DIRT SHREDDERS FALL

DIRT SHREDDERS FALL 

Shred-tacular bike fun awaits you at Sweetlines Shredders Club! At Duthie Hill, professional coaches will lead groups on trail rides and teach beginner to intermediate riding skills. The focus will be on mountain bike skills and trail riding. Shredders will have plenty of opportunities to become a better rider, learn about bikes and the outdoors, make friends, and grow as individuals.

Monday / Wednesday

  • October 12, 14, 19, 21
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pn
  • Level 3 – Level 4

Tuesday / Thursday

  • October 13, 15, 20, 22
  • 4:30pm – 6:00pm
  • Level 2 – Level 3
  • $160

Saturday

  • October 17, 24
  • 9:30am-11:30am
  • Level 2 – Level 3
  • $89

*****

Format: skills, trail riding, games, and much more!
Ages: 6-9 years
Gender: All genders welcome

*Shredders must be able to ride on two wheels confidently! Brand new bike riders should not be mountain biking yet. Brand new mountain bikers are welcome!

Meeting Place:
Duthie parking lot 
26400 SE Issaquah-Fall City Rd, Issaquah, WA 98029
Map Link Here

SWEETLINES RIDER LEVELS, WOOHOO!
*NEW for 2022*

Please ensure that riding ability fits at least 80-90% of the category description of the level desired.

LEVEL 1: BEGINNER

Green Circle Trails
Ride Years: 0 - ½ years of riding on dirt trails (1 year of bike riding)
Brand new to mountain biking and confident riding a bike on pavement or around the playground, can stand up on their pedals, might be working on coasting with level pedals (pedals flat, at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions, also known as evenly weighted feet).
Duthie Trails: Honey Badger, Pump Track
Clearing Drops: N/A

You love shredding your MTB around the neighborhood and have a blast riding around on the dirt and grass! You are able to ride in control of your bike and operate the brakes smoothly, and shift those gears! You really want to advance your bike handling skills and ride on some real mountain bike trails, as well as make new friends and play super fun games!

LEVEL 2: NOVICE

Green Circle Trails
Ride Years: ½-1 year of riding on dirt trails
Duthie Hill Trails: Upper and Lower Bootcamp, Honey Badger, Deuces Wild, Pump Track
Clearing Drops: Stapling (rolling) 1st dirt drop

Rider can execute:

  • Level 1 skills confidently
  • One or two finger braking on both the front (left) and rear (right) brakes
  • Coasting down hills utilizing level pedals (even pedals at 9o’clock and 3o’clock positions)
  • Confidently standing up throughout downhill sections of trail
  • Using the shifters but still need work getting into the correct gear

You might have been to camp before as a Level 1: Beginner, but you’re so much better now! You can stand up on your pedals down trails like Honey Badger (at Duthie) and you can maintain control of your bike down real mountain bike trails! You enjoy hanging out with other shreddy kids and are ready to learn some more advanced skills! You’re interested in the drop zone, the Luna’s and wanting to ride some more difficult trails.

LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE

Blue Square Trails (Intermediate)
Ride Years: 2-4 years
Duthie Trails: Full Bootcamp, Lower Bootcamp, Deuces Wild, The Lunas, Jabulani (2hi), Voodoo (if really skilled, confident, and comfortable)
Clearing Drops: #1

Rider can execute:

  • All Level 1 & 2 Skills
  • Controlled braking at speed on more advanced trails
  • Standing up on all downhills with level pedals (even pedals, at 9o’clock and 3 o’clock positions)
  • Can get over small rocks, roots, and obstacles...but you're not sure how you're doing it.
  • Working on basic drop technique, able to land both wheels at the same time off drop #1 and maybe #2 in the Duthie Hill Clearing Drop Zone
  • Feeling very comfortable rolling over table-top jumps

Now you’re really getting it! Mountain Biking is super fun and you really want to start doing more drops and jumps, and riding more technical trails. You really want to ride at camp, but still enjoy playing games and having social time with kids your same age. You like riding the Lunas and hitting the drops in the clearing drop zone!

LEVEL 4: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

Blue Square Trails (Intermediate)
Ride Years: 2-4 years
Duthie Hill Trails: Upper and Lower Bootcamp, Deuces Wild, Jabulani (2hi), Voodoo Child, Rehab, The Lunas, Movin’ On, Step it Up, Ryan’s Line (challenge)
Duthie Drop Zone: 1, 2, 3 (and maybe 4)

Mountain biking has started to become your "thing", and you are starting to get the hang of shifting, pedaling through more technical features, making it up shorter, steep climbs, and getting just a little rowdy going downhill…
You’re working on basic jump skills and can clear the Luna’s most of the time and able to “plop-on-top” of table top jumps on Voodoo Child.
You enjoy hitting the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and maybe even the 4th drop in the clearing.
You’re also pretty comfortable hitting the 1st “Little Pig” at the start of Voodoo Child.

Rider can execute:

  • All Level 1, 2, & 3 Skills
  • Smooth, Controlled braking at faster speeds
  • Shifting - you anticipate terrain and can shift accordingly
  • Standing - you're balanced and comfortable standing up with even pedals and can maintain even pedals during a descent.
  • Compressing your suspension and utilizing wheel lift skills to get over small (a couple inches high) obstacles.
  • Confidence rolling over obstacles that do not require wheels to leave the ground.
  • Can climb wider switchbacks and turns that aren't too steep.

Level 5: ADVANCED

Blue Square and some Black Diamond Trails
Ride Years: 3-5 Years
Duthie Drop zone: Confidently hitting drops #1-4, maybe even #5
Luna Jumps: clearing all of the Luna jumps, Jabulani (2hi): clearing all of the Jubalani (2hi) jumps
Voodoo Child: hitting 1st “Little Pig”, riding the wall ride, hitting the jumps but not clearing them yet
Ryan's Line: getting down without stopping confidently and hitting some of the drops (if comfortable)

Rider can execute:

  • All Level 1, 2, 3, & 4 Skills
  • You’re progressing a lot, and it’s all happening really fast!
  • You’re comfortable on most of the drops in the clearing and at the beginning of Voodoo Child.
  • Now you are working on really carrying your speed through technical sections of trails, and adding flow and style to your riding.
  • You’re corning confidently and really leaning the bike over and looking through your turns, having a blast!

LEVEL 6: PROFICIENT

Black Diamond Trails
Ride Years: 3-5 Years
Duthie Clearing Drops: All 5 clearing drops
Voodoo: hitting most of the features, 1st and 2nd Little-Pig at the start, clearing all jumps (drops, jumps, wall ride)
Jubilane (2Hi): clearing all of the jumps
HLC: hitting the two middle jumps and Happy Ending (if comfortable)
Gravy Train: starting to work on the top (First 3-6 jumps)

You got this! You feel confident braking, using momentum to crush terrain, and are cornering and shredding with prowess. You can shred through tight trees, loose dirt, snaggly rock gardens, and twisty turns, all while lookin' and feelin' good. Oh and descents? Bring it! You are really able to press into your turns and are starting to learn how to pump turns for speed. You are able to really utilize more advanced skills on trail.

Rider can execute:

  • All skills of the 5 previous levels
  • You can confidently utilize skills from previous levels
  • You can shift your bodyweight to keep traction on steep climbs,
  • Confidence on fast or steep descents with a little air time on small jumps and drops
  • You are comfortable on table-top jumps and working on gap jumps

LEVEL 7: ACCOMPLISHED

Black Diamond Trails
Ride Years: 3-5 years
Very confident rider and jumper
Duthie Trails: completing most or all of Gravy Train, top of Flying Squirrel and first of the lower Squirrel Jumps, most of Semper Dirticus, HLC all of the line

You’re an experienced and confident rider. You are mostly aware of your limits and are learning how to best push past them safely! You are progressing your way through the trails at Duthie!

LEVEL 8: EXPERT

Black/Double Black Diamond Trails
Ride Years: 4+ Years
Duthie Trails: Squirrel, Double Trouble, Paramount, GHY, able to hit most of the trails at Duthie

You can ride everything, or nearly everything at Duthie. Your jump skills are excellent and you know when and where to push your limits. You are starting to learn tricks in the air and your cornering is strong, you can pump turns and berms with exuberant force!

GEAR LIST & INFO

MASKS

  • Masks, neck gaiters or cloth face protection are mandatory 
  • They should be worn around the neck and pulled up when we stop riding

MOUNTAIN BIKE

  • In good working order
  • Gears recommended
  • Front Suspension recommended
  • Hand brakes are mandatory (no coaster brakes, no backpedaling brakes)
  • No training wheels
  • No kickstands (dangerous for riding trails)
  • Norco demo bikes half off at Ride Bicycles

***PLEASE DO AN A, B, C, QUICK CHECK BEFORE CAMP STARTS!***

  • 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

BRAKES

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

HELMET

  • Must be a CPSC certified bike helmet
  • Full-face helmet strongly recommended for advanced levels 5-8

FLAT PEDALS

  • No clip in pedals

SHOES

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

PADS

  • Knee and elbow pads are mandatory
  • We will not me lending pads this year

GLOVES

  • Full finger gloves are mandatory

HYDRATION PACK / WATER BOTTLE

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

LUNCH & SNACKS

  • Snack bars available
  • Camps: 
    • Students must ride their own lunch packs into the park 
    • Please use a zippered or close-able bag so the crows and squirrels don't steal your lunch
    • Please pack extra food and snacks - kids get extra hungry riding all day

OTHER ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

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 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.

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 campers.

Tax Info: EIN - 82-1550878

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

If you have been affected by Covid-19 or would like financial assistance to come to our programs for any other reason, please fill out this application and we will contact you to find out how we can help make that happen.

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