Steve Phillips

Harpeth Bike Club member Steve Phillips passed away this week, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Steve Phillips, near Granville September, 2011

Steve Phillips, near Granville September, 2011

A veteran of many grand randonnees — including the Gold Rush and Paris-Brest-Paris 1200Ks — Steve was the Regional Brevet Administrator for Alabama. He frequently came up from his home outside of Birmingham to ride brevets with us in middle Tennessee, and was a supporter of the Natchez Trace 1500K that we hosted here this past September.

Most of you, however, will remember Steve from his regular support of the Harpeth River Ride. Although he would have been more comfortable riding the Century — or maybe riding it twice — he regularly stayed off his bicycle on at least one Saturday in June year after year to come help others achieve their cycling goals.

No details are available yet regarding services or donations, but those wishing to honor Steve could do it best by getting out for a long ride with some friends on a nice day, or by volunteering to help others ride. For Steve, cycling was a means of exercise, a mode of transportation, and a window to the world. We will miss him.

       

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