Daniel Dhers

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Daniel Dhers
Personal information
Full name Daniel Dhers
Born (1985-03-25) March 25, 1985 (age 29)
Caracas, Venezuela
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 134 pounds (61 kg)
Sport
Country  Venezuela
Sport BMX

Daniel Dhers (born March 25, 1985, in Caracas, Venezuela) is a professional BMX rider. He is currently sponsored by Red Bull, POC, DC Shoes, Specialized, Albe's Mailorder, and Verizon. Dhers lived in Greenville, North Carolina, known as Protown USA because of the strong concentration of BMX riders that live there, including Dave Mirra.[1][2][3] Dhers moved to Holly Springs, North Carolina in late 2013 and opened a public mountain biking, BMX, and skateboarding park, the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex.

Career[edit]

Dhers began riding BMX when he was twelve years old to socialize with friends and in 1998 he visited his first skatepark. At age 16, Dhers moved with his parents to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The move allowed him to ride with more experienced riders then he previously had, which fueled his progression, and in 2003 he entered his first contest. In 2006, Dhers burst onto the mainstream BMX scene by competing and winning the Dew Action Sports Tour. Along with wins in 2007 and 2008.[4][5] Daniel Dhers won gold medals at the X Games in 2007,[6] 2008,[7] and 2010,[8] and he was featured on several episodes of the American TV program Nitro Circus. Dhers is one of the most decorated BMX riders of all time.[9] His mix of high flying technical tricks and endurance within the time limits of contests have made his skill and ability revered amongst the BMX community.

Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex[edit]

Dhers and his business partners opened the Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex in May 2014.[10] The 37,000-square-foot [11] family-oriented mountain biking, BMX, and skateboarding facility includes both indoor and outdoor tracks.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ York, Cody (2012-12-30). "Inside Daniel Dhers' house". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Recreation and Parks". Greenville. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-09-13. 
  3. ^ Castleberry, Tony (2010-08-23). "Calling Protown Home". Greenville Daily Reflector. Retrieved 2010-08-24. [dead link]Dhers is a hero to a lot of young BMX riders. When they start riding they look at the way he rides and the type of bike that he rides and tries to copy it.
  4. ^ Thomas, Pete (2007-10-22). "White falls, but still wins trophy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  5. ^ Ruibal, Sal (2009-06-26). "Dew Tour shines single spotlight on BMX". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  6. ^ Sun, Victoria (2008-08-01). "Dhers embraces challenge at hand at X Games". USA Today. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  7. ^ Thomas, Pete; Arritt, Dan (2008-08-03). "To some, nothing super about superpark". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-07-08. 
  8. ^ "BMX Freestyle Park Results". espn. July 31, 2010. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  9. ^ Bebernes, Mike (2014-05-28). "X Games Preview: BMX Star Daniel Dhers' Hard Ride to Glory". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2014-08-23. 
  10. ^ Fudger, Ryan (2014–0505). "The Grand Opening of Daniel Dhers Park". RideBMX. Retrieved 2014-08-26. 
  11. ^ Armstrong, Mark (2014-07-18). "The Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex in Holly Springs". ABC 11 Eyewitness News. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 
  12. ^ Hill, Corbie (2014-05-16). "Outdoor Life: Four good bike rides with kids". Raleigh News & Observer. Retrieved 2014-08-25. 

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