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Kat & Anita

Kat & Anita, photo by Paris Gore

“I’m no longer hanging from the handlebars. I’m driving this thing, and that’s pretty sweet.” – Andrea Prikey

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SWEETLINES SHRED SESSIONS

Upcoming Sessions:

Traveling skills training program in partnership with shops and bike clubs

Sweetlines Shred Session is a great way to take your mountain slaying skills to the next level! This 2-day mountain bike class is perfect for new and experienced mountain bikers interested in building confidence by turning fear into fun on the trail through experiential-based learning.

Sweetlines head coach Kat Sweet will take attendees through a variety of skills training, including:

  • High speed cornering, switchbacks, climbing & descending, several styles of wheel lifts, roll downs, drops, body position, and on-trail technical training.
  • Additional skills may include: skinnies (bridges), pumping, berms, jumping (depending on the riders ability levels and the terrain)

Schedule:

  • Fri: Meet-and-greet at (host location). Meet the coach and get your bike checked by a mechanic to ensure proper set-up
  • Sat & Sun: Skill drills and on-trail training all day

Class cost:

  • 2-Day: $279 ($100 goes back to the local bike club to support community)
  • 1-Day: $150

Max: 6-12 students (1 to 6 ratio of coaches to students)

Options: Co-ed or ladies only

(pic by Meg Valliant)

(pic by Meg Valliant)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Mar 21-22 – Laguna Niguel, CA (GGR)
  • Mar 28 – Santa Cruz Flow, CA
    • Ladies Only
    • Meet & Greet – ABS (Another Bike Shop), 2361 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 – 5pm – 6pm
    • Trails – The new Flow Trail, Demo Forest (intermediate or higher and in good shape – tons of climbing so be ready to earn your downhill)
  • May 9-10 – Bellingham (Gravity XC Focus – SST Trail)
    • Meet & Greet – Fanatik Bike Co
    • Trails – Galbi
    • Host – Fanatik Bike Co
  • May 30-31 – Alsea Falls, OR (Gravity XC Focus)
    • Co-Ed
    • Meet & Greet – TBA
    • Trails – Alsea Falls
    • Donation goes to Team Dirt

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SWEET SHOTS – freeride focused

This skill focused session builds confidence while pushing personal boundaries in a supportive and fun environment. Each week we will break down various skills then apply it to the trail. This program is freeride focused.

  • Sweet Shots 1 – Thursdays: May 7, 14, 21 – REGISTRATION
  • Sweet Shots 2 – Thursdays: May 28, June 4, 11 – REGISTRATION
  • Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park
  • Meet: in the clearing inside of the park
  • Levels: FR L1 – FR L4 (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Skills: Jumps, Drops, Cornering, and Skinnies
  • Trails: Ryan’s, 2Hi (Jubilane) and VooDoo Child, Rehab, Pump Track
  • Cost: $140 ($50 per day)
  • Max: 6 students

Sweet Shots 1: (FR L1-FR L3 – Intermediate to Advanced)

  • Cornering, Wheel Lifts, Jumps(Luna Jumps, Voodoo Jumps)
  • Drops 1, Manuals (Clearing Drops, Luna Drops)

Sweet Shots 2: (FR L3-FR L4 – Advanced Intermediate to Advanced)

  • Drops 2 (warm up Clearing Drops, 3 Little Pigs on Voodoo, Ryan’s drops)
  • Jumps 2 (warm up Lunas, Voodoo, top of Gravy Train and maybe farther)

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SWEET RIDE – trail riding skills

  • Session 1: Wednesdays: May 6, 13, 20 – REGISTRATION
  • Session 2: Wednesdays: May 27, June 3, 10 – REGISTRATION
  • Time: 10am-11:30am
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park
  • Meet: in the clearing inside of the park
  • Max: 6 students
  • Levels: CC L1 – CC L2 (Cross Country – Beginner to Intermediate)
  • Cost: $140
  • Format: This program is cross country focused and geared towards newer riders. We’ll start each session with 40 minutes of skills drills then hit the trails to work on applying skills to the trails.
  • Sessions can be taken in any order
  • Trails: Boot Camp, Movin’ On, Step It Up

Session 1 Skills:

  • Week 1: balance and stance, stopping, climbing and descending
  • Week 2: high speed cornering
  • Week 3: wheel lifts 1, roll downs

Session 2 Skills:

  • Week 1: balance and stance, wheel lifts 2
  • Week 2: tight turns and switchbacks
  • Week 3: roll downs and skinny bridges

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SWEETLINES COACHES

MEG VALLIANT

  • From: Seattle, WA
  • Years Riding Mountain Bikes: 14+
  • Years Coaching: 2
  • Certifications: IMBA ICP level 2
  • Meg grew up riding BMX; launching jumps with flat landings on her way to and from school and Fast-pitch practices.  She began riding mountain bikes in 2000 leading her to the gravity race scene (mountain cross, dual slalom, and downhill).  After 10 years of racing she shifted gears to focus on jumping,  community involvement and coaching.  A mother of two with a rad husband and a full time career as a motion picture camera technician keeps Meg busy. She ’s earned the nickname “Machine” for a reason. In addition to being an ICP mountain bike coach, she competes in and helps to organize ladies ridestyle events, such as the Sugar Showdown. She is part of the team that organizes the SF Bike Expo as well as the Director / Producer of the documentary film & non-profit organization, The Sisterhood of Shred.
  • Sponsors: RideSFO, Sweetlines, Liv Cycling, X-fusion

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Parking:

New Lot! 26400 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd,  Issaquah, WA 98029 (It’s a 15 minute ride into the clearing.)     

Bring:

  • bike – in good working order
  • helmet – full face or half shell
  • gloves – full finger recommended
  • flat pedals
  • flat soled shoes – skate or Five Ten style shoes work better than running shoes
  • shin/knee guards (I have extra G-Forms to borrow)
  • elbow pads
  • H2O
  • snack
  • pack to carry your supplies

________________________________________________________________ PRIVATE LESSONS (Ladies or Co-Ed)

  • $165 for 2 hours for up to 2 people
  • $420 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 SESSIONS (Ladies or Co-Ed)

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

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TRAVEL (Fly me out to teach your group!)

  • Airfare + Housing
  • $350 – Half Day, 3 hour class
  • $500 – Full Day, 5 hour class
  • Up to 8 students
  • $25 per additional student

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REGISTER

  • Email Kat to check for availability
  • kat@sweetlines.com

________________________________________________________________ TRAIL OPTIONS

WA: Duthie HillColonnade, Black Diamond-Summit Ridge Park

CA: China Camp, San Rafael, your local trails

________________________________________________________________ RIDER LEVELS Cross Country Level 1 (CC L1)

  • New to riding mountain bikes, 6 months or less
  • Trails: Not sure, maybe Boot Camp at Duthie, Saint Edward State Park

Cross Country Level 2 (CC L2)

  • Been riding for 6 months or more
  • Interested in improving basic skills
  • Trails: Boot Camp, Movin On, Step It Up, Saint Edward State Park

Freeride Level 1 (FR L1)

  • Riding: minimum of 1 year
  • Trails:
    • Saint Edward State Park, Tolt McDonald, Tape Worm
    • Duthie: Movin On, Step It Up, Ryan’s Eternal Flow but going around most features

  Freeride Level 2  (FR L2)

  • Riding: minimum of 2 years
  • Trails:
    • Tokul West
    • Whistler: B-Line, Crank It Up, Heart of Darkness
    • Duthie: Boot Camp, Ryan’s Eternal Flow (hitting some of the features), Voodoo Child
  • Skills: some experience riding skinnies and technical trails, (drops: can do 1-2 ft)
  • Racer Category: Downhill Cat 2-3

Freeride Level 3 (FR L3)

  • Riding: minimum of 3 years
  • Trails:
    • Tokul East: Flowtron, Exit Trail, Last Frontier
    • Duthie: Ryan’s Eternal Flow, 2 Hi, Gerks, starting Gravy Train, HLC & Semper Dirticus
    • Whistler: Ho Chi Min, A-Line, B-Line, Crank It Up, Heart of Darkness
  • Skills: lots of experience riding technical trails, can do small drops (2-3 ft easily), 4-8’ table tops
  • Racer Category: Downhill Cat 1-2

Freeride Level 4  (FR L4)

  • Riding: 4+ years
  • Trails:
    • Duthie: 2 Hi, Gravy Train, HLC, starting Semper Diritcus
    • Whistler: Dirt Merchant, A-Line, Schlayer
    • Tokul East: Crazy Ivan
  • Skills: can do 4-6’ drops, 8-10’ table tops
  • Racer Category: Downhill Cat 1 or upper Cat 2

__________________________________________________________ FORMS

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