Thomas "Snake" Beyer
Ride High in the Skies
and Rest in Peace Brother.
1943 – 2019
Miss Me - But Let Me Go
(As read through tears by Snake at Carmine’s Memorial)
When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me.
I want no rites in a gloom filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free.
Miss me a little but not too long,
And not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love we once shared,
Miss me - but let me go.
For this is a journey
A member of
our motorcycle community who truly made a difference recently
passed into eternity. Thomas Beyer, also known as Snake, was
born in the state of New Jersey. He grew up on a farm, learning
good work ethic at an early age. As a young boy, he tended to
chickens and other farm animals and then later worked for the
Next stop, Hallandale, Florida. His hard work ethic
paid off when he became Manager of Cyclelab in the early ‘90’s.
It’s been told that he was the only one in Broward County who
could properly fix a Shovelhead!
Snake’s drive paid off, successfully surviving
stage-four throat cancer, all the while working through most of
his cancer treatment. Several benefits were held to raise money
for this cause, of which the motorcycle community generously
supported. Snake retired in 2005 and later moved to Asheville,
Many knew Snake through ABATE. At one time, he was the
Sgt. of Arms, and then Vice President. He was also the president
of ABATE for over 10 years and very instrumental in creating
unity amongst members, as well as fighting for Florida’s helmet
law. He later joined the Military Vets MC (Chapter 2) known as
Deuces Wild. Snake also helped start the Scurvy Few Stateside
Chapter in Ft. Lauderdale.
Many folks may not have known that at one time, he had
a hobby of raising Dobermans. He also loved spending time with
friends. Besides the holidays, his favorite times were weekly
Sunday dinners with Marie Baxter, and his best friend Carmine,
whom he loved dearly.
The motorcycle community dearly loved him too. With his
hair in a ponytail and his jean hems folded up, Snake departed
this earth. A memorial is being planned and will later be
announced. Rest from your earthly labors, dear friend!
Chrissy Leonhardt - Chaplain
Ride Free Ride Safe