Today Liv announced their partnership with our founder, as their newest global ambassador and their sponsorship as a presenting sponsor of the upcoming documentary, Afghan Cycles. Today they launched their latest brand video with our founder, Shannon Galpin. The video highlights her work in Afghanistan with the women’s cycling team and gives a sneak peek of the documentary Afghan Cycles that is still in production. Never seen footage of the women riding in Afghanistan along with Shannon telling the story of how she became the first person to mountain bike in Afghanistan as a way to explore the country and to challenge the gender barriers that prevented Afghan girls from riding bikes. Now we see the first generation of girls and young women riding bikes as part of the women’s national cycling team and are watching a revolution unfold in real time as other young girls are learning to ride for the first time.
Inspired? Get involved this Saturday, August 30th as part of the Global Solidarity Ride. Over 60 bike rides in 13 countries creates a global movement on two wheels in support of the Afghan women who dare to ride. You can join one of the existing rides listed here, create your own, or simply dedicate your bike ride on Saturday to the Afghan girls. Send us photos, tell us where you rode, and instagram or tweet with #solidarityride2014. You can join the conversation on Facebook here. You can support this work and donate at www.mountain2mountain.org/donate