Sugar Shred Camp

Feb 12, 2014 at 23:17
by Kat Sweet  

Nice black and white lumber jumping-photo by Christina Chacharon

Sweetlines, the women-focused, woman-led mountain bike coaching service today announced the Sugar Shred Camp, a new mountain bike training clinic exclusively for women to be held in Portland, Oregon, on February 28 - March 2, 2014. The event will include one evening of personalized coaching at the Lumberyard Indoor Mountain Bike Park and three days of bike-related events.

Event host Kat Sweet of Sweetlines has enlisted a crew of pro riders and ICP-certified women coaches from across North America to help women improve their “ridestyle” skills, which include jumping, pumping, riding “park,” and riding wood structures.

Interested women riders with at least one year of mountain biking or BMX experience are invited to attend. Riders will be divided into groups based on ability, enabling coaches to mentor and challenge new and seasoned riders alike in a supportive and encouraging environment. Video technology (cameras and video screens) will be leveraged to further individualize the training process and offer riders additional resources for improving their skillset.

The Sugar Shred Camp marks the first stop of the Sweetlines Sugar Tour, a series of 3 bike skills clinics for women. “We set up the Sugar Shred Camp to be a great pre-season start to ridestyle skill-building in a non-competitive environment,” said Sweet. “We want riders to improve their skills and confidence early on, which can especially help them if they decide to participate in other Sugar Tour events that feature ridestyle competitions.”

Charging off the mini wall ride at Sugar Showdown. Photo Chach Photography Edited Jen Crane

The coaching clinic as well as a catered dinner will be held on Saturday, March 1, when the Lumberyard will be closed to the public from 4:30-10:30 pm. The 3-day camp will include other bike-themed activities, including a coaches’ meet & greet and “Chick Flicks” movie night on Friday, and a “Ride with the Pros” social ride on Sunday.

Sponsors including Oakley, Deity, Dakine, VP, G-Form, Nutcase, and Race Face have signed on for the event, and prizes will be awarded. There will also be a film crew on hand to document coaches, riders and supporters in a feature length documentary, “The Sisterhood of Shred.”

For more information about the Sugar Shred Camp and the Sugar Tour, including Sugar Showdown clinic & competition events in Santa Cruz, California, and Seattle, Washington, visit

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Event Details:
Who: Sweetlines What: Sugar Shred Camp (1 day of coaching & 3 days of bike-related fun)
Where: Lumberyard, Portland, Oregon
When: February 28-March 2, 2014
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 for women and kids.
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  • + 3
 I had the privilege to ride at "The Lumber Yard" for a couple of months while I worked in Portland. What a great place! Awesome vibe coolest people, Super staff and great owner. I really miss the indoor option....... Great job Ladies, shred on!
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 Kat is an awesome lady and rider! I've had the privilege to know and work with her for a bit now, and I guarantee she can shred harder than most dudes I know. Great coach, I'm sure if anyone attends, they'll have a good time and walk away a better rider!
  • + 4
 its awesome that they are doing this and getting more women in the sport. Keep it up guys!!!!
  • + 0
 You mean, keep it up girls...
  • + 1
 guys meaning just people but i see what your goin at
  • + 3
 My wife is certainly going to be there. I'm hoping she can teach me something afterward!
  • + 1
 Props Ladies! see you later passing me on the trails!
  • + 1
 Go Kat! Can't wait until my 4-year-old is out there shredding with you!

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