2017 Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Mountain Bike Hall Of Fame held its 2017 inductions on September 23rd at the Hall’s Fairfax, California, location. This is the second year the inductions have been held at the Hall of Fame since moving from the Interbike Cycling Trade Show in Las Vegas. The festivities again included a Friday taco night meet-and-greet, Saturday morning guided mountain bike rides and Saturday night’s $125-a-plate induction dinner. What the night lacked due to a drop-off in celebrity attendees compared to last year’s event, was made up for in a more concise…

Hitting This Link Will Cost You An Hour Of Your Life And Unveil 6,821-Miles Of Mountain Biking

I love maps. Printed, digital, 3D or street view, it doesn’t matter. Open any map and I’m already off on a trip in my head. That’s why hitting this link to the Colorado Trail Explorer is going to cost you some serious time units out of your life. But if you are a mountain biker, think of the next hour as an investment, not a cost. The map details a claimed 39,000 miles of trails and over 1,400 trailheads. There are an estimated 6,821 miles of mountain bike trails (sounds…

A Toast To Tilford Planned For July 4th In Cable, Wisconsin

The Rivers Eatery in Cable, Wisconsin, (probably Steve’s favorite town on earth) is hosting a Toast To Tilford on July 4th from 6-9 PM. Join Trudi (Steve’s widow) and friends for a toast to our great friend and cycling legend. As recorded on his epic blog site, Steve loved the Fourth of July in Cable. As busy as he was, he almost always cleared his calendar to come for the parade, pies in the park, dinner and drinks at The Rivers Eatery and then the fireworks. The event is aimed…

STEVE TILFORD CELEBRATION OF LIFE

It has taken some time to get around to posting this because it is still close to impossible to believe that Steve will not be showing up on our doorstep again or that we’ll never see each other at a bike race or bike show or some special event where he was to be the main attraction. If you couldn’t make it to Steve’s celebration of life on April 23rd, what you missed was not sad event. Quite the opposite. The mood was festive and the Tilford Tales being exchanged…

STEVE TILFORD MEMORIAL SET FOR APRIL 23RD

An evening to share our memories of a life rich with love, happiness, humility and compassion. His drive to be the best brought out the best in all of us. Sunday, April 23, 2017 Cider Gallery 810 Pennsylvania Lawrence, Kansas 5:30-9:30 pm Open House Small plates, beverages and of course, pie! Please RSVP to Stacie by April 17 sgrossfeld@louisvillebones.com

GODSPEED STEVE TILFORD

Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room. Everything remains as it was. The old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no sorrow in your tone. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.…

2016 MOUNTAIN BIKE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

The Mountain Bike Hall of Fame yearly inductions have been held in conjunction with the Interbike bicycle trade show in Las Vegas in recent years.  That changed in 2016.  The ceremony moved to the Marin Museum of Bicycling (that also serves as home to the Mountain Bike Hall Of Fame) in Fairfax, California.  And instead of a single event, this year’s inductions included a Friday taco night meet and greet, Saturday morning guided mountain bike rides and Saturday night’s sold-out $100-a-plate induction dinner. While the cycling industry’s support is crucial…

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JEFF ARCHER

July 20, 2016 -It is with heavy heart that I say farewell to a friend who was an integral part of preserving mountain biking history. Jeff Archer was struck and killed while crossing a street this evening. The Charlotte Observer published details of the tragic and senseless event (and some excellent background on Jeff) that you can read by clicking here. Jeff was the owner of First Flight Bicycles in Statesville, North Carolina, where his hard work and enthusiasm transformed the two-story brick building into much more than a bicycle…