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Friday, March 7, 2014

Today is ZOOM Day - A story about a boy and his balance bike

Today the Outdoor Family Blogger Community is joining forces to help spread the word about a Kickstarter project.  A book written by one of our own  to honor the memory of Axel, her son, an exuberant two year old with a talent and passion for riding his balance bike.

Today is ZOOM DAY.  


 
I do not know Jennifer Charrette personally but I consider her to be one of my online friends.  I met Jen, aka @velomomjen, about 6 months ago via an online Outdoor Family Blogger Community group.  You may be asking yourself how an online group could be a community and I assure you it is a community and so much more!

I am guessing that most of us in the group have never met yet we provide unconditional support to each other with advice, share content, provide tips, coordinate link up parties or twitter chats, re-tweet, share personal success stories, inspire each other and enter into the odd venting session.  We have grown into a community of almost 50 outdoor bloggers, men and women, from all across North America. 

Like all communities, we share each others achievements and sadly, grieve together during times of loss.  Based on what I have read, Jen started to blog in 2010 as a way to document her families life on bikes and passion for cycling.  (her family being mom, dad and two beautiful boys)  In 2013 tragedy struck and Jen's youngest son, Axel (2), passed away.

Since then, Jen and her family have created The Axel Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fundamental principle that a productive, happy life begins with bikes.  More recently, Jen has written a book to honor Axel's memory.  

"Zoom! is a picture book that will inspire young adventurers and their families to discover the joy of bicycling. Zoom!'s story of courage, adventure, and the power of family goes well beyond the book. The story and its central character are in honor of Axel Charrette, an exuberant two year old with a talent and passion for riding his balance bike."

If you have some time, please check out Jen's website, visit the Axel Project or go to Kickstarter and back the project Zoom!

to document our life on bikes and our passion for cycling. - See more at: http://velomom.com/about/#sthash.OPBijeFe.dpuf
to document our life on bikes and our passion for cycling. - See more at: http://velomom.com/about/#sthash.OPBij
to document our life on bikes and our passion for cycling. - See more at: http://velomom.com/about/#sthash.OPBijeFe.dpuf
to document our life on bikes and our passion for cycling. - See more at: http://velomom.com/about/#sthash.OPBijeFe.dpufactivekidsactivefamily - An amazing Kickstarter campaign

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