Best Jogging Strollers – Motherly

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

Thank you Motherly for naming Speed one of the best jogging strollers!

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Stroller Running and the Bumbleride Speed – FitFam6

FitFam6 Bumbleride Speed jogging Stroller Review

We had the pleasure of meeting Paula and David at Run She Is Beautiful in Santa Cruz, CA. Below is an excerpt from their recent post about Stroller Running during their visit to San Diego, CA for the Rock N Roll Marathon.

“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, either because I own quite a few (ummmm Dave thinks I have a stroller hoarding problem.  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 stroller seat less than a year ago because of said behaviors…”

“Most recently someone reached out and she was very detailed on her needs, upcoming races and so on.  I did my long spiel but in the end I did something I don’t typically do and I gave a one stroller recommendation: the Bumbleride Speed.  This stroller is a strong choice for an avid stroller runner and a once in a while stroller runner.  It is multi-purpose, filling this gap in stroller running thinking.  Stroller running is not all-or-nothing where you either run with a stroller and try to get faster, better, stronger or you just don’t like it at all.  This stroller welcomes in those runners who don’t necessarily want to be a stroller runner, but perhaps need it for necessity on certain days or for easy runs.  With all the running strollers on the market, this stroller checks a lot of boxes that no other stroller I have seen or tried addresses and when I was recently asked “If you could pick one stroller…” my answer was confidently Bumbleride.” – Read More

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Thank you for your support and recommendations Paula and David!

Fit Family 6 is about a family of six living a healthy and fit lifestyle. “Having four boys is enough to keep you moving and on your toes but we feel there’s more to being fit than just chasing kids around. We are always aware of what goes into our bodies. We hold each other accountable for staying active, eating clean and most importantly having a good time.”

 

Do What You Love – Francesco Perri – Bumbleride Speed

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, 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.

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

Learn more about Francesco here.

Learn more about Speed here.

Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine – Speed Jogging Stroller Review

Let’s start by acknowledging what everyone is thinking: Running is hard. And running with a baby—exponentially harder. But, if you are inclined to do it, you could do far worse than the Bumbleride Speed. Introduced in 2016, the Speed keeps baby comfortable and makes jogging with your little one as easy and enjoyable as it should be…

Using the Speed is intuitive and—dare we say it—a joy. Until you’re ready to hit the pavement, it stays anchored firmly in place thanks to a large, foot-operated brake bar. The handle swoops out wide behind the stroller, leaving plenty of space for running legs, and the entire handlebar adjusts up and down. We found its adjustments comfortably accommodated mom (5’5”) and dad (6’0”) without issue. The Speed’s three large wheels are virtually resistance-free, providing a smooth and cooperative platform for jogging, walking or anything in between.

The Speed’s signature feature is its three-setting front wheel assembly. With the simple maneuvering of a small rod, the front wheel can be moved between three distinct configurations. The first is the traditional jogging stroller setup, with the front wheel locked in place. This locked setup allows easy movement forward and some small steering adjustments, but is not conducive to quick or significant turns. The second configuration—our favorite—allows the front wheel to swivel 30 degrees either direction, facilitating unimpeded jogging without the constraints of a fully locked wheel. It’s ideal  for jogs around the neighborhood, when we’re navigating frequent turns and curves. The third and final configuration allows the Speed’s front wheel to turn freely, rotating a full 360 degrees. This configuration is perfect for walks or more leisurely use. We’ll often jog with the wheel locked or semi-locked to the farmer’s market and then switch it to swivel when arrive and make our way around the various produce and pastry (hey, we earned it by jogging there) booths.

The build quality is fantastic. The Speed’s metal frame feels solid and is welded together at its various joints. The wheels lock firmly onto the frame and, even with considerable effort, we could not get them to come loose (or even wobble). There is a wrist strap affixed to the handle bar so that if mom or dad has to suddenly slow, the Speed does not fly away unattended. Finally, it comes with a charming little bell that can be mounted in various positions on the handlebar and helps you warn others as you approach….

Overall, using the Speed is a joy—something we never thought we would say about a jogging stroller. It feels like a product designed to either make your life easier or, at worst, stay out of your way. It is light and nimble and its adjustable front wheel gives it a versatility that many jogging strollers seem to lack. If you are looking to take baby out into the world and get into (or back into) jogging with your little one, the Bumbleride Speed should be at the top of your list.

Find the full review here.

Learn more about Speed here.