Kid-Friendly Bicycle Classics Are Coming Our Way In Boulder!

Boulder is a cycling mecca. Yup, we love our two wheeled friends. If your kids are into cycling then here are two upcoming events you will want to know about- Kids Challenge and Little Buffs. These are both the kids’ version of larger cycling events in Boulder this summer. These both look super fun, so get your kids registered and psyched to get on their bikes! 


1. Kids Challenge [part of the USA Boulder Pro Challenge] – This one is for kids 11 & under. They meet pros, eat Ben & Jerry’s, get t-shirts and other swag, and have a great time biking around East Pearl. $5 donation suggested. Register here!  Date: August 24, 2014

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2. Little Buffs [Buffalo Bicycle Challenge] – This one is longer. 14 miles around East Boulder. Not sure about swag options – the kids always love the stuff – but I’m sure there will be some! Take a look at the Little Buff course – here. Date: September 7, 2014

I am super excited about these two fun events. Any time we get our kids involved in the community, outdoors, and doing something positive it’s a good thing! Enjoy, Boulder Families!

Audio Books are a Great Way to Engage Your Kids!

We drive up to the mountains each weekend to ski as a family. That is a 2 hour drive up and a 2 hour drive down. It is not uncommon to see the video screens of cars flashing their cinematic charm to the children in the back seats. No judgement here. We do it too. But recently we have turned to audio books for the ride back to Boulder. They watch a movie on the way up and listen on the way down.

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The best part is the kids are mesmerized by the audio books. We love listening too! We are listening to some amazing classics right now and our whole family is enjoying this opportunity. Audio books can be expensive if you buy them in the bookstore or online. But here are some other ways to get them:

1. Boulder Public Library offers them for FREE. Go to their website and find the “Audio books” icon on the upper right side of the homepage. Click on it and you head to Overdrive which is a service that offers books you can download on your MP3 device, computer, burn to CD. The options are endless.

2. offers subscriptions to their ebooks and audio books. You can sign up for a 30 day trail here.

Audio books are a great way to unplug kids. Let them really listen and melt into a good book while traveling. I like them for quiet time for kids too.