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Cycling Kits for Sale to Support Strength in Numbers Program!

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A huge thanks to Primal Wear for these amazing cycling kits that we can sell to support the launch of the Strength in Numbers program.  They have generously donated design and production so that we can donate 100% of proceeds to our programming.  These are special edition with a limited run of men’s and women’s cycling jerseys, shorts, and jackets.  When they are gone, they are gone, and they won’t come back.  The back lists our key sponsors: Osprey Packs, Skratch Labs, Alchemy Bicycles, Shredly, and Pedros.

Men’s and women’s jerseys are sport cut, raglan sleeve – $75

Men’s and women’s shorts are the Pro T9 – $85

WOMEN”S ONLY  cycling jacket is extremely limited, most of the jackets will be given away at fundraiser events.  $100

You can visit Primal Wear’s site to check sizing if you are unsure.

You can get yours by emailing info@mountain2mountain.org with your order and shipping address, and if we have your sizes we’ll direct you to make your donation total, including $10 shipping fee, on the Mountain2Mountain website.  We’ll get you orders shipped out within 7-10 days.   No refunds – we are doing this grassroots style out of boxes at M2M headquarters – aka Shannon’s house.

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Gorgeous bike mandala was created for Strength in Numbers by April Lemly!

Want a t-shirt to show your support?  Not a cyclist, don’t wear spandex, or we don’t have your size available?   Check out the special edition tshirt available direct on Handlebar Mustache – proceeds of the sales benefit Mountain2Mountain and help spread the Strength in Numbers love!   Brett and Ashley designed the shirts, complete with our bike mandala and #giveashit tagline and offered them up for sale on their site.

Guys, you can get yours here!

Ladies, you can get YOURS here!

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The Girls Get Their Bikes

Today, Coach picked up the 5 brand new racing bikes for the girls national team.  Thanks to Liv/giant, the girls have 5 racing bikes to compete on, with another 7 arriving this fall.

After Ky arrived from the States as our ‘bike mechanic’, she immediately got to work on assembling the bikes.  She got a chance to ride briefly with the girls on a training ride on one of the trucking roads out of Kabul, and to sit in on several of the interviews to meet the Coach and the girls and better understand our program and these amazing girls.

Two days later, we invited the girls over to the guesthouse/bike shop to get fitted.    They arrived in typical Afghan fashion for the bike fits.

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Hipstamatic Biking in Kabul

6:00am in Kabul.  A light rain was falling, but Georgian photographer, Mikhail Galustov and I agreed, rain or no rain, let’s go for a bike ride.  Our destination?  Kabul’s historic Darulamon Palace.

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Strength in Numbers Builds in Strength

As I ended my talk at the IMBAx event last Friday at the IMBA World Summit, I concluded with:

I believe our strength is in our numbers.

I believe we can empower voice and strength with young women labeled victims, because as I know firsthand, a victim is only a victim if she believes it.

I believe a mountain bike can be the vehicle to create a ripple of change in our communities.

I KNOW that one woman can make a difference.  I know that once voice matters.  But I also know that our strength IS in our numbers and together, we CAN pedal a revolution that can change the world!

As we lay the foundation for the development of our domestic program, Strength in Numbers, one thing has emerged – our desire to partner with companies that lead with soul, and ethics, and passion. Companies led by founders that believe that the bottom line is only part of the goal, but that what we do in our communities to create change, is what we should be striving for.

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