Kat Sweet’s Bio

EMPLOYMENT

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

Brand Ambassador

  • Diamondback Bikes
  • Deity Components
  • Sombrio
  • Five Ten
  • Oakley
  • G-Form
  • AllSport Dymanics
  • Nutcase

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

CERTIFICATIONS

  • 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.

ATHLETICS

Mountain Biking

  • 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.

Skier Cross

  • 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.

PRESS

Videos

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

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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

Mentions

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

Previous years

  • 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.