Recruitment, athlete selection, coaching, race direction, and sponsor development.
Toby founded the Hot Tubes cycling team in 1992 and has grown the program to be the most successful junior cycling team in the nation.
His unwavering passion and innate ability to shape champions on and off the bike have forged some of the finest young riders the U.S. has produced. The team has over 125 national championships to prove it. #HTLF, or "Hot Tubes for Life," is a phrase coined by alums who have stated that their experience on Hot Tubes shaped them into the people they have become, a sentiment that is the Hot Tubes legacy.
When Toby is not traveling with the team, he is busy operating Hot Tubes, a custom bicycle paint and carbon repair facility he started in 1991 in Massachusetts. Hot Tubes is nationally recognized as one of the country's premier custom frame painters and carbon repair shops for high-end bikes..
Brian is a Canadian cycling coach with a professional racing career spanning over 18 years for North American pro teams 7-Eleven, Motorola, and Saturn. He represented Canada at the Pan American Games and was a three-time Olympian and silver medalist at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
Walton was inducted into the Canadian Cycling Hall of Fame and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. He was later honored as the USA Cycling developmental coach of the year 2006-2010 and is now the Co-founder and CEO of Walton Endurance and coach for the Hot Tubes junior cyclist team.
Mike began his career as a mechanic in 1996. As a freshman racing for the University of Vermont, it was economically necessary to be able to work on his and other teammates' equipment. That laid the groundwork for his career as a mechanic. He's wielded a wrench in many countries, either as a team mechanic or in a neutral support capacity. Highlights include the Tour de France, Paris Roubaix, Tour of California, Tour of Georgia, Cyclocross World, and the Montreal Women's World Cup.
Though his primary role is building, tailoring, and maintaining the team's equipment, Mike generally answers the call of "help" and may be found fixing any number of things - including breakfast for the team! Mike works as a mechanic with CycleMania in Portland, Maine. He is also honored to serve as a mechanic for the Bahamas Hope Challenge (formerly Ride for Hope Bahamas), a fundraising event building hope and resources for Bahamians fighting cancer.