Kat Sweet’s Bio
Mountain Bike Coach: 2007~present
- Specializing in kids and women’s programs
- Producing Sugar Showdown events since 2012
- Freelancing for Dixie Trix, Rebecca Rusch, Dirt Series, and See Jane Jump in Canada
- Coaching in New Zealand and all over North America
- Diamondback Bikes
- Deity Components
- Five Ten
- AllSport Dymanics
Youth Program Manager, Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation: 2005~2013
- Managing a bike safety program working with 200 physical education teachers and reaching 12,000 children annually.
- Managing events, summer camps, and after school programs.
- Conference speaker: The League of American Bicyclists, 2007 & 2010; International Mountain Bike Alliance, 2008; Pro Walk/Pro Bike, 2008; School assemblies.
- Managing AmeriCorps staff, ride leaders, coaches, and volunteers.
- Overseeing and maintaining a fleet of 300 bikes, 7 trailers, and riding gear.
Director & Founder, Trips for Kids Seattle: 2002~3013
- Program manager
- Ride leader
- Training and managing ride leaders
- Coordination rides with 30 youth agencies
- Recruiting 150 volunteers
- Serving 250 low income kids annually
- Producing Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day, 2005-2012
- IMBA, Instructor Trainer, 2014
- Level 3 IMIC Certified Coach
- Level 2 IMBA, ICP, 2010.
- Endless Biking, Level 1 Coach, 2009.
- United Bicycle Institution, Certified Mechanic, 2008.
- USA Cycling Coach, 2007.
- League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor, 2007.
- Pro Ridestyle Competitor, 2012-present
- Cat 1 Downhill Mountain Bike Racer (former Pro)
- NW Cup Champion, 2010 & 2011
- Crankworx Giant Slalom Gold Medalist, 2010 & 2011.
- X-Games, 1999 & 2000
- Gravity Games, 2000.
- Additional Experience
- Over 20 years of mountain bike experience, competing at the local, state, and national level; training fitness, strength, and technical skills while pushing mental and physical limits.
- Professional Mountain Bike Racer & Ski Competitor, 1990’s.
- Expert National Downhill Champion, 1998.
- TaeKwonDo: 2nd Red Belt, 2009.
2012 Movie: “If She Can Do It” – over 450,000 views
Rob’s Dirty Business, 11/07/13 – cameo with Kat, Katie and Kaytlin
Sugar Showdown Lumberyard Movies:
Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz Movie:
Sugar Showdown Seattle Vids
Interviews & Articles
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 3, 2014
Hilltromper, March 2014, Sugar Showdown Article
Hilltromper, April 2014, Sugar Showdown follow up article
WTB Blog Interview, January 2014
ESPN Brazil Blog Interview, November 22, 2013
WideOpenMag UK – Issue, 21 p. 68-69, October, 2013
Northwest Hospital, October 2013
Diamondback Team Intro, September 2013
Outdoors NW Article, Spring 2013
Vital MTB Shot of the Day (nominated for the finals), January 8, 2014
Spain, TrickOn.com – Sugar Showdown Santa Cruz Article
Dirt Rag, Sugar Showdown Coverage
- Decline Magazine, photo and mention, March 2011.
- Filmed for Pedal Driven documentary bike movie, 2011.
- Momentum Magazine, photo and interview, August 2010.
- Bike Magazine, photo and interview, July 2010.