Tag: racing

The 5 productivity tools every race promoter needs to use

Every profession has tools, and race promotion is no different. Clipboards, stopwatches, and paper sheets are the hallmarks of a race promoter’s trade. Same goes for race planning. Race promoters exclusively use spreadsheets to plan, manage, and direct their races. First, they build their spreadsheets on their computers. Then they print their spreadsheets for their...

/ November 20, 2016

Stop racing in your own events

This is a quick rant about those race promoters, organizers, and directors that think they can build a race AND race in that same event. You can’t! Why not? I built it. Can’t I race it too? NO! And I’ll tell you why. Reason #1 — Who is in charge of your race? If you’re...

/ July 15, 2016

It is time for you to have a vision

If you thought the title meant this article was about going out to find your spirit animal, you’re partially right. I think my spirit animal is a red fox, only because they seem to follow me around every time I’m on the trail. But alas, this is not that kind of article. No, the vision...

/ May 30, 2016

Principles of a profitable race

Does this sound familiar? You’ve decided to put on a mountain bike race. You’ve named your event, figured out the course, and have a permit for a park that lots of mountain bike riders enjoy riding at. You went down to the big box store and filled your garage with tables, chairs, coolers, cones, pop-tents,...

/ April 18, 2016