Bumbleride Adventures with Tessa Byars

“Our kids have more impressive travel logs than many adults. In just the first two years of her life our daughter had traveled by plane, train, car, bike, skis, ferry, raft, and canoe and had been to over a dozen states and Canada. We never intended to be on the go so much, but work trips, weddings, family reunions and vacations kept us heading to the airport or packing the car every few weeks. Each time we went somewhere, we became more comfortable and confident traveling with our kids.

The first road trip we took was when my daughter was eight weeks old. We both were fortunate to have some time off work, so we set out on a winter road trip from our home in Ventura, California to our old stomping grounds in Jackson, Wyoming with our fingers crossed. As expected with an infant, there was plenty of screaming and many freezing cold, side of the road diaper changes and nursing, but we made it and we loved the experience. That was true with each subsequent adventure—there were always bumps in the road or turbulence in the air—but getting through them and figuring things out together was incredibly satisfying.

One of the keys to success traveling with two kids was having the right gear. We have a tendency to bring everything including the kitchen sink, so this was (and still is) always a challenge for us. By the time we took our second big road trip, we were well-traveled and knew that we just needed the essentials. We have found that the best gear, especially with kids involved, is durable, lightweight, multi-functional, simple, eco-friendly and of course it has to look good too. With our daughter, we took our Bumbleride stroller with us everywhere we went, and when our son was born we upgraded to a double. It certainly served as a stroller, but just as importantly as a luggage carrier, beach cart and instrument caddy—when there weren’t any kids in it.

I always imagined that with two children we would stay home more, invite family and friends to visit us and avoid flying at all costs, but when our son was eight weeks old, we set out on a 45-day road trip through California and Oregon. We had learned a few things from the first trip two years before, so we kept our travel plans simple, open-ended and planned to drive no more than about 200 miles every few days. We made more space in the minivan by adding cargo boxes to the roof, a bike rack on the hitch, and made sure the diaper bag, a change of clothes, food, and the stroller were easily accessible. Even though people told us we were crazy, and there were certainly times we wondered if that was true, overall it was such a fun adventure and the sweetest time bonding with the newest member of our family.” – Tessa

Read more about Tessa’s family in her Adventurer profile

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Gear Day 2018 – Snuggle Bugz Canada – Coquitlam, BC

Save the Date! Snuggle Bugz Coquitlam’s Gear Day is taking place on Saturday September 15th 2018 from 10am-4pm!  

Join us at Snuggle Bugz Coquitlam – 1300 Woolridge St., Coquitlam

Stroller Day and Car Seat Day has easily become Snuggle Bug’z most popular event in Ontario, so we’ve extended this event to our BC friends. It is a fantastic one-day only Gear extravaganza – a day completely dedicated to all things strollers and car seats with great deals to boot!

Here are some of the highlights of this one-day event:

  • Amazing offers from our most popular stroller and car seat brands – available only at the event!
  • Meet & greet with brand representatives on-hand to compare your favourites and answer all of your questions.
  • Test drive your favourite stroller in real-life situations – grass, sidewalk, bumps and hills!
  • Car seat brand experts on site to answer all questions on safety and compatibility.
  • Buy any stroller or car seat and you will receive a $25 Snuggle Bugz gift card!
  • Free Gift Bag when you register at the event (Hurry, it is while supplies last!)

We have put together some tips on how to get through the event with the absolute most fun:

Rain Rain, Go Away!
Not going to lie, we obviously would rather it be sunny and warm, but in the event that we cannot control the weather Gods, this event will happen should it rain. We have tents and umbrellas and an indoor area that will be our saving grace should it downpour. Fingers, toes, even eyes crossed the clouds hold back until 4:02pm. Dress according to the weather!

Line Ups
Avoiding the lineup is always a big question people ask! If you do not like lines than we don’t suggest coming first thing in the morning. This is usually where the morning early bird line forms. However, come as a team, especially if you have a young child with you. One person stands in line, while the other browses around, takes a break, or picks up a delicious treat. If you don’t need to take your stroller home with you that day, it is usually best not to stand in line and skip some of the hustle and bustle! Usually by 2pm (nap time) things slow down till around 3pm. Then from 3-4pm there will be another last minute rush again!

Stock Availability
Don’t panic if the gear you want is not available to take home the day of the event. While we do our best to have as much gear available as possible, we will run out of car seats and strollers at some point during the day. When this happens, you will be able to special order the gear you have chosen and pick up or ship to you at a later date – estimated time of arrival of your special order will be determined at time of purchase.

We can’t wait for September 15th and hope to see all your smiling faces too! If you have any other questions you need answered before our first ever Gear Day, be sure to leave us comment a below or chat with us on Facebook.

Stroller Running and the Bumbleride Speed – Run She Is Beautiful Blog

 


{Excerpt from Run She Is Beautiful Blog by Paula of @fitfam6}

Let’s chat about a stroller for a hot minute.  It’s not a secret that 99% of all my running is done with a stroller. Fact. However, what I don’t share enough about is that I have tried quite a few strollers (tried 7), either because I own quite a few (ummmm my husband Dave thinks I have a stroller hoarding problem. Embarrassingly, I have 5. I refuse to talk about it) or I have been able to borrow a stroller. I use the stroller for running errands to long runs to all kinds of training workouts. My strollers get put through a lot! Not only with the miles that I put on them, but also with Asher and his behaviors that come along with his disability. Let’s not forget that he was able to literally break a Bugaboo stroller seat less than a year ago because of said behaviors.  For a 25lb-ish 5 year old he seems to have Herculean type strength.

It has taken me nearly 3 years to find the perfect blend of strollers.  Lots of trial and error, paying attention to how Asher responded to each stroller and most importantly how my body responded to each stroller.  No two running strollers are made the same.  Bumbleride is now my stroller of choice, but about 3 years ago I thought I found the stroller of my dreams and at that time, it was the perfect stroller. Asher went from hating everything about being in any stroller to loving it with the Bugaboo Runner. It got me through 3 training cycles great until Asher simply was too big.  The max capacity for the Runner is only 37.5 pounds. Asher is far from that, but he simply got too big. It was awkward for him and there really are no pockets or ways to attach snacks for him. I then moved on to two strollers of varying popularity: Thule Urban Glide stroller and Bob Flex stroller…” READ MORE.

“Oh and one last “Hey you should really try this stroller” argument, I ran a local race this past weekend. Last minute sign up read that as 10 minutes before it started I registered. What was suppose to be an easy run day with Asher in the Bumbleride turned into me trying to see what I could do with the stroller racing. My first race with the Bumbleride did not disappoint. I finished top 10, first female OA, first stroller (there were a lot surprisingly) and first in AG. I consider that pretty awesome for my first Bumbleride Stroller race and think it should be convincing enough in itself to let others know Bumbleride is awesome!

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Farmers Markets are a breeze with Speed. Shop local.


Trail running with Speed on a beautiful day!


Speed on the move with Asher.


Hanging out at Run She Is Beautiful Santa Cruz, CA (Paula, Emily & Matt (Co-founders of Bumbleride)


Running near the Midway carrier on a recent trip to San Diego for the Rock N Roll Marathon.

Review Of The Month – “The perfect always on the go stroller”

Write a Review & WIN! – Review Of The Month

  The perfect always on the go stroller!

It has been two years since we received our Indie and it is probably my favorite purchase for our family. It is one of the smoothest rides when it comes to any terrain (I’ve tested so many different strollers from friends), quick and easy to fold and put in the car, lightweight, extremely easy maneuverability, and beautiful to look at. The indie has kept up with my husbands long runs, roller skating on a crowded boardwalk, beach walks, walking trails, and city streets. Not to mention countless airports… Not only is the stroller itself wonderful, the company is too. Finding out they were a smaller San Diego based company was quite a nice surprise. The customer service is exceptional (thanks Kandi!!) and always quick to respond. It was only natural for my first purchase for our second baby on the way to be the Indie Twin. … I didn’t mean for this to get so long but I can’t say enough about how awesome the Indie is! It’s worth the cost and pays for itself if you’re planning on using a stroller constantly, no matter what the terrain. Thanks Bumbleride!” – Kim

Kim won her choice of Bumbleride accessory. Write a review by visiting the bottom of a product page on https://bumbleride.com for your chance to win!

As a small company, supported by word of mouth, reviews help Bumbleride grow and help parents find the right stroller for their lifestyle.

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{Press Release} Bumbleride Back in UK Autumn 2018


We are so excited to return to the United Kingdom this autumn thanks to Bebe Brands Ltd!

​Bebe Brands is excited to continue helping parents find the right Bumbleride for their lifestyles as the distributor for the UK. Sign up at this link to be alerted via email when stock becomes available.

Bebe Brands is dedicated to little ones, offering a comprehensive range of leading nursery brands through authorised retailers to meet your young family’s every need. With many years of experience in the nursery industry, they showcase everything from car seats and travel systems to nursery furniture and clothing. Bebe Brands offers excellent customer service, product support and are constantly striving to improve.

Visit https://uk.bumbleride.com to explore the range.