What is the Cody Sipes Memorial Race all about?
This Memorial Race is not just another motocross race. It is a platform to pay it forward, encourage, lend a hand, benefit others and spread love and kindness.
In 2019 the Race awarded four $750 scholarships, helped two young people with medical expenses while they battled cancer, helped bring Dean Johnson, a motivational speaker, to speak at schools in Klamath County (20 schools, 11 assemblies in 4 days), gave money to Hunger Not Impossible to help high school aged kids with food, gave money to Ella Redkey Pool for swimsuits for kids who can’t afford them, supported PFCC with a Pickle Ball tournament to raise money for Faith and her family, a 5 year old who passed away days before the tournament from neuroblastoma, bought toys for Toys for Tots, supported Reps for Vets to help families at Christmas time and supported some local youth to help them pursue their sport passions. The race gave away over $18,000 in 2019.
Everyone who donates and attends the Race is an important part of everything we are trying to achieve.
Cody Rian Tabor Sipes was born on March 31, 1994 in Klamath Falls, OR. He grew up loving the outdoors, hunting, fishing and a fascination with anything on wheels. He was creative, mechanically inclined, could sleep anywhere and loved life.
His first bike was a little Honda Trail 50. He proceeded to build jumps and jump that little bike even though his dad repeatedly told him, its just a trail bike. That bike started his passion for motocross. He started racing and enjoyed all aspects about it. He progressed through different bikes as he grew older. He learned how to ride and how to ride faster. He was always pushing himself to be better and faster. He also learned how to work on his bikes. He loved everything about motocross racing, watching racing, working on his bike, working on his friends bikes, building tracks and encouraging young riders. He built a track at home at the back of the property by the river. If he missed a jump he would land in the river on one side or in the barb wire fence on the other. Needless to say he didnt miss!
Cody was loved by young and old. His family is amazed at how many people Cody touched in his 22 years. Friends of Codys started organizing the 1st Annual Cody Sipes Memorial Race within days of his passing. His family and friends want to keep his name alive and to put on future quality races for both riders and fans.