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Velotooler sponsoring new non-profit cycling team, CCB International

Published November 11, 2016

BOSTON (BRAIN) — Velotooler — a new online platform that will connect freelance bike mechanics with cyclists who need service — is the first title sponsor for the CCB Velotooler Continental Team, a developmental road team that has UCI Continental registration for the 2017 season. The team's main focus is to support developing U23 riders from the United States who are also pursuing a post-secondary education. The team is operated by the CCB Cycling Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Velotooler has registered nearly 200 mechanics and is going live in Connecticut and Massachusetts this month and throughout the rest of the country in December. The app is being developed by web developer Yahor Buben and Rhode Island retailer Amos Brumble, who are each long time members of Massachusetts-based CCB bike club.

"Supporting the next generation of riders is important since we have gotten so much from cycling. We want those riders to have those experiences that come from high level competitive cycling and the bonds you form, while also continuing their higher education," Brumble said.

Since Velotooler was first announced at Interbike this fall, the developers have come up with a system to ensure that mechanics are covered by liability insurance, Brumble said. Currently the platform is web-based; mobile apps for iOS and Android will be launched soon.

Brumble said the CCB team will use the platform to track their bicycles and hire mechanics for events and races as needed.

 

 

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