BIOGRAPHY

MX  Number: 66

Turned Pro MX: 2011

Weight: 155 lbs.

Height: 5‘8"

Snowbike Number: 111

 

Birthdate: March 2, 1994

Hometown: Cochrane, Alberta

2018 Snowbike Class: Pro / X Games

2018 MX Race Class: Pro MX1

 

Cody Matechuk

 

 

STATISTICS

X Games Appearances

1

MX Races scheduled for 2017 Season

10

Yrs of Race experience 

18

Provincial MX Titles to date

2

National Road Racing Titles

2

X-Games Medals

1
INTERESTING INFO
  • Cody is currently a certified Skydiver and base jumper.

  • Cody has a 3 acre practice track in his own front yard.

  • First bike ever raced: Yamaha PW50

  • Cody brought home a BRONZE medal from the 2017 X-Games

  • Cody won the inaugural Pro Canadian National Snowbike Race in 2017

  • Earned 2nd place in the 2017 Canadian Snowbike Chamionships 

  • 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: First National Title win at age 14.

  • Cody was a bullrider for two years before damaging his shoulder.

  • Hometown MX track: Blackfoot Motosport Park, Calgary.

  • Cody will be shooting for 3 films in 2017 on his Yamaha Yeti Snowbike 

 

For 2017, Matechuk has turned his focus from dirt to snow as he travelled south to make the cut in Minnesota for the 2017 Aspen X Games. As one of only four racers to qualify for the prestigious games, Matechuk will take his CWF Yamaha Raze Yeti to battle on the slopes of Aspen Colorado January 26 - 29th.

 

Matechuk has re-committed to a National level of competition in an effort to earn his team and Sponsors a visible presence in the National Championships. Cody will race all Western Canadian events in the National Series putting it on the line against the best in the country. 

 

Having captured the hearts of fans across the country with his unspoiled passion for motorcycles & racing, Matechuk is the ideal ambassador for the grass roots sport we all know and love... Motocross.

 

Come out and catch all the action at the track this season! 

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 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 as he is scheduled to travel all over the world, filming massive drops and jumps for several feature films and working as the primary R&D Rider for Yeti. He's excited to be invited back to X-Games in 2018 after a head wrenching performance that earned him a bronze medal at the 2017 Aspen Games. His goal is to bring home gold!

THE NEXT PHASE
LOOKING AHEAD

As Cody prepares for the X-Games, we will keep things updated on our social media feeds with regards to where is is and how he's doing.  (Follow his Race Schedule HERE). When he's not on the track, he will be working with Yeti to further develop their Snow bike kits while filming for various film productions as far away as Japan!

Join him on Instagram or follow him on Facebook for all the breaking news, riding & travel tips and product releases! 

A special welcome to some of 2018's newest Supporters...

Coldwell Banker             Olympia Motosports              Zox Helmets           iRev Apparel    

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 those daunting horns. After damaging his shoulder at a riding clinic, Cody was unable to continue the sport so he began a search for a replacement.  

 

Most recently, that search had steered him towards 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.  Whether it be a bridge in BC, a building in Panama or the lip of a canyon in Moab, Utah there is a lot of adrenaline pumping through this young athlete. 

 

Playing hard means TRAINING harder, so if you're looking for guidance on how to make the MOST out of your pursuits, learn more about Cody's meal PLANNING or contact him about some of his aggressive training regimes.

YAMAHA  YETI  RACING

QUICKLINKS

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