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

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Upcoming Sessions:

  • October 10-11, 2015 – Alsea Falls, OR – REGISTRATION
  • October 24 & 25 – Valmont, Boulder, CO (Sat – Kids / Sun – Ladies) – REGISTRATION
  • November TBD – Santa Cruz, CA
  • November 22 – Stafford Lake Bike Park, Novoto, CA (Ladies Jumps) – REGISTRATION

2016 Dates!

  • Chico, CA – Jan 2016
  • Marin, CA – Jan 2016
  • Seattle – April 31-May 1
  • Alsea Falls, OR – May 21-22
  • Alsea Falls, OR – Oct 8-9

Traveling skills training program in partnership with shops and bike clubs

Sweetlines Shred Session is a great way to take your mountain bike skills to the next level! Build 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 the following options:

  • Basic Trail Skills – cornering, wheel lifts, roll downs, body position, on-trail technical training
  • Freeride – jumping, pumping, drops, high speed cornering, skinny bridges, wall rides, features
  • Gravity – downhill focus, high speed cornering, pumping terrain, steeps, roll downs, drops, jumps, line selection, on-trail technical training

Tentative 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



Saturday, Oct 10 is for students new to Sweetlines

  • Skills covered: flowy berms, pumping, descending, several styles of wheel lifts, roll downs, body position, line selection and on-trail training.

Sunday, Oct 11 is for returning Sweetlines students

  • Skills covered: advanced cornering, jumps, drops, more on-trail training
  • Level: intermediate to advanced
  • Prerequisite: must have a year of mountain bike experience
  • Class cost: $150 per day ($150 goes back to TEAM DIRT)
  • Max:6 students (1:6 ratio of coach to students)
  • Alsea Schedule:
  • Saturday & Sunday
    • Time: 9am – 4pm: Skills Drills and On-Trail Training
    • Loation: Alsea Falls
    • Address: Fall Creek Access Rd, Alsea, OR 97324 (across from Fall Creek Campground)


Saturday, October 24 – Shred Kids Class

  • Time: 12pm – 3pm
  • Cost: $65
  • Skills Covered: Pump Track, Cornering, Jumps, Wheel Lifts, Body Position
  • Level: intermediate to advanced
  • Prerequisite: must have a minimum of one year of mountain biking experience
  • Max: 12 students
  • Heavy rain, snow, or lightning would cancel the class.
  • Address: 3160 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301

Sunday, October 25 – Ladies Shred Class

  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Cost: $145
  • Skills: Jumps, Drops, Pumping (Pump Track), Wheel Lifts, Cornering (Berms)
  • Format: we will split into groups, practice various skills drills, apply skills to the trails, then the last part of class we all jump bikes together!
  • Level: intermediate to advanced
  • Prerequisite: must have a minimum of one year of mountain biking experience and be ready to jump bikes
  • Max: 15 students
  • Coaches: Kat Sweet, Tammy Donahugh, Lisa Tharp
  • Schedule:
    • 9:00am-9:30am – bike checks & intros
    • 9:30am-11:30am – skills sessions
    • 11:30am-12:30pm – lunch
    • 12:30pm-2:30pm – skills sessions
    • 2:30-4:30 – skills practice / ride with the coaches
  • Address: 3160 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
  • Heavy rain, snow, or lightning would cancel the class


As part of the SF Bike Expo Sweetlines is hosting a Shred Session at Stafford Lake Bike Park! This session focuses on jumping and pumping.

  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Cost: $145
  • Skills: Jumps, Pumping (Pump Track), Wheel Lifts, Cornering (Berms)
  • Prerequisite: must be and intermediate to advanced rider, minimum of one year of mountain biking experience and be ready to jump bikes
  • Max: 15 students
  • Coaches: Kat Sweet, Meg Valliant, Lauren Heitzman Patterson, Nikita Ducarroz!
  • SF Bike EXPO: also hosting Chicks Flicks movie night at Bru Stop on Thursday, Nov 19 plus Bike Games at the show!


SEATTLE SWEET SHOTS (Freeride Focus for Ladies)

  • Sweet Shots AM: – REGISTRATION
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
    • Sept 24 (Thurs) – Jumps 1
    • Sept 30 (Weds) – Drops & Manuals
    • Oct 7 (Weds) – Roll Downs & Steeps
    • Oct 14 (Weds) – High Speed Cornering
  • Sweet Shots Thursday PM : REGISTRATION
  • Time: 5:30pm – 7pm
    • Sept 24 – Jumps 1 – Lunas & Voodoo
    • Oct 1 – Drops & Manuals
    • Oct 8 – Jumps 2 – Voodoo & Gravy Train (experienced jumpers only)
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park
  • Meet: in the clearing inside of the park
  • Levels: FR L1 – FR L4 (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • Trails: Lunas, 2Hi (Jubilane) and VooDoo Child, Rehab, Pump Track
  • Cost: $50
  • Max: 6 students


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.




  • 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

__________________________________________________________ CLASS DETAILS:


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


  • bike (in good working order)
  • helmet
  • gloves
  • glasses (clear or yellow)
  • flat pedals – no clipless pedals please (Deity pedals available to borrow)
  • 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)

________________________________________________________________ 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



  • Email Kat to check for availability

________________________________________________________________ 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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