When Pete Taylor's son Billy exhibited an interest in bike racing, Pete founded Star Track Cycling, a program based at the Kissena Velodrome in Queens, NY — with a mission of introducing children from under-resourced communities to the sport.
Born and bred in London, England, Pete started his career as worldwide private security specialist with an emphasis in business aviation. He would eventually transition out of that career to spend more time with his family, which in turn led to becoming a USAC-licensed coach. And ultimately, the co-director of Star Track. In the years since, the program has grown and flourished. Pete would not only be instrumental in developing a race team that includes elite athletes based in Colorado Springs, but the program attained a USA Cycling Center of Excellence designation for the last 5 years, and the USAC Junior Club of the Year award in 2019. Today, Pete trains Star Track racers at both Kissena and T-Town, and regularly accompanies riders to compete across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
As a board member of the New York Velodrome Association and member of the USAC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, Pete’s passion is bringing more young people from diverse backgrounds into track cycling and supporting the development of junior athletes. His greatest desire: to see track cycling thrive and succeed from grassroots programs through to the highest level of competition.