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!

MTBO in America is Dead – Long Live American MTBO

Not sending a US MTBO team to this year's World MTBO Championships would acknowledge that Orienteering USA's MTBO experiment has failed -- and that's not a bad thing!

/ July 17, 2018

Rebuild your motivation and get back to building better races

If you want to build a successful outdoor, off-road racing business, you need to get hungry, stay motivated, and change your life for the better.

/ June 14, 2018

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.

/ May 21, 2018

Spectator Friendly Race Formats

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

/ April 27, 2018

Yesterday Is Too Late For Insurance

Insurance is the minimum financial protection a race director needs to protect themselves, their staff, their volunteers, their business, and their family from other people’s injuries.

/ March 20, 2018

US Biathlon Needs American Veterans

With all the talent in shooting coming home from their tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, it does not seem far-fetched that a Soldier, Sailor, or Marine sniper could be the one to win America's FIRST Olympic Gold Medal in Biathlon in 2022 or 2026 Winter Olympics.

/ February 25, 2018