RACE ACADEMY

WEEKLY, 2+ HRS / DAY

RACE ACADEMY – WEEKLY, 2+ HRS / DAY

This program was created for kids who are racing or interested in racing downhill and/or enduro. We will cover everything from gear selection, to line choice, to sessioning various trail features, practicing gate starts, racers mindset, and good sportsmanship! Must be an advanced intermediate to advanced rider and be ready to ride challenging trails.

LEVELS

Kids will be placed into groups based on ability level.

CAT 2 – CAT 3 DOWNHILL AND/OR ENDURO RACERS

Cost: 

  • $180 Session 1 (3 weeks)
  • $299 Session 2 (5 weeks)
  • $419 Both Sessions (8 weeks) – Get 1 session free!

Dates:

  • Session 1 – Mar 6, 20, 27,
  • Session 2 – Apr 17, 24, May 8, 15, 29

Time: 5:00 PM-7:30 PM (dark)

Ages: 12-18

Levels: Cat 2 / Cat 3 downhill or enduro racers

Format: skills drills, sessioning trail features, line selection, and shredding trails

Coaches include: Kat Sweet, Ethan Leib

Location: Tokul and other local trails

Meeting Place: upper lot – 4335 356th Dr SE, Fall City, WA 98024 or Carpool from Duthie at 4pm

Gender: All genders welcome

Permit: Must have a $50 pass for Campbell Global – LINK HERE

GEAR LIST & INFO

1. Mountain Bike

  • In good working order
  • Gears recommended
  • Front Suspension recommended
  • Hand brakes are mandatory (no coaster brakes, no backpedaling brakes)
  • BMX or kids style bikes are ok
  • No training wheels
  • No kickstands (dangerous for riding trails)
  • Norco bikes available to demo for $15 per day via Ride Bicycles Bike Shop

***Parents: 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

 

2. Brakes

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

3. Helmet

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

4. Flat Pedals

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

5. 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

6. Pads

  • Some knee and elbow pads available to borrow
    First come, first serve basis

7. Gloves

8. 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

9. Snacks

  • Pack extra snacks!
  • Clif Bars available

10. Other Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

11. 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.