Rad programs for spring!
PERU! 7 Day Co-Ed Bike Tour with Haku Expeditions!
- October 20-26
- Airport Pick up/Drop Off with your bike
- 7 nights lodging in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
- Breakfast each morning
- Shuttle days for riding and skills training
- Snacks, Water and Lunch for all ride days
- Professional coach, Kat Sweet for skills drills and on-trail training
- Local guide, Nic Koch
- TOUR LINK
Jumps and Drops
Learn the basics of catching air both on jumps and drops. We will be working on the Luna Lines to dial in jumping form and the drop zone in the clearing. Leang the art of extending it to send it on jumps! And ways to drop off of vertical edges smoothly.
- REGISTRATION LINK
- Date: Sunday, September 23
- Time: 10am-12pm
- Co-Ed: everyone welcome
- Levels: must be at least an intermediate level mountain biker before starting to jump or catch air
- Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
- Skills: jumping, drops, wheel lifts
PRICING – ADULT CLASSES
PRIVATE LESSONS (LADIES OR CO-ED)
Pro Level Coaches: Kat Sweet, Karen O'Connell
- $199 - 2 hours, 1-2 people
- $549 - Triple Slay Pass, 1-2 people, three 2 hour lessons
- $274 - 2 hours, 3 people
- $399 - 3 hours, 1-6 people
- $499 - 3 hours, 7-9 people (additional coach)
- $599 - all day, 1-6 people
CHECK DATES BY CLICKING BUTTON BELOW TO EMAIL KAT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UPCOMING SHRED SESSION…
Email or text to book your group!
Shred Sessions are 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 SHRED SESSIONS
Sweetlines head coach Kat Sweet will take attendees through a variety of skills training, including the following options:
- Trail Shred – cornering, wheel lifts, roll downs, body position, on-trail technical training
- Ride Style – jumping, pumping, drops, high speed cornering, skinny bridges, wall rides, features
- Gravity Shred – enduro & downhill focus, high speed cornering, pumping terrain, steeps, roll downs, drops, jumps, line selection, on-trail technical training
Sweetlines Shred Sessions is a traveling skills training program hosted in partnership with shops and bike clubs.
- 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
- 2-Day: $279
- 1-Day: $145
- 3-Hour: $95
Max: 6-12 students (1 to 6 ratio of coaches to students)
Options: Co-ed or ladies only.
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The Pedal Dilemma – Flats vs Clips. Learning skills with flat pedals will help you ride better in clips too!
SWEETLINES CLASS DETAILS
26400 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029 (It’s a 15 minute ride into the clearing).
- Sweetlines students get a discount at Element Cycles in Redmond
- Mountain Bike
- Do an A, B, C, Quick Check
- A = Air – 20 PSI
- B = Brakes – hand brakes (no coaster brakes, back pedaling brakes), be sure brakes work
- C = Chain – should be lubed once a week to prevent rusting
- Quick = Quick Releases – snug
- No kick stands (dangerous for riding trails)
- Do an A, B, C, Quick Check
- Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
- Flat Pedals
- no clipless pedals please
- Deity pedals available to demo
- Closed-toed, flat soled shoes
- Skate style work better than running shoes
- Five Ten shoes available to demo – text me your size
- Knee and elbow pads
- G-Forms available to borrow
- Gloves – mandatory
- Electrolyte drink recommended
- A small hydration pack or water bottle recommended
- To carry supplies
- Inner tube, patch kit, pump, tools, etc
- Medical (as needed)
- EPI pen – must be carried by rider at all times
- Inhaler – must be carried by rider at all times
- Mountain Bike
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, bare with me and give it a try, you might like it. If not, you can always go back to clipless later.