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February 20, 2013

Bike race promoter offers new ideas for Crazy Kicker event

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Another idea, he said, involves using the success of other rallies to increase the Crazy Kicker's exposure. Hollinger encouraged contacting the popular Hotter'N Hell Hundred Endurance Ride in Wichita Falls in an effort to spread the word about the local ride.

"To be under their good graces ... it's worth it," he said.

Since many riders travel from other areas of the state, Hollinger suggested a later start time to allow participants from the Metroplex to arrive the day of the rally rather than necessitating a hotel room rental which increases the cost of attending.

"My suggestion is the 10 [a.m.] start, if you want to maximize your riders," he said.

Hollinger also noted the importance of publicizing other area attractions for accompanying family members not participating in the rally. In the spirit of including everyone, he also suggested implementing a 10-mile ride touted as a family event.

Finally, he noted unique giveaways bearing the Crazy Kicker logo and next year's event date will serve as a reminder of the rally. He suggested coffee cups, magnets and other items not offered at many similar rides.

Ride director Lyn Butcher noted the last Crazy Kicker event drew about 400 participants.

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