Merchants of Dirt Podcast
About This Show
The Merchants of Dirt Podcast makes the art and science of off-road race promotion simple and repeatable. Hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo, each episode focuses on giving you the skills to build better races.
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Turn a No into a Yes with Relationship Building - MOD030
2 days ago
Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #30, 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, I illustrate how to turn a No into Yes and get into places you’ve never raced before by using an approach that will help you form better relationships with your local trail steward organizations. An Example of a Beautiful Partnership I explore an interesting example found in a recent article in Dirt Rag Mountain Bike Magazine of how to form a relationship with trail stewards The article titled ACCESS: Tomorrow Sometimes Comes - Flood Becomes the Catalyst for a Beautiful Partnership by Ben Davis (DirtRag Issue #199, Pages 54-58, July 1, 2017) talks about how a 2013 flood helped change mountain biking in Golden, Colorado forever. By understanding his story, you not only see how he helped transform the perception of mountain bikers in Golden, but how you too can use this approach to: Build better relationships with trail stewards by being the first to volunteer Take on a servant-first/benefits-second attitude when it comes to your view of trail maintenance Partner with other trail users (e.g. equestrian groups, hiking clubs) can be mutually beneficial Understand why you need to be the one to set the example Call to ActionThank you so much for listening to Merchants of Dirt Podcast. If you have questions or comments, please reach out to me @MerchantsofDirt on Twitter or by Email. I have a few things I want you to do right now: Action #1 -- Get my Monthly Newsletter Go to Reckoneer.com/Join and provide your email, and I will send you exclusive content ever month before anyone else. Action #2 -- Subscribe to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast By subsc