For Immediate Release:
Media contact: Kat Sweet
Phone: (206) 427-3090
News Release April 28, 2014
Women’s MTB Tour to Utilize New Indoor Bike Park, First-of-Its-Kind in Pacific Northwest
Sugar Showdown to host dirt jump clinic and competition in Burlington, Washington
Seattle, Washington—Sweetlines, the women-focused, woman-led mountain bike coaching service today announced a new stop in Burlington, Washington, on May 9-10, 2014 as part of their Sugar Showdown mountain bike tour. The Sugar Showdown will bring one day of mountain bike coaching and one day of competition to the new Burlington Bike Park, the only facility of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, featuring indoor dirt jumps and 40,000 square feet of indoor riding space.
What: Sugar Showdown
Where: Burlington Bike Park, Burlington, WA
When: Class – Friday, May 9 (9am-noon)
Comp – Saturday, May 10 (10-11am)
Women riders with some previous jumping experience are invited to attend the event. On Friday, event host Kat Sweet of Sweetlines and her crew of pro riders and ICP-certified women coaches will lead intermediate and advanced groups through pumping and jumping skills as part of their “ridestyle” approach, a type of mountain biking they promote that combines slopestyle with freeride, dirt jumping and park riding.
“We are stoked to be able to coach and ride with women in this amazing new bike park,” said Sweet. “It’s so great to have an indoor venue when the weather is tough and the ladies want to shred! Plus it’s pretty close for our Canadian sisters to come down, building our North American community.”
On Saturday, the competition side of the event will kick off in a jump jam format. Judging will be based on form and style for amateurs, and tricks will be added to the criteria for pro categories. Event sponsors have provided tons of prizes.
Sponsors include Diamondback Bikes, Oakley, Deity Components, G-Form, VP Components and and many others have signed on for the event.
Sugar Showdown Burlington marks the second of three stops on the Sweetlines Sugar Showdown Tour. For more information, visit www.sweetlines.com/category/events/.
About Sweetlines: Pro rider and certified coach Kat Sweet channels over 20 years of mountain biking experience into Sweetlines, a mountain bike coaching and training service for women and kids. For more information, visit Sweetlines.com.