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Support Afghan Women’s Cycling with our Afghan Inspired Cycling Kits

Strength in Numbers just got real.

 

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Thanks to the generosity of Primal Wear, and the beautiful bike mandala created by April Lemly, we are excited to share Strength in Number’s newest look with an Afghan inspired twist.  These are the jerseys that the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team will be rockin in their future international races.  We are so proud of these women and hope that the jerseys unite the team and the nation behind the women that are daring to ride – changing the very culture of women and cycling one pedal stroke at a time.

We are excited to announce the creation of the 2014 Strength in Numbers replica cycling kits will help support our continued work with the women’s national team development.

Pre sales of these kits are available as of today and delivery will be early July – in time to rock the kits for the upcoming Global Solidarity Ride on August 30th with the Afghan women and the global cycling community that is inspired by their courage on two wheels.

How to get yours?  You email info@mountain2mountain.org with your order.  We’ll direct you to make the donation and confirm your mailing address.  July 5th we’ll package up the orders and mail out to you.  In exchange we ask that you send us a photo of you rocking the jersey and that you commit to riding your bike, creating a group ride, or joining an existing ride (stay tuned for details) on August 30th to show your commitment to the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team and the spread of the women’s cycling revolution in Afghanistan and beyond.

The only change on the replica kits will be that the Afghanistan on the back of the jerseys and jackets will say ‘Strength in Numbers’ and a few more logos will be added to the back pockets and the purple Liv logo on the shorts will be removed for the replica shorts.  All three pieces are available in all sizes for men and women, but those of you that tried to get sizes last year and we were already sold out, this is your chance with a pre-order to get exactly what you want!  Get yours now and rock it all year in support of the women that dare to ride!

Pricing = $110 for each jacket, $100 for jerseys and $95 for the shorts – this includes all US shipping.  Overseas orders may have extra shipping charges.  Want one?  Email info@mountain2mountain.org to place our order and learn how to donate.

Want more information on the Global Solidarity Ride and our work with the women’s team?  Check out our previous blogs linked to both, and stay tuned for much more information in the month ahead.  #pedalarevolution

 

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Want to help support the team and their development?  You can donate directly at www.mountain2mountain.org/donation

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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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