Sugar Showdown Burlington Press Release

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For Immediate Release:

Media contact: Kat Sweet

Phone: (206) 427-3090

Email: kat@sweetlines.com

www.sweetlines.com/category/events/

 

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.

Event Details:

Who: Sweetlines

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.

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Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz Results 2014!

 

Pro Podium! (pic by Nicole Ducarroz)

Pro Podium! (pic by Nicole Ducarroz)

Novice

  • 1st Place – Bailey Goldstone, 11 years old
  • Up and Comer Award – Bailey Goldstone

Amateur

  • 1st Place – Lauren Gregg – Scotts Valley Cyclesport, Shine Riders Co
  • 2nd Place – Natalie Bennett
  • 3rd Place – Joh Rathbun – Shine Riders Co
  • 4th Place – Katelyn Praly
  • Best Form Award – Natalie Bennett
  • Trail Work Award – Katelyn Praly
  • Fun Factor Award – Joh Rathbun
  • Get After It Award – Katelyn Praly

Pro

  • 1st – Nikita Ducarroz – G-Form, Aliennation, Zorg Bikes, Fight Dentist, FDV Clothing
  • 2nd – Tammy Donahugh – Deity, Sombrio, Native, IXS, Profile
  • 3rd – Meg Valliant – RideSFO, Sweetlines, X Fusion, Honey Stinger
  • 4th – Cortney Knudson – POC, Electric Eyewear
  • 5th – Kim Percy – Olympic Bike Shop
  • 6th – Rosie Bernhard – Shine Riders Co
  • Amplitude Award – Cortney Knudson
  • Best Style – Tammy Donahugh
  • Best Trick – Nikita (landed a bar spin and did a one-footer to can!)
  • Best Progression – Rosie Bernhard
  • Kick Out Queen Award – Kim Percy

Sugar Showdown sponsors rule!

  • MBOSC
  • Diamondback Bikes
  • Deity
  • Oakley
  • My Alibi Clothing
  • G-Form
  • VP Components
  • Ryders Eyewear
  • Dirty Jane
  • Kona
  • WTB
  • AllSport Dynamics
  • Koerner Camera
  • Shine Riders Co
  • JOBY

Special Mention:

Thanks to Kristin Praly for her amazing support of our event!

Thanks to our judges: Kyle Jameson, Brooks McMullin, Connor Gallart

Thanks to the Sugar Showdown and Sweetlines coaches: Tammy Donahugh, Angi Weston, Meg Valliant, Cortney Knudson, Lindsey and Kirt Voreis!

Check out the progress on our documentary, “The Sisterhood of Shred” at www.thesisterhoodofshred.com (Thanks Meg Valliant and Joe Towey!)

Photo Link to Santa Cruz Waves

SUGAR SHOWDOWN TOUR 2014!

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SUGAR TOUR 2014

Event

Location

Dates

Style

Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Mtb Fest – Aptos, CA April 5-6 Dirt Jumping & Pump Track
Sugar Showdown Burlington Burlington, WA May 9-10 Indoor Dirt Jumping & Pump Track
Sugar Showdown Seattle Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah, WA July 5-6 Ridestyle: Freeride

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WHAT IT IS

Sugar Showdown is a women’s ridestyle event with one day of coaching and one day of competition. Definition of ridestyle: we’re combining slopestyle with freeride, dirt jumping, and park with judging based on form and style for amateurs and the addition of tricks for the pro categories.

Sweetlines brings in the top pro competitors and certified coaches from around North America, to mentor and train other women, building confidence and skills.

A key component of our success is our ability to reach a global community via social media, word of mouth and use of online videos to capture the essence of what we do.

 

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SISTERHOOD OF SHRED – Documentary

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.

TOUR SPONSORS

  • Sweetlines
  • Diamondback Bikes – Assault, DJ frame
  • Oakley – packs and gear
  • Deity Components – super steezy parts!
  • G-Form – pads and gear
  • Sombrio – hot gear
  • Dirty Jane – Michelle Benson won the photo comp and a free entry into our comp
  • VP Components – pedals and gear
  • Clif Bar – deliciousness
  • DaKine – gear
  • FOX Suspension – DJ fork
  • My Alibi Clothing – riding shorts
  • Ryders Eyewear – shades
  • Kona – Angi!
  • AllSport Dynamics – sexy wrist braces
  • JOBY – camera tripods
  • WTB – Vigilante tires
  • Gregg’s Cycles – Saturday lunch and mechanics
  • Woodinville Bicycle – photographer
  • dhbetty Jewelry – Sugar Showdown necklaces for top 3
  • The Melvin Family!!

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SUGAR SHOWDOWN SEATTLE – July 5-6

LOCATION: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah (Seattle), WA

COST:

  • $185 Class and Comp
  • $185 Sugar Cubes Class and Comp, ages 10-14
  • $50  Sweet Peas Class, ages 6-9
  • $40 Comp only
  • Free – Sweet Peas Pump Jam! (ages 6-9)
  • Prices go up to $195 on June 20

HOW: Registration Link

  • Registration closes July 3 at 11pm

PREREQUISITE:

Must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 1 year

COACHING:

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 session 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.

Sugar Cube Shredders, Heather & Kaytlin, with 2nd Place Pro competitor Katie!

Sugar Cube Shredders, Heather & Kaytlin, with 2nd Place Pro competitor Katie!

COMP:

Novice and Amateur riders will compete on Voodoo Child. Novice riders are new to jumping.  Amateurs have been jumping longer than that. 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 and are doing some sort of tricks. Judging is based on style, amplitude and tricks. You will see a lot of x-ups, one footers, no-footers, tam-boggins, whips, no-handers, table tops, combinations, and some surprise moves.

New this year, 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.

Sweet Peas Pump & Jump Jam will be on Sunday at lunch from 12pm-1pm and it’s free! Girls of all ages and abilities are welcome to come ride around the pump track. If they’re ready we’ll have them do a lap on the Luna jump line while all of the competitors cheer them on.

By Pass, pic by Jack Anderson

By Pass, pic by Jack Anderson

Comp Categories:

  • Novice (new to jumping)
  • Amateur Sugar Cubes, 10-14
  • Amateur 15-25
  • Amateur 26-35
  • Masterettes 36 +
  • Semi-Pro
  • Pro

Special Awards Include:

  • Most Improved
  • Best Trick (for Pros)
  • Most Supportive Rider
  • Most Creative
  • Highest Amplitude
  • Trail Builder Volunteer Hours
  • Assistant Coach Volunteer Hours

PRO PURSE

  • 1st – $200
  • 2nd – $150
  • 3rd – $100
  • 4th – $50
  • 5th – $40
  • Total = $540!

COACHES:

  • Stephanie Nychka
  • Lisa Tharp – Black Market
  • Angi Weston – Kona Bikes
  • Cortney Knudson – (Little Big Ridestyle Event) POC, Electric Eyewear
  • Meg Valliant – (Sweetlines/The Sisterhood of Shred) RideSFO, X-Fusion, Honey Stinger
  • Lisa Mason – (Women’s Freeride Movement!) Bell, RaceFace, Summit Sport
  • Wendy Palmer – Shredly, Moab Mountain Bike Instruction, Chile Pepper Bike Shop
  • Kat Sweet – Diamondback, Deity, Sombrio,G-Form, Fox Suspension, Five Ten, Oakley,Clif Bar, AllSport Dynamics, Jme @ Vain

ASSISTANT COACHES

  • Lauren Heitzman - Tribe Sports, Mojo Wheels, Dirty Jane, Honey Stinger
  • Lynne Armstrong – (Air Maiden)
  • Julie Crittenden – (Sturdy B’s)

JUDGES

  • Steven Bafus
  • Dylan Bibbins
  • Allen Levine
  • Lance Heim
  • Travis Erikson

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE: 

Saturday

  • 8:00am-8:30am                 Registration
  • 8:30am-9:00am                 Coach Intros
  • 9:00am-12:00pm               Coaching
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm               Lunch – provided by Gregg’s Cycles
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm                 Afternoon skills sessions
  • 1:00pm-3:00pm                 Sweet Peas Class
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm                 Voodoo / Semper Coach Feedback Stations
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm                 Cookie Circle & Feedback
  • 3:00pm-6:30pm                 Open Practice for Competitors

Sunday

  • 8:30am-9:00am                 Registration
  • 9:00am-9:15am                 Rider Meeting
  • 9:15am-10:00am               Novice/Amateur Practice / Semi-Pro
  • 10:00am-11:00am             Novice/AM Comp
  • 11:00am-11:15am             Semi-Pro Warm-Up
  • 11:15am-11:45am             Semi-Pro Comp
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm               Lunch
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm               Pump & Jump Jam – Sweet Peas
  • 1:00pm-1:15pm                 Pro Meeting (top of Semper)
  • 1:15pm-2:00pm                 Pro Practice
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm                 Pro Comp
  • 3:30pm-5:30pm                 Dance Party
  • 5:00pm                              Awards

 

  • (Times are estimated and could vary plus or minus 30 minutes)

PARKING:

Main entrance, parking: (10 minute ride into the Clearing)
Duthie Hill Lodge
27101 SE Duthie Hill Road, Issaquah, WA 98029

Overflow parking: (15 min ride into the Clearing)
Cascade Ridge Elementary School
2020 Trossachs Boulevard SE, Sammamish, WA 98075

HOUSING:

Motel 6

  • Issaquah (5.7 miles, 14 minutes from Duthie)
  • $80 per night plus tax (approximate)
  • Bikes are allowed in the rooms
  • Contact: 425-392-8405

Snoqualmie River RV Park

  • Fall City (6.3 miles, 16 minutes from Duthie)
  • $27 per night
  • amenities: picnic tables, fire pit, showers, toilets
  • Contact: 425-222-5545

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GEAR

  • Bike: Freeride works the best, dirt jumpers or all mountain bikes are good too
  • 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

SUGAR SHOWDOWN AUDIENCE

Our primary audience is women and girls ages 6-60. The majority of our participants are women 30-45 years old. We have a Sweet Peas category for 6-8 year olds, Sugar Cubes category for the 10-16 year olds and a Masterettes category for 36+! Our global reach includes not only women but also men; fathers, husbands, boyfriends, and friends, mountain bikers and non riders who are inspired by what we do.

MOVIES

VOLUNTEER!

Want to be part of the event but you don’t want to ride? We would love your help!

Saturday - Volunteer Saturday Link

  • Sweetlines Booth – 8am-12pm / 12pm – 3pm

Sunday - Volunteer Sunday Link

  • Sweetlines Booth – 8am – 12pm / 12pm – 4pm
  • AM Comp Starter – 10am – 12pm
  • Pick Up Lunch – 10am
  • Move Sound System from Clearing to Forest – 9am
  • Move Sound System from Forest to Clearing – 3:30pm
  • Pro Comp Starter – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Course Marshall – 1pm – 3:30pm
  • Tally Points – 3:30pm
  • Podium Crew – 4:30pm
  • Clean Up (Banners / Tape) – 4pm

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MEET YOUR COACHES!

Lisa Tharp

From: Colorado Springs, CO

Stephanie Nychka

  • From: Calgary, Canada
  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 14 years
  • Years Coaching: 5 years
  • Certifications: IMBA Basic Skills Instructor
  • Comp Results: 5 place, 3 rd place? I don’t remember
  • Favorite Trails: Duthie Hill
  • Favorite Tricks: No Hander, Whip, 1 Footed X-up
  • Favorite Quote: Veni, Vidi, Vinci: I come, I see, I conquer.

Lisa Mason

  • From: Whistler, Canada
  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 10
  • Years Coaching: 3
  • Certifications: PMBI Mountain Bike Instructor Level 1
  • Comp Results:
  • Sugar Showdown  July 2013- Washington, Slopestyle – Pro Women 3rd e
  • Sea Otter Bike Festival  April 2013 – California, UCI Downhill – Category 1  2nd
  • Dixie Trix at Ranchstyle May 2012 – Colorado, Slopestyle – Pro Women 6th
  • Sugar Showdown  July 2012 – Washington, Slopestyle – Pro Women 6th
  • Favorite Tricks: Tricks that I can do, Whips, One Handers,(wish I could take them both off at the same time, that’s this summmer) and Tree taps. Tricks I like to see Supermans and Knacks, I like style over triple backflips any day.
  • Theme Song:  I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister
  • Role Model and Why? You are, if you’re out shredding and doing what your passionate about! My hat’s off to you!!

Angi Weston

  • From: Bellingham, WA
  • 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!

Cortney Knudson

  • From: Tahoe City, CA
  • 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.

Meg Valliant

  • From: Seattle, WA
  • 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…

Lauren Heitzman

  • From: CO but living in Seattle, WA now!
  • 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.

Kat Sweet Bio Link

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SUGAR SHOWDOWN SANTA CRUZ RESULTS HERE

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SUGAR SHOWDOWN BURLINGTON RESULTS!

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SUMMER CAMPS

CAMP LIST

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SWEETLINES SHRED SESSIONS: STEVENS – Registration Link

Take your mountain slaying skills to the next level with this gravity focused training day. Great for Cat 3- Cat 2 racers or students interested in racing.

  • Date: Saturday, August 2
  • Location: Stevens Pass Bike Park
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Cost:
    • $TBA – Class & Lift Ticket
    • $TBA – Class Only
    • Max: 10 students (1:5 ratio, coaches to students)
    • Ages: 11-14
    • Levels: intermediate to advanced riders, Cat 2 – Cat 3 DH racers, riders new to downhill are welcome
    • Skills:  downhill riding and racing techniques, cornering, steeps, jumps, line selection, and on-trail tech training

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FREERIDE CAMP

Are you gravity motivated? Have you been to Dirt Camp and are ready to focus on more advanced riding? Come shred with us! We will work on jumping, drops, wood features, and freeride focused skills. Plus some trail work to keep our park in order.

  • Freeride Camp 1: July 14-18 Registration Link
  • Freeride Camp 2: Aug 4-8 Registration Link
  • Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Ages: 10-16 years
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: $395
  • Format: This is a freeride training program focused on learning more advanced skills including jumping, drops, wall rides, wheel lifts, skinnies, and cornering, and tricks.
  • Trails will include Voodoo Child, Gravy Train, Double Trouble, HLC, Semper Dirticus, the Trick Step Up, depending on what students are ready for.
  • We will break into 2-3 riding groups based on ability level.
  • Qualifications: must have been through a Sweetlines program, or have been in the advanced group at Dirt Camp and already comfortably riding Voodoo Child, maybe ready to learn Gravy Train.

Jr Freeride Video Link - filmed at Duthie for our New Zealand camps

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DIRT SHREDDERS

Dirt shredders will shred the dirt in search of lost treasure, learn wheel lifts over rubber chickens, do laps on the pump track, and style the slalom course. We will play bike games, make bike art, and of course refuel with lots of snack breaks thanks to Clif Bar. Our pro coaches will even do a jump show for the kids.

We’ve just added two 3-day camps!

  • Dirt Shredders 1: July 21-25 Registration Link
  • Dirt Shredders 2: Aug 18-22 Registration Link
  • Dirt Shredders 3: July 9-11 (3 Day) Registration Link
  • Dirt Shredders 4: Aug 11-13 (3 Day) Registration Link
  • Time: 10:00am-3:30pm (added hour of time from last years camp)
  • Ages: 6-8 years (no one under 6 please)
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: Week-long – $295 / 3-day – $199
  • Dirt shredders must be able to ride on two wheels.
  • Bring mountain bike (bmx or kids style bikes are ok), helmet and lunch in a backpack.
Jr Mentors and Shred Sisters, Heather, Kaytlin, & Katie

Jr Mentors and Shred Sisters, Heather, Kaytlin, & Katie

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GRAVITY GIRLS CAMP

Ride like a girl and be proud! This camp is about building skills and confidence on and off the bike. We will work on technique, ride trails, do an hour of trail work, make inner tube bracelets out of recycled tubes, learn to fix flat tires. Plus each day we will have talks about girlhood, how girls are marketed to, women in sports, and various topics the girls get to choose.

  • Dates: July 28-Aug 1 – Registration Link
  • Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Ages: 9-14 years
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Cost: $395

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All camps include:

  • Professional coaching by Certified Coaches
  • Trail building time
  • Clif Bar Snacks
  • Shred!

Safety comes first!

  • All coaches are certified by ICP (IMBA) or PMBI (Whistler)
  • All coaches are certified in First Aid and CPR
  • All coaches are background checked
  • Sweetlines has a “challenge by choice” policy
  • Kat Sweet has been running kids programs since 2003

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COACHES

Tom Clark

  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 10+
  • Years Coaching: 2 years MTB, 4 years ski
  • Certifications: PSIA alpine 2, children’s specialist 2, AASI snowboard 1, AAIRE 1, BECU 3 star Kayak, White water rescue and safety UK, First aid and CPR training
  • Favorite Trails: Llangollen, Wales, UK, British downhill series.
  • Favorite Tricks: Table
  •  Favorite Quote: “A life without hope is a life not worth living” Banksy
  • Theme Song: ‘keep your head up’ -Ben Howard
  • Role Model and Why? Steve Peat, 17 World Cup wins says it all, true legend!

Andrew Jansma “Yansma”

  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 5
  • Years Coaching: 1
  • Certifications: First Aid, CPR
  • Comp results: 6th in cat 2 at Becon (crashed)
  • Favorite Trails: Whistler, Black Diamond, Beacon, Softies, Valmont, Duthie (ghy, slope trail, big tree)
  • Favorite Tricks: whip, table, 360, no footed can, nac, tuck no hander, nothing, toboggan
  • Favorite Theme Song: Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones

Jonathan Allyn

  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 7 years/5 years racing
  • Years Coaching: This will be my first year coaching, and I’m excited finally put my knowledge to use.
  • Certifications: PMBI Level 1
  • Comp Results: 2012 14th USA National Championship/Junior Expert
  •            2013  13th NW Cup #6/ Pro
  •            2014 6th/7th Beacon Hill DDHD/ Pro
  • Favorite Trails: anything going downhill really but nothing beats the Northwest!
  • Favorite Tricks: Whips, and Nac-Nac’s
  • Role Model and Why? Brendan Fairclough, because he embraces the pure joy of mountain biking in his riding style and attitude. He’s always happy to just be on a bike, whether he is racing a world cup, or riding at Redbull Rampage and that’s what mountain biking is all about!

Kat Sweet Bio Link

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DIRT CAMP

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance is running Dirt Camp this year, for beginner to intermediate riders ages 9-14. Evergreen Link Here!

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BRING

  • Waiver
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Inhaler: if they have asthma

GEAR LIST: 

  • Mountain Bike (or kids style bike for Dirt Shredders)
    • in good working order
    • hand brakes are strongly recommended
    • no training wheels
  • Helmet: protect your melon!
  •        Full face helmet is strongly recommended for Freeride Camp
  • Flat Pedals: no clipless pedals please
  • Closed-toed shoes
    • skate style work better than running shoes
  • Knee pads
    • always nice to bring your own
    • or we have some to borrow
  • Elbow pads:if you have them
  • Gloves
  • Backpack: to carry all of your loot up to the clearing

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CANCELLATIONS:

As long as you cancel 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the camp start date, you will be refunded the full amount minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds for cancelling within a week of the camp start date unless you have a doctor’s letter.