Former pro BMX rider Robinson sets power-aided jump record

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Posted: Aug 14, 2016 1:15 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former professional BMX rider from Rhode Island has set a record for the longest power-assisted bicycle backflip.

The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2aROReG) Kevin "K-Rob" Robinson set the record Saturday at Kennedy Plaza in downtown Providence.

Robinson, towed by another ride on an all-terrain vehicle, jumped 84 feet from one ramp to another. He needed to jump 64 feet to set the record.

A record judge from the Guinness Book of World Records confirmed that Robinson was successful and presented him with a plaque.

Robinson is a Barrington native. He dedicated his feat to "the great state of Rhode Island."