Schwinn Adventures… Around the Neighborhood

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At the beginning of the month, I shared some ideas for having affordable family fun outdoors. One of my suggestions was a family bike ride. I also admitted that it’s been quite a while since I owned my own bike. Schwinn generously provided me with a gorgeous Wayfarer 7 speed bicycle so I could get out and explore!

Schwinn Neighborhood Adventures

For the past few weeks, I have been exploring my new neighborhood by bike. I’ve done a lot of walking but I wanted there is still a lot of it that I had yet to explore! My neighborhood is actually a small city so it’s larger than a normal subdivision. I have done a lot of exploring in the northern part of the neighborhood but not the south. So I headed out to check it out!

Setting out on Neighborhood Adventures with Schwinn

Neighborhood Adventures with Schwinn

One thing I love about my neighborhood is that it is an older neighborhood. There are mature trees and landscaping. After living in brand new homes for the past 10 years, the trees and shade are welcome changes. There are some absolutely gorgeous blooms right now! It makes getting out in the heat worth it.

Schwinn Neighborhood Adventures

I love coming home to my house at the end of each ride. When we first went to see the house, it had been just a few months since my sister had passed away. We were looking for a home and a neighborhood where W could grow up in. We were looking for a fresh start. When we stepped inside, we knew we were home.

Schwinn Bicycles

My adventures around the neighborhood were put on hold when we had a few days of intense rain storms. The wind and rain were enough to knock down the dead tree in our neighbors yard. The crack the tree made when it fell and hit another tree was so loud the house seemed to shake a bit!

The tree damaged our gas meter and we had to evacuate for about an hour. The firefighters could hear the gas hissing out of the open line and the smell was suffocating. It was one of those moments when I was reminded just how precious life is and what is really important.

Adventures Around My Neighborhood with Schwinn

A few days later, I was back out on the bike! I am trying to set a good example for my son by modeling physical activity. We have been going on walks almost every day but I like having the option to ride my bike for a change of pace. I have been struggling to be as active as I was before I got pregnant. Finding time is much more challenging!

Schwinn Bicycle Adventures

I really am lucky to live in a neighborhood that has so many wonderful amenities. It has been wonderful to explore them on my bike because I can ride much further than I can walk with W. I look forward to the years we have in the future. I cannot wait until W is big enough to ride with me.

But I know that I cannot wait for those years. I must make the most of every single day I have with my son. We have to get outside and make those memories!

I did take one journey out of my neighborhood…

Schwinn Adventures

Yes, I headed out on my bike for the perfect treat for a hot summer day! I love frozen yogurt! The self-service frozen yogurts are like heaven to me! I love being able to choose my own flavors and add my own toppings. There is one little problem for me though.

I always get way too much frozen yogurt!

Schwinn Adventures to Get Frozen Yogurt!

This trip I got a mix of Thin Mint Cookie and Cake Batter! I really only needed to get the Thin Mint Cookie flavor but I had never had it before so I threw in some Cake Batter because it’s my favorite flavor. A few cherries and chocolate chips and I had way too much frozen yogurt!Life's a ride. Enjoy it on a Schwinn.I have many more adventures planned for the summer. W will be joining me on some of them as soon as we get a bike trailer for him. I think he will love watching his world fly by with the wind in his face. We will be enjoying the ride of life just as Schwinn believes we should!

If we’ve learned anything from more than a century of building bikes, it’s that some things never get old. From that first taste of freedom, when the training wheels come off, to the wonder of a parent letting go, and all of the ups and downs in between, magical moments in life happen on a Schwinn. Life’s a ride. Enjoy it on a Schwinn.

Have you been on any neighborhood adventures recently? Where would you go on your bike if you had a free afternoon?

Formula Mom Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Schwinn via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Schwinn.

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About Mariah Moon

Mariah is a former teacher and mother of a rambunctious little boy living in The Woodlands, Texas. She recently welcomed a little girl into the family and is learning how to balance a toddler and an infant! She works every day to figure out how to balance all of her roles and figure out her formula for being mom! She can also be found at Mommy Mindset Media, Disney DIY and Noise Girls.

Comments

  1. It looks like you live in a wonderful neighborhood and I’m so glad you were OK after the storms. Exploring the places around us in new ways is so exciting and fun and a great way to get a new perspective on the areas where we live. Thanks for showing me yours through your eyes!
    Jeannette recently posted..Seeing The World Through a Whole New Perspective on a Schwinn

  2. I love your neighborhood! Definitely making me want to move down South even more! :)
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  3. What a beautiful neighborhood to ride and walk around! My husband wants us to get bikes and be more active. I’m not totally convinced, but I bet a Schwinn would be more comfortable. I’ve seen some with a big seat (for my big behind) that were great prices!
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  4. Lovely neighborhood! Your Schwinn looks so comfy. I’m due for a bike upgrade as my oldest son has now claimed mine.

  5. Lovely neighborhood! Your Schwinn looks so comfy. I’m due for a bike upgrade as my oldest son has now claimed mine.

  6. It is so great that you as a family are trying to be active! My children would love to bike ride as a family. You bike looks amazing!
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  7. Oh I need a new bike! We finally live in a bike friendly neighborhood now too!
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  8. Ooh, I wish I had a bike. I love exploring my neighborhood but doing it on foot at the moment.
    I think I would bike down to one of 2 local parks and jump on the carousel. Love your pictures.
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  9. Love those photos! Are they instagram? They are great! I love bike rides. Though I have not gone on one for a wile. I need to take my bike out this summer. Thanks for sharing – your bike looks awesome!
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  10. It’s been years since I have owned a bike. I keep telling my husband we both need one so we can journey around the neighborhood with our son. We haven’t walked around it in a while!
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  11. This looks like so much fun, I want to be out side riding my Schwinn!

  12. That neighborhood is simply gorgeous!! And now I am craving frozen yogurt!! :D
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  13. Love your bike, your house is amazing. If I had an afternoon to myself and I could ride I would probably head out to the LSU lakes and ride around them. I’ve explored plenty in my subdivision and there really isn’t much to see.
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