SUMMER CAMPS

SUMMER CAMPS 2015 are coming soon! We will be adding camps this year too!

2015 Dates:

  • June 22-26
  • June 24 – July 3
  • July 6-10
  • July 13-17
  • July 20-24 – Gravity Girls Camp
  • July 27-31
  • Aug 3-7
  • Aug 17-21

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2014 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.

JUNIOR CLASSES

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JUNIOR CLASSES

Class Day Dates Time $ Info
 
 
Duthie Drop & Play – Summer  Saturdays  July 19, 26, Aug 16, 23  10am-12pm  $35  ($120 for 4 pack / 2nd kid $20 more  Ages: 4-8
Jr DH Race Training Sat Aug 23 All day $99 NW Cup 5, Stevens

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DUTHIE DROP & PLAY

  • Summer: Saturdays – Registration Link
  • Dates: July 19, 26, Aug 16, 23
  • Time: 10am-12pm
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park
  • Cost: $35 per kid ($120 – 4 Pack), $20 additional kid ($70 – additional kid 4-Pack)
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Max: 12 students
  • Format: Looking for a hall pass to get out and ride? Drop your kiddos off with us and go get some shred time! We’ll ride the pump track, play bike games, make number plates, do scavenger hunts, and have tons of fun while building skills!
  • Bikes: All style of 2-wheel bikes are welcome! Coaster brakes are ok. No training wheels but scoot bikes are ok.

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JR DH RACE TRAINING – Stevens Pass

  • Registration Link
  • NW Cup 5, Stevens Pass – Saturday, Aug 23
  • Cost: $99
  • Format: includes coaching, a tent to hang out in, walking the line to scout the trail and learn the most efficient route, and doing a practice run together
  • Prerequisite: Must have been through a Sweetlines program and be ready to ride technical steep trails
  • Gear: Must have a downhill, freeride, or enduro bike, full face helmet, neck brace (strongly recommended), knee/shin pads, elbow pads or body armor

Tentative Schedule:

  • Saturday
  • 9:00am – Register
  • 9:30am – Walk the Line
  • 10:00am – 1pm – Practice (Cat 2 & Cat 3)
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Practice (Cat 1 & Pro) – we’ll go watch and learn
  • 3:00pm – Wrap-Up
  • 4:30pm – Pro / Jr X seating runs
  • Sunday (I won’t be there Sunday)
  • 9:00am – 10:00am – one practice run
  • 10:30am – Racing begins and goes all day

NW Cup Link Here

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Sweetlines is available for birthday parties and group events. We’ll teach the basics of mountain biking safely while having fun and playing games. Plus we can do a jump show for the kids. Kids must bring their own bike, helmet and riding gear.

  • Time: 2 hours
  • Ages: all ages welcome
  • Max: 8 students
  • Cost: $275
  • Location: Duthie, Saint Edward State Park, or anywhere with fun trails

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PRIVATE LESSONS

  • $155 for 2 hours for up to 2 people (kid pricing)
  • $415 for a 3 Pack of Private Lessons (6 hours of coaching)                                  Choose 2 skills per lesson: jumps, drops, cornering (high speed, switchbacks, berms, wall rides), skinnies, wheel lifts, steeps

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GROUP LESSONS

  • 2 hours
  • 4-6 people – $75
  • 7-12 people – $65
  • 3 hours
  • 4-6 people – $85
  • 7-12 people – $75

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LEARN-2-RIDE

Send your little ones to Sweetlines to learn how to ride a bike for the first time! We have a great method for learning balance and gaining confidence to spin those wheels!

  • $65 for one hour

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HIGH SCHOOL MTB LEAGUE (non-profit rate)

Group lessons are available at a discount for high school or middle school mountain bike league teams. We will cover body position, braking, high speed cornering, climbing and descending, plus optional skills like roll downs, switchbacks, wheel lifts, etc.

3 hour skills class

  • $295 (or $40 per student)
  • up to 15 students
  • $10 for additional students
  • Plus travel expenses

2 hour skills class

  • $250 ($35 per student)
  • up to 15 students
  • $10 for additional students
  • Plus travel expenses

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