ADULT CLASSES

“Thank you so much for the lesson.  Ian and I went to Tiger the next day and attempted upper Predator. It was cool just to see what is possible.  Ian rode all of lower Predator. I almost did.  We were able to do way more than we would have without the lesson but more importantly…. Friday we rode all of Olallie and had an absolute blast.  We were under control and going faster than ever.  Two, one, none plus pushing the bikes ahead and weighting thru our feet equally at chosen spots to check speed let us fly!  We were laughing because we said it to each other almost instantaneously on a rest stop.  Such seemingly easy and basic information at the time but it really works.  I even saw Ian move his hips over on a left turning berm on upper Predator. I couldn’t believe it.”
-Dave and Ian Rypkema

ENDURO TRAINING SERIES – 3 weeks

Come train for enduro racing with coach Karen O’Connell. This is a great way to get ready for the Sturdy Dirty Enduro!

REGISTRATION LINK

  • Dates: Wednesdays, May 20, 27, June 3
  • Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm (until dark)
  • Cost: $199
  • Gender: Womxn
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders
  • Location: Tiger
  • Coach: Karen O’Connell
  • Prerequisite: previous Sweetlines class or BOSS Class
  • Meeting Place: upper parking lot
  • Discover Pass needed to park in the upper lot

DUTHIE DROPS… with Karen O.

Drop Boss, Karen O’Connell, will instill the confidence and skill to help you progress your drops

  • REGISTRATION LINK
  • Coach: Karen O’Connell (Drop Boss)
  • Dates: Wednesdays
    • March 18
    • April 1
  • Time: 5pm-7pm
  • Cost: $95/ day
  • Gender: WOMXN (anyone identifying as female)
  • Level: intermediate to advanced
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park

TRAIL DROPS & FEATURES… with Karen O.

Let’s take it to the trail! “Drop Boss,” Karen O’Connell, will instill the confidence and skill to help you progress your drops on the trails at Tokul!

ADVANCED TRAIL DROPS & FEATURES… with Karen O.

For our advanced riders, we’re taking it to the trail! “Drop Boss,” Karen O’Connell, will instill the confidence and skill to help you progress your drops and ability to ride tricky trail features at Tokul.

BOSS – Basics of Shred Skills – 1 hr

  • Dates:
  • Time:
  • Cost: $45
  • Gender: women / FTW
  • Levels: all levels
  • Skills: body position, pressure, balance, various wheel lifts, basic bike set up
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park
  • More Info: email Kat@sweetlines.com or text 206-427-3090

COACH TRAINING: Teaching Youth Programs – 2 day

The leaders in youth programs, Sweetlines has designed this curriculum to train coaches, high school and middle school league instructors, and parents interested in effectively training youth.

Kid-ified language, skills and games, safe and effective progression, engaging, interactive

  • Date: May 30-31
  • Time: 10am-5pm
  • Cost: $425
  • Gender: all genders welcome
  • Levels: must be at least an intermediate level mountain biker
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Prerequisite: previous Sweetlines class and/or Sweetlines BOSS class

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

PRO PRIVATE LESSONS

Pro Coaches: Kat Sweet, Karen O'Connell

There’s nothing quite like the rush of sticking a new jump for the first time, or of cleaning a gnarly section of trail that’s been challenging you. If you ever want to improve your dirt shredding skills or simply have fun riding trails, Kat Sweet and Karen O'Connell will gladly show you the way.

2hr Sessions
$299 – 2 hours / 1-2 people
$374 – 2 hours / 3 people
$449 – 2 hours / 4 people
$524 – 2 hours / 5 people

3hr Sessions
$398 – 3 hours / 1-2 people
$473 – 3 hours / 3 people
$572 – 3 hours / 4 people
$671 – 3 hours / 5 people

Triple Slay Pass
$749 – Triple Slay Pass / three 2 hour lessons / 1-2 people

All Day Group
$1199 – 6 hours / 5 people
$1499 – 6 hours / 6-10 people

 

Please contact Kat below to book your private lesson - and to make sure your desired date is available!

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private Lessons With Sweetlines Coaches: Elle Runyan, Drew Stuesse, Donald Redmon

Let longtime Sweetlines coaches Elle, Drew and Donald help build your skills and take your riding to the next level. We can customize a plan to help you with your riding goals, whether it's getting more comfortable on drops and jumps, learning how to clean a tech trail, or cornering faster and more confidently. We'll build skills and have fun!

2hr Sessions
$249 – 2 hours / 1-2 people 
$324 – 2 hours / 3 people 

3hr Sessions
$348 – 3 hours / 1-2 people 
$423 – 3 hours / 3 people 

 

Please contact Kat below to book your private lesson - and to make sure your desired date is available!

GEAR LIST & INFO

1. Mountain Bike

  • In good working order
  • Gears recommended
  • Front Suspension recommended
  • Hand brakes are mandatory (no coaster brakes, no backpedaling brakes)
  • No kickstands (dangerous for riding trails)
  • Norco bikes available to demo for $15 per day via Ride Bicycles Bike Shop

***Please do an A, B, C, Quick Check before you arrive to class!***

A = Air – 20+ PSI minimum
B = Brakes – be sure brakes work
C = Chain – Should be lubed at least 1x/week to prevent rusting
Quick = Quick Releases – snug

 

2. Brakes

  • Must have 2 hand brakes
  • No coaster brakes (no backpedaling to stop)

3. Helmet

  • Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
  • Full-face helmet strongly recommended for gravity and technical skills

4. Flat Pedals

  • No clip in pedals
  • Deity pedals available to borrow

5. Shoes

  • Closed-toed, flat soled shoes
  • Five Ten or skate style work better than running shoes

6. Pads

  • Some knee and elbow pads available to borrow
    First come, first serve basis

7. Gloves

8. Hydration Pack / Water Bottle

  • A hydration pack or water bottle is recommended
  • Electrolyte drink recommended too

9. Lunch & Snacks

  • Pack extra food and snacks!
  • Please use a zippered or closeable bag so the crows and squirrels don't steal your lunch!

10. Other Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

11. Medical (as needed)

  • EPI pen – must be carried by rider at all times
  • Inhaler – must be carried by rider at all times

POLICIES

SAFETY POLICIES

  • All coaches are professionally trained
  • All coaches are certified in First Aid and CPR
  • All coaches are background checked
  • Sweetlines has a “challenge by choice” policy
  • Kat Sweet has been running bike programs since 2003

INCLUSIVITY

Inclusivity has always been a core value for Sweetlines. Kat Sweet began her mission with hope to bring more females to the sport, which now extends to all genders. At the core of her mission is inclusivity; we strive to deliver inclusive and accessible camps for all. We are working towards a future where everyone, no matter their background, such as age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability, feels they too can learn to ride mountain bikes and be part of our community. We are always trying to improve our practice so please share your expertise, feedback, and comments with us. For participants who may need accommodations, please give advanced notice to ensure that we can provide an optimal experience.

CANCELLATION POLICY

As long as you cancel 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the program start date, you will be refunded the full amount minus a $25 processing fee. No refunds for canceling within a week of the program start date unless you have a doctor’s letter. Program happens rain or shine but we may cancel if there is thunder and lightning. Due to the fire hazards of the past couple summers, we are looking into what precautions we should take to ensure the health and safety of our riders.

TO CLIP OR NOT TO CLIP? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLAT PEDALS AND HOW THEY CAN HELP YOU LEARN NEW SKILLS.

THE PEDAL DILEMMA

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, please give it a try - you might like it. If not, you can always go back to clipless later!