Shannon Galpin uses Bikes to Transform the Lives of Afghan Women

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One of our “Spartan Up!” hosts Col. Nye chose Shannon Galpin as his favorite interview so far. Shannon Galpin was the National Geographic Explorer of 2014 and has made over 20 trips to Afghanistan to bring bicycling to girls and women there. Currently women and girls are not permitted to ride bicycles in this country.

Among the lessons we took from this interview were the following:

  1. take nothing for granted.
  2. even when a problem seems huge, small steps can have an impact.

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