Kelly Knipe

Bike: Husqvarna 501,
Series: AMA/District 36 & AMA National Hare Scrambles, Endurocross, Enduros and HHORA.
Class: Expert
Achievements: 1st place D36 Vet Expert: Coyote Hills 2007, Outlaw HS 2007, 1st place+30 Sportsman Glen Helen 12 Hour 2007, Runner up in the D36 Vet Expert Championship 2007, 1st place  Senior Expert Western National HS Shasta 2012, 1st place D36 Senior Expert Leoni Meadows 2012, Idaho City ISDE Qualifier 1st place 40+ Expert 2012, Idaho City ISDE Qualifier 1st place 40+ Expert 2013, 1st place Senior Expert Western National HS, Picacho Creek 2013, 1st place D36 Senior Expert Leoni Meadows 2014, 1st place D36 Senior Expert Wild Horse Enduro 2014.
3rd Place 40 Expert Virginia City Grand Prix (April 29, 2012)
Residence: Camino, CA
Email: [email protected]
Age: 44
Occupation: Electric Bike Distributor
V.P., Sales and Distribution
Kuberg Motorcycles
Kuberg, Inc.
2815 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, Ca. 95060
[email protected] (831) 246-2662
Weapons of Choice: 2012’KTM 500exc
Sponsors: CKR, Motorex, EVS, Gaerne, SixSixOne, FMF
Off-Road/Cross Country Racer
A Senior, #394M
I was born in Santa Cruz, California.  Growing up in Ben Lomond, many of my neighbors rode dirt bikes.  I got to ride some, but not as much as I would have liked.  In my early 20’s I started building vintage street bikes.  That was enjoyable, but riding on the street (especially when I just had to rail past new GSXR’s on my vintage Norton or Ducati!) The consequences of a crash could have been very high! It was not until my late 20’s that I found my true passion, riding & racing dirt bikes!  I have tried other sports, but in my opinion, nothing else comes even close to the enjoyment moto brings!  It is always different (different soil conditions, track & trail conditions, weather, etc.) an incredible workout all in the beautiful outdoors!  The better your skills get, the more you enjoy it- it’s a true addiction, but a good one!  Riding becomes a major part of your life.  In fact, when you are injured, you’re counting the days until you can ride again.  When finances are less than ideal, you focus on ways to get back out there!  Off Road Riding and Racing is also an incredible family sport! How many sports can you name that every member of the family enjoys and enjoys together!?