MOUNTAIN BIKE RADIO | TRAIL EAFFECT – “EPISODE 48: KAT SWEET OF SWEETLINES”

Listen to Episode #48 | Kat Sweet of Sweetlines

ABOUT THE EPISODE


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Topics Covered:

  • The Kat Sweet backstory and how she got into mountain biking
  • Kat’s career with Alpine Skiing / Skiercross / Big Mountain Skiing
  • How Skiing shaped her future for Mountain Biking
  • The Evolution of Mountain Bike Coaching from the early days to today, and how Kat became a coach
  • Kid Specific Coaching at Sweetlines and working with kids
  • The Sweetlines Story
  • The different programs with Sweetlines
  • Promoting and expanding Racial Equity and DE&I* as part of Sweetlines and how this is working in Kat’s Area
  • Training Coaches to help with DE&I* and the quest towards constant improvement
  • The contrast of Seattle, WA vs Marin Co, CA where Kat learned to Mountain Bike
  • How Duthie Hill has changed the dynamic of mountain biking in the Seattle Area
  • Mountains Not Necessary for Mountain Biking
  • Sweetlines and the planning for 2022
  • Closing

RELATED SHOW LINKS

Kat Sweet Bio: https://sweetlines.com/kat-sweets-bio/
Sweetlines: https://sweetlines.com/
As a Young Black Man Speech by Morris Vasser: https://youtu.be/I9DdKdk2peE
Sweetlines Grow: https://sweetlines.com/grow/
Duthie Hill: https://www.evergreenmtb.org/trails/duthie-hill


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ABOUT TRAIL EAFFECT

Trails build community and Communities build trails. What came first you may ask… Host Josh Blum digs into the stories of how trails effect and affect the people and places we call home and those we might like to call home.

ABOUT THE HOST

Josh Blum is a father and doer of stuff – paired with Advocate, Builder of Trails and Community. Originally from La Crosse WI, Josh has been enjoying the outdoors, trails, and mountain bikes since a young age. Always curious and learning about better ways to improve trail users’ experiences. Josh is employed by WisDOT, and is the owner / operator of Evolution Trail Services.

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Author: Ben

Ben is originally from Southeastern Wisconsin. After graduating college at UW La Crosse, he lived in several Midwestern cities, Denver, and Western North Dakota before relocating to Hayward, Wisconsin in 2017, providing a lot of opportunity to experience the outdoors throughout the country. Ben started mountain biking in 2006 after five years of other endurance sports including running and triathlons of various distances. In 2012, he created Mountain Bike Radio and has been dedicated to mountain biking since. He has a lot of experience racing all distances, including 24 hour solos, 12 hour solos, 100 miles, 50 milers, XC distance, fatbikes, gravel, and everything in between. He’s married to wife, Amy, with two young children – Claeson and Paige. Ben hopes that his passion for mountain biking and the outdoors drives his commitment to creating, improving, and maintaining opportunities in the outside world.

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