Originally Posted by J Lewis
So, the biggest hurdle seems to be that a lot of the guys that are interested in participating at any level would also like to rent bikes.
I don't know what the costs are going to be, but what if you gave a slight discount to anyone who is willing to bring a second bike for someone else to ride? They can save a little on sign up costs plus get a little money from the person borrowing/renting their bike.
That money might not be worth their effort and wear on their bikes so it would also take a little generosity, but a rally school put together through adv seems likely to foster just such generosity.
Also, have you thought about talking to the Klim guys about helping sponsor a rally riding school? I could put a bug in the ear of one of my friends there.