Outdoor Family Fun with Schwinn Bikes

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Living in rural Vermont, you can probably guess that I enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors. We live on two acres of land out in the country so it’s pretty easy to find things to enjoy outside.  While there are always chores that need to be done taking care of the ducks and chickens and the gardens, sometimes it feels good to just kick back and enjoy yourself. We live on a dirt road so whenever I can, I enjoy taking long walks.  One of our neighbors up the road has llamas so I like to walk up there and watch them.  They are shy and don’t come to the fence but I keep hoping some day that they will. I pick some wildflowers while I’m out so I can enjoy the outdoors after I come home.

Outdoor Family Fun

There’s also a swimming hole down the road called The Blue Hole. It’s actually in the middle of a stream but it’s deep enough for people to go swimming in.  I’m not much for swimming in anything but a swimming pool but the kids enjoy walking over and taking a dip when it’s really hot.    I have been known to wander around in the shallow part and splash a little bit on super hot summer days. Right down near the creek is the same spot that the wild leeks grow so when I’m down there, I generally dig up a few for dinner.

Of course, there is all sorts of outdoor family fun when you live in the country.  We have a volleyball net we set up for the kids to play volleyball.  I used to be fairly good when I was younger but I generally lose now.   My son has a basketball hoop set up in the drive way so occasionally we shoot a few hoops together. He’s over 6′ tall now so he does a lot better than I do. It sure was easier to beat him before he got so tall. I remember when the kids were smaller, we used to go down to our town beach and I’d push them on the swings and play on the jungle gym.  Doesn’t really seem like it was all that long ago that our outdoor family fun included digging in the sand box.

I also enjoy riding my bike around our neighborhood. The one I have right now is quite old and needs some serious repairs.  That’s why I was so excited when I learned that I would be getting a brand new Schwinn bicycle to ride around!   I’m going to ride it for a week and take pictures of all the sites I see around my neighborhood and share my outdoor family fun and adventures with you. I’m not sure which bike I’ll be getting yet but I think this one looks pretty cool!

If you’re not familiar with Scwinn, here’s a bit to introduce you:

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.

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


  1. Cheryl Malandrinos says
    We love our Schwinns. We've been buying them since I was a kid. I won't tell you how long ago that was. :) My one challenge is finding a comfortable seat. Enjoy your new bike.
  2. We love Schwinns! I just saw a tv ad for them tonight! 
  3. sharon martin says
    I love it how the older style bikes are coming back into the trend. They look quite robust bikes aswell, thanks for the info.
  4. Ronni Keller says
    Is  there anything more cool than the old school style they are bringing back!! Oh the memories...LOVE that pink Schwinn!
  5. Amber--JadeLouise Designs says
    Ok, Some may think it's old fashioned, but I LOVE that bike! It is so cool! We had a Schwinn bike trailer for our boys when they were small...I'm thinking of getting a new one for our daughter. They were so nice! 
  6. As a kid, the Schwinn's were the creme de la creme. I hope you get a pink one--it looks cool!
  7. That pink bike with the basket is just my style. Love it! I haven't been riding in so long, so thanks for the inspiration!
  8. I love it, and it's pink!!! My daughter needs a new bike and I will definity be checking this out!!
  9. I currently have a Schwinn Beach Cruiser!
  10. We love riding our bikes! I'm so excited that my kids are finally learning to ride without training wheels so we can all rde together!
  11. Had one and I WANT one again! So, I've told myself i will get one this summer to join my crew on their summer outings they do with their dad! We'll see if the saying holds true... ^_^
  12. We haven't ridden bikes in a long time but now that summer is here, we should. We have some great trails and beaches that would be perfect for riding!
  13. my husband is out riding with a friend of ours right now. We are very big on outdoor adventures here in my house!
  14. Renee @ Made By Renee says
    i love love LOVE that bike!!
  15. I need to get me a Schwinn comfort cruiser. Only bike I am willing to ride now! lol
  16. Some think living in the city is great for the kids because they're close to friends, etc but living in the country is the best of both worlds! So wish we would have looked for a house in the country...next house! ;) We love riding bikes too and thankfully we do have some bike trails close!
  17. i would love to have one of these!
  18. Schwinn makes me think of my childhood, I can't wait to get my kids bikes for the summer!
  19. wow, nice bike. pretty flowers you have there, you must have a beautiful neighborhood.
  20. Jessica Cassidy says
    riding bikes with the family is fun and great work out too :-) 
  21. I want one! I have wanted to get myself a bike for years but I never seem to get around to it!
  22. tonygreene113 @ 113tidbits says
    That's a really pink bike...my youngest girl would run from it and insist on a purple hued vehicle.
  23. i am dying for that pink bike.  a PINK bike. for me. i <3 schwinn!
  24. My family doesn't ride Schwinn Bikes but I know they are quality bikes that have been around for a long time. We enjoy riding around town for fun and for small errands. I haven't drove a car to work in over 10 years, rain, snow or shine it's biking all the way.

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