Liv Beyond - Shannon Galpin as Liv Ambassador
"We are proud to announce that Shannon Galpin, the Producer of our film Afghan Cycles, is now an ambassador for Liv, a cycling brand fully dedicated to women. In addition to the ongoing support that Liv has provided to the Afghan cyclists, and to Mountain2Mountain, they will also join the Afghan Cycles film project as a Presenting Sponsor. Check out a rad short video below on this relationship.
National Geographic Adventurer of the Year and Afghan Cycles Producer, Shannon Galpin, started her nonprofit Mountain2Mountain to empower women and girls in conflict zones and has been working in Afghanistan for the past 7 years. The first woman to mountain bike in Afghanistan in 2009, Galpin used cycling to challenge gender barriers and eventually discovered the women’s Afghan cycling team in 2012. Liv, a cycling brand fully dedicated to women, heard about the work that Galpin was doing with the women cyclists and immediately began to support the team with bikes and equipment.
As a global ambassador for Liv, Galpin shares more about the work she is doing in Afghanistan and how Liv has supported the team in this short video.
This Saturday, August 30th, we will pedal a revolution! Bikers, cyclists, commuters, and striders will take to their wheels in solidarity with the Afghan women who dare to ride, and in remembrance of the women that dared to ride before and in doing so, paved the way for independent mobility and freedom for women around the world. Create your own ride and join us.”
Super awesome video about women biking in Afghanistan!! Watch it!!