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First Female Mountain Biker in Afghanistan
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National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Afghan Cycles Producer, Shannon Galpin, started her nonprofit Mountain2Mountain to empower women and girls in conflict zones and has been working in Afghanistan for the past 7 years. The first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan in 2009, Galpin used cycling to challenge gender barriers and eventually discovered the women’s Afghan cycling team in 2012. Liv, a cycling brand fully dedicated to women, heard about the work that Galpin was doing with the women cyclists and immediately began to support the team with bikes and equipment. As a global ambassador for Liv, Galpin shares more about the work she is doing in Afghanistan and how Liv has supported the team in this short video. This Saturday, August 30th, we will pedal a revolution! Bikers, cyclists, commuters, and striders will take to their wheels in solidarity with the Afghan women who dare to ride, and in remembrance of the women that dared to ride before and in doing so, paved the way for independent mobility and freedom for women around the world. Create your own ride and join us.
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