NAHBS 2016 saw the creation of a truly special new tradition: We had the pleasure to honor industry legend Steve Hed with a new award in his name. The H.E.D. annual award pays tribute to late cycling icon’s remarkable and rare combination of Humanitarianism, Excellence and Direction. The first award was given posthumously to Steve and presented to his wife Anne, in Sacramento.

Future annual awards will be presented to frame builders, industry veterans, or athletes who over the course of an entire career have best exemplified the creative genius, humanitarianism and gregariousness of this legendary figure and his brand HED Cycling, beginning with the NAHBS 2017 show in Salt Lake City. Only 1 award per year will be given.