In August, he was invited to the Grand Championships in Louisville, Ky. He made it to the semifinals of the 11-year-old Expert Division before being defeated.
At the Northeast Regionals in September, he received an unexpected bonus - being selected as a member of the prestigious Factory Felt Team, an honor accorded to only the very best in the sport.
"It's a year-round commitment," said Sherman Lynn, Cody's father. "Cody competes in the outdoor season from March to October and also the indoor season the rest of the year. Many of the outdoor events are held at the Hagerstown Fairgrounds. We also travel to Cumberland and Winchester, Va., some."
Sherman says BMX competition is not as nationally recognized now as it will be. The sport will be added to the 2008 Summer Olympics.
There are three divisions: Rookie, Novice and Expert. Cody moved to the Expert group in July after attaining much success in the Novice Division.
"Moving to the Expert Division and being a member of the Factory Felt Team, this is a big challenge for Cody," Sherman said of the Columbus competition. "He continues to show improvement, I think he will do all right."
When not riding bikes, Cody plays football for the Dolphins of the Washington County Junior Football League and baseball for Funkstown American Legion.
He is also plays drums for the jazz band at his school.
"He's been involved with the bikes for three years now," said Bonnie Lynn, Cody's mother. "One day, he saw some kids riding bicycles at the Fairgrounds and wanted to get involved. He practices every Wednesday and Friday at the Fairgrounds and rides his bike the other days. He really loves riding."