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.
Wearing a burqa in a car doesn’t allow for a lot of oxygen to circulate.Continue Reading →
I asked my translator to please tell these women that my heart is with them.Continue Reading →
We’ve set a goal of donating 100 bikes to the women’s cycling program.Continue Reading →
You thought bringing 6 bikes and 350 pounds of cycling gear to Kabul would be difficult?Continue Reading →
Shannon Galpin puts on a moveable photography exhibit around Afghanistan.Continue Reading →