12 Days of Gear Giveaways Day 4: Biking!






    **Check here to keep up with all the giveaways for our 12 Days of Gear Giveaways Event!** Today is a big one, folks! Biking is near and dear to our hearts and we couldn’t be more excited about hooking up some kids with wheels today! Really, really excited! First of all, check out the following […]

    Stampede Bikes Charger 12″ Balance Bike Review






      The Stampede Charger 12″ (also available in a 16″ and 16″XL size) is one of our favorite balance bikes for young riders. It is beefy and tough, without being too heavy (our 25 pound 2.5 year old can easily handle it on her own). The geometry of the bike allows riders to have a low […]

      Pello Revo 16″ Bike Review






        The Pello Revo is an excellent US-built 16″ bike boasting kid-specific geometry, a lightweight frame and the most aggressive tires we’ve seen on a kid bike. Because of the fact that it comes with coaster brakes AND a rear wheel hand-brake, it’s a great bike for new riders coming right off a balance bike or […]

        Ride the Hiawatha Trail!






          We have been talking about going to ride the Hiawatha Trail for years now. Finally a few weeks ago, everything came together and we managed to make the trip over to Idaho to ride. The trail  ($10/adult; $6/kid aged 6-13)) is 15 miles long, with a 1.6% downgrade going along the abandoned railroad bed from […]

          Fat Biking for Kids + TykesBykes Review and *Giveaway*






            We ar all about encouraging our kids (and ourselves) to try new things on a regular basis. Easier said than done, but a good way to not get stuck in a rut. This winter J (aged *almost* 7) got to join his daddy on a Snow Bike, thanks to TykesBykes new Fat Byke (see our review […]

            O.F.F. Rowdywares for Kids!






              O.F.F. = Outdoor Fashion Friday.  Our (almost) weekly segment featuring our favorite styles for the season. Everything I share are pieces that can be worn all day long and stand up to the “use and abuse” of serious adventures. As a family, we appreciate clothing that is worth our hard-earned money. It’s what we wear […]

              Osprey Hydration Packs for Kids






                Ah the daily quest to keep the kids hydrated. It’s so much harder than it should be. Honestly my biggest “trick” is giving them their own hydration pack (and/or bottles…though the packs seem to hold their interest longer). Having ownership of their water really does work. And I usually just don’t fill them completely full, […]

                FirstBike Balance Bike Review + Giveaway






                  Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. In case you missed it, there’s also currently a giveaway happening for a Woom Kids’ Bike AND helmets for a full family from Lazer […]

                  Family Bike Helmet Giveaway from Lazer Sport






                    Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. In case you missed it, there’s also currently a giveaway happening for a Woom Kids’ Bike too! Bikes and helmets go […]

                    WOOM Bike Giveaway!






                      Our celebration continues! If you missed it, be sure to go back and read our reasoning on WHY bikes are so important to us and why we think they should be important for you too. I am so excited for today’s giveaway.  Woom bikes are the first lightweight bikes our kids have been on and […]