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Article by Bike Servant
So you love mountain biking and want to conduct a race event. Not sure where to get started or what to consider? The listed below is information on how you can organize and promote a mountain bike race event. It will help you get started and give you some tasks to consider. Here is what you need to think about:
1.Select a location to have a race.
2.Obtain permission to race at your desired location. You might consider contacting the land owner, local government and or police. A verbal approval to have the race at the specified location might due but it is better to get it in writing.
3.Consider the race:The route of the race.The distance and or length of time of the race.Decide on racing categories that you will you offer.Plan the start times for each group? Faster riders usually start before slower riders.Will you need medical support on site the day of the race?
4.Try to secure sponsors to help you keep your costs down and be prepared to offer the sponsors something in return. As an example you can put their logo on flyers, a banner, or on a website, etc.
5.Make a race flyer and distribute it to bike stores, schools and send it out via email. Also post it on mountain bike classified sites. Make sure the flyer includes:Location and directions to the eventCategories and race distancePrize listEntry feeLast possible time to registerContact information Any special notes
6.Consider the other stuff:How many volunteers do you need?Order race numbersOrder trophiesGet water, Gatorade, foodOrder start/finish and or marketing bannersWork with law enforcement if necessaryPrepare a press release to be sent out 30 days in advanceReserve additional equipment that you might need