Italy Cycling to offer thirteen international cycling tours across Italy and France
San Francisco, Calif. — June 29, 2016 —VOLPI Ventures, the cycling tour and gran fondo organization that brings thousands of cyclists together, today announced it has chosen Eventbrite, the world’s largest event technology platform, as its registration partner. With this partnership, VOLPI will use Eventbrite to handle registration for their new cycling tours in Italy and France.
VOLPI has been organizing cycle rides for the last 6 years, offering courses for all levels across the U.S. With the success of its national gran fondos, the organization is expanding overseas with a new event organization called Italy Cycling, which offers thirteen international cycling tours across Italy and France. Cycling tours are booming, with Europe and North America as the two leading destinations where cycling trips are sold, according to the 2014 Cycling Survey by the Adventure Travel Trade Association.
“Our mission is to help cyclists experience culturally rich, fun and memorable cycling events by carefully designing and delivering well balanced rides across Italy and France,” said Lucca Torri, Co-Founder of Italy Cycling. “Eventbrite is one of the most innovative event technology solutions, powering millions of events around the world, so they were an obvious fit for us as we were looking to take our cycling events abroad. We’re confident they will help us achieve our goals around reaching a new, broader audience.”
“Eventbrite continues to invest in the endurance space, building robust solutions that enable our organizers to grow,” said Chris Aker, VP of Sales at Eventbrite. “We’re thrilled that VOLPI chose Eventbrite to provide the tools and ongoing support that will be critical to their success as they expand internationally with Italy Cycling.”
For cycling tours, road races, marathons, obstacle courses, and more, turn to Eventbrite for its innovative event technology solutions. For a full list of upcoming Italy Cycling tours, please visit www.italycycling.org and for more information on Eventbrite for endurance events, please visit www.eventbrite.com/endurance.
Eventbrite is the leading global event technology platform. The company has processed over $5 billion in gross ticket sales since inception and powers more than 2 million events around the world each year. Built with a focus on reliability and scale, the platform serves hundreds of thousands of event organizers, including Tough Mudder, Tribeca Film Festival, BottleRock, Maker Faire, Wanderlust, and many more. Organizers use Eventbrite to help boost ticket sales, promote and manage events, and analyze results across multiple sales channels: web, mobile, point-of-sale, and a growing distribution platform. Tens of millions of consumers also use Eventbrite every year to discover a variety of live experiences and get tickets on a safe, easy-to-use platform – from photography classes and obstacle runs to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of people. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company has a team presence in 8 countries and processes tickets in 180 countries. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.
About VOLPI and Italy Cycling
Italy Cycling is a boutique cycling tour design company. The company helps cyclists experience a culturally rich, fun and memorable vacation by carefully designing and delivering a well balanced combination of beautiful and challenging routes, unrivaled food and wine and the most exciting culture. Italy Cycling operates cycling tours and challenges in the Italian Regions of Tuscany, Piedmont, Cinque Terre, the Dolomites and Provence in France.
Eventbrite Corporate Communications
Co-Founder, Italy Cycling