Texas Man Gets OK To Jump Snake River

BOISE, Idaho (September 27, 2013)—Big Ed Beckley, a Texas motorcycle stuntman, has won the right to try to recreate Evel Knievel's Snake River Canyon jump on the 40th anniversary of the failed effort.

Beckley and Beckley Media LLC of Bridgeport, bid $943,000 Friday for a two-year lease on the state land near Twin Falls where Knievel’s jump took place in September 1974.

Beckley must pay $25,000 a year to the Idaho Department of Lands for each of the two years, have a $10 million in commercial liability insurance and turn over a share of the revenue from the event to the state.

He still needs permits from the city of Twin Falls and must agree to post other bonds and insurance based on the specifics of his plan.

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