sgalpin74 On the blog today: Fighting corruption one bike at a time. What was behind the @nytimes story and what is in store for the future of these women and women's cycling in Afghanistan... Hint: I am not giving up. [Link in profile] @denibechard #pedalarevolution #afghanistan #afghanwomensrights #activism #useyourvoice @skratchlabs #skratchlabs @livcycling #livbeyond @ospreypacks @hoganlovells @natgeoadventure 19h
  •   _binmin Outstanding article -- keep on rolling! 19h

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 April 2013. Three years ago I started supporting the Afghan National Women's Cycling team. It was also the first time I rode bikes with Afghan women after years of mountain biking around the country. Yesterday's New York Times article exposed the corruption within the cycling federation that stands in the way of equality and actual empowerment. These women deserve better from the institutions that exist to support sport. The fight isn't over. @sarmenzies #Afghanistan #useyourvoice #activism #afghanwomen #cycling #pedalarevolutions @livcycling @ospreypacks @skratchlabs @patagonia @hoganlovells 1d
  •   annamariastyles 🏼 1d
  •   henribjo Great work, Shannon! 🏻 Don't give up. Sadly, we at @afghanskichallenge can relate to this article.. 1d
  •   sgalpin74 @henribjo I was thing of you and the skiers when doing the interview...id love to talk with you sometime. I head back next week.., wish I could pop over to Pakistan and see you! 1d
  •   chocolate_snob Do you think the same could be achieved in Palestine? 20h

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 This was a good day / exploring Bamiyan in the early morning before getting down to work. I'm thrilled to see one of my favorite photos posted today as @patagonia announced me today as one of their new activist ambassadors. I've been working in Afghanistan for 8 years, and in 2009 became the first woman to mountain bike there. Now I support the first generation of Afghan girls riding bikes with my nonprofit @mtn2mtn Proud to be part of the Patagonia family. Thank you @outlive.the.bastards @denibechard #afghanistan #useyourvoice #bikelife #bamiyan #skratchlabs #pedalarevolution #livbeyond @livcycling @natgeoadventure #sheadventures #traveldeeper 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 I'm happy to see the New York Times article today about corruption in the Afghan women's sports federations, while it focuses on the cycling team in particular, it looks at cricket and football as other celebrated women's sports in Afghanistan that continue to be limited by corruption. While this is not solely and afghan problem, look at FIFA, UCI, and even last year's Outside magazine article on Olympic swim coaches and sexual assault, it's frustrating to see activities heralded as empowering avenues for women be subject to the same structures of oppression by the men that hold the control. My hope is that by exposing this corruption and abuse of power, that a continue to push for transparency and change of leadership can occur and be of benefit to all women that play sports. I've been vocal about this and you can read on my website blog on how this affects my work, the women's cycling team, and what's next (link in profile). #useyourvoice @nytimes #pedalarevolution #afghanistan #afghanwomenscycling @humanrightswatch @shirzananglobal @livcycling @ospreypacks @skratchlabs #skratchlabs 3d

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 That feeling.
that. you can not. name.
that. is your heart.
growing. -- @nayyirah.waheed
#poetry #embracelove #salida #colorado #roadtrips @natgeoadventure @stevebouey #sunset
4d

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 So much power and truth in seven little words. @nayyirah.waheed #poetry #exhaustionisanunderstatement 5d

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Minnesota's front pages all look the same today. Rarely has an artist left such a impact on so many people. Wowed by the hole he's left in people's hearts and the tributes by Broadway to the Oval Office. So today mom and I drowned out the transplant waiting room's 'easy listening' with some serious funk. #legend #purplerain #sometimesitsnowsinapril #Minnesota @mayoclinic 7d

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 This is the artist that influenced and shaped my life. This is a man that pushed boundaries, constantly evolved, lived out loud, and gave zero fucks. And was sexy as hell. The city I was born in and always have in my heart (Minneapolis), the first club I went dancing at (First Avenue), and the record that I wore out twice (Purple Rain). If you are anywhere near Minneapolis tonight - all night dance party at First Avenue kicks off at 11. #partylikeits1999 #purplerain #RIP #legend #minneapolis 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Rochester, you're surprisingly interesting. #architecture #Minnesota #familyfirst #viewfromthewaitingroom @mayoclinic 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 I love this oddball little place tucked in all colorful-like between its older siblings. Feeling grateful for those of you that keep me smiling. You know who you are. #toughenupbuttercup #denver #streetart 1w
  •   reizkultur @sgalpin74 if you ever go to Thailand, you should check out @bikecyclehostel - I'm pretty sure you'd enjoy talking to Rosie who runs the place! (: 1w
  •   sgalpin74 @reizkultur Thanks for thinking of me!!! I hope I can pay her and the hostel a visit someday! 1w
  •   reizkultur @sgalpin74 that'd be ace, Rosie will also be a good contact for women's cycling in Thailand (: hope you're well! 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Prioritizing priorities and making space to spend more time in Denver as a commitment to embrace love. #Denver #streetart #justintielke 1w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Heads up on trail! The chica learns to snowmobile and takes the yearlings out for a run. #springbreakincolorado #dogyarddays #mountainlife #breckenridge #home #huskies 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Pure happiness. There are 8 new pups at the yard, and we try not to have favorites, but the polar bear twins are hard not to give extra cuddles to! Can we bring spring back now? #dogyarddays #puppytherapy #snowcapssleddogs #breckenridge #mountainlife 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Spring snow days are all about shoveling out, even when there are no tours. Even the guide shack is snowed in today. #putyourbackintoit #snowday #dogyard #snowcapssleddogs #mountainlife #colorado #breckenridge 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Another spring pwder day back at the dogyard. Hope everyone is enjoying the return to winter as much as these three. #Aprilsnow #dogyarddays #puppytherapy #snowcapssleddogs #huskies #breckenridge #home #colorado #puppiesofinstagram 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Calm before the storm. A quick hike before heading back to the mountains and the impending storm! Grateful for these bursts of spring with @stevebouey #dirttherapy #denver #getoutside #colorado 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

sgalpin74 Every time I finish riding here I wish this soda machine was fully loaded. #parched #dirttherapy #colorado #getoutside #sheadventures #boulder 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.

  •   dan_cx Trade you turkeys on the trail, for being in a meeting full of turkeys. Sound good? 2w
  •   sgalpin74 @dan_cx nope nope nope. No trades. 2w
  •   dan_cx Even if I throw in some Wild Turkey? Think of how meta that would be! Wild Turkey on Wild Turkey! 2w
  •   rydersalley Nice! 2w

» LOG IN to write comment.