This has been our focus for the past 2 ½ years. It started in October 2012 with a chance meeting with the coach and the captain of the Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team. Three gear deliveries, training camps, and endless rides around Kabul and Bamiyan with the national team, led us to meet other groups of girls beginning to ride and set up clubs or teams. We have focused all our energies to this program and are excited to work to bring the girls to the US next summer.
This program includes our Afghan Cycling Program, but it also includes other program like this. We’d like to tell you more, but you’re going to have to be patient as this page isn’t finished yet!
2016 will be the third year for our Global Solidarity Ride. This was created as way to show your solidarity with the Afghan women that dare to ride. In the year we had over 70 rides in 14 different countries. In 2016 we are changing the date to coincide with a visit from some of the Afghan cyclists we work with so that they can join one of the rides in the US. We are also partnering with JustGiving to create a fundraising aim with this year’s event.
Afghan Cycles is the upcoming feature length documentary by Let Media about the Afghan women changing their culture and breaking barriers on two wheels. Premiering in 2016, this film has been following the real time evolution of women’s cycling in Afghanistan since 2013. We are excited to be the film’s non profit partner and to help roll it out with private and public screenings, bike in events, and fundraisers. www.afghancycles.com