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Strength In Numbers
Strength In Numbers

Why the bike? Shannon was the first person to mountain bike in Afghanistan in 2009, a country that does not allow women to ride. She continued to ride her bike every subsequent trip as a way of challenging gender barriers and opening conversations. When she met the first women to bike in Afghanistan, members of the Afghan National cycling Team, she immediately moved forward with supporting the burgeoning cycling movement.

Thanks to a partnership with Liv/giant and Osprey Packs, new teams are starting in 2014 to help support the spread of the women’s cycling movement.

Around the world the bike is used a direct tool for social justice for women and girls – fighting gender violence, increasing access to education and healthcare, and providing overall freedom of mobility. Not to mention two-wheeled joy. The bike was an integral part of our own American women’s suffrage movement, as Shannon illustrates in her recent TEDx talk, A Two Wheeled Revolution.

This year will be our first Solidarity Ride – a global ride in support of the Afghan women that dare to ride. Join us on August 30th to pedal a revolution and show your solidarity!!

Watch the Strength in Numbers TEDx Talk

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