Author, activist Shannon Galpin visits Bookworm of Edwards Wednesday

Author, activist Shannon Galpin visits Bookworm of Edwards Wednesday
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By Ben Trollinger

Could mountain biking spark a cultural revolution? It sounds like something a Coloradan might dream up. However, Shannon Galpin isn’t just another Rocky Mountain gearhead imposing her weekend-warrior enthusiasms on others. She is following in the singletrack of a long, rich tradition of bike-based activism that traces its roots back to suffragette Susan B. Anthony and beyond. “I think the bicycle has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world,” Anthony wrote in 1869. “It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm …

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