Another remarkable She is Beautiful race in Santa Barbara,
CA is in the books! Bumbleride has now sponsored eight consecutive She is
Beautiful races in both Santa Cruz, CA and Santa Barbara, CA and they just keep
getting better. Beautiful clear skies, warm coastal weather and a sold out race
give this event a foundation for fun but the added benefits of great
like-minded sponsors, inspirational speakers and motivational quotes along the
route are the icing on the cake. Race Founder Melissa and her sister Sara,
Chief of Fun, bring so much joy, kindness and empowerment to this race. They
are truly naturals at this and we are honored to continue sponsoring the Baby
Congratulations to Bumbleride Baby Mama Division winners: 10K – Cheri Glimp of Solvang and 5K – Kari Moran of our hometown of San Diego (@grrrlrunner)!
The winners of the 5k and 10k races in the Bumbleride Baby Mama Division walk away with a brand new Bumbleride Speed running stroller. We love seeing all of the mamas out there with their strollers and their little passengers, showing their kids that movement and connection are key to a happy and healthy life.
“Why it’s our fave: The most versatile stroller on our list, the Bumbleride Speed Jogging Stroller is one of the few on the market that you can take to out for a run on the beach and then meet up friends at a fancy brunch spot… all while looking super stylish. Comprised of soft, durable fabrics made 100% from recycled polyester—the brand is responsible for keeping more than half a million water bottles out of landfills since 2011—the Speed has the sleek brushed aluminum frame of a city stroller combined with the all-wheel suspension of a jogger. About those wheels! Created for a walk/jog/run lifestyle, the front 12-inch wheel can be locked forward for runs, locked at 30-degrees for a jog, or set to 360-degree swivel when walking about town. We also love the myriad pockets (the cellphone canopy zip is genius), the easy-access foot break and the standing fold. Oh, and that it has a matching bassinet and car seat adapters, making it an option for newborns, too. If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop stroller on day one with baby that functions just as well commuting as it does knocking out a 5k in record time, this is it.
More to know: Those aforementioned fabrics are also Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class I certified to be free from harmful chemicals (including PVC & phthalate).”- Mother.ly
“I started my baby registry journey by admitting to my closest girlfriends that I had no idea where to begin. There are so many products available on the market and so many opinions. I’ve done a ton of asking around, and a bunch of my own research, and I’ve come up with the top things to register for on a baby registry. I hope this helps you discover your own perfect registry!” -Emily
Strollers and Car Seat
Bumbleride Speed stroller ($599): The only jogging stroller equipped with three modes of transport: run, jog and walk. All-suspension, air-filled tires make for a smooth and speedy ride and a trigger release makes for an easy, one-handed fold.
Nuna Pipa car seat ($299.95): Keep trips in the car uncomplicated and fuss-free. The PIPA™ Car Seat exceeds the American safety standards and features roomy and plush styling to ensure your baby a safe and comfortable ride. Sleek styling and Nuna’s revolutionary dream drape™ shelters your baby from the elements so that they stay safe, dry and protected from the sun. Easy for traveling families as you don’t need the base to connect to.
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!