REI Outdoor Pledge Sweepstakes!

The Outdoor Pledge is a challenge from the outdoor outfitters at REI to help people get outdoors with their family and friends. As part of their ongoing efforts to inspire, educate, and outfit people for a lifetime of outdoor adventure, REI invited 10 BlogHer reviewers to take the Outdoor Pledge. Read each post listed on the right to find out about the unique experiences and expert advice reviewers got when they headed to REI to gear up for their camping, backpacking, hiking, and cycling adventures.

Take The Outdoor Pledge, and leave a comment on each blog for the chance to win a $100 REI gift card to help your family get outside this summer! You have 10 chances to win!

REI has expert advice and a Summer Family Gear Guide to help you prepare to take the kids on a hike, get a group together for a camping trip or go on a family bike ride, Take The Outdoor Pledge to get started and and check out how REI can help:

Camping with Kids

Fresh air; tall timber; glimpses of wildlife and memorable starlit nights. Video games are no match for the sensory overload that nature delivers. A great way to convince anyone age 16 or younger of this truism is to invite them along on a camping trip. Usually all it takes is one meteor bolting across the sky to persuade any young adventurer-in-the-making of a fundamental fact of life — camping is cool. Read more camping with kids.

Cycling with the Family

To get children started early, you don't have to wait until they can pedal. With the right child carrier connected to your bike, you’ll be ready for regular rides. If you want your kids to be fired up about cycling, be sure to show enthusiasm for the activity on every ride. Read more cycling with kids.

Kids and Hiking

In search of secrets for turning your kids into enthusiastic hikers? We asked around—REI colleagues, Facebook fans, and Twitter followers had lots of good ideas, including this excellent insight: To provide a great experience for kids, you need to think like one. Read more for tips on hiking with kids.

Turn Your Kids into Outdoor Kids
REI has all you need for outdoor family fun. Find tips, games, hiking trails or get a FREE Kids’ Adventure Journal with the REI Family Adventure Program.


The sweepstakes runs from August 17, 2011 to September 27, 2011 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. See official rules for details.