GHY & Sweetlines Duthie Jump Jam!

Duthie Jump Jam

Saturday, June 6 at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah!

GHY and Sweetlines are teaming up to host a co-ed comp for AM’s and Pro’s. Prize money will be substantial and so will the prizes. So get your party hat on and come and enjoy the festivities.

Pros and Experts are on the last 3 jumps on Paramount Pro women are on the last 3 jumps on Voodoo or Paramount.
AM’s are on the last 3 jumps on Voodoo

Pro Men
Pro Women
Expert Men
Amateur 6-8 years old, girls or boys
Amateur 9-14, girls or boys
Amateur Adults 15+ mens or womens

Practice 10am-12:30pm
Comp 1pm-3pm (AM’s then Pros)

$45 Pro
$35 AM

Pro Purse:
1st – $300
2nd – $200
3rd – $100

100% payout to pro women
(all the money from female competitors will go back to the pro women)

BikeReg –
Day of come to the GHY booth at the bottom of Paramount


Sweetlines could definitely use some volunteer help!

Trail Maintenance

  • Mondays at Duthie
  • Gettiing the trails ready for Summer Camps and Sugar Showdown
  • June 1 – Luna Jump Line – LINK HERE

Sugar Showdown

  • Trail Maintenance – Luna, Voodoo, and Semper Dirticus (earn Sugar Points)
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Sponsorships – coordinating prizes, posting pics to social media
  • Scoring – coordinating with judges, inputting results
  • Food – coordination food donations for lunch Sat & Sun
  • Day of volunteering – registration, course marshal, sound system mover, competition starter, awards assistant, MC, clean up crew


To Clip or Not To Clip

When I first started learning how to be a coach, I shadowed the Spokeswomen camp up in Whistler and they basically re-taught me how to ride. One of the biggest changes was in going from 12 years of clipless pedals to flat pedals.

To be totally honest, I was pissed when they stuck me in flats! For the first part of the day I kinda hated them. By the end of the second day I realized how much more balanced I was in the cockpit of the bike! It was a turning point in my riding. Sometimes people get into bad habits in their clipless pedals so it’s fun to teach them how to use their feet. Are you dropping your heels, toe-ing down, do you know how to wedge? Let me show you how!

Clipless are great for building confidence too! It’s nice to be able to exit off the bike quick, especially when you are learning new skills. I think it’s great to learn on flats and if you’re doing lots of climbing eventually you can transfer to clipless if you really want to.

If you’ve been riding clipless a long time and I’m making you try flats, bare with me and give it a try,  you might like it. If not, you can always go back to clipless later.

Sweetlines Chick Flicks!

Awesomeland Cover

That’s right! It’s movie night for all of my dirt sisters! Not only will we be showing rad movies of ladies shredding bikes, we’re also inviting the dirt community to come in promote women’s specific programs!


  • Date: Wednesday, May 27
  • Location: St Andrews Pub and Grill
  • Time:
    • 6pm-8pm – Meet and Greet
    • 7:30pm – Ladies Program Intros
    • 8pm – Movies Start
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation
  • Movies: “Awesomeland. Women of Dirt” plus various short films

Seattle Dirt Sista Invitees:


  • Date: Wednesday, April 8
  • Location: Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
  •  Time:
    • 6pm-8pm – Meet and Greet
    • 8pm – Movies Start
  • Cost: $5 suggested donation
  • Movie: “Awesomeland. Women of Dirt”
  • Part of ABS (Another Bike Shop) Movie Nights
  • Facebook Invite Link

Santa Cruz Dirt Sista Invitees:

  • Girls Rock
  • Abby Hippley – coach
  • Joh Rathbun – coach
  • Epicenter Girly Rides
  • Little Bellas

The Little Big, Sept 27-28 – Truckee, CA

Come join us in Lake Tahoe!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Little Big Ridestyle Event

What is the Little Big? It is an all level ride style bike skills clinic for women followed by a competition to be held at the new progressive Truckee Bike Park in Truckee, CA on September 27th & 28th, 2014.

Our motto is “it’s never too late to live a happy childhood” so we make a strong effort to make our clinics fun and educational at the same time. Our students cover a wide age span ranging from 11 years to 50. Hence the name, The Little Big: little women, big women, little jumps, big jumps, little progressions, big progression. We also have events and competition for the youngest “Lil’s” with our strider track.

Our event strategy is two fold. First and foremost…to grow the sport in the women’s world by teaching women to be comfortable on their bike, have fun, and create a foundation of fundamentals to progress in their riding taught by a high level of female coaches.

The goal is to reach women in all parts of the world and grow the clinics and competitions to be bigger with more participants every year. There will be teaching assistants mentoring and learning so they can get certified to teach. This will grow the number of educated women teaching the sport. The impact of this will change the sport and balance out the male female influence.

Secondly, we want to pay it forward and support the world class, Truckee Bike Park. The goal of the Truckee Bike Park is to create an easily accessible bike environment where “kids” of all ages (2 – 80!) can get out on the bike (at no cost) and have fun together, multi-generational bridge.

All proceeds of the Little Big will be donated to the continued expansion of the bike park. The bike park is a 100% grass roots, non-profit organization, under the umbrella of Truckee Parks and Rec. – comprised of local bikers trying to give back to the community they love.


  • Who: Cortney Knudson
  • What: The Little Big
  • Where: Truckee Bike Park
  • When: September 27th & 28th, 2014
  • Cost: $189 Clinic (6 – hrs of instruction lunch and comp)
    $40 Competition for non-clinic participants


  • Saturday
  • 8:30am – 9am — Intro
  • 9am – 11:30am — Skills Sessions
  • 11:30am -12:30pm — Lunch
  • 12:30pm – 4:00pm — Skills Sessions
  • 4:00pm — Wrap-up “cookie circle”
  • Sunday
  • 9:00-10:00am — Novice & Pro Practice
  • 10:00-12:00am — Novice Competition
  • 9:30am — Strider Track Jam (little girls) – $20 donation goes to Bike Park
  • 12:00-1:00pm — Lunch (Not Provided)
  • 1:00-2:00pm — Pro Competition
  • 2:00-3:00pm — Boys “must dress” Jam Competition
  • 3:00-4:00pm — Awards

Pro Certified Coaches include: Cortney Knudson, Stephanie Nychka, Lisa Tharp, Kat Sweet, Lindsey Voreis, Lisa Mason, Angi Weston

Demo Tents by Specialized, Dude Girl and Dakine

Registration is through Truckee Parks and Rec:
Please call 530-582-7720 ext 0,,