Max Hepp-Buchanan

Director, Bike Walk RVA


Max Hepp-Buchanan is the director of Bike Walk RVA, a program of Sports Backers that advocates for comfortable and connected biking and walking infrastructure in Richmond. He also serves on the City of Richmond’s Planning Commission and Highway Safety Commission. Max grew up in Seattle, Washington, where he received Urban Planning and Public Administration degrees from the University of Washington. He has been working in the field of non-motorized transportation policy, planning, and advocacy since 2007. He was previously employed as the Advocacy Campaigns Manager at Cascade Bicycle Club in Seattle before moving his family across the country for the opportunity to direct Bike Walk RVA in early 2013. Since then, Max and his wife and two boys have settled into Richmond nicely, where they hike, bike, and eat their way through the mid-Atlantic.