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.




Recent Posts

Wow, was it a HOT weekend – as different as possible from last weekend’s cool wind and rain!  On Saturday the Fogbees treated us to an amazing route with NO significant climbs, which was well-suited for the temperature!  We rode through scenic countryside, past lush fields of corn, soybeans, and tobacco, and on a shady
Besides being awesome cyclists, skilled physicians, and consummate gentlemen, Drs. Michael DeRoche and Pablo Saavedra served as our official photographers at the Harpeth River Ride! Here is a link to the pictures: The link is: Riders may download their photos for free if they have or set up a Shutterfly account.
There are only seven steps in the process of renewing your Harpeth Bike Club membership on the new site, so it should only take about five minutes. Before we begin, however … IMPORTANT: If you were a member before and had a user ID and password on the old site, that user ID and password
A prime goal of the Harpeth Bike Club is to promote safety on the road.  Dr. Michael has examined the topic and provides these very useful tips: There have been a few people injured in cycling accidents recently. Some of us recently had a discussion of what to do if there is a wheel overlap
Dear HBC Members, Since the track has opened for the cool-weather months and the Adaptive Athletes are once again ready to ride, I wanted to send out a note of appreciation and news to all of you.  2015 has been a good year for the Adaptive Athlete program. During this summer, George Guerrero has been living
We had 77 members respond to the membership survey last month. If you would like to see what those surveys told us, a breakdown by the general numbers is here, information on the questions specific to the Harpeth River Ride is here, and the detailed comments in response to various questions are here. For the most part, it

Recent Comments




    The Harpeth Bike Club promotes safe, friendly and fun cycling in Middle Tennessee.