Marin Bikes Signs Cody Kelley
Kelley, a 20 year-old racer from the Salt Lake City, Utah area, focuses on the Enduro and downhill disciplines. He started riding bikes before he could even run, and began his two- wheeled obsession by shredding his back yard aboard a 12” Elmo bike. Kelley started racing BMX at a young age, got hooked on competition and moved over to the gravity scene at age 17. He had started to establish himself on the circuit, with a podium finish at the 2011 Downhill National Championships, winning the Sea Otter Classic Downhill, and a podium finish at the Pro Slalom National Championships. With an injury forcing him to spend more time pedaling as part of his recovery, he found a new passion and made the move to Enduro in 2014, where he had a consistent season racing the North American Enduro Tour.
“We’re thrilled to have such a talent in Cody racing on Marin this year,” said Matt Van Enkevort, CEO of Marin Bikes. “He’s super fast, and a really personable guy. We think he’s a perfect addition to the Marin crew.”
Kelley adds “I am super excited about this opportunity and to race for Marin. They have a stellar crew that wants to see myself and their other sponsored riders succeed.”
Look for Cody to be leaving his mark on the North American race scene this coming season on his Attack Trail, Mount Vision and Rift Zone frames. Kelley’s other sponsors include ENVE Composites, Shimano, Fox Racing Shox, Troy Lee Designs, Oakley, Café Rio, Mountain Racing Parts, ODI and Canyons Resorts.