ABOUT SWEET RIDERS

WHAT WE DO

Sweet Riders specializes in cycling clinics and tours for all levels of mountain bikers throughout the Crowsnest Pass. Join us for a cycling experience today!

 

KAREY WATANABE

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 Canada in February of 2015 and currently resides in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. 

Since moving back to Canada Karey 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. This 2018, she placed 2nd in Amateur Woman in the Canadian National B.C. Enduro series once again, in the Crownest Pass.

Karey currently holds a BICP Level 2 Coaching Certification 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 BICP/IMBA. She also has her official NCCP cycling community initiation and basic cycling skills certification, and a 50-hour wilderness first aid certificate and CPR. In 2016, she initiated the Youth Cycling Program in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills/CNP Branch & The Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.  She continues to work on this endeavour watching it grow and expand every year.   This year, she added Sweet Riders Airbnb to the list of projects and will offer accommodation packages with her Sweet Riders Camps/Tours.  During the  2018 offseason, she will concentrate on the Fat Biking project that she began with Alberta Parks last winter, and looks forward to riding with you in all seasons!

Looking for a Cool Place to Stay During Your Crowsnest Adventure?

Stay at the Sweet Riders AirBNB, conveniently located less than 1 minute from the trailhead!

Cozy separate suite in prime Blairmore/Crowsnest Pass Location. Only a minute away from the Pass Powder Keg mountain bike trail head/ski hill and other outdoor adventures. The suite contains two bedrooms and one futon, sleeps up to 5 if needed. Perfect for mountain bikers & outdoor enthusiasts. The owner runs Sweet Riders, a mountain bike instruction/tour company and loves sharing the great outdoors that the Crowsnest Pass has to offer. Join us for a great stay in the Crown of the Continent!

OUR MISSION IS TO SPREAD THE LOVE OF MOUNTAIN BIKING WHILE TEACHING SKILLS IN A FUN AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

Ride away with a mountain biking experience to last a lifetime!  Master your skills while having a blast in the idyllic Rocky Mountains.