Birthdate: March 2, 1994
Hometown: Cochrane, Alberta
2020 Snowbike Class: Pro / X Games
2020 MX Race Class: Pro MX1
Weight: 160 lbs.
Snowbike Number: 111
MX Number: 111
Current XGames Gold Medallist
XGames GOLD Medals
Snowbike Base Jumps
Cody is currently a certified Skydiver and base jumper.
Cody has a 3 acre MX track in his own front yard.
First bike ever raced: Yamaha PW50 at 3 1/2 yrs of age.
Cody brought home a BRONZE in his first X-Games in 2017
Cody won his first X-Games GOLD medal in 2018
Cody was crowned Pro Canadian National Snowbike Champion in 2018.
In the summer of 2018, Cody signed with Monster Energy
Cody was the only rider in the top 10 at X-Games on a Yeti kit
Youngest HJC National Pro Rookie of the Year (National R/R).
Cody coaches young riders of all ages to ride safe & effectively.
Best racing memory: 1st National Title at age 14, until X-Games Gold.
Cody was a bullrider for two years before damaging his shoulder.
Hometown MX track: Blackfoot Motosport Park, Calgary.
Cody has traveled as far as Japan to film his backcountry adventures.
Cody became the first to win three consecutive gold medals in Snowbike Cross during the 2020 Aspen XGames
WHERE IT BEGAN
Born from the gritty beginnings of motocross, Cody started racing on a Yamaha PW50 at only 4 yrs of age. This early start lead to his first provincial motocross title racing the 60cc class. A couple short years later, he picked up his second provincial title racing the very competitve Schoolboy class (80cc). The next year, Cody had been given an opportunity to try his hand at miniroadracing.
Cody's motocross racing skills quickly progressed him through the miniroadracing ranks where Metrakit Canada offered him a ride to represent our nation in Spain at the world Championships. After finishing as the top racer in North America, this exciting young competitor crossed over to make his debut on the Canadian National road racing circuit in 2008 on board a Suzuki SV 650. He re-wrote the record books with 4 out of 6 possible National track records that year and a National Championship title in this class. The young Albertan returned in 2009 to compete in the Amateur 600 Series and once again, a near flawless season earned this young hopeful another 4 National race wins, 4 more blistering track records and his second National title in just two years!
Matechuk graduated to the pro ranks of road racing in 2010. Putting his National Championship winning streak on the line, he became the first Rookie Pro to hit the Pro Nationals Podium 4 times earning him the HJC Pro Rookie of the Year Title.
Matechuk continued racing the pavement with Harley Davidson that next year, and even with some technical setbacks he managed to wrap up a second in the 2011 Harley-Davidson XR1200 National Championship, before retiring from road racing and making the journey back to motocross. In 2014 & 2015, Matechuk made a few impromptu appearances in the National Motocross Championships turning heads with his top 25 finishes (running without any race budget or significant sponsorship).
Today, Cody has turned his primary focus from dirt to snow and the skies as he travels the world, filming massive drops and jumps for numerous feature films and working R&D to put out cutting edge products under the Yeti badge. He's excited to be invited back to X-Games in 2020 for the sport of Snowbike. His new goal, to bring home a third gold medal!
THE NEXT PHASE
As Cody prepares for his fifth visit to X-Games in 2021 (Covid dependant of course) he returns to defend his gold for a 4th consecutive year. All the updates and his journey to XGames, we will posted on our social media feeds. When he's not on the track, he will be working with Yeti to further develop their Snowbike kits while filming for various film productions from the BC Rockies to the peaks of Chilli and as far away as Osaka, Japan!
If our beloved XGames is paused like much of the world today, watch for Matechuk to hit the skies with demo and competition base jumping around the world!
Join him on Instagram @matechuk111 or follow him on Facebook for all the breaking news, riding & travel tips and product releases!
A WAY OF LIFE
Like many athletes, Cody enjoys a lot of "extreme" in his life. Beyond his passion for motocross, he began bullriding as a hobby while in high school. Cody improved quickly thanks to his core strength and desire to remain unpierced by any random heat-seeking horns. But after damaging his shoulder at a riding clinic, Cody was unable to continue the sport leading on a quest to find a replacement.
That search lured him into the sport of Skydiving, accumulating well over 200 dives in the last couple of years, he now travels and works diligently to hone his skills in the small community of base jumping as well. Whether it be a bridge in BC, a building in Panama or the lip of a rock cliff in Norway, there is a lot of adrenaline pumping through this young athlete.
Playing hard means TRAINING harder, and no one knows that better than Cody. Endless hours of training are required at this level of competition, whether it be alone in a gym, cycling miles of highway, slamming berms on his YZ450 or hiking the mountains for hours upon hours at a time. Cody lives a life driven by passion and inspired by being the best he can be.