50 episodes

Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races.

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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races.

    50 Lessons Learned from Being a Race Director

    50 Lessons Learned from Being a Race Director

    Welcome to an information-packed 50th episode of Merchants of Dirt and thank you for listening! Listen along as I help you take the mystery out of outdoor race direction with 50 lessons learned from being a race director. After it's all said and done, you'll find out that it's more like 250 lessons learned -- certainly an episode you're going to want to listen to more than once.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Racing support services you can outsource

    Racing support services you can outsource

    Racing Support Services is an entire industry that exists to make your racing business easier to manage, provide you professional services that you do not have to do yourself, and can free you up to build your business and think up new racing experiences.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Are you a women-friendly race director? - MOD048

    Are you a women-friendly race director? - MOD048

    If you invest your time in teaching and encouraging women to become better riders today, you can create an environment that promotes women to try racing for the first time and encourages more women to attend your events.

    • 51 min
    Bad Crews have Worse Leaders - MOD047

    Bad Crews have Worse Leaders - MOD047

    The reason bad crews have worse leaders has everything to do with a race director that hires their friends, allows them to say and do anything they want, and approves of their bad behavior by doing nothing to stop them from ruining their business.

    • 30 min
    Spectator Friendly Race Formats - MOD046

    Spectator Friendly Race Formats - MOD046

    Consider how creating spectator friendly events could create new customers while the untapped benefits of having an excited crowd could help your bottom line.

    • 35 min
    Head Counts Matter - MOD045

    Head Counts Matter - MOD045

    Your accountability to your customers begins when they arrive at your venue, and only ends when you are certain they have left your venue safely.

    • 35 min

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