Mountain To Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan
Reading & Signing + Q&A with Shannon Galpin author of Mountain To Mountain
Co-sponsored by Austin Flyers Women's Cycling and Cycleast
In her lyrical and honest memoir, Mountain to Mountain, Shannon Galpin — founder of Mountain2Mountain and in 2009, the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan — describes her initial forays into fundraising, her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the Afghanistan, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change & justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike."
SHANNON GALPIN is the founder and president of Mountain2Mountain, a nonprofit organization focused on helping women and children in Afghanistan. Her humanitarian efforts have been profiled on Dateline NBC, The New York Times, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Explorer, USA Today, CNN, MountainFlyer Magazine, and Women's Adventure Magazine. Shannon is also the subject of the award-winning documentary film "MoveShake". She lives in Colorado.