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The Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Kyle M. Bondo, is a podcast dedicated to helping you become a successful off-road race promoter.

Each episode provides you with Kyle's exclusive, behind-the-scenes perspective that only his 20+ years of producing endurance, trail, water, orienteering, mountain bike, and adventure races can provide. The result is a show that can help you start a new race, or improve on what you've already started.

Merchants of Dirt Podcast is part of Reckoneer Media and joins the Get Lost Racing Podcast in supporting Kyle's mission to teach race promoters how to start, direct, and grow successful races.

Dec 11, 2017

Merchants of Dirt Episode #40

Don’t be the single point of failure by being the only one with all the gear by building a few gear redundancy strategies into your plans.

Single Point of Failure (SPOF)

When someone has all the gear — all the tents, tables, and computers — then you have a single point of failure. In...


Dec 4, 2017

Merchants of Dirt Episode #39

There are some hidden challenges that hide within the multi-day slogfest that few one-and-done race directors have experienced.

Directing a Multi-Day Race

The multi-day race is a special kind of challenge that requires more than one plan, better communications, and hopefully a few hours of...


Nov 26, 2017

Merchants of Dirt Episode #38

Exploring a new trial on a holiday like Thanksgiving can be very rewarding so long as your plan includes these 7 important tips.

Tips for Visiting a New Trail

  1.  Do some research
  1. Bring the right gear
  1. Talk to the locals
  1. Plan for disaster
  1. Take a moment to enjoy the scenery
  1. Expect to...


Nov 19, 2017

Merchants of Dirt Episode #37

Break your race out of obscurity by announcing your event at other events using the roadshow concept to get the word out.

Take Your Race Promotion on the Road

Did you know your race is a product? Well, it is! Your race is a time sensitive, exclusive product that can only be experienced the...


Nov 1, 2017

Merchants of Dirt Episode #36

When you compare your local races to championship races you learn that it's the same plan, course design, and processes, only on a bigger scale.

Merchants of Dirt Podcast Turns One!

Merchants of Dirt Podcast released Episode #1 on On October 13th, 2016. It all started after I built...