Guardian Bikes| The Safest and Coolest Bikes on the Block

Recently, my family and I were lucky enough to attend a preview event for the revolutionary new Guardian Bikes. My girls are so close to learning how to ride a bike (without training wheels) and they felt so comfortable riding around on the new Guardian Bikes, as a Mom, it was such a relief. This has to be the year that they finally learn, the look on my oldest's face when she was riding around at the event was priceless. You could just see the excitement and confidence just knowing that she is so close to being able to ride a bike on her own.

Before I go on, I had to mention our delicious lunch from the event. You are looking at a lobster, crab and brie panini with a side of sweet potato fries from The Tasting Spoon. Chef Joe Youkhan, owner & Executive Chef, is a Food Network Chopped Champion and oh man the flavors in the food are so good. Make sure you check them out at  www.chefstastingspoon.com and follow them on Instagram.

Okay, now back to the cool new bikes...

I liked being able to learn the history behind the company, Guardian Bikes. CEO Brian Riley’s focus on bike safety has a long and personal history. Riley was inspired by his grandfather experiencing a terrible bike accident. He flipped over the front of his bike, ultimately landing him in traction. Wanting to keep other bike riders from experiencing what his grandfather did, Riley invented new braking technology called SureStop. 

SureStop brakes employ a single hand lever that operates both the front and rear brake simultaneously, making it virtually impossible to flip over the front of your bike due to a  sudden stop. But Riley wanted to take things further. He realized there was a whole group of vastly underserved people when it comes to bike safety: kids.

Riley founded Guardian Bikes with the intention of preventing the millions of bike accidents that happen to children each year. Guardian Bikes use SureStop brake technology, among other features, to allow children to explore the world in motion with confidence. They are specifically designed to be easier for children, with only one lever to control both brakes and with an overall lower center of gravity, it makes the bike harder to tip over and easier to ride. Also, being mostly made of aluminum, Guardian Bikes are easier for a child to control due to their light weight.

Officially launching in September 2015, Guardian Bikes, the only children's bikes with SureStop brake technology, are designed for children ages 4-12 and in 20” and 24” size frames. The designs are really cool bold colors with patterns for both boys and girls and will be available online and at specialty retailers, priced at $399. Check out their commercial and share with your friends. I love the look and features of this bike and hopefully Santa will bring one to my kids. Yes, I'm already thinking about Christmas. 

On the road again.. with Evenflo Platinum SecureKid DLX

This review is for a campaign in collaboration with Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect. I received a complimentary Evenflo Platinum SecureKid DLX All-in-One Booster Car Seat and will be compensated for this review, however, all opinions are my own.

When I first became a mom, one of the things I was most excited about was the car seat. I even installed the car seat into my husbands truck months before my due date, just so I can see how it looked. Then the time came to bring my newborn home from the hospital, and I checked and checked again, and made sure that she was snug as a bug in a rug. Now, skip ahead 12 months or so. My almost 30 pound baby in her car seat was just so heavy! I couldn't wait for the day that she would be front facing, and in a big girl seat.
Living in Southern California, it is pretty much impossible to stay at home every day, there is just too much to see and do around here. Almost 4 years after her first drive home in her infant car seat, my littlest is always along for the ride. Besides the everyday morning car ride to school, we spend a lot of time hanging out in the car. We are always headed out the door, on an adventure to somewhere new, like Adventure City or Pacific Park at the Santa Monica Pier, or to one of our more frequent stops like the Los Angeles Zoo or Natural History Museum.
If you travel at all with children, you know what is most important. Safety and Comfort. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of making sure you have everything you need for your kids, something will be forgotten. My girls have outgrown the bottles and diaper stage, so now that I don't need to remember the diaper bag, I tend to forget more. Whether it is a sweater, sunscreen, tissues, or heaven forbid... a snack, I will forget something. 
We have been riding around in the Evenflo Platinum SecureKid DLX All-in-One Booster Car Seat for about a month now, and we definitely achieve both safety and comfort. The advanced LATCH technology for a secure installation, makes life easier on me when I have to switch the seat back and forth between cars, just Click, Click, Push for super-fast, super-snug installation in less than 60 seconds. 
New Evenflo Platinum Protection features NASA developed Outlast Performance Fabric that helps balance your child's body temperature for a safer, more peaceful ride. You can find more detailed review of the car seat on my other post and you can find our same awesome Evenflo Platinum SecureKid DLX Platinum All-in-One Booster Car Seat now at Babies R Us.

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