Sugar Showdown Seattle, July 3-5
This 4th of July brings us the 4th Annual Sugar Showdown Seattle!
“I took the class not so much because I wanted an all women’s experience, I mostly didn’t want to be the only person under the age of 12. But to see other women doing things on bikes that I’d only seen men do was truly inspiring. Just like your video, “If She Can Do It”…I felt like I could at the very least try!” – Sugar Showdown participant
This ladies-only ridestyle event focuses on freeride skills including jumping, dropping and wall rides. Our experienced, professional coaches will emphasize form and style. We are committed to creating a supportive environment where women can encourage each other and most importantly, have fun! Sugar Showdown is not about winning – it’s about creating a space where women can push their personal limits, building our Sisterhood of Shred!
Get ready to progress your ridestyle and throwdown at the Showdown! Our three-day weekend begins on Friday with a Meet & Greet. Riders will have a chance to meet the coaches and have their bikes checked for safety and fit.
On Saturday, some of the best coaches in North America will provide small group trainings on jumping, drops and railing berms. Sunday is a fun day of friendly competition where you can put all your new skills to the test.
Competition is broken down by age and skill, with Novice/Amateur and Semi-Pro riders on Voodoo Child and Pros on Semper Dirticus.
We have a special program for our Sweet Peas (riders aged 6-9), with a 2-hour class on Saturday and a FREE Jump Jam on Sunday.
Dates: July 3-5
- July 3 – Meet & Greet
- July 4 – Class
- July 5 – Comp
- Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah, WA
- Meet & Greet is in the new parking lot
- Class & Comp – $185
- Comp Only – $40
- Sweet Peas Class – $50
- Includes: lunch Saturday and Sunday
- Sweet Peas Jump Jam – FREE
- Prices go up June 1 to $195 and again June 22 to $205
- Registration closes July 2 at 10pm
- Friday: 6pm – 8pm
- Saturday: 9am – 4pm
- Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 1 year
MEET & GREET
Friday, July 3, 6pm-8pm
Friday night we will meet in the new Duthie parking lot to meet the coaches and students and check over all of the ladies bikes. We won’t be riding at that time.
Saturday, July 4, 9am-4pm
Groups will be split up based on ability and whether students have been to one of our programs before or not. New students will spend more time on form in the beginning. Returning students will do a form refresher then move on to freeride skills. Students are automatically entered in the comp but don’t have to participate unless they want to.
Sugar Cubes is for 10-14 year olds all day Saturday. Girls must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 2 years and be ready to start jumping or push their jumping to the next level.
Sweet Peas is a 2 hour class for 6-9 year olds on Saturday from 1pm-3pm. The girls will practice on the pump track and Luna lines working on skills while having fun! Must be riding 2-wheels! Not training wheels. Coaster brakes are ok but hand brakes are preferred.
“I think the competition at the end was a great way to showcase everyone’s improvement. I never thought I’d say that, I normally hate competing. But being in a group of women who all struggled and overcame a lot of their fears was really empowering.” – Sugar Showdown student
Sunday, July 5, 9am-4pm
Novice and Amateur riders will compete on Voodoo Child. Novice riders are new to jumping. Amateurs have a bit more jumping experience. Judging will be based on form and style.
Semi-Pros will compete on Voodoo Child. This category is for women who have been jumping for a while are almost ready to compete on Semper Dirticus but feel more comfortable on Voodoo.
The Pro category will compete on Semper Dirticus. This class is for ladies who have been jumping for a long time. Judging is based on style, amplitude and tricks. You will see a lot of turn-bars, x-ups, one footers, no-footers, tam-boggins, whips, kick outs, no-handers, table tops, ET airs, bar humps, combinations, and some surprise moves. Pros will be given more points for larger features, the Rooster Booster (3rd jump) and the By Pass (after the drop to hip), no points for the wall ride or rolls after it.
- Novice (new to jumping)
- Amateur Sugar Cubes, 10-14
- Amateur 15-25
- Amateur 26-35
- Amateur 36-45
- Masterettes 46 +
Special Awards Include:
- Most Improved
- Best Trick (for Pros)
- Most Supportive Rider
- Most Creative
- Highest Amplitude
- Trail Builder Volunteer Hours
- Assistant Coach Volunteer Hours