Shannon Galpin

of Mountain2Mountain

Shannon Galpin is a 2013 National Geographic Adventurer, global activist, and founder of the non profit Mountain2Mountain. Her memoir Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan released last year. You can follow her on twitter at @sgalpin and on instagram at @sgalpin74

Afghan Cycles: Pushing Gender and Cultural Barriers on Two Wheels

I didn’t go to Afghanistan to ride a bike. Yet six years ago, I started mountain biking in various parts of the country. I was working in the country with women and girls and discovered that despite the flood of bikes that swarmed the roads in cities and villages across the country, girls were not…

Afghan Cycles: Following the First Afghan National Women’s Cycling Team

Shannon Galpin was honored as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013 for her work in Afghanistan. She will be returning to Afghanistan on Monday to distribute 50 bikes, cycling clothing, and gear to the Afghan Women’s National Cycling Team and to set up the country’s first mountain bike team. Follow her adventures on Twitter…