About The Author

Shannon Galpin

Fueled by her own experience with violence against women and inspired by becoming a mother, Shannon Galpin founded Mountain2Mountain, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide education and opportunities to women in conflict zones. An avid mountain biker continually focused on breaking gender barriers, in 2009 she became the first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan, a country where the culture does not permit women to ride bikes. A TEDx speaker, she has been featured on Dateline NBC, Today Show, Huffington Post, and in Outside Magazine.

Author Articles
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The surf report from Kandahar

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Of all my experiences in Afghanistan, this is what finally brought me to tears

by Shannon Galpin

Help pedal a revolution in Afghanistan

by Shannon Galpin

A day with the Afghanistan women’s cycling team

by Shannon Galpin

How to run a gear drive to Afghanistan

by Shannon Galpin

Behind the scenes of the Afghan Dreamers project

by Shannon Galpin
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The ‘Streets of Afghanistan’ photography project returns home

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Crossing Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley by bike

by Shannon Galpin