Rick started riding trials at the age of six until the age of 13 before switching to motorbike trials. After four years, he returned to biketrials on a full-time basis and decided to focus on that. Competing at the top level in the UCI world events, Rick also works hard to promote the sport in any way he can; helping young kids in schools, teaching them about trials and how to have fun a bike.
Besides that, he is training and working hard to achieve his goal of one day becoming World champion! There is no doubt that with his abilities and his motivation and commitment to training, Rick will be fighting for World number one in the near future. Despite his obvious talents, he remains modest and down to Earth, though his confidence in his abilities and professional approach to riding shows through when it is competition time.
Name: Rick Koekoek
Nickname: Ricky 3K
Years riding: Started at the age of six and now eight years pro
Best results/achievements: Worlds 2010 3rd place 20" Elite. 2008 and 2010 World Cup ranking third
Favourite food: Chicken
Favourite drink: Water
Favourite music: Rock, metal, punk
Other interests/sports: Extreme Enduro
Other sponsors: Ricco bikes, Thirty7even,Teva, Bolle, Keukenloods.nl, IXS Sports Division, Aerial7, Bikes4you, HB Systems, There are a few more in the pipeline, but nothing is official yet!