Summer is quickly fading into a memory as the weather is changing. In many parts of the country, the leaves are in the midst of changing. In others, the leaves are already gone. One thing we learned in this summer of coronavirus is that finding ways to get outdoors -hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, camping, running, walking, and even hanging at the beach- gave us a much needed mental health break. If you walked into a bike store or a large outdoor store anytime after June this summer, you saw that the shelves were almost bare and equipment was sold out. Now that winter is quickly coming into view, planning ahead can help keep you sane and prepared for more outdoor living.

Talking with several sales people, they anticipate skis, snowboards, snowshoes, traction spikes for boots to sell out quickly. While supply chains are trying to ramp up, our reliance of foreign production and manufacturing shutdowns due to coronavirus outbreaks, hinder our supplies. Think ahead about what activities your family may want to participate in this winter and shop, rent, or borrow early.

Experts agree that one of the best ways to keep healthy and safe during this pandemic is to stay outside as much as possible. Plan ahead and have options ready for outdoor family activities.

PS – A special thanks to Sticker Mule, who have provided our Fuel for Adventure waterproof stickers and our new Happy Moose Labels for our spin bike towels for Peloton bikes. If you need stickers or labels, please check them out!