Take a Child Outside Week September 24-30

If you’ve ever needed an excuse to take a child outside (hopefully, you never have), now you have one: Sept. 24-30 is national Take A Child Outside Week, a program designed to help break down obstacles that keep children from discovering the natural world. “By arming parents, teachers and other caregivers with resources on outdoor … Read more →

Mountain Biking South Dakota’s Mickelson Trail

If Rocky Raccoon was a mountain biker, you can bet a satchel of Black Hills gold he would have packed his cubs and ridden the George S. Mickelson Trail snaking through the Black Hills of South Dakota. Running 109 miles from Deadwood to Edgemont, the trail follows the historic Deadwood to Burlington Northern rail line, … Read more →

New GeoPalz Pedometers for Kids!

Now your kids have even more incentive to get outside. Thanks to a new company called GeoPalz and their new Kids Pedometer, your kids can track how far they’ve run, hiked or otherwise messed around outdoors, and convert their points into prizes. GeoPalz are pedometers and accelerometers designed for children ages five and older that … Read more →

Keen’s Hybridlife Radio Interviews Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids Author

Outdoor footwear brand Keen has built a corporate philosophy around promoting an active yet sustainable lifestyle, often with kids in tow. To help promote their “hybrid life” philosophy, they recently teamed with Portland-based radio company Pagatim to produce “Hybridlife Radio,” a weekly program launched by Laura and Todd Mansfield, the parents of two small boys … Read more →

Get Outside: Sat., June 4, is Nat’l Trails Day!

Kicking off President Obama’s June Great Outdoors Month, which “recognizes the early pioneers who had the foresight to protect our most precious natural and historic places,” this Sat., June 4, marks National Trails Day, so get your kids outside. As part of Great Outdoors month, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes announced the designation … Read more →

Colorado Senator Mark Udall Campaigns to Get Kids Outdoors

Many know him for representing their interests on Capitol Hill. But Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) – an, ahem, endorser of Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids — is now championing another cause every bit as important: getting kids outside. Read on for his recent letter imploring people for ideas to connect kids with Mother Nature… Dear Fellow … Read more →

Pedal Pioneers Produces Guide to Biking with Kids (Free for Readers!)

Stuck like a tire in spring glop about how to begin organizing a bike trip for your brood? Now there’s help… Pedal Pioneers: A Guide to Bicycle Travel with Kids is the first-of-its-kind print guide on how to organize youth bike trips. Initially developed in 2006, and now tweaked to offer better advice than ever, … Read more →

BOB Recalls Certain Strollers

While BOB Trailers Inc. remains one of the best ways to wheel your brood outside, the Idaho company recently issued a voluntary recall on certain strollers. “It is with an abundance of caution that BOB has brought this matter to the attention of both the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada for proper … Read more →

Play Outdoors Debuts Family-Cycling Vid

Children’s outdoor retailer Play Outdoors is helping the wheels go round and round for parents trying to bike with their kids by releasing a full-length family cycling webisode on YouTube. The “how-to” video takes a humorous look at the trials and tribulations of one family’s quest to enjoy a two-wheeled adventure. Viewers can also enter … Read more →

Trips for Kids Recognizes Bike Industry Leaders

Like the wheels on the bikes its participants ride, San Rafael, Calif.’s Trips for Kids is coming full circle, thanking and recognizing the bike industry leaders that have re-committed to the nonprofit organization in 2011 as it gears up for another growth-filled year. “The bikes, tools and other essentials that our start-up kits provide give … Read more →