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  • Afghan Cycles: Breaking Barriers on Two Wheels

     

    Our friend Shannon Galpin shares the trailer of Afghan Cycles, a fantastic feature length documentary about a new generation of young Afghan women pushing gender and cultural barriers by riding bicycles.

    These women are using the bicycle as a vehicle for freedom and social change. The 
    Women’s National Cycling Team of Afghanistan has taken shape over the last few years, but women cycling remains a taboo in the country. Although cycling is not technically illegal for women in Afghanistan, it is viewed in the same light as morality crimes for which Afghan women can be incarcerated.

    Despite these great challenges, women's club teams are forming in Kabul and the countryside. Afghan Cycles captures the stories of these dynamic Afghan women, ages sixteen to twenty-two. They need your help to spread word of their incredible journeys.

    Watch the Kickstarter video and the trailer, donate if you can, and share with your people! 

  • Holiday Bundle: Redbeard Reads

    This year, Redbeard hosted book signing parties for a few very special books. Pick up a copy for everyone on your list at your favorite local bookshop! In our neighborhood, we recommend The PowerHouse Arena and BookCourt

    New York Bike Style by Sam Polcer
    We bet you know at least one of the people and/or bikes that Sam Polcer photographed for this beautiful book! And this Sunday, 12/21 (2-4pm), you can meet Sam and get an autographed copy at Ralpha Cycle Club NYC. More info here.

    Some Nerve: Lessons Learned While Becoming Brave by Patty Chang Anker
    Riding a bike, diving, surfing, speaking in public -- Patty Chang Anker takes on her fears -- and yours -- in this funny, inspiring and down-to-earth account.

    Mountain to Mountain by Shannon Galpin
    Shannon Galpin's journey from Colorado to Afghanistan is full of surprises - including women and girls riding bikes -- racing, even! -- in one of the most oppressive regimes in the world.
     
     

    Photo Credit: Priscilla Bargas

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