• Thu January 21 2016
  • Posted Jan 21, 2016
The first Bike Race Directors Summit will be held in Des Moines as part of the annual Iowa Bike Expo hosted by the Iowa Bicycle Coalition on January 23. Free and open to any race directors, event promotors, past, present and future, regardless of type of race or organizational affiliation. Sessions range from event marketing and promotion to finances and permitting. Every session will be led by seasoned directors who have volunteered to share their experiences and expertise. In addition to the sessions, a roundtable lunch will offer open discussion to share insights and ideas to help make Iowa a great place to race a bike.


9:00 Race permit processes/Insurance, legal issues and waivers -

Larry Martin, Jeff Mertz, Bruce Brown

10:10 Promotion and marketing, community buy-in:

Tim Putnam, John Meehan via skype, Dave Mable, Mark Stevenson*

11:30 Lunch and roundtable discussion

1:00 Sponsorship, Financials and profits - Tim Putnam, Greg Harper

1:00 Iowa Women Bicycling (concurrent session)

2:00 Iowa Women Bicycling continues

2:00 Iowa High School Mtn. Biking - Tom Davis

3:00 Race logistics, improving racer experience and quality races

Jacob Oyen, Jason Engle, Rob Versteegh

3:00 IMBCS meeting

4:30 Wrap-Up


Iowa Race Director Summit

Saturday, January 23, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free of charge*

(Lunch - on your own)

Iowa Bike Expo

Iowa Events Center -

Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
HyVee Hall A
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309





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