After operating under the East Coasters Banner since 2008, we formed Star City Cycling in 2017 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. One of our primary objectives was to create opportunities for underprivileged kids who would not otherwise be able to participate in the sport. To achieve that goal, we have formed a partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia to make it possible for a number of their club members to join our team. Our intention is for these children to enjoy the same experience as every other kid on the team, and to participate fully in everything we do.
As youth sports go, bike racing falls somewhere in the middle of the cost spectrum. While it is substantially more expensive than typical school or rec league sports, it is less costly than most elite level travel sports. For this and a variety of other reasons, minority and low-income children are grossly under represented. In order for these kids to participate, we need to provide bikes, uniforms, equipment, race entry fees, and anything else they may need to take full advantage of the opportunity. If you would like to support this very worthy cause, please visit our donation page. Contributions of any amount are welcome, and are fully tax deductible.