ADULT CLASSES

“I’m no longer hanging from the handlebars. I’m driving this thing, and that’s pretty sweet.” – Andrea Prikey

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Rad programs for spring!

360 Ladies Jump Jam

  • REGISTRATION LINK
  • Location: 360 Bike Park
    • 10905 144th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98329
  • Date: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 12pm-4pm
    • 12pm-3pm – classes
    • 3pm-4pm – ride/rest
    • 4pm-5pm – Jump Jam – with prizes
  • Cost:
    • $25 =Jump Jam only
    • $75 class & Jump Jam
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders (new jumpers welcome)
  • Classes will focus on jumping, form, style, amplitude, and tricks
  • Coaches: Kat Sweet, Meg Valliant, Lauren Heitzman

Coaching:

  • 12pm-3pm
  • New jumpers will work on the basics of jumping.
  • Intermediate jumpers and advanced jumpers will have an open format with feedback and pointers from coaches. It will be riders choice for skills learned with skills will be decided by majority vote.
  • If you don’t want any coaching, just come jump with us!

Jump jam:

  • 4pm-5pm
  • This is a super fun format to showcase skills. Amateurs will ride together and get prizes for best form, style, and amplitude. Pros will get prizes for style, amplitude, best trick, creativity, etc.

Registration Categories:

  1. New jumper (no beginner riders)
  2. Intermediate jumper
  3. Advanced jumper
  4. Just Jam – don’t want any coaching but still want to jump bikes with us!

BRING:

  • Bike; enduro, dirt jumper, or a bike you feel comfortable jumping (in good working order)
  • Helmet – full face recommended
  • Gloves
  • Flat pedals – no clipless pedals please (Deity pedals available to borrow)
  • Skate or Five Ten style shoes (Five Tens available to borrow) – text Kat your size
  • Knee and elbow guards (G-Forms available to borrow)
  • Snacks (Clif Bars available to chomp on)
  • Water / electrolyte drinks

Contact Kat Sweet if you have questions:

SWEET SHOTS – Spring 2018

  • REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dates:
    • Session 1 – Wednesdays; April 11, 18, 25
    • Session 2 – Tuesdays; May 1, 8, 16
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Cost: $135
  • Ladies Only
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Skills: jumps, drops, wheel lifts, cornering, roll downs, body position, line selection and more!

Enduro Training Series

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.

  • REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dates: Wednesdays – May 2, 9, 16
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm (until dark)
  • Cost: $155
  • Ladies Only
  • Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders
  • Location: Tiger
  • Coaches: Kat Sweet, Karen O’Connell
  • Text Kat for trail info 206-427-3090

SUGAR TRAINING SERIES

This jump progression session will get you ready to ride and compete at the Sugar Showdown July 1-2! Class participants will get $25 off Sugar registration.

  • REGISTRATION LINK
  • Dates: June 6, 13, 20
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $135
  • Ladies Only
  • Levels: intermediate to advanced (must be ready to jump bikes)
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Skills: pumping, jumping, berms and drops

Get The Weird – with Karen O

Do you find yourself riding around all of the weird wonky trail features? Let Drop Boss, Karen O’Connell show you how to get over it with finesse and style!

  • REGISTRATION LINK
  • Coach: Karen O’Connell (Drop Boss)
  • Dates: Wednesdays; May 23 & 30
  • Time: 6pm-8:30pm
  • Cost: $125
  • Ladies Only
  • Level: advanced intermediate to advanced
  • Location: Tokul
  • Meeting Place: upper lot – 4335 356th Dr SE, Fall City, WA 98024
  • Skills: Rock features, steeps, trail drops

Jump Style Sessions

If you have been jumping for a while and want to take your jumping to the next level, come jump with me. Our focus will be on step-up jumps, step-down jumps, hips, and cornering in and out of jumps. Must be clearing the last 2 Voodoo jumps, doing at least the the first half of Gravy Train already and ready to learn the rest.

  • REGISTRATION LINK – coming soon
  • Dates: Wednesdays – July 11, 18, 25
  • Time: 6pm-8pm
  • Cost: $135
  • Ladies Only
  • Level: advanced intermediate to advanced
  • Location: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah
  • Meeting Place: the pavillion in the clearing inside the park
  • Skills: step-up jumps, step-down jumps, hips, cornering in and out of jumps

PERU Tours with Haku Expeditions!

Las Waykis – Ladies Tour

  • October 19-28
  • $2300
  • Includes:
    • Airport Pick up/Drop Off with your bike
    • 10 nights lodging in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
    • Breakfast each morning
    • 7 Shuttle days for riding and skills training
    • Snacks, Water and Lunch for all ride days
    • Dinner at a top restaurant
    • Las Waykis jersey and fun prizes!
    • A professional coach, Kat Sweet for skills drills and on-trail training
    • Local guide, Nic Koch
  • LADIES TOUR LINK

Co-Ed Tour

  • October 6-14
  • Advanced riders only
  • Included:
    • Airport Pick up/Drop Off with your bike
    • 10 nights lodging in Cusco and the Sacred Valley
    • 7 Ride days with shuttles and 3 Rest days to explore the ancient towns at your will
    • Snacks, Water and Lunch for all ride days
    • Professional English speaking MTB guide, plus Kat!
  • Contact Kat if you’re interested
  • MULTI-DAY TOUR LINK

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 (kat@sweetlines.com)

Select Your Package

UPCOMING SHRED SESSION…

Email or text to book your group!

206-427-3090

classes@sweetlines.com

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 2017

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.

SCHEDULE:

  • 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

COST:

  • 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

LOCATION DETAILS: T.B.A.

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OLD SUGAR SHOWDOWN 2018! – OLD?

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Peru Tour!

Sweetlines is teaming up with Haku Expeditions to bring you to Peru! You’ve seen the videos and read the write ups. Peru is on the map as one of the top biking destinations in the world. Every year pro...

Sweetlines at the Seattle Bike Show

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Take a Kid MTB Day

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SWEETLINES CLASS DETAILS

Parking:

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

Bring:

  • Bike (in good working order)
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Glasses (clear or yellow)
  • Flat pedals – no clipless pedals please (Deity pedals available to borrow) – Read this article about Flats vs Clips!
  • Skate or Five Ten style shoes (Five Tens available to borrow)
  • Knee and elbow guards (G-Forms available to borrow)
  • Rain jacket
  • H2O and electrolyte drinks
  • Snacks (Clif Bars available to chomp on)
  • Pack to carry your supplies (we’ll come back to the cars for lunch)

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.