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Derby Days 70th Anniversary

1949 parade entry

Redmond Derby Days celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2010! It’s a summer tradition that came to life at the end of the Depression. Derby Days began as a drive to raise money for downtown holiday decorations and school athletic equipment. The outgrowth of a small town's community spirit, the Derby now hosts the nation's longest running bicycle race. Except for four years (1942 to 1945) during World War II, the race has been held each year. It includes activities for young and old.

The 2010 included:

  • Friday Night Live: Free Concert
  • REI Friday Night Poker Ride
  • IMPACT eco-fair
  • NEW!!! Derby Days Dash 5k Race/Walk
  • Kids & Grand Parade
  • Microsoft Entertainment Mainstage
  • Bicycle Criterium
  • Field of Fun... Free fun kids activities
  • Great Food, Beer & Wine Gardens
  • Funtastic Carnival
  • Fireworks Finale

The first bicycle race around Lake Sammamish started way back in 1939. These days, the bicycle race is held in downtown Redmond. This was the 70th annual Derby Days Parade, and once again Redmond Historical Society was in the parade. We're always looking for people to join us, either in the school bus or fire truck, or carrying our banner.

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