Star City Cycling is a 100% volunteer organization offering recreational and competitive programs for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 18. We believe that mountain biking is a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage a love for the outdoors, and teach kids important lessons in self-reliance, determination and sportsmanship. Through the sport of mountain biking, we are working to create opportunities for kids from diverse backgrounds to share a common experience, expand their horizons, and develop lasting friendships.
Participation in youth sports is on the decline across all income levels nationwide, and this trend is especially pronounced among kids from low-income families. Increasing costs driven by the privatization of many youth sports organizations is an obstacle for many parents in our region. We don't believe that deserving kids should miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the health benefits and the valuable life lessons inherent in the youth sports experience.
With this in mind, we have created a scholarship program in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. We provide everything needed for club members to participate fully in our programs, including bikes, equipment, uniforms, race entry fees, travel expenses and much more. The sport of mountain biking presents countless opportunities for kids to challenge themselves, to overcome obstacles, and to discover that they are stronger and more capable than they ever imagined. In the process, they learn life skills and develop character traits that will help them succeed in school, at home, and in their communities.
We wouldn't be able to do this without the generosity of people like you who believe in the power of youth sports to change lives. As an all volunteer organization, we invest 100% of every donation we receive directly into our programs. Your contribution can make a lasting impact on a deserving child.