Category: Build

Take the concept that fits your strategy, explore all the details of its development, create a plan, and bring it into the real world.

Bootstrap your first dual slalom race

How do you bootstrap a mountain bike dual slalom event? I asked this question the first time I wanted to build a poor mans’s version of a dual slalom course. But instead of going through the ins-and-outs of professional dual slalom course design like did in 7 Secrets of Dual Slalom Course Design, I want...

/ July 2, 2016

7 venue areas that ever race needs

Venue layouts are important to the success of your event. Not only do you need to have all the necessary areas in place to effectively direct your race, but you will need to make sure your customer flow makes sense, and everyone knows where to go. The goal is to make sure everyone knows where...

/ June 10, 2016

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. Race course design is just as much a physical job as it is mental. And that means getting out into the wild and seeing things with your own two eyes. Miles of walking is kind of tough if...

/ May 15, 2016

Introduction to MTBO Event Development

The sport of mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) is a mountain bike race where riders use a map and compass to navigate the course by finding orange/white flags (controls or checkpoints) in the correct order. The goal of any MTBO racer is to be the fastest rider to find all of the controls (in the correct...

/ April 1, 2015