with them.  I’ve started both of them off very young; getting them in the Bumbleride or putting them in my pack to get on the trails.   I’ve noticed that my kids love to be outside, they love to explore the world.  Get them out with you even if it’s for a short jog around the block.  Being a parent is super stressful so you need that time to exercise so you can blow off steam and be more focused when you’re with your kids.  I’d also suggest getting your kids on trails if you have anything close by.  Let them get out in nature.  They’ll love it and you’ll get to spend some great time with them.

“I’m running some gnarly climbs and fast descents and it was great handling both.  I loved it.”

Learn more about Francesco here.

Learn more about Speed here.

Best Stroller Finalist – Bumbleride Indie -What To Expect Awards

September 29th, 2017

“A smooth ride, easy to fold, great storage space… It’s easy to say what makes a good stroller. But what sets a stroller apart from the rest? What to Expect moms and dads shared their opinions. These six rose to the top because they offer those features — and so much more. See your favorite stroller on the list? Make sure to cast your vote for it. It could win the What to Expect Mom Must-Have Awards.”

Thanks to our amazing Bumbleride Family, Indie has been nominated a Finalist for Best Stroller in the What To Expect Awards!! Please take a second to vote for Indie and your other favorite baby products! VOTE HERE.


Thank you so much for your vote and for spreading the word to your personal Bumbleride friends and family! We truly appreciate it!

Why We Love It

“It’s just a fact. When along comes baby, along comes all of baby’s things — the diapers, bottles, clothes, toys and on and on. For parents trying to keep their family footprint to a minimum, it can be truly a challenge. But the Bumbleride Indie is doing its part to help. The all-terrain favorite among moms and dads is designed with eco-friendly polyester fabric, which is made from recycled water bottles (up to 28 per stroller!). Plus, the company’s textile-dying method seeks to conserve gallons of water in the process. What you gain in feeling great about your purchase, you also don’t lose in the quality. What to Expect community member cmz2015 says, “It’s a fantastic stroller. It’s so easy to maneuver, it’s lightweight and the fabric is fantastic. It’s very well-made, sturdy and durable — and quite aesthetically appealing. I’ve had numerous compliments on it.” She says she also appreciates that, even if you choose not to use the bassinet, the seat lays completely flat, which makes it suitable for newborns.”- Read the whole article here.

 

She Is Beautiful 5k & 10k Recap

September 27th, 2017

Congratulations to all of the participants and Bumbleride Baby Mama Division Winners in the She Is Beautiful 5 & 10k! We had such a fun weekend supporting such an inspiring group of women and young ladies. Thank you Sara, Melissa, Jenny and Mary for such an amazing event! Enjoy some of our race photos below and we hope you can join us next year in Santa Cruz or Santa Barbara!

Learn more about She Is Beautiful here.

Learn more about our Speed jogging stroller here.


Bumbleride Baby Mama Division 5k & 10k Winners with their new Speed Jogging Strollers!


Jenny warming up the crowd. Thank you Jenny!


Love the decorations! Another Bumbleride Speed in Matte Black spotted in the race!


2016 5k Baby Mama Division Winner, Claudio Nino, finishing the race with two riders! So great to see you again Claudia!!


The amazing Jenny Schatzle finishing the race (from birth to 5k!) with her new twins Hope & Haven!


Our own co-founder, Emily Reichardt, also ran in the race! Awesome work Emily!

The Tot – A Guide To Twin Strollers

September 11th, 2017

The Tot recently shared their guide to twin strollers featuring Indie Twin. Thank you for the shout out The Tot!!

“Preparing for the arrival of twins can be exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. When I found out I was pregnant with my set, I already had a feisty two-year- old to contend with and the thought of having three under the age of three terrified me. I had no idea how I would even manage to leave the house let alone cart them around from park to playdate. It turns out that the secret is in the stroller. Before you impulse-buy a sexy model with all the bells and whistles, make sure you’ve identified your needs. Do you want a high-performing stroller that will allow you to power walk with the other moms in your neighborhood, a compact model you can easily throw in the car for weekends away or an easy-to- maneuver one that will make shopping a breeze?…”

“Can’t decide between a traditional side-by-side and a jogging stroller? The Bumbleride Indie Twin Stroller offers the perfect middle ground. This versatile model features four wheels like a traditional stroller, but its all-wheel suspension and easy one-hand push make it ideal for jogging and walking on any terrain. The backrests, footrests and handle are fully adjustable for a customized fit, and the fabric is made from 100% recycled plastic.”

Read the whole article at The Tot here.

Read more about Indie Twin here.

Do What You Love – Elaina Bellis

September 7th, 2017

Freelance Art Director

Twin Mama

Bumbleride Adventurer, Elaina Bellis

 

How has your role as an art director and model evolved since becoming a mama to twins?

My role as an Art Director has been pushed to the back burner for now since becoming a mother! My role as a model has become much more busy since becoming a mother of twins! So many people want to shoot the girls with me! It’s so much fun!!!

What activities fill your cup with gratitude?  How has your perspective changed since becoming a parent?

I am an avid hiker! Being with nature fills my heart with joy and gratitude going into each day. I guess if I am able to go hiking now with twins, I feel lucky that I am getting time to myself to be able to do it! I don’t get a lot of solo time anymore! So I am super grateful when I do!

As a busy mom of young twins, when do you find time to do things for yourself and how do you keep that a constant?

James is really good about letting me get time to do yoga, hike, or go for a run! Also, each week we both get a night off to hang with our friends! We are also really lucky to have family who are kind enough to watch the girls so we can have date nights from time to time! I always feel like when I really need some “me” time I am able to have it! I am lucky!!!

“This is seriously the best stroller EVER! A game changer for our family!!!!!”


Learn more about Elaina in her Adventurer Profile.

Learn more about our Indie Twin Double Stroller.

Charleston Staycation: Sullivan’s Island With Bumbleride Indie Twin – Little Adi + co.

August 21st, 2017

Adrianne of Little Adi & co. recently took her new Indie Twin double stroller on a staycation in Charleston to Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Island is a beautiful island and infamous battleground from the American Revolutionary War. Below is an excerpt from her Bumbleride adventures. Thank you for sharing your experience with Indie Twin Adrianne!

“…I happen to like to stare at the number of very expensive homes in the surrounding neighborhoods overlooking the beach. You know, a girl can dream. My kids on the other-hand, thoroughly enjoy chasing the birds and running straight to the water, which is why bringing a stroller with us is like, mom game, rule no.1. It’s much easier to wrangle the monkeys when you have a rugged, but stylish double stroller that can handle whatever you (or they) throw out.”

“Imagine how perfect this adventure was when Bumbleride shared with our family their latest version of the Indie Twin. Y’all…this stroller is solid! It’s incredibly well-built, so much that it just became my husband’s new best friend. It even has every bit of luxury for me, with the new Camp Green color that literally matches my soul. (Although I chose blush for this particular day, olive tends to be my uniform of choice.) It also has very little plastic, the base is completely aluminum, which is key for a stroller like this. It’s sturdy and truly built for all-terrain, yet it only weighs 36 lbs, so it folds up easily for you to take with you. The wheels are also wide enough to roll through sand on a trail or across stretches of a beach. I’m happy to report that we have done all of this with our Indie Twin and it handled it with ease. ”

“There are so many great features about this stroller, so I’ll just share with you a few of my favorites. The seats. Not only do they fully recline, but they’re so comfortable that I want to crawl in there. And with the huge sun canopy being able to fold down super duper low, you wouldn’t even know if I was! (Just a thought..) The storage basket is oversized and easily accessible which means I can store all the things, like when the kids decide their shoes are no longer wanted or a much necessary stash of snacks. And let’s talk steering, which to me is the most important factor when it comes to a good stroller. I need to be able to steer with one hand without issue and the Indie Twin excels at it. It’s so easy to control while still holding your coffee, which as we all know, is a necessity…. “.

Read the whole story here.
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Learn more about Indie Twin here.

 

Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller Vs. BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller – PegLegMegRuns.wordpress.com

August 8th, 2017

Running with Speed Jogging Stroller

“But first, let me provide a little background on my stroller experiences. When I was pregnant I registered for the BOB Revolution SE and my wonderful Santa Cruz running friends got me one (thank you!). I literally did no research, it was the only running stroller brand I know about and I liked the navy blue. My real advice is do some research, the Bumbleride may not be your dream stroller – maybe it’s the BOB or another great ride. But find out what is important to you in a stroller and then pick one. That’s my real regret but such is life. Anyway, we didn’t use the stroller until miniKEG was 8 weeks old because I didn’t bother with a carseat adapter (she was content hanging in the carrier with mom or dad) and I didn’t run with her until she had good neck and core support – about 5 months. But once I started running, I found some of the limitations the BOB Revolution SE posed for me. The handlebar was too short and caused me back pain and because this was our only stroller, it came with us everywhere and I found the BOB to be long and cumbersome at times. The other irk for me was the basic undercarriage of the stroller was hard to get stuff in and out of (remember I do a lot of errand running). When my running buddy/partner in crime, Connie, got the Bumbleride I was immediately jealous: I loved the color, the design, and the adjustable handlebar. Fast forward a couple months, and I, too, had the Bumbleride (thanks Erin!)”…..Read More.

Thank you so much for your review Meg! We appreciate your support!

Make sure to follow along with Meg’s blog and follow her on Instagram.

Learn more about Speed.

Jogging Strollers For City Living – Gugu Guru

July 12th, 2017

Gugu Guru Stroller Registry

Jogging and running in an urban environment is a great way to stay fit and healthy, but when you throw a stroller into the mix, things can get hairy. Between narrow sidewalks, potholes, public transportation and people traffic, finding the perfect jogging stroller for city living can be a challenge. After chatting with many parents, and lots of research, we rounded up our top picks for urban environment jogging and running strollers.
Bumbleride Indie All Terrain Stroller Eco Friendly

Best Storage Pick:

Bumbleride Indie: This is an absolutely gorgeous stroller with great features – a wide canopy, compact fold and ample storage. We also love that the stroller is manufactured with eco-friendlier textiles. We wouldn’t necessarily recommend this stroller for hard core runners, but it’s a high-quality option for your one and only day-to-day stroller and jogger.

Read more: A real mom’s review on the Bumbleride Indie

Learn more about Indie.

Stroller Workout With Bumbleride Speed – Nourish Move Love

July 12th, 2017

Stroller Workout Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller

Meet Lindsey Bomgren of Nourish Move Love, a website featuring awesome fitness workouts, healthy recipes and more. Lindsey recently shared an awesome 30 minute stroller workout with her Speed jogging stroller. Here is an excerpt of her workout and make sure to watch her video below! **Make sure to consult your child’s pediatrician/doctor before jogging with an infant seat.**

circuit one

cardio: 6 minute stroller jog/walk

strength: 

  1. lunge + knee drive — 20 reps {10 reps per leg}
  2. relevè chair squats — 20 reps

*repeat the above strength exercises amrap {as many rounds as possible} for 6 minutes.

Read about circuit two.

Make sure to follow Lindsey on Instagram and Subscribe on YouTube.

Learn more about our Speed jogging stroller.

2017 Indie Twin Review – Growing Up Jack

June 28th, 2017

growin up jack indie twin stroller review

“Together my husband and I spent hours researching the best double strollers. With so many options and factors to consider, deciding on a double for our baby and toddler was considerably harder than deciding on a single for us. It all paid off though, we ended up with one of the best: the Bumbleride Indie Twin. After a solid six months of using it, I feel like I can finally give an official review of it. It’s love, and here’s why:

The Indie Twin is a side by side all terrain stroller that can be used as a jogging stroller when the front wheels are locked. All-wheel suspensionand air-filled tires (a pump comes with the stroller) are features I didn’t think I needed, but now would have a really hard time living without. We have taken this stroller on the sand, rocky trails, and I regularly walk it on grassy hills.. all smooth and easy! Having the freedom to really take your stroller anywhere is amazing, and I am officially converted to the all terrain life.

Beyond being able to handle really rough terrain, this stroller is a dream to push and maneuver. I take it on walks daily and it always comes to Disneyland with us. One thing I absolutely need in a double stroller is the ability to push it easily one-handed and the Indie Twin completely satisfies that. I love that I have no problems pushing it while reaching down to give the baby a toy or the toddler a snack (a huge perk of side by sides, both kids are always in reach!) It really does not feel much different than maneuvering a single stroller, and it is only as wide as 30 inches (if a doorway is big enough for a wheelchair, it will be big enough for this stroller!)”…. Read more.

Follow Emily’s #bumblerideadventures on Instagram and be sure to follow her website as well!

Thank you for your thoughtful and in depth Indie Twin review Emily! We appreciate it.

Learn more about Indie Twin here.

Indie Twin Canopy Extended