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CAMP DATES

June 14-18
Dirt Shredders 1 (Levels 1-5)

June 21-25
Dirt Shredders 2 (Levels 1-3)
Grom Academy 1 (Levels 6-8)
Shred Academy 1 (Levels 2-4)

June 28-July 2
Dirt Shredders 3 (Levels 2-5)
Gravity Academy 1 (Levels 5-8)

July 5-9
Dirt Shredders 4 (Levels 3-5)
Gravity Girls (Levels 1-4)

July 12-16
Dirt Shredders 5 (Levels 1-4)
Grom Academy 2 (Levels 6-8)

July 19-23
Dirt Shredders 6 (Levels 2-5)
Shred Society (Levels 2-4)

July 26-30
Dirt Shredders 7 (Levels 2-3)
Gravity Academy 2 (Levels 5-8)
Shred Academy 2 (Levels 3-4)

August 2-6
Dirt Shredders 8 (Levels 1-4)
Gravity Academy 3 (Levels 5-8)

August 9-13
Dirt Shredders 9 (Levels 3-4)
Grom Academy 3 (Levels 6-8)
Shred Academy 3 (Levels 2-4)

August 16-20
Dirt Shredders 10 (Levels 2-4)
Gravity Academy 4 (Levels 5-8)

August 23-27
Dirt Shredders 11 (Levels 1-5)

August 30-Sept 3
Dirt Shredders 12 (Levels 2-5)

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SUMMER CAMPS

DIRT SHREDDERS CAMPS
(Ages 6-9 yrs)

Five full days of fun awaits you at Sweetlines Dirt Shredders camp! At Duthie Hill, professional coaches will lead groups on trail rides and teach beginner to advanced riding skills. The focus of the camp will be on mountain bikes, but options like group games and free time to play in the woods will be available. Shredders will have plenty of opportunity to become a better rider, learn about bikes and the outdoors, make friends, and grow as individuals.

GRAVITY GIRLS CAMP
(Ages: 10-14 yrs)

Ride like a girl and be proud! This camp is about building skills and confidence on and off the bike. We will work on technique, build jumping skills, ride trails, and do some trail work. Plus each day coaches will guide the girls in conversations about girlhood, how girls are marketed to, women in sports, and various topics. 

SHRED ACADEMY CAMPS
(ALL GENDERS, 10-14 yrs)

This camp is for riders 10 and older and will focus on beginner to intermediate trail riding and jumping skills. Descending, cornering, jumping, dropping, climbing, and other riding skills will be taught by our expert coaches. Trail riding, skill lessons, bike games, and adventure are all sure things at Shred Academy. Come out to learn and grow on and off the bike! 

GRAVITY ACADEMY CAMPS
(ALL GENDERS, 10-16 yrs)

Want to take the skills you already have to the next level? Gravity Academy is an intermediate to advanced camp led by professional coaches that have the knowledge to elevate your riding to new heights. The camp will focus on jumps, drops, cornering, descending, and other crucial skills for freeriding. We will also do some trail work to keep the tails running great! Our coaches understand that jumps can be intimidating; don’t fret, we strive to create an inclusive, supportive, and safe environment so that everyone feels welcome and ready to learn.

SHRED SOCIETY CAMP
(ALL GENDERS, 10-14 yrs)

In this social justice camp we will shred bikes, of course, but let’s also shred some social norms! Coaches and special guest speakers will guide campers to have conversation about society, social media, the messages we get about masculinity and femininity, race in the outdoors, and the labels we are given. 

GROM ACADEMY
(ALL GENDERS, 7-10 yrs)

New camp alert!
Five full days of fun awaits you at Sweetlines Dirt Shredders Grom Academy! At Duthie Hill, professional coaches will help groms progress on advanced jump trails, learn tricks, and grow their technical skills. This camp is for advanced jumpers who want to secure their status as a “grom” (noun: a sick, talented young phenom in the sport of mountain biking). Sweetlines groms will have the opportunity to become even more advanced riders while growing as members of the cycling community.

CAMP INFO

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH EACH CAMP

  • Free Sweetlines t-shirt
  • Free Clif Bar snacks
  • Protective gear to borrow
  • Ride Bicycles discount on select gear and Norco bikes
  • Trail building time (older kids only)
  • $10 off for multiple camp registrations!

RIDER LEVELS

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 but a solid bike rider, can stand up on their pedals
Duthie Trails: Honey Badger, Pump Track

LEVEL 2: NOVICE

Green Circle Trails
Ride Years: ½-1 year of riding on dirt trails
Duthie Trails: Honey Badger, Lower Boot Camp, Deuces Wild, Pump Track

 

LEVEL 3: INTERMEDIATE

Blue Square Trails
Ride Years: 1-3 years
Duthie Trails: Lower and Full Boot Camp, Deuces Wild, Jubilane (2Hi), Movin’ On, maybe Luna Jump Lines. Might be rolling through Voodoo and going around all the features (like drops, wall ride and jumps)

LEVEL 4: ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE

Blue Square Trails
Ride Years: 2-4 years
Duthie Trails: rolling through Voodoo Child (should be hitting some of the features like the 1st drop, the wall ride, and the jumps), Luna Jump Lines - catching air comfortably, getting down Ryan’s Line and might be going around the features (drops, wooden edges)

NEW! LEVEL 5: ADVANCED

Blue Square and some Black Diamond Trails 
Voodoo: hitting 2nd or 3rd drop at top, riding the wall ride, hitting the jumps but not clearing them yet
Ryan's Line: getting down without stopping and hitting some of the drops
Jubilane (2Hi): hitting the jumps but not always clearing them
HLC: hitting the two wood lip jumps
Clearing Drop Zone: can hit all the drops in the clearing

NEW! LEVEL 6: ADVANCED JUMPER

Black Diamond Trails
Voodoo: hitting all of the features (drops, jumps, wall ride)
Jubilane (2Hi): clearing all of the jumps
HLC: hitting the two middle jumps and the Happy Ending jump at the bottom
Gravy Train: starting to work on the top (First 3-6 jumps)

NEW! LEVEL 7: ADVANCED JUMPER

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

NEW! LEVEL 8: EXPERT JUMPER

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

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)
  • BMX or kids style bikes are ok
  • 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 Gravity Academy

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

  • Pack extra food and snacks!
  • Students must ride their own lunch packs into the park this year
  • Please use a zippered or closeable bag so the crows and squirrels don't steal your lunch!
  • Clif Bars available

OTHER ITEMS

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray

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

 

SWEETLINES EQUITY GRANT APPLICATION

Sweetlines is a mountain bike coaching and camp organization whose mission is to build confidence, create an inclusive community, and promote stewardship through educational mountain biking programs that empower people of all genders and backgrounds. Under the guidance of expert coaches, mountain bike riders learn to navigate the twists and turns of life on and off the trail within a fun and supportive environment.

10 Equity Grants Awarded

10 Equity Grants will be awarded to BIPOC students interested in entering or furthering their skills in the mountain bike world. Awards will include tuition for a one-week summer camp with Sweetlines at Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park, as well as:

  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Access to a mountain bike for the week
  • Helmet
  • Safety pads

Who Can Be Nominated?

The scholarship will be available to any students who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color between the ages of 6-14 who express an interest in mountain biking.

View full details here:
Sweetlines Equity Grant Application

SWEETLINES MERCH

Camp Merch Coming Soon

 

"I wanted to say thank you for the great experience you put together at the Dirt Shredders Camp this week. Our son Hudson loved it and is more stoked then ever to go riding. It hasn't always been easy to get him excited to go ride and I think the combinations of the coaches and the other kids were really great for him." - Kyle and Bridget