(TWIN FALLS, ID) – Five daredevil groups are vying for the chance to retry a stunt that stumped Evil Knievel almost 40 years ago. Only one of the groups will be granted the two-year, $50,000 lease from the Idaho Department of Lands, which will give them access to the original mound that Knievel used to try and jump the Snake River Canyon on a motorcycle. Though he ultimately failed, the groups say they’ve got the resources necessary to make the jump successfully. The winning bid will be announced next Friday.
Lois M. Collins, Deseret News
Adam Forsgren, EastIdahoNews.com Columnist