Kyle Bondo

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!

Building a race course starts with a walk

This may seem elementary, but the major event in course design is to physically walk the thing. Racecourse design is just as much a physical job as it is a mental one. And that means getting out into the wild and seeing things with your own two eyes. Miles of walking is kind of tough...

/ October 1, 2020

Better than you found it tactics for race day trash

Leaving the venue better than you found it by cleaning up your trash -- and the park's trash -- is a huge part of a race director's job.

/ August 19, 2020

Are you ready to benefit from your competitors cancellation?

This is a tale of three races. It kind of starts off like a bad joke. A mountain bike race, an adventure race, and an epic ride all walk into a bar. So the bartender says, “What is this, some kinda joke?” Ba-Da-Boom! Tip your waiter! No, in this tale, all three of these races...

/ July 3, 2020
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Keep Racing with Asynchronous Virtual Events

Race promoters that pivot quickly to Asynchronous Competition Events (ACE) and Virtual Racing will survive the pandemic.

/ March 30, 2020

Mr. Murphy just canceled your race — now what?

Rain is great at getting your race canceled. Let’s face it, the weather is an unpredictable force. As a race promoter, you will have to deal with more than once in your life. If you ask five people what the weather will be like tomorrow, you will most likely get five different answers. This is...

/ March 21, 2020
mountain bikes in the transition zone

The 5 steps to getting your event under control

Have you ever took on too much or found it difficult to get your race off the ground due to costs? Do you use a guide or a process to make something work for you and your racers? Or do you just wing it? In the beginning, I was in the “wing it” crowd. I...

/ August 26, 2019