Turn a No into a Yes with Relationship Building – MOD030

Turn a No into Yes and get into places you’ve never raced before by using this approach to building better relationships with your local trail steward organizations.

Turn a No into a Yes with Relationship Building

Episode #30 – MOD030


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Show Notes

Welcome to the Merchants of Dirt Podcast Episode #30, hosted by Reckoneer.com founder Kyle M. Bondo. 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.

In This Episode

  • 0:01 – Welcome
  • 0:48 – An Example of a Beautiful Partnership
  • 33:11 – Call to Action

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

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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.


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