SWEETLINES PRICING

“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

PRICING – LESSONS

 

PRIVATE LESSONS 

Pro Level Coaches: Kat Sweet, Karen O’Connell

  • $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)

 

$225 - 2 Hrs, 1-2 People (+$75 additional people)
Triple Slay Pass, 3 Hours, All Day - Select Your Package

Email or text to book a date with your group!

206-427-3090

kat@sweetlines.com

GENERAL INFORMATION

GEAR LIST – WHAT TO BRING

1. Mountain Bike

  • In good working order
  • Hand brakes are mandatory (no coaster brakes, no backpedaling brakes)
  • No training wheels
  • No kickstands (dangerous for riding trails)
  • Norco bikes available to demo for $10 per day

 

2. Helmet

  • Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
  • Full-face helmet strongly recommended for Gravity Academy

 

3. Flat Pedals

  • No clip in pedals
  • Deity pedals available to borrow for older riders

 

4. Shoes

  • Closed-toed, flat soled shoes
  • Five Ten or skate style work better than running shoes
  • Five Ten shoes available to borrow for older riders

5. Pads

  • Knee and elbow pads
  • G-Form pads available to borrow

 

6. Gloves

 

7. Hydration Pack / Water Bottle

  • A hydration pack or water bottle is also recommended
  • Electrolyte drink recommended too
  • We will have a cooler of water to refill bottles

8. Snacks

  • Clif Bars available
  • Pack extra snacks

9. Other Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

10. Medical (as needed)

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

BIKE & BRAKES REQUIREMENTS

Bike: Mountain bike

  • BMX or kids style bikes are ok
  • No training wheels
  • No kickstands

Brakes:

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

CANCELLATION POLICY

As long as you cancel 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the lesson 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 or extraordinary circumstances.

Lessons happen rain or shine but we may cancel if there is thunder and lightning.

Due to the fire hazards of the past couple of summers. we are looking into what precautions we should take to ensure the health and safety of our campers. More information to follow. 

SAFETY COMES FIRST!

OUR 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 kids 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.

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.