The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has put together a yearly event encouraging children, families, schools and communities to go Screen Free and make changes toward a more active outdoor lifestyle. This year the event is being held April 30th- May 6th. Tales of a Mountain Mama has put together a group of bloggers to help support and publicize this initiative. I am glad to support this effort to get kids and families outdoors and active. Exploring Nature with Bikes With summer right around the corner it’s time to start thinking about getting the kiddos outside. No more excuses about the weather. If you want
It’s a Sunday afternoon in Fruita and I ‘m following my son down Kessel Run. I have done this for what seems like the 100th time since my son turned 3 and we introduced him to this heavenly slice of flowing singletrack. This time something is different. I’m not following my little boy down the trail anymore. He is smooth, fast, efficient and railing every turn. I also notice his body now resembles more Andy Schleck than the almost 10 (yes 10) pound baby I gave birth to 7 years ago. How did this happen so fast? He has always been a good rider balancing
Kalden received a road bike this past week. He has been asking for one for about two years now. We finally felt he was mentally and physically ready to try one out. He has been in heaven and the novelty has not worn off. He was set on the Scott Speedster JR 24. Even though we had a few opportunities to get him another brand at cost we went with buying this one at full retail (gasp) at Boulder Cycle Sport. After speaking with the Scott rep last summer I knew it would be a long wait to get one through an industry purchase. They
This is a new feature I’m starting so we can learn how families are using bikes in their daily lives. Do you want to be featured one Friday? Fill out this form and I’ll get back to you. Today’s family is Sarah Mah and her two kids from Grand Junction, Colorado. You can find Sarah on Twitter @mtbsar where she posts some amazing photography. She also runs Desert Rat Tours and is an advocate for the Grand Valley mountain biking scene. What are the ages of your children? 19, 14 What type of cycling does
This is a new feature I’m starting so we can learn how families are using bikes in their daily lives. Do you want to be featured one Friday? Fill out this form and I’ll get back to you. Today’s family is the Carlsons from Seattle, WA. You can find Madeleine on Twitter @Familyride What are the ages of your children? 4 and 2 What type of cycling does your family enjoy? (Road, mountain, commuting…) Mostly commuting these days, though the boys take their balance bikes around the local mountain bike park. Where is your favorite place to ride? We love riding all over the Seattle, though
This is a new feature I’m starting so we can learn how families are using bikes in their daily lives. Do you want to be featured one Friday? Fill out this form and I’ll get back to you. Today’s family is the Mayers from Dubois, WY. You can find Amelia (the Mom) blogging at www.talesofamountainmama.com What are the ages of your children? 2.5 and 7 months What type of cycling does your family enjoy? (Road, mountain, commuting…) Mountain and commuting Where is your favorite place to ride? To the town park, along the river, over the bridge and
Usually you won’t find my family visiting state or national parks. Yes I know they have value and protect our great natural attractions and resources but as a cyclist there is little to do in them. We get bored easily driving around only to jump out of the car at overlooks, hike an interpretive trail or browse around the visitor center. I was starting to feel a bit guilty about this since we have a 6 year old that should be visiting these “sacred” places. Then last year we discovered Dead Horse State Park in Moab. Dead Horse is located 32 miles west of Moab.