Sugar Showdown Seattle, presented by FOX: Results





  • 1st – Tammy Donahugh – Deity, Sombrio, Native Eyewear, IXS, Kate’s Bars
  • 2nd – Carolyn Kavanagh
  • 3rd – Kat Sweet: Deity, Fox, Sombrio, G-Form, Five Ten, Michelin, Race Fuel Z, Vain Salon, Clif Bar
  • 4th – Lauren Patterson – Mojo Wheels, Tribe Sports, RynoPower, Demon Dirt, Honey Stinger, Go Pro, Spy Optics, One Industries
  • 5th – Stephanie Nychka

Pro Special Awards

  • Amplitude – Lauren Patterson
  • Steeze – Carolyn Kavanagh
  • Most Technically Improved – Meg Valliant
  • Precision – Tammy Donahugh
  • Best Mentor – Kaytlin Melvin, Evil, Sombrio,
  • Rookie of the Year – Amanda Workman
  • Stoke Sista – MC Angi Weston


  • 1st – Heather Newton
  • 2nd – Tanya Bastian
  • 3rd – Christine MacKenzie
  • 4th – Terry Seeberg
  • 5th – Melissa Gonzalez

Sugar Cubes (age 7-14)

  • 1st – Brooke Anderson, age 9
  • 2nd – Nyla Stephens, age 10
  • 3rd – Sydney Haberman, age 12
  • 4th – Julia Lofquist-Traum, age 9
  • 5th – Sophia Lymberis, age 9

AM 15-25

  • 1st – Sierra Cucinelli
  • 2nd – Katie Sinfield

AM 26-35

  • 1st – Amy Rambacher
  • 2nd – Kim Kurle

AM 36-45

  • 1st – Beth Williams
  • 2nd – Tana Blair
  • 3rd – Amanda Crook
  • 4th – Sarah Montplaisir

Masterettes 46+

  • 1st – Cheryl Parker
  • 2nd – Joanne Haberman
  • 3rd – DaVonne Zentner
  • 4th – Kitima Boonvisudhi

The Sweet Peas, ages 6-8

  • Cinder Valliant
  • Raquelle Rock-L Libman
  • Jetta Porter
  • Charley Newton
  • Eve Pond
  • Audrey Locati

Mom & Daughter Teams

  • Meg Valliant & Cinder, age 7
  • Heather Newton & Charley, age 6
  • Tana Blair & Molly, age 7
  • Beth & Grace, age 14
  • Joanne & Sydney, age 12 and Sarah, age 11
  • Christine MacKenzie & Eve, age 6

Special Awards

  • Grace Williams – Dedication
  • Shannon Leigh – Biggest Smile
  • Katie Newhall – Takes a Lickin and Keeps on Tickin
  • Riley Amsbry – Tennacity
  • Kitima – Digesting the Fear Pie..
  • Katie Herrold – Great Form
  • Amy Seymore
  • Elizabeth Brent – Perseverance
  • Christine MacKenzie – Highest Wall & Amplitude
  • Most Improved – Tana Blair

Special Thank Yous

Volunteer Committee – Meg Valliant, Tana & Johnny Blair, Kelly Amsbry, Danielle Klinkhamer, Kathy Rogers, Karen K-Dawg Omodt, Thom Hudson

Trail Building Hours – Kelly Melvin, Meg Valliant, Lauren Pattterson, the Haberman Family, the Crank Sisters, Kyle Weaver, Nick Fasano, Nate Tape & Cosmos, plus all the people who showed up to help us so 200 hours of work!

The Media Crew – Alec Ilstrup, Alex Spitsyn, Chris McFarland, Peter Clancy, Meg Valliant

Pro Coaches: Tammy Donahugh, Meg Valliant, Stephanie Nychka, Angi Weston, Carolyn Kavanagh, Lisa Mason, Cortney Knudson, Lauren Patterson, Kaytlin Melvin

Judges: Michael Orr, Allen Levine, Mechille Melvin, Heather Newton, Tanya Bastian

Thank you to the many amazing people that made this event happen: Peter at Woodinville Bicycle, DJ Sulli, the Locati Family, the Hudson Family, the Duft Family, Kari Studley, the Melvin Family!


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