Michigan Mountain Biking Association
bender13 wrote:I am not sure this mindset occurs with elite women racers, at least it does not seem to be a problem at Iceman where many of the elite women are finishing with the elite men. I am not really thinking of ways to get sport women to jump to elite, but a way to attract elite women racers. I feel that if you can generate crowds and increase the payouts elite racers will come. It is good for them and good for the sponsors. When you have a larger elite participation I think that has a trickle down effect on the other classes as everyone gets the chance to race on the same course as the bigger names in the state. Maybe we can give a number of free entries to some of the pro racers (men and women) to get the race on the radar.
Di_bear wrote:The elite field isn't going to grow if we don't somehow entice women to move up, and what encourages and discourages a woman to move up is often different than motives that men have.
rideondirt wrote:I like Sunday races because the kids have activities on Saturday. Plus its not unusual for myself or my husband to have to work on a Saturday--Sundays we know we'll have off. That being said, we like to go to church on Sundays as a family. My perfect race would be on a Sunday afternoon, within a 90 minute drive, cost $20 and have a kids race (that isn't during the Expert/Elite race) and offer babysitting
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