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Texas Man Wins The Bid To Jump The Snake River Canyon

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By Paul Johnson

Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) - Big Ed Beckley of Bridgeport, Texas submitted the winning bid this Friday morning to gain the rights to jump the Snake River Canyon. The amount? $943,000. The auction took place inside the Idaho Department of Lands building in downtown Boise. Beckley’s jump will happen next September, according to Shawn Barigar with the Twin Falls chamber of Commerce. He said there were 5 groups who were submitting bids.

September of 2014 is the 40th Anniversary for the Evel Knievel’s Snake River Canyon Jump attempt.

According to his website, Beckley said he is the only ramp to ramp motorcycle stunt man like Evel who was on the bidding list.


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