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Sweetlines Sugar Showdown 2019 Press Release

For Immediate Release 07/07/19

Media Contact: Kat Sweet

Phone: 206-427-3090




Sugar Showdown Seattle presented by SAS: Celebrating 7 Years of Women’s Ridestyle


Sugar Showdown Women’s Mountain Bike Clinic & Competition is now a bronze level event in the Freeride Mountain Bike World Tour - a stop in the inaugural series of the Women’s Slopestyle Tour



Dates: July 5 – 7, 2019

Where: Duthie Hill Park, Issaquah, WA

Breaking barriers and empowering female athletes, Sugar Showdown Seattle is not your typical mountain biking event. Professional coaches and slopestyle jumpers from across North America will gather for the 8th Annual Sugar Showdown at the world-renowned Duthie Hill Mountain Bike Park on July 5th to 7th, 2019.  This year’s Showdown is part of the inaugural series of the Women’s Slopestyle Tour (WST) and a tour stop in the Freeride Mountain Bike (FMB) World tour calendar as a bronze level competition enabling female riders to, for the first time ever, accrue points in the FMB World Tour ranking system.  

Sugar Showdown strives to empower women and kids though instilling self-confidence, resilience and solidarity on and off the bike. Amateur riders will be coached through riding skills in order to compete with each other on the second day. Sunday, July 7, amateur to pro-level riders will test their abilities in this one-day competition based on form and style. Pro-riders will compete for points in the FMB world ranking system. This year’s Sugar Showdown will showcase competitive mountain biking for local spectators and fans alike and is sure to make its mark in for women in sports everywhere.

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





Pro rider and certified coach Kat Sweet channels more than 30 years of mountain biking experience into Sweetlines, a mountain bike coaching and training service specializing in women and kids. Sweetlines culture in coaching strives to build confidence and courage through proven coaching methods enabling riders to push to the next level. Sweetlines is committed to empowering women and girls through mountain biking.


ABOUT Women’s Slopestyle Tour

The Women’s Slopestyle Tour (WST) is a series is dedicated to building the foundation for female mountain bike competition, supporting riders, and cultivating an elite class of athletes who are deserving of industry recognition.  Organizers Cortney Knudson and Brooks McMullin of the Little Big Festival, Kat Sweet and Meg Valliant of Sugar Showdown, and Stephanie Nychka and Louise Hatton of the Big White Freeride Days bring their decades of event organizing experience to introduce this premiere season of events.


ABOUT Freeride Mountain Bike Association

The Freeride Mountain Bike Association (FMBA) is the world governing body for the sport of freeride mountain biking. The FMBA was founded in 2010 and is registered as a non-profit organization in Munich, Germany. The FMBA promotes Mountain Bike Freeride Sports which comprises the development, governance and structure for freeride disciplines: Dirt Jump, Park, Slopestyle, and Big Mountain. The main objective of the FMBA is to continuously develop and support the progression of the sport, athletes and events. The FMBA owns and administers the FMB World Tour.



The FMB World Tour is the official international circuit of amateur and professional FMB competitions in the disciplines Dirt Jump, Big Air, Slopestyle and Big Mountain governed by FMBA. The FMBA sanctions events, which are part of the FMB World Tour, in four different categories: Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze. The Crankworx FMBA Slopestyle World Championship (SWC) is the highest echelon of the Slopestyle sport and determines the annual Slopestyle World Champion. Athletes must compete at Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze events on the FMB World Tour, collecting points for the FMB World Ranking, in order to qualify for the SWC. The FMB World Ranking is a roll-over ranking system which considers the three best results of each athlete in the past 52 weeks. The FMB World Ranking includes all FMB World Tour licensed athletes.



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