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2017 Derby Days

Redmond Derby Days, is celebrating its 77th anniversary in 2017, is a summer tradition that came to life in 1939, at the end of the Depression. The goal was to raise money for downtown holiday decorations and school athletic equipment. It began as the Redmond Bicycle Derby -- a race around Lake Sammamish by local newspaper boys Charlie Lentz and Ray Adams in which locals bet on the winning time, and since then has become a multiday event every July that includes a bicycle criterium, parade, carnival, and entertainment stages.

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Redmond Historical Society participates in the parade with a classic school bus and vintage fire engine.

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