Hi, I’m Abigail Snyder, an elite mountain bike racer based in Roanoke, Virginia, the heart of East Coast mountain biking.
My goals for the upcoming season(s) are multi-faceted, as I embark on the wild adventure of racing singlespeed, continue targeting the 2024 Marathon Mountain Bike World Championship, and tackle my first stage races, all while drawing more attention to the Virginia Blue Ridge area as a destination for cycling.
Along with training as an elite athlete, I work as a bike fitter, skills coach, and sales associate at Cardinal Bicycle, as well as coaching the Roanoke Star Cycling junior XC and Devo teams–all with the primary goal of getting more people on bikes!
I love the motto #ridebikesbehappy because I believe my story of being an “adult-onset athlete” can inspire people to realize that ANYONE can experience joy in getting outside and riding a bike.
In 2022, I started my own team, “Ride Fierce Racing.” I chose the mantra “Ride Fierce” several years ago because the word “fierce” reminds me of a cheetah–exceptionally beautiful, but also strong and dangerous.
Riding my bike is an opportunity for me to embrace the feelings of strength, beauty, and power that I believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience by getting active and getting outside.
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