The 'Met Gala of US Track Cycling' draws stars and dignitaries in support of the sport's youth

Star Track is an intersection of cycling legends, luminaries and policymakers from all corners of the cycling world, united in a singular focus of a successful tomorrow

Scenes from Star Track 20th Anniversary Benefit 2023
(Image credit: Christopher Schwenker)

American cycling legends, luminaries and policymakers from all aspects of cycling swapped their usual spandex cycling kit for glamorous suits and dresses as they gathered in New York City for the 20th Anniversary Star Track Benefit on November 13. 

Star Track is a zero-barrier urban outreach program that introduces kids to the fundamentals of track cycling. Now in its twentieth year, the USA Cycling Center of Excellence puts 200 eight to 16-year-old inner-city kids on bikes each semester, completely free. 

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Christopher Schwenker

A physical therapist with over 25 years of experience, Christopher Schwenker is on a journey to give back to the cycling community for rewarding experiences and fulfilling relationships through the pages of his virtual cycling blog, The Zommunique, and his cycling-related non-profit, The DIRT Dad Fund