Sugar Showdown Seattle, presented by FOX: Results

RESULTS 2015!

PHOTOS:

SPONSORS:

PRO 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

Semi-Pro

  • 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!

 

SUGAR SHOWDOWN SEATTLE 2015, presented by FOX

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SUGAR SHOWDOWN SEATTLE 2015, presented by FOX!

This 4th of July, come throwdown at the 4th annual Sugar Showdown!

REGISTRATION LINK

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION LINK

SCHEDULE:

Friday

  • 6:00pm-8:00pm – Meet & Greet (bike checks & intros)

Saturday

  • 7:30am – Set-Up
  • 8:00am-8:30am – Registration
  • 8:30am-9:00am – Intros
  • 9:00am-12:00pm – Coaching
  • 9:30am – Sugar Daddies Ride 1
  • 10:00am-4:00pm – Sweet Peas Class
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm – LUNCH
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm – Afternoon skills sessions
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm – Voodoo / Semper Coach Feedback Stations
  • 2:00pm – Sugar Daddies Ride 2
  • 3:00pm-3:30pm – Cookie Circle & Feedback
  • 4:00pm – Open Practice for Competitors

Sunday

  • 7:30am-8:00am – Registration
  • 8:00am-8:15am – Rider Meeting
  • 8:15am-9:00am – Practice: Novice/Amateur Practice / Semi-Pro
  • 9:00am-10:00am – COMP: Novice / Cubes / AM / Semi-Pro
    • Novice
    • Sugar Cubes
    • AM 15-25
    • AM 26-35
    • AM 36-45
    • Masterettes 46+
    • Semi-Pro
  • 10:30am-11:30am – Practice: Pros
  • 11:00am – Rider Meeting: Pros
  • 11:30am-12:00pm – COMP: Pros
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm – LUNCH
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm – Sweet Peas Jump Jam
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm – Pro Jump Jam – Voodoo
  • 2:00pm-5:00pm – Dance Party
  • 4:00pm – Awards
  • 5:30pm – Clean Up

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 and build 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 training 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.

Sunday’s competition is broken down by age and skill, with Novice/Amateur riders on Voodoo Child and Pros on Semper Dirticus.
New this year, on Saturday we are running a Sugar Daddy Ride for our sons, husbands, and male significant others join in and enjoy the spirit of this event. We love that the men in our lives are so supportive of our progression in riding and want to make sure fun is had by all. So lets round up the men and boys, get them on bikes (tutus are optional) and get them out for a group ride on the Duthie trails. Two rides are planned and will meet in the Duthie clearing at 9:30am and 2:00pm.

SPONSORS:

  • Presenting:
    • FOX
  • Silver:
    • Michelin Tires
    • Woodinville Bicycle
    • Five Ten
    • Sombrio
    • Deity
    • G-Form
    • Ryders Eyewear
  • HOT PINK
    • Dakine
    • WSCL – WA Student Cycling League
  • Plus these amazing sponsors:
    • Bell Helmets
    • Unchained Seattle
    • Clif Bar
    • Stevens Pass Bike Park
    • Sweet Spot Skirts
    • Iron Horse Brewery
    • Single Track Cycle
    • Compass Outdoor Adventures
    • Vain Hair Salon
    • Evergreen Crank Sisters
    • Russell Sign Co

DJ Sulli will be playing at the afterparty in the clearing!

We have a special program for our Sweet Peas (riders aged 6-8), 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
  • Where:
    • Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah, WA
    • Meet & Greet is in the new parking lot
  • Cost:
    • Class & Comp –
      • Early Bird Pricing $175
      • May 20 – $185
      • June 20 – $195
    • Comp Only – $40
    • Sweet Peas Class – $50
    • Sweet Peas Jump Jam – FREE
    • Includes: lunch Saturday and Sunday
  • REGISTRATION LINK
    • closes July 2 at 8pm
  • Times:
    • Friday: 6pm – 8pm
    • Saturday: 9am – 4pm
    • Sunday: 9am – 4pm
  • Sweet-T’s (t-shirts) – $15 pre-sale or $20 at the event (last day to pre-order is June 17)

PREREQUISITES:

Must have been riding mountain bikes for a minimum of 1 year and be ready to jump and drop.

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.

COACHING:

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 9-14 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 6-8 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.

COMP:

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.

Comp Categories:

  • Novice (new to jumping)
  • Amateur Sugar Cubes, 9-14
  • Amateur 15-25
  • Amateur 26-35
  • Amateur 36-45
  • Masterettes 46+
  • Semi-Pro
  • Pro

Special Awards Include:

  • Most Improved
  • Best Trick (for Pros)
  • Most Supportive Rider
  • Most Creative
  • Highest Amplitude
  • Mom / Daughter Teams
  • Trail Builder Volunteer Hours – (earn Sugar Points for hours of trail work)

COACHES: More to be added

  • Kat Sweet
  • Tammy Donahugh
  • Angi Weston
  • Meg Valliant
  • Stephanie Nychka
  • Cortney Knudson
  • Lauren Heitzman
  • Lisa Mason
  • Carolyn Kavanagh
  • Kaytlin Melvin – assistant coach

SCHEDULE: TBA

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Larkspur Landing Bellevue
    • Studio Queen Suite: $159/night (limited time rate offer)
    • Executive King Suite:$169/night (limited time rate offer)
    • Luxurious Queen and king FeatherBorne Beds are combined with a fully stocked kitchen to make the perfect studio or one-room suites.  Enjoy new flat screen TVs with DVD players, LATHER bath amenities, free WiFi, plenty of comfortable workspace, and our customary amenities.
    • MENTION SUGAR SHOWDOWN FOR A DISCOUNT!
    • Your reservation includes:
      • Complimentary chocolate-chip cookies and coffee
      • Complimentary breakfast buffet
      • Complimentary guest laundry facility
      • Access to whirlpool Jacuzzi.
      • Complementary WiFi accesses

CAMPING

Sugar Showdown Seattle 2014 Results!

Congratulations to the Sisterhood of Shred for pushing their own personal limits and being an inspiration to women riders around the world! Our youngest rider catching air 6, the oldest was 54, and the majority of competitors were over 35!

My favorite part of the weekend was watching the pro comp with the Sweet Peas (6-9 year olds) and Sugar Cubes (10-14 year olds) sitting beside me cheering as Kaytlin sent it on the Pro line!

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Woodinville Bicycle: Pic Link

What’s Up Over Me: Pic Link

Ryan Fisher: Pic Link

Alec Ilstrup Video!

Pro Comp – $540 cash purse

  • 1st ($200 + Fox Fork) – Lauren Heitzman – Tribe Sports, Mojo Wheels, Dirty Jane, Honey Stinger
  • 2nd ($150)- Stephanie Nychka
  • 3rd ($100) – Lisa Tharp- Black Market
  • 4th ($50) – Lalena Desautels – Dirty Jane, Sweetlines
  • 5th ($40) – Carolyn Kavanaugh – (Women’s Freeride Movement)
  • 6th – Alycia Maggard – Bikes Plus
  • 7th – Lynne Armstrong – (Air Maiden) Evolution Bike Shop
  • 8th – Wendy Palmer – (Moab Mountain Bike Instruction) Shredly, Chile Pepper Bike Shop
  • 9th – Lisa Mason – (Women’s Freeride Movement) Bell, RaceFace, Summit Sport
  • 10th – Kaytlin Melvin – Evil Bikes, Burlington Bike Park, AllSport Dynamics
  • 11th – Cortney Knudson – (Truckee Bike Park / Little Big Ridestyle Event) POC, Electric Eyewear
  • 12th – Meg Valliant – (The Sisterhood of Shred movie) RideSFO, X-Fusion, Honey Stinger, Sweetlines

Semi-Pro Comp

  • 1st – Caryn Cantu – Sweetlines
  • 2nd – Hailey Star
  • 3rd – Tanya Bastian
  • 4th – Heather Newton – Matt and the Shred Sisters!
  • 5th – Pam Reid – Race Face, Five Ten

Sugar Cubes – ages 10-14

  • 1st – Sydney Haberman
  • 2nd – Bailey Goldstone
  • 3rd – Katie Sinfield – North Shore Composites Gnarwhals
  • 4th – Ciara MacDonald – Rad Racing
  • 5th – Talulla Amsbry

Amateur

  • 1st – Amanda Bishop
  • 2nd – Trish Griffen
  • 3rd – Melissa Gonzalez – Shine Riders Co
  • 4th – Courtney Henerson – Luna Chix
  • 5th – Melissa Hill
  • 6th – Katelyn Praly – Fox, Sweetlines

AM Masterettes

  • 1st – Terry Seeberg – SuperCo
  • 2nd – Cheryl Parker
  • 3rd – Marne Fox-Barrow
  • 4th – Ivy Lui
  • 5th – Kathy Rogers – Subterranean Cycles
  • 6th – DaVonne Zentner

Novice

  • 1st – Kari Lio
  • 2nd – Jessica Tsao
  • 3rd – Amanda Workman
  • 4th Kirsten Maser – Evergreen East, Biking Betties
  • 5th – Kristine Leise

Novice Masterettes

  • 1st – Sol Diaz Jirash – Ryan Fisher Pro Photographer
  • 2nd – Camilla Chalmers
  • 3rd – Tana Blair
  • 4th – Deanna Fay
  • 5th – Karen Omodt
  • 6th – Wendy Carter
  • 7th – Melody Soucy – Muddbunnies
  • 8th – Lori Williams
  • 9th – Pennny Schwyn – Bike Hub, Evergreen East, Biking Betties

Pro Special Awards

  • Most Improved Pro – Meg Valliant
  • Steezist Whip – Lauren Heitzman
  • Flattest Table – Carolyn Kavanaugh
  • Audience Favorite – Kaytlin Melvin
  • Shin Banger G-Form Award – Cortney Knudson
  • Best Trick – Alycia Maggard, ET & Lauren Heitzman, Tam-Boggin – each got $50
  • Best Combo Trick – Lalena Desautels
  • Best No-Footer – Lisa Tharp
  • Best One-Hander – Lynne Armstrong

Special Awards

  • Most Improved AM – Ivy Lui
  • Highest Amplitude – Sydney Haberman, won Sweetlines $60 gift certificate
  • Come Back Kid – Katelyn Praly
  • Most Creative – Caryn Cantu, won 1/2 day photo shoot with What’s Up Over Me
  • Trail Builder Hours – Kelly Melvin
  • Hostess with the Mostest – Mechille Melvin
  • Women’s Bike Advocate Award – Terry Seeberg

Thanks to all of the Sweet Peas who came out to shred!

  • Cinder Valliant
  • Riley H.
  • Riley A.
  • Molly
  • Nyla
  • Jetta
  • plus all of the little girls who came to ride in the Sweet Peas Pump & Jump Jam on Sunday!

Mom / Daugher Competitor Shout Outs

  • Meg Valliant & Cinder
  • Tana Blair & Molly
  • Heather Newton & Charlie

Rad Judges

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

Amazing Sponsors!

  • Sweetlines
  • Diamondback Bikes – Assault, DJ frame
  • Koerner Camera Systems
  • Oakley – packs and gear
  • Deity Components – super steezy parts!
  • G-Form – pads and gear
  • Sombrio – hot gear
  • Dirty Jane – photo comp and a free entry into our comp
  • VP Components – pedals and gear
  • Clif Bar – deliciousness
  • DaKine – gear
  • FOX Suspension – DJ fork
  • 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!!

Thank you to the volunteers and trail builders who put in countless hours so that we could have an amazing event!

  • MC Angi!!
  • Kathy Rogers – Scoring Master!
  • Red DJ – dance party
  • Angela Sucich – writer
  • Ash Kelly – Mountain Bike for Her writer
  • Beriah Osorio – builder
  • Brian Connelly – builder
  • The Praly Family
  • The dads – Kelly Melvin, Kelly Amsbry, Thom Hudson
  • Ann Davis – Sweet Pea Pump & Jump Jam
  • Tracy Curly – artist
  • Jasper Wesselman – filmer
  • Alec Ilstrup Media
  • The Sisterhood of Shred film crew! – Joe Towey, Roxy Ewing, Jack Anderson, Dean Cannon, Ryan Horner, Coburn Erskine
  • Thanks to everyone who helped out!

A huge thank you to Angi and Meg who stayed up late into the night with me to make sure our event ran smoothly each day!

 

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.

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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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Ridestyle Tour 2014

May 9-10   Sugar Showdown Burlington – indoor park riding

April 5-6     Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz – dirt jumps and pump track

July 5-6      Sugar Showdown Seattle – ridestyle (jumps, drops, wall rides)

Sept 27-28 Little Big Ridestyle Event – dirt jumping