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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.

Jun 27, 2017

Merchants of Dirt Episode #31

Putting one race together is a challenge, but imagine putting four races together over a four-week stretch? Join me for the first in a two-part series called Inside the Race Director's Studio, where I take you behind the scenes of four race mountain bike racing series.

The Moving Parts of Race Day Logistics

I just directed a local mountain bike race that took place in a quiet little park just off the Washington DC Beltway. It might be hard to believe that the Washington DC Metro area has any quiet parks, however, Wakefield Park is one of those hidden destinations that only the locals know about. It is a must for anyone looking to mountain bike here, and if you're lucky, you can plan your recreation vacation just in time to race there too!

Every Summer, the Potomac Velo Club turns four Wednesday afternoons in a row into a backyard bike fest that can only have one name: Wednesdays at Wakefield! Now in its 15th year, Wednesdays at Wakefield is one of the few mid-week mountain bike races in the country.

In this episode, I am going to take you behind the scenes of the first race in the 4 race series and give you some insight into what goes into directing a race like this. Are you ready to go back inside the Race Director's Studio?

And now you know.

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