Remembering Steve Tilford

Last week, the Tradewind Energy family was deeply saddened to learn of Steve Tilford’s passing. A member of the Tradewind Energy Cycling Team, long time teammate, and friend, Steve was truly one-of-a-kind. He was a big personality on and off the bike; a legend in the sport by any measure. A few of Steve’s accomplishments include titles as a 7-time World Champion and 5-time U.S. National Champion in multiple cycling disciplines and Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee. Steve was an especially generous person, always willing to lend a hand to a younger, less talented cyclist.


Though not an employee, Steve was a cherished member of the Tradewind family. In addition to racing for the Tradewind Energy Cycling Team, he graciously donated his time and talents to the annual Tradewind Bicycle Fair in Lawrence, encouraging young cyclists to ride and learn bike safety. He will be dearly missed.