Zoom! Remembering Axel’s Love of Biking

Photo credit Velo Mom

Photo credit Velo Mom

Two year old Axel loved to ride his bike.  Born into an active, outdoorsy family, the balance bike they equipped him with early-on served him well on his toddler adventures… exploring desert, mountains, and many a rain puddle.

Last year, Axel’s life was cut short tragically and abruptly.   Being the mother of a little boy the same age as Axel, I’ve had a hard time wrapping my mind around what his family has gone through.  They’ve courageously chosen to focus on their happy memories.  Specifically, Axel’s love of biking and helping to spread this joy by introducing and nurturing a love of biking in other children and families.

Zoom!  Remembering Axel’s Love of Biking

In honor of Axel, Zoom!, is the story of a boy and his balance bike. It’s a new children’s picture book currently in the works, and is designed to inspire others to discover a love of biking.

In the words of Axel’s family:

“[We] decided to honor his memory by helping other families to discover and embrace bicycling as a means of living passionately and boldly. This book is one part of that plan.”

They are VERY close to meeting their goal!  Please check out more information on this project and how you can help here.

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 More posts from the #OutdoorFamilies blog community today, supporting Zoom! and Axel’s memory:

Rocks and Sun: “It’s a Delightful, Dazzling, Dream-Filled, Dirty World”

Tales of a Mountain Mama: “Zoom”

Chasqui Mom: “The Joy of Riding, Outdoors, Mud and a Little Boy”

Velo Mom: “Bloggies, Bikes, and Books”

Mommy Loves Trees: “Making Lemonade”

On the Beaten Path: “Today is Zoom Day”

Mommy Hiker: “Let’s Give a Kick Start to ZOOM!”

Active Kids Active Family: “Amazing Kickstarter Campaign”

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Hi, I'm Tami! Mom of 2, full time software engineer, who loves enjoying the outdoors, staying active, travel, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney...

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