Hi! My name is Daniel Wedemeijer and I am a professional BMX Freestyle athlete from The Netherlands. I started riding my bike when I was 14 years old. I travelled the world with my little bike for big competitions e.g., World Cups & World Championships, shows, clinics and many more. Every day, I aim for the top and become a better athlete. You might know me from Nitro Circus, with the nickname ‘The Flying Dutchman’, or backflipping over the Amsterdam Canal.
At the age of 24 I moved to the South of The Netherlands to ride the best BMX park in Europa, Area51Skatepark in Eindhoven, every day! The former 040BMXPark is rebuild in 2020/2021 and went together with Area51 in 2018 to become the biggest indoor skatepark from the BENELUX.
Since 2018, I am coaching fellow BMX rider Nikita Ducarroz. Nikita is a pro rider with the Swiss nationality and lives in The States. She asked me to become her coach on the journey to the Olympics (2020 Tokyo). For that journey, I am living 50% of my time in The Netherlands and the other 50% the United States of America. When being in The States, we are riding most of the time DDASC (Daniel Dhers Action Sport Centre) in Holly Springs (NC).
Besides coaching Nikita, I have another pupil following my coaching program. Tom Clemens is a upcoming pro BMX rider from Germany with a lot of potential. Besides a lot of riding together I also write his training programs.
DATE OF BIRTH: 25TH JANUARY 1990
OTHER SPORTS: SNOWBOARDING, MOUNTAINBIKE, PITBIKING
FAVORITE FOOD: PASTA
FAVORITE TRICKS: FUFANU, FOOTJAM, FLAIR.
WORLD FIRST: FLIPPING OVER A AMSTERDAM CANAL, 720 TAILWHIP, 360 TO FOOTJAM TAILWHIP
CAR: DODGE RAM