Star City Cycling is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to the growth of youth cycling. Our goal is to create a new generation of cycling enthusiasts in the Roanoke Valley, and to instill in each of our participants a life-long passion for the sport. We believe that cycling is one of the most effective ways to promote a healthy lifestyle, encourage a love for the outdoors, and teach kids important lessons in sportsmanship, self-reliance, and determination. In addition to our junior cycling team, we sponsor a number of annual events such as Take a Kid Mountain Day and the Roanoke Valley Junior Mountain Bike Race Series at Fishburn Park. Since our founding in 2008 as the East Coasters Junior Team, we have introduced countless local boys and girls to the joys of mountain biking and the thrill of competition. For the 2018 season, we will be offering separate programs for recreational and competitive riders, with membership open to boys and girls between 8 and 18. Racing has always been a major part of what we do, but as we continue to grow we have more and more kids who just want to ride for fun without the pressure of competition. Our new Adventure Club program will allow these kids to develop a mastery of mountain biking skills, and to explore a variety of trail systems throughout the region. Our practices are led by experienced adult riders with a focus on confidence building, skills development, fitness and fun. The majority of our coaches are certified in Wilderness First Aid, and rider safety is always our paramount concern. As an added bonus, mountain biking provides the opportunity for parents to be actively involved, and we have a number of team moms and dads who participate in our weekly practice rides and races.