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 Robbie Knievel

Knievel to commemorate Hall of Fame induction with third Chip jump

World famous motorcycle stunt rider and TV star Robbie Knievel will 
commemorate his induction into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame with a 
third motorcycle jump at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground during 
the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Knievel will thrill his Sturgis Bike Week crowd with a jump over two 
WWII tanks at the Buffalo Chip shortly after midnight on Tuesday, 
Aug. 7, 2007 after a performance by Grand Funk Railroad and Foreigner.

 

 

Knievel made headlines in 2000 when he made a ramp to ground jump 
over the huge Buffalo Chip Stage, avoiding concert lighting which was 
hung from the stage’s roof. The thrilling Sturgis Rally jump excited 
Chip crowds when crashed into haystacks in the amphitheater cracking 
several ribs, but managing to party through the rest of the evening.  
The jump was featured on the Travel Channel’s Sturgis: The Great 
Ride, one of the network’s most requested shows, which is still in 
rotation.

Knievel went one better during the 2003 Sturgis Bike Rally when he 
commemorated Harley-Davidson’s 100th Anniversary by successfully 
jumping over 100 Harley-Davidsons inside the amphitheater at the 
Chip.  That jump also featured Knievel’s wild trike with a jet engine.

 

 

 

Knievel will be inducted into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum’s Hall of 
Fame at its annual breakfast Wednesday morning, August 8, 2007.

“We congratulate Robbie on this well-deserved honor,” said campground 
owner Rod Woodruff. “Robbie remains one of the most exciting icons of 
the motorcycle industry and it’s always a treat for us and our crowd 
when he jumps at the Chip. He tries to out-do himself every time he 
jumps and we’ll be excited to see what he has in store for us when he 
clears those two tanks. We can count on a real pyrotechnic light show 
and an exciting and dangerous jump.”

Producers of Robbie’s A&E program, Knievel’s Wild Ride said “Robbie 
Knievel is a real life action-hero who is one of the most compelling 
characters to ever to blast across the television landscape.”

Robbie Knievel, son of legendary daredevil "Evel" Knievel, has 
completed more than 250 motorcycle jumps and has set 20 world 
records, which include the famous Caesars Palace Fountain jump and 
Grand Canyon jump.

Other performers appearing at the Legendary Buffalo Chip in 2007 
include Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Poison with Ratt, Toby 
Keith with the Classic Rock All Stars, Velvet Revolver with Dale 
Earnhardt, Jr., ZZ-Top with Buckcherry, Daughtry with Blue October 
and Papa Roach with Seether.  More information is available at 
www.buffalochip.com