Steve Tilford Foundation

The Steve Tilford Foundation was created to honor the life and legacy of cyclist Steve Tilford.

We exist to pay Steve’s passion for cycling forward.

"I just like riding my bike. I like riding it with friends, meeting other riders, or just alone, checking out the surroundings. There is no better speed to absorb your surroundings than on a bicycle."

-Steve Tilford

Our Mission

is to help young people of all backgrounds find and chase their passion through the sport of cycling by promoting education, mentorship, and access to quality cycling opportunities.

Our Vision

is to grow the sport of cycling to improve people’s lives and nurture healthy communities.

Freedom & Independence

Cycling is a ticket to freedom and a way to explore the world.

Knowledge & Work Ethic

Hard work and increased knowledge elevates every level of cyclist.

Whole Person

Cycling builds not only bodies but also hearts and minds.


Fair competition can only be achieved through clean competition.

Diversity & Inclusion

Equity and inclusion for all — our differences make us stronger.

Health & The Environment

Cycling improves human health and helps to sustain the environment in which we live.


Cyclists ride individually but thrive collectively.


Competition builds character—and the opportunity for a whole lot of fun.

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