KAREY LEE WATANABE, founder and head coach of Sweet Riders Canada/Japan, lived and raced in Japan for 23 years. She holds three Japanese DH Series Champion titles and has raced in World Cups, the Canadian National Series and Norba events in various countries around the world. She moved back to her native country in February of 2015 and currently resides in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. Since moving back to Canada she started competing in the BC Enduro series and finished 4th overall in 2015. She also raced in her first ever Enduro World Series Race in Whistler, B.C. 2015 and came in 7th place in Amateur Woman. In 2016 she won her first BC Enduro Series right in her hometown of the Crowsnest Pass. She also came in 5th in the first ever Trans BC 6 Day Enduro. She currently holds an IMBA Advanced Level 3 Coaching License and has worked for the North American Trek Dirt Series (formally known as the Sugoi Dirt Series) as a Coach as well as, coaching for the ICP/IMBA. She also has her official NCCP cycling community initiation and basic cycling skills certification, and a 40 hour wilderness first aid certificate and CPR. This 2017 cycling season she is racing once again in the BC Enduro Series and the Trans BC Enduro Race and will continue focusing her energy and vast cycling skills as a coach for Sweet Riders.
Karey Lee Watanabe, 1st place at the Crowsnest Pass BC Enduro 2016!