Join Us At Drool Baby Expo In Boston

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!

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An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More! | Spilling The beans Blog By Magic Beans

An Interview With Bumbleride CEO Matt Reichardt: Meet The Speed Jogging Stroller & More!

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Excerpt from Spilling the beans blog by Magic Beans (an authorized Bumbleride retailer)-

“Since 2004, Bumbleride co-founders Matt and Emily Reichardt have been designing strollers “as gear, purpose-built to perform whether taking your little ones on a trail run or navigating the local farmers market.” This year’s new debuts are even more outdoorsy than ever: Bumbleride has just introduced their first designated running stroller, and some eco-friendly new fabrics, too. In this interview with Matt, we got the inside scoop on how they came up with these new advances, and how they’ll enhance your life as an active parent.

Want to see the Speed and the rest of the Bumbleride collection in person (and chat with the Bumbleride crew about why their strollers are so cool)? They’ll be at Drool Baby Expo tomorrow, April 7 – if you don’t have your tickets, get them now!

 

Q: So, the marquee event for Bumbleride this year appears to be the Speed Jogging Stroller! We’re so excited to add it to our selection. I know that the Indie wasn’t designed as a jogger but was often used as one – how does the Speed improve on Indie for running parents?  
I think they definitely serve different needs, Indie has always been a great option for urban strolling, all-terrain, and light jogging.  For running parents moving at a faster pace, Speed has larger 16” back wheels for better control, a longer wheel base for better stability, and the new Speed 3 steering system, which gives more options on different terrains.

 

Q: The central feature of the Speed is the 3-speed steering system – can you tell me a bit about how this idea was developed, how it works, and why it will be terrific for parents?  

The idea was developed from observations of how parents jog with strollers and from feedback from our customers.  Basically there are three scenarios runners find themselves in:  1. Running at a fast pace on open road, boardwalk or somewhere that you don’t really need to steer.   2. Jogging anywhere else whether it be a park, trail, urban community where turning is required.  3. Everyday use walking where 360 degree swiveling is preferred.  The problem that we found for parents is that a fixed wheel option is very limiting and not always convenient, and the swiveling option is not safe for jogging.

In response to this issue, the Speed 3 steering has 3 positions: fully locked with tracking for open road running,  a 30 degree swivel, and a 360 degree swivel.  The 30 degree swivel addresses the problem for joggers, allowing sufficient turning radius to steer while jogging but prevents the wheel from rotating past 45 degrees where the stroller can become unstable. It’s much like the way the steering is restricted on toddler balance bikes!

 

Q: What kind of family do you picture using the Speed stroller, and in what environments?  

I would say families where either one or both parents are joggers, or like to get out on walks for exercise.  Speed is designed for all terrain, so everything from city urban living to rural terrain.  Because of its versatility, it also can be the only stroller an active family needs.

 

Q: What kind of response have you gotten about the Speed stroller so far?  

I think a lot of our customers see it as an obvious addition to Bumbleride’s line up, and a much needed category.  We have also seen excitement around the Speed 3 steering and our fabric story.”…..

Make sure to read the rest of the interview at http://mbeans.com/spillingthebeans/baby/strollers/an-interview-with-bumbleride-ceo-matt-reichardt-meet-the-speed-jogging-stroller-more/.