There’s nothing quite like the rush of sticking a new jump for the first time, or of cleaning a gnarly section of trail that’s been challenging you, and no one knows that better than Kat Sweet. A former professional downhill mountain bike racer and X-Games ski competitor, Kat has a passion for introducing this exhilarating experience to everyone. A certified IMIC coach and creator of themountain bike program, Sweetlines, she recognizes the importance of using camaraderie to build courage in her programs and push riders to the next level.
Her coaching has taken her all over the United States, Canada, and now New Zealand. Her love of cycling extends to more than downhill and has taken the form of Youth Program Manager at Cascade Bicycle Club where she is able to run many kids programs including summer camps and bike safety programs, plus managing Trips for Kids Seattle.
Kat produces events including Sugar Showdown, meshing coaching with competition, she spends countless hours building and restoring mountain bike trails and is sponsored by Deity, Five Ten, Nutcase, Sombrio, Somersaults Snacks, and LFDJ. She produced and starred in the online movie “If She Can Do It”, she was a guest rider in the movie Pedal Driven, and has been featured in articles in Bike Magazine, Decline, Freehub, Momentum, NW Cyclist, and Dirt Rag. If you ever want to improve your dirt shredding skills or simply have fun riding trails, Kat will gladly show you the way.
Bio courtesy Kat Sweet.