Former pro mountain bikers coaching at clinic

July 2, 2013

By Staff

The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance will host a skills clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 13-14 at Duthie Hill Park.

Former professional mountain bike racers Kat Sweet, of Sweetlines, and Simon Lawton, of Fluidride, will join Evergreen’s certified instructors to lead the clinic.

The clinic, open to ages 14 and older, is designed for mountain bikers of all skill levels. Participants will spend the weekend learning and practicing skills and putting them to use on the park’s trails. The clinic will take place regardless of weather conditions.

A membership with the alliance is required to participate. Memberships can be purchased online at www.evergreenmtb.org. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the Evergreen Education Program and the alliance’s mission to protect, build and maintain mountain biking trails throughout the state.

Sweet, who founded Sweetlines, is a former professional downhill racer from Northern California who has been riding for 25 years. She is a certified Level 3 coach through International Mountain Bike Instructor Certification.

Lawton is the owner of Fluidride, and has been riding for more than 20 years, including 16 years of experience in the pro downhill ranks. He won two medals at the UCI Masters Downhill World Championships.

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