CHANGED: due to not enough interest in the Shred Camp we are going to have to change the format. Shelby and I will be teaching a class Saturday night! We’ll do a 3 hour class followed by chick flicks at the Pub at the Yard (Awesomeland and If She Can Do It)!
- Saturday, March 1
- Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
- Cost: $125
WHAT IT IS
Sugar Shred Camp is the first stop on the Sugar Tour with a training session for women interested in improving their ridestyle skills. This pre-season skills session will be at the Lumberyard, indoor bike park. We will focus on jumping, pumping, riding park, and riding wood work. Sweetlines brings in the top pro certified coaches from around North America, to mentor and train other women, building confidence and skills.
FORMAT – TBA
- Dates: Feb 28-Mar 2
- Location: Lumberyard, Indoor Mountain Bike Park
- What: one day of coaching
- 7:00pm-9:00pm – Meet & Greet (riding not included)
- 8:00pm – Coach Intro
- 9:00-10:30 – Chick Flicks Movie Night
- 4:30pm-9:30pm – Coaching
- Ride with the Pros
- Cost: $185
- Register: Lumberyard website link
- Prerequisite: must have ridden mountain bikes or bmx of a minimum of one year
NEW THIS YEAR:
- 2 added hours of coaching – 5 hours
- Evening hours – 4:30pm-10:30pm
- Video analysis using cameras and video screens
- BMX welcome
- Evening of exclusive ladies only riding @ the Lumberyard
- Park will be closed to all other riders from 4:30pm-10:30pm Sat
- 5 hours of skills training with Pro coaches – Sat
- Video analysis using cameras and video screens
- Catered dinner from the Pub @ the Yard – Sat
- Meet and Greet – Fri
- Chick Flicks, Movie Night – Fri
- Ride with the Pros – Sunday (space will be open to the public that day)
- Tons of prizes!
In 2014 we will be producing a feature length documentary highlighting the Sisterhood of Shred, our coaches, riders and supporters. Our focus will be on how our community helps us push personal limits, supports us emotionally, and continually motivates us in our daily lives.
COACHES: professionally certified by ICP (IMIC)
- Tammy Donahugh
- Angi Weston
- Cortney Knudson
- Gale Dahlager
- Meg Valliant
- Lauren Heitzman
- Shelby Reilly
- Bike: hardtail, dirt jumper style bike or bmx bike works the best for indoor riding (Reserve a bike through the Lumberyard)
- Tires: low rolling resistance with less knobs are better (ie: Kenda Small Block 8’s, Maxxis Holly Rollers, etc)
- Air: run extra air, recommended 50-60lbs
- Pedals: mandatory flat pedals and Five Ten or skate style shoes (limited pedals will be available for demo)
- Protective Gear: mandatory knee and elbow pads (limited protective gear will be available to demo)
- Helmets: full face helmets are strongly recommended
Groups will be split up based on ability and whether students have been to one of our programs before or not. Returning students will do a form refresher then move on to freeride skills. We’ve added 2 hours of coaching time so we can take our time and not feel rushed.
Newer and intermediate jumpers will be focused on form, pumping rollers, cornering on berms, riding skinny bridges, manuals and getting the flow of the park dailed.
Advanced riders will focus on more challenging skills like clearing bigger jumps, manualing rollers and tables, tricks, roll-backs (fakies), jump turns, and steeze!
SUGAR TOUR SPONSORS:
- Deity Components
- VP Components
- Race Face
- Nutcase Helmets
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – TBA
- We are staying at the Radisson at the Portland airport.
- 6233 NE 78th Ct.
- Portland, OR 97218
- (503) 251-2000
- Radisson Link Here
Want to be part of the event but you don’t want to ride? We would love your help with
- Medic or EMT
- Sweetlines booth
- Video – to use for video analysis
Email Kat if you’re interested.Kat@sweetlines.com
MEET YOUR COACHES!
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: more than 20
- Years Coaching: more than 10
- Certifications: Level I, II & III IMBA ICP, IMBA ICP Instructor Trainer, Wilderness EMT
- Comp Results: 2013:
- Dixie Trix 3rd
- Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz 4th
- Sugar Showdown Portland 5th
- 2012: Dixie Trix 3rd
- Sugar showdown Seattle 1st
- 2007: Women’s Worx (Crankworx) 2nd
- 2006: Slopesistair 6th
- Favorite Trails: The one I’m riding today!
- Favorite Tricks: That I can do: front wheel grab. That others can do: back flip tailwhip.
- Favorite Quote: Go big, smile big! -Gale Dahlager
- Theme Song: Queen- Bicycle
- Role Model and Why? John Dau, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. With all the suffering he went through in his life, he never stopped trying to be his best and help as many people as possible. He didn’t always know what his purpose was, he just knew he had to push on. He has since accomplished great things just by doing what he knew he could do.
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 20
- Years Coaching: 7
- Certifications: ICP Level 3
- Comp Results:
- 2013 Sugar Showdown SC – 2nd
- 2013 Sugar Showdown WA – 1st
- 2013 Dixie Trix – 1st
- Favorite Trails: Too many to list! I love trails that incorporate different feelings into the ride – fast & flowy, techy, jumpy, and some skidding for good measure!
- Favorite Tricks: I love watching people who can throw big turndowns, nac whips, and one footed euro tables. I would be stoked if I could get close to pulling off any of those!
- Favorite Quote: “If everyone could learn that what is right for me does not make it right for anyone else, the world would be a much happier place”. William Glasser, M.D.
- Role Model and Why? Any person who is doing what they love, living life to the fullest, and giving back at times
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 20 yrs (15 flailing 5 with skill)
- Years Coaching: 6 yrs
- Certifications: ICP level 1 & 2
- Comp Results: For this year? Mostly last but first in my own world. Comparing year to year I always am able to see a huge progression in my riding and jumping. And I got 3rd at the Little Big Ridestyle Event, 2013.
- Favorite Trails: Dirt Jumps! Dirt Merchant! Martis DH, Tahoe XC- Mt Rose to Chimney, Hole in the ground, Glass Mtn
- Favorite Tricks: turning a dollar bill into a hundred dollar bill?
- Favorite Quote: he who rests rusts
- Theme Song: Can’t say a song in particular, but favorite thing to do is sing out-loud, belt it out, while on trail so everyone gets the song stuck in their head for the theme song of the day! HA Example…. give me some Aiyrrrre, like ya just don’t caiyrrrree
- Role Model and Why? There again,I can’t pin point anyone in particular. I pick something out of everyone.Something maybe to look up to, sometimes to respect and always to learn. The role models are always changing, revolving, and growing with those around me. Thanks to all the beautiful people in my life! Look forward to those who are still to come.
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 11 years
- Years Coaching: 8 years
- Certifications: ICP Coach
- Comp Results: #1 in fun!
- Favorite Trails: Steep, loamy, and techy
- Favorite Tricks: bar hump look back or the announcer air (that’s when I jump over the announcer)
- Favorite Quote: “It’s not life that matters, it’s the courage that we bring to it”
- Theme Song: Doing it Right by Daft Punk
- Role Model and Why? Rae Gandolf because she lives out her passions to the fullest, she is brave, beautiful, brilliant, and blistering fast on a bike!
- Kat Sweet because she has a genuine and authentic approach to all things in life, especially teaching. She reminds us how to have fun and that you are only as old as you allow yourself to be!
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 14
- Years Coaching: less than 1 yr
- Certifications: ICP
- Comp Results:
- 3rd AM, Sugar Showdown Lumberyard
- 6th Pro, Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz
- 1st Semi-Pro, Sugar Showdown Duthie Hill
- 9th Pro, Dixie Trix, Frisco Bike Park
- 5th Pro, The Little Big at Truckee
- 1st Sea otter Slalom ’11
- 3rd 4x Nationals ’06
- Favorite Trails: Fun Dirt jumps, Juaquin Miller park (OAkland)
- Favorite Tricks: (that i do?) Table Top , kick out (that i want to do?) Clicked Table top, turn down, tail whip
- Favorite Quote: oh there are so many..
- “Cru, remember the lumber yard…go balls out.”
- “You’re not dying you just dont have anything better to do”,
- “Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature, An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;”
- Theme Song: always a toss up between The Fall Guy, the Munsters, and the Ateam however i always have the Rad soundtrack on my ipod
- Role Model and Why? so many…
- Gene Roddenberry- He took his dreams to the masses and inspired generation after generation.
- Athletes that make an impact in there sport by pushing the next generation to new limits.. Hoffman, Hawk, Mullin, Mccoy, Rooftop, Peralta, Joelene
- Phil Segura – takes Hustle to all new highs! Passionate about his dreams. too many more role models to write…
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 10 years
- Years Coaching: 2 years coaching MTB grew up running BMX clinics
- Certifications: soon to be ICP certified by IMBA
- Comp Results: Don’t keep track of that stuff, but probably fairly good
- Favorite Trails: Duthie is rad
- Favorite Tricks: love my lazy one handers
- Favorite Quote: “if you aint first your last” – Ricky Bobby
- Theme Song: Bad Habit -Offspring
- Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 8 years
- Years Coaching: 4 years
- Certifications: IDP gravity/freeride instructor
- Comp Results:
- 7th Dixie Trix – Pro
- 4th Little Big Ridestyle – Pro
- Favorite Trails: Burlington Indoor, Duthie Hill MTB Park
- Favorite Tricks: back flips and Indian Airs – I’m working on both, but I still need a lot of practice
- Favorite Quote: “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Bill Gates, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” - Unknown
- Theme song: I lived, One republic
- Role model: My good friend Theron Tate. He is not only an awesome rider, but an awesome friend as well. He works passionately toward his goals and never gives up. Always smiling, he has a fantastic outlook on life and shares that positive energy with everyone he meets. He inspires me to work hard towards my goals and be grateful for everything that I have. His focus and determination are a force that stays with me and challenges me to be the best me that I can be.