In July 1939, the annual Derby Days bicycle race is inaugurated in Redmond, Washington. Redmond is located in King County on the east side of Lake Washington.
The Bicycle Derby Days started when downtown business persons wanted to raise money to purchase flags for city sidewalks. Bicyclists race the 25-mile route around Lake Sammamish.
A Hidden Past: An Exploration of Eastside History ed. by Arlene Bryant (Seattle: The Seattle Times, 2000), 74.
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