CLASSES INFORMATION

SWEETLINES CLASS DETAILS

What to Bring:

  • Bike (in good working order)
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Glasses (clear or yellow)
  • Flat pedals – no clipless pedals please (Deity pedals available to borrow) – Read this article about Flats vs Clips!
  • Skate or Five Ten style shoes (Five Tens available to borrow)
  • Knee and elbow guards (G-Forms available to borrow)
  • Rain jacket
  • H2O and electrolyte drinks
  • Snacks (Clif Bars available to chomp on)
  • Pack to carry your supplies (we’ll come back to the cars for lunch)

ADULT CLASSES PRICING

PRIVATE LESSONS (Ladies or Co-Ed)

  • $165 for 2 hours for up to 2 people
  • $445 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.

GROUP SESSIONS (Ladies or Co-Ed)

2 hours

  • 3 people – $80/person
  • 4-6 people – $75/person
  • 7-12 people – $65/person

3 hours

  • 4-6 people – $85/person
  • 7-12 people – $75/person

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

KIDS CLASSES PRICING

PARTIES!

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: 12 students
  • Cost: $275
  • Location: Duthie, Saint Edward State Park, or anywhere with fun trails

PRIVATE LESSONS

  • $155 for 2 hours for up to 2 people (kid pricing)
  • $425 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

GROUP LESSONS

2 hours

  • 3-6 people – $75/person
  • 7-12 people – $65/person

3 hours

  • 3-6 people – $85/person
  • 7-12 people – $75/person

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

HIGH SCHOOL MTB LEAGUE

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

TO CLIP OR NOT TO CLIP, THAT IS THE QUESTIONS

Pic by Karen Johanson

Pic by Karen Johanson

THE PEDAL DILEMMA – FLATS vs CLIPS

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 going from 12 years of riding 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.

Link to this blog post article