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Sugar Showdown Seattle Presented by FOX to Celebrate 4 Years of Women’s Ridestyle at 4th of July Bike Event

​Sweetlines Returns to Seattle for 4th Annual Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic & Comp

Seattle, Washington— Sweetlines, the women’s mountain bike coaching service today announced the dates and details for the 4th annual Sugar Showdown Seattle, a women’s ridestyle mountain bike event to be held in Issaquah, Washington, on July 4-5, 2015.


Event Details:

Who: Sweetlines

What: Sugar Showdown Seattle

Where: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah, WA

When: Classes – Saturday, July 4 (9am-3pm)

Sweet Peas Class – Saturday, July 4 (10am-3pm)

Comp – Sunday, July 5 (9am-3pm)

Sweet Peas Jump Jam – Sunday, July 5 (noon)

Event host Kat Sweet of Sweetlines and her crew of certified women coaches will offer one day of coaching and one day of competition at Duthie Hill Park, an ideal location for teaching their “ridestyle” blend of mountain biking, which incorporates slopestyle, freeride, dirt jumping and park riding.

“We think it’s fitting that the 4th annual Sugar Showdown will happen over the 4th of July weekend,” said Sweet. “It’s traditionally a time for families and friends to gather together, and the Sugar Showdown at Duthie Hill Park is a great venue for that. On Saturday, women and girls will come together to learn skills and push their personal limits in a fun and nurturing environment, and Sunday in the comp, they’ll be able to show family and friends what they learned. Jumps, drops, wall rides, tricks—these will be our awesome daytime fireworks.”

Riders with at least a year of mountain biking experience are invited to attend. Depending on skill level, students will receive instruction on proper form and technique or a short refresher course before moving on to learn new freeride skills. Students are automatically entered into Sunday’s competition, though participation is optional.

Jump classes are also available for younger riders (Sweet Peas, ages 6-9; Sugar Cubes, ages 10- 14) that have biking experience and want to work on skills while having fun. Sweet Peas will have a free Jump Jam held at noon on Sunday.

Sponsors include: FOX, Sombrio, Michelin Bike USA, Woodinville Bicycle, Deity Components, Five Ten, G-Form, Ryders Eyewear, and the WA Student Cycling League.

The coaching lineup will see renowned pro and IMBA ICP manager Tammy Donahugh who returns this year as an instructor, joining other confirmed event coaches, Stephanie Nychka, Angi Weston, Cortney Knudson, Meg Valliant, Lisa Mason, Lauren Heitzman, Carolyn Kavanaugh, host Kat Sweet and 14 year old assistant coach Kaytlin Melvin. Olympic medalist, Jill Kintner, will be on hand Saturday to ride with the ladies.

For more information about the Sugar Showdown Seattle and its sponsors, visit

About Sweetlines: Pro rider and certified coach Kat Sweet channels over 20 years of mountain biking experience into Sweetlines, a mountain bike coaching and training service specializing in women and kids. For more information, visit

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