Name: Indy Krämer
Current Age: 14
Hometown: Susteren, Netherlands
Sponsors: Sportinstituut Hofman
How did you get into BMX? In 2015, a skate park (Wood 15) was built 10 minutes from our house. My oldest brother had his birthday party there, that was the first time I rode a BMX. From then on I went BMXing with my brothers every week. I met Bruno in Wood 15, but the funny thing is that Bruno and I didn’t cycle together that often at first. In 2020 I competed in the national championships. There I came 1st in the category of ladies up to 15. Then Corona came and I couldn’t cycle for a long time. Until one day I received a text from Frits van der Linden (former coach of team NL). He asked if Bruno, Lukas, Micheal and I would like to train with Team NL. Since then, Bruno, Micheal and I still train with Team NL, but as a talent team. It was quite a big change for Bruno and me because it is an hour’s drive from the village where we live to Area51 Eindhoven. In 2021 I started competing in FISE competitions. That’s gone pretty well for me so far! This is my BMX story so far, hopefully, I can tell a lot more in a few years.
What languages do you speak? Dutch, English and a bit of German
Your top three parks?
- Area 51 Eindhoven
- Skateland Rotterdam
- Woodstyle Birresborn
Top three songs on your playlist?
- Lose Yourself by Eminem
- Mentirosa by Rafaga
- Roller Coaster by Danny Vera
Three people who inspire you and why?
- Lise-Lotte van Brunnersum, cause she is like a big sister to me.
- Nikita Duccaroz, I just love her personality.
- Perris Benegas, I really like her riding.
What is a trend in BMX you want to stop seeing? The new generation of BMX forgets that they first need to learn how to ride a bike and how to control the bike before they can learn and do tricks.
What do you do when you’re not riding? School and work. I have school 5 days a week and work 2/3 evenings in the week in a restaurant as a waitress.
Favourite person to ride or train with? Bruno Colautti
Favourite shoes to ride in? Jordan 1 Mid
Best advice given to you? It’s better to regret something you did do than something you didn’t do. From Lise-Lotte van Brunnersum
Your biggest fear? To know I could make it but just didn’t try hard enough.
Your proudest accomplishment? That I qualified above all the boys in my age group at the National Championships.
Your worst habit? I bite my nails.
If you could hire someone to help you in some aspect of your life, what would it be? Someone who would clean my room.
What is a memorable experience you had that couldn’t have happened without BMX? I spent 3 weeks in France with my parents and the Wedemeijer family to go to the FISE experience.
Your top three future goals you want to achieve?
- Riding at Woodward
- Making BMX my job
- Going to the Olympics