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Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #22, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races.

Apr 19, 2017

About the Merchants of Dirt Podcast
The Merchants of Dirt Podcast, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo, is a show dedicated to helping you build better off-road races and give you the sports management skills needed to promote successful mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, adventure racing, and endurance events. As part of the Reckoneer Media Network, Merchants of Dirt Podcast joins the Get Lost Racing Podcast in supporting Reckoneer’s education mission to teach race promoters how to build a successful race promotion business. Each episode provides subscribers with an insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering and useful race promotion education from the point-of-view of Kyle’s 20+ years of experience in the off-road racing industry.

Show Notes
Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #26, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. This is your insider’s guide to practical recreational engineering where I teach you the art and science of building, promoting, and directing off-road races. In this episode, Cy Sack from adventureracehub.com walks me through the State of Adventure Racing and shows how a little data can go long ways to making big decisions.

Interview with Cy Sack
I had the chance to interview Cy Sack from Adventureracehub.com. Cy gets into the analytics surrounding Adventure Racing and gives us a view into the State of American Adventure Racing that you will not believe. Unique sports analytics and data-driven decision making that only Cy Sack -- Adventure Racing's Big Data Scientist -- can provide! Cy dives deep into where adventure racing is thriving, where it needs help, what AR formats are most popular, why AR statistics are so hard to find, and why he things adventure racing needs to make some changes.

Call to Action
Thank you so much for listening to Merchants of Dirt Podcast. If you have questions or comments, please reach out to me @MerchantsofDirt on Twitter. I have a few things I want you to do right now:

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Get Lost Racing Podcast
Introducing my new podcast Get Lost Racing (GLR), hosted by me, will help you master the endurance sports that make up off-road racing by teaching you what they are, how they work, and what makes them great -- one discipline at a time! Please check it out at getlostracing.com.

Thank You for Listening
Now go build better races!