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

SPRING 2019!

EVERGREEN MTB FEST

Whip-Off’s Class / Comp

As part of the Evergreen MTB Fest, Sweetlines is hosting a whip & trick class with Donald Redmon and Whip-Off contest. There will also be prizes for best trick! (No inverted tricks allowed.) Must be a confident jumper and already hitting Flying Squirrel jumps at Duthie Hill Park.  

REGISTRATION LINK

  • Date: Saturday, June 8
  • Class Time: 11am-12pm
  • Comp Time: 1pm-2pm
  • Cost: $55 class & comp 
  • $25 comp only
  • Comp Categories:
    • AM (Amateur)
    • Womxn
    • 40+
    • Pro
  • Gender: all genders welcome
  • Levels: must be a solid jumper, confidently clearing the jumps on the bottom of Flying Squirrel
  • Location: Flying Squirrel jump line at Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah

Evergreen MTB Fest Sweetines Schedule:

SATURDAY

  • 11am-12pm – Pump Track Timed Runs
  • 11am-12pm – Jump Class
  • 1pm-2pm – Whip-Offs and Jump Jam 
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm – Norco Ride with Kat

SUNDAY

  • 11am-12pm – Pump Track Timed Runs
  • 1pm-2pm – Pump Track Timed Runs

Enduro Training Series – 3 weeks x 3 hours

Come train for enduro racing, session features on the trail! We’ll start of with skill builders then hit the trail for on-trail application. This is a great way to get ready for the Sturdy Dirty Enduro!

REGISTRATION LINK

  • Dates: Wednesdays, June 5, 12, 19
  • Time: 5:30pm-8pm (until dark)
  • Cost: $199
  • Gender: Women-FTW
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders
  • Location: Tiger
  • Coaches: Kat Sweet, Karen O’Connell
  • Prerequisite: previous Sweetlines class or BOSS Class – before the first class from 4:30-5:30

BOSS – Basics of Shred Skills – 1 hr

This class is a prerequisite for more advanced level sessions. We will do basic bike set up, foundational skills and movement that translate into upper level trainings. 

REGISTRATION LINK

    • Tiger (before Enduro Training Series)
      • Wednesday, June 5
      • 4:30pm-5:30pm
      • meet in the upper lot
    • Cost: $45
    • Gender: all genders welcome
    • Levels: all levels
    • Skills: body position, pressure, balance, various wheel lifts, basic bike set up
    • Location: Tokul or Duthie Hill Park
    • More Info: email Kat@sweetlines.com or text 206-427-3090

Jumps & 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. Learning the art of “extend it to send it” on to get high on jumps! Plus ways to drop off of vertical edges smoother and safer.

  • Dates: TBA
    • Time: 6pm-8pm 
    • Gender: women / ftw
  • Cost: $95
  • Levels: must be at least an intermediate level mountain biker before starting to jump or catch air
  • Skills: jumping, drops, wheel lifts
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah

Jump Styles: Gaps, Hips, and Funness!

If you are already comfortable jumping table tops and smaller gaps jumps and want to progress your jumping, this class is for you. We will work on various jumps throughout the park. Prerequisite: must be able to clear the Luna and Voodoo jumps easily and comfortably and be hitting at least the first few jumps on Gravy Train.

  • Dates: TBA
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $95
  • Gender:  women/ftw
  • Levels: must be an advanced rider an comfortable jumping
  • Skills: jumping, gaps, hips, step-ups, step-downs
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah

Cornering

Turn and berm with ease in this cornering class set up specially for the Crank Sisters! We will focus on the 5 H’s of cornering then add in ingredients. Learn about looking ahead and not just with your eyes, leaning into it, pressure control, choosing the sweet lines in a corner, entering slower to exit fast, and how to/not to brake in a corner. Plus learn about different styles of corners; berms, flat turns, off-camber, and switchbacks.

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $95
  • Gender: Women – FTW
  • Levels: all levels 
  • Skills: cornering, sweet line choice, to brake or not to brake, exit speed, turn styles
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park

Coach Training: Youth Programs

REGISTRATION LINK

This special training is set up for coaches interested in teaching youth bike programs. We will break down teaching techniques, kid language, skills, common errors, giving corrections, progression, and safety. 

  • Dates: June 3, 4, 6
  • Time: 4pm-8pm each day
  • Gender: All genders welcome
  • Levels: must be at least an intermediate level mountain biker before starting to coach mountain biking
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah (meet in the main parking lot)

 

Coach Training: Jumps & Drops

T.B.A.

DIRT (Dial In Rad Trails) Session!

This is an on-trail training session for women+ wanting to work on technical riding skills. Each week will be a different trail location. We will focus on steeps, chutes, rolling and dropping edges, cornering, riding and sliding, roots and rocks. PM Kat to get location details.

  • Dates: TBA
  • Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
  • Gender: women / FTW
  • Levels: strong intermediate to advanced riders
  • Prerequisite: must have been to a Sweetlines program or take the BOSS class
  • Skills: steeps, chutes, edges, corners, mud, roots, etc
  • Cost: $199 for 3 days or $99 per day
  • Locations:
    • various local Seattle area trails (Last Frontier, Tokyo, Goose Chase, Lower Ivan)
    • each day is on different trails and focuses on different skills
    • email Kat@sweetlines.com or text 206-427-3090

Coach Training: Jumps & Drops – coming in spring 2019!

Come learn how to teach jumping and dropping off vertical edges! We will teach you the hows and whys, styles of jumps and drops, various ways to drop depending on speed and style of edge, errors to look for and how to correct, risk management and safer progression,...

Winter Pricing!

Sweetlines is sticking around Seattle for the winter and we want to work with you! Special Winter Pricing Dates: December, January, February 2 hour Private Lesson - $165 (up to 2 people) 3 hour Private Group Lesson...

MUD (Master Ugly Dirt) Sessions 2019!

Need an excuse to get out in the wicked winter conditions?! Come shred with Sweetlines! This is an on-trail training session for women wanting to work on wintery technical riding skills. Each week will be a different trail location. We will focus on steeps, chutes,...

Sweetlines Gear List

Gear List: (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...

To Clip or Not To Clip

The Pedal Dilemma – Flats vs Clips. Learning skills with flat pedals will help you ride better in clips too!

PRICING – ADULT CLASSES

 

PRIVATE LESSONS 

Pro Level Coaches

  • $225 - 2 hours, 1-2 people (+$75 additional people)
  • $599 - Triple Slay Pass, three 2 hour lessons, 1-2 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 (kat@sweetlines.com)

 

Select Your Package

Email or text to book your group!

206-427-3090

kat@sweetlines.com

Parking:

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

Gear List:

  • 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)
    • Helmet
      • Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
    • Flat Pedals
      • no clipless pedals please
      • Deity pedals available to demo
    • Shoes
      • Closed-toed, flat soled shoes
      • Skate style work better than running shoes
      • Five Ten shoes available to demo – text me your size
    • Pads
      • Knee and elbow pads
      • G-Forms available to borrow
    • Gloves – mandatory
    • Sunscreen
    • Bugspray
    • Water
      • Electrolyte drink recommended
      • A small hydration pack or water bottle recommended
    • Backpack
      • 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

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.