Last updated on July 2nd, 2019 at 09:56 am
The Harley-Davidson Museum will host a unique BMX stunt show on Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sunday, Aug. 29 in honor of its True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel museum exhibit.
“We wanted to hold this event to truly honor the spirit of Evel Knievel and what he’s done to inspire the extreme sports movement,” said Brook Smith, manager of community affairs at Harley Davidson motor company. “He has really fostered the stuntmen mentality for future generations.”
The Generation Evel- The Next Generation of American Stuntmen will feature extreme sports athletes including: Chad Kagy, Zack ‘Catfish’ Yankush, Brian Kachinsky, Nate Wessel, Mike Escamilla, Dane Beardsley, Drew Bezanson and others.
According to Smith, Kagy recently won the gold medal in the summer X-Games, Kachinksy recently brought home the bronze medal, and Wessel is considered, not only a BMX athlete, but also one of the best ramp builders in the business. He will be onsite early constructing the ramp for the event.
“Many of these X-Gamers participated in the Bikes over Baghdad tour last year,” Smith said. “They went overseas and did stunt shows for U.S. soldiers stationed at Camp Liberty in Iraq. We will be showing video footage from the tour in the Museum’s experience gallery throughout the day.”
The Bikes over Baghdad tour can be viewed at 4 p.m. on Saturday or 3 p.m. on Sunday. Stunt shows will be performed at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. both days.
According to Smith, the athletes will be available for photos and autographs in between shows.
Admission to “Generation: Evel” includes entry into both the event and the Harley-Davidson Museum’s “True Evel: The Amazing Story of Evel Knievel” Cost to attend is $16 for adults, $10 for children aged 5 to 17, and $12 for students, military and seniors age 65 or older.