We were living a green, healthy lifestyle in the city.
No cars, local markets, organic and progressive "style" parenting.
As time went on, pushing a stroller lost its pazzaz.
My 2 year- old was entering the push and walk stage. I push, she walks. Our daily routine was becoming time consuming and irritating as she boycotted the stroller. She was still to young to walk everywhere.
We call it "stroller drama"...I know you've seen it before (Insert picture of screaming kid here). I began looking for an alternative.
Let's rewind to pre-baby days. I was a Skater-snowboarder and bmx biker. Femme fetal, rippin around town lone- wranger style, wild like a stallion.
As you could imagine, a solution was needed. A combination of personal passion and parental passion.
One spring day the opportunity arose. We were playing with my sister's old razor scooter. Walking beside her as I pushed her along, I hopped on in hopes of rippin it up!
No Bueno! There was no space for both of us to be comfortable and safe. I pictured my skateboard with a seat and handle. Both of us cruzing to daycare then to work. Stress free and on time.
One drawing later and a call to my friend and advisor Joey Tershay of Ace Skateboard Truck Manufacturing in L.A. The Vision came to life.
I realized there was nothing out there for the "boarder" community. As I researched the market and questioned the need, it became obvious that there was a niche to fill-
To create a new alternative mode of transportation for the skate, snow, surf culture and their children. There is nothing for us ! So I took matters into my own hands.
Obsessed with its creation, we ditched the stroller and manifested 2 prototyes and a patent.
"Ride With Me" was now a part of our daily lives.
To share the awesomeness "Ride With Me" has brought into our lives.
Our daily routine has been uplifted. It is a joy to get to school and run our errands. We take the time to stop and smell the roses. We smile and laugh with each other instead of rushing to the next thing to do. We have changed the norm.
WE ARE READY TO RIDE!
We need $48,000 dollars to go forward with the first production run of "Ride With Me".This covers the cost of:
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE !
A personal thank you!
We are excited to connect with contributors and thank them for their donations. We will be sending shout outs on twitter and facebook. Letting the world know of your kindness and support! I am so excited to connect with our growing community.
Rhino and Bird.
Our lovely mascots. This awesome design will be printed on T SHIRTs, STICKERS AND BOOKMARKS. The T shirts come in adult and kid sizes. Ill be posting pictures of these actual items when they come in. Say tuned!
Don't have kids, get a board! We have chosen a hybrid longboard. A 38' deck with concave nose and kicktail. Manoeuvre around corners and bends with ease. Big soft wheels for a comfortable ride. Rhino and Bird graphics, trucks and hardwear.
The "Ride With Me" Longboard attachment
A 47" alluminum frame with cushioned seat attaches to your existing longbaord using the same front truck mount. Light weight and easy to detach. Our patented curved handle will accomodate all hand sizes while keeping the traditional skate/surf stance. Great support for beginner Adult Riders.
The Complete Package!
A "Ride With Me" attachment and complete longboard deck.
A 47" alluminum frame with cushioned seat attaches to your existing longbaord using the same front truck mount. Light weight and easy to detach. Our patented curved handle will accomodate all hand sizes while we keep the traditional skate/surf stance. Great support for beginner Adult Riders. Plus a 38' deck with concave nose and kicktail. Manoeuvre around corners and bends with ease. Big soft wheels for a comfortable ride adapting to all riding surfaces. With Rhino and Bird graphics, trucks and hardwear.
ITS ABOUT TIME
Its inevitable. Boarders grow up and have kids.
And a lot of us do not ride again!
How do you feel about that?
Get up and get out. Do what you love. Share your passion with your child and allow their passions to unfold.
This product is meant for cruising and transportation!
From getting to point A to point B. In the City or Burbs. To the park or to the store. Boardwalks and beach crusing, just going for a ride.
This product is not meant for high speeds of downhill riding at all.
IF YOU LOVE THIS IDEA, MAKE SOME NOISE !
Love it and can't contribute? Make the most"kick ass contribution" out there. Your time!
Share this Video, tell a friend, post it on your favorite social media site.
Even a note from you letting me know you are feeling the product.
I would love to receive any amount of love, its all LOVE !
Thank you so much for watching the video and reading all the way to the very end.
Love to you and your crew.
Blessings to your soul and your smile
Ride With Me
A GIANT HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN WITH ME ON THIS JOURNEY.
Cool video - a day in the life of "Ride With Me" https://vimeo.com/55138880