All posts by Kyle Bondo

Kyle started Reckoneer with the simple mission of helping those who want to become race directors and learn the mechanics of outdoor recreation engineering. Kyle demystifies outdoor racing with over 20 years of endurance and outdoor industry business knowledge. Combined with his top-rated podcast Merchants of Dirt, dozens of articles, lessons, and infographics, Kyle has made Reckoneer the premier educator in outdoor event management. Build better races today!

Understanding race categories and classes

Create skill-based and age-based racing categories to get more racers on the podium and feel like winners.

/ February 9, 2022

Become a women-friendly race promoter

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.

/ February 2, 2022

The right balance between registration and podium prizes

The more chances you give your racers to stand on the podium, the more likely they are to come to your race and come back to your race.

/ January 28, 2022

Be a race promoter, not a race director

All race promoters are race directors, but not all race directors are race promoters. Why is that? Because as the race promoter, you are the founder of your racing company, the overall creative strategist of each race, and responsible for the leadership and future direction of your business. And what is YOUR business? Why, it’s...

/ December 24, 2021

Mr. Murphy just canceled your race — now what?

Mr. Murphy loves rain. Rain is great at getting your race canceled. Let’s face it, health and weather are both unpredictable forces. As a race promoter, you will have to deal with both at least once in your life. And chances are it will be more than once. If you ask five people what the...

/ October 5, 2021

Getting the Trail Out of Your Head

Redefining the role of the race director requires you to rethink your purpose by working ON your event, not IN your event.

/ August 26, 2021