EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks, Marley, for letting us know about Max and the ride to celebrate his life. We send our condolences to his loved ones.
The Seattle bike community is invited to join together to joyfully remember a beloved friend, fellow bike rider, and awesome friend who we lost too soon. Max Snyder was a well-loved, passionate member of the Seattle bicycling community who passed away October 2.
Please join us 10 a.m. Sunday, November 29 at the Seattle University Bell turnaround for a celebratory memorial bike ride in his honor. You’re encouraged to come in costume, sweater vests and ties, or just be your best version of yourself. Max wouldn’t want it any other way.
Max passed away during a trip to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. While on a walk with his girlfriend, they were approached by men with knives and unknown motives. Max was stabbed four times. His girlfriend survived the assault, but Max suffered internal bleeding and did not. He was 23.
Max had an unmatched zeal for life and passion for bike riding, and did everything he could to share that love with others. He founded and led the Seattle University Cycling Team in 2011, and served as President of the Seattle University Bike Club. Max also shared his talents with other bike organizations, including World Bicycle Relief, which shared this beautiful tribute.
He also volunteered locally with The Bikery, where he was helping with internal restructuring and financial overhaul.
Max was known for his enthusiasm for cyclocross racing, economics and costumed bike rides.
His far-ranging impact on our community continues to be felt, and his friends and family are now riding in his memory on #teamMaxlove for the November Ride in the Rain Challenge.
We miss Max dearly, and hope that by continuing his legacy of volunteerism and spreading the love of cycling his memory will live on.