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Organizers Gearing Up for Evel Knievel Days

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The organizers of Evel Knievel Days said they expect this summer's event will be the biggest and best the festival has ever had since its debut 14 years ago. Organizers say each year the festival committees build off the previous years to set the bar higher.

For the second time in Evel Knievel Days history they will hold a mile long urban downhill mountain bike race. It is the only race of its kind in the United States.

Organizers said Evel Knievel Days, which is free to the public, is about inspiring people to push the envelope by taking risks. "Evel Knievel Days is very special in the sense that no matter where someone comes from or the privilege of their family they're able to go and see this mantra of that if you take a risk and you're willing to embrace the risk of failure in order to obtain your dream and do what you love for a living regardless of those curves that you can extremely successful. That's why miners traveled to Butte and Evel Knievel jumped his motorcycle," said Austin James, a member of the Evel Knievel Days organization.

Organizers say several big announcements are coming soon including one about a special guest appearance to be nationally televised at this year's event.

Evel Knievel Days is set for July 23 through 25.

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