One of our favorite summertime events around Redmond is Derby Days. Derby Days began in 1940 as a bike derby and parade - that makes 2018 the 78th year! You can learn more about this year’s Derby Days’ festivities here.
We have actively supported the event since 1976, when Bob and Shirley were on the Board of Directors of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce and wanted to get involved in this great local event. In 1986 we began sponsoring a cycling team (led by our UPS driver Steve!) that competed in the bike races held in conjunction with the Derby.
Later on, our involvement grew to sponsoring a portion of the children’s parade, working with the Redmond Medical Center as they organized the parade for kids. At the time, we sponsored the Patriotic/American Flag category of the parade. Ultimately, we became lead sponsors of the children’s parade, something we continue to do to this day. Derby Days has become a favorite event at the store and several of our staff members volunteer to help with registration and getting Redmond kids lined up for the parade.
Keeping in the spirit of Derby Days, we also set up a section of the store each summer leading up to Derby Days with a variety of supplies for decorating your bikes and making them festive for the event.
Be sure to stop by the store to pick up any last-minute decorating supplies or to show us your bike. And if you see us at Derby Days please come say hello!