Humans of Kabul: Girls Bike Riding Club

Inspiring story from Humans of Kabul and a great example on how bike riding can change the world!

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Photo credit: Humans of Kabul

“So, can you tell me what you’re doing here?”
“This bike riding club is to encourage girls to ride here in Kabul. There are so many girls that won’t bike because they think that the culture won’t allow for it, and so they have to walk for long distances instead. Also, there’s not a lot of sports facilities for women, so biking is a great option to exercise.”

“When you bring up the subject of girls biking in Kabul, what kind of reaction do you get?”
“Some people think it’s crazy, because there are not a lot of girls biking here. So we totally understand when people stare at us when we are out riding. But that’s kind of what we want to challenge. We want to bike and bike and bike until people stop staring at us.”

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