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The Bike Derby was held Thursday morning


Youngsters of all ages brought their bikes to the 2014 Sandy Mountain Festival Bike Derby on the morning of Thursday, July 10 at the Cedar Ridge Middle School track.

During registration, kids were able to decorate their bikes with ribbons, streamers and flowers as they waited to compete.by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Kids were able to decorate their bikes with streamers, ribbons and flowers before their races.

Beginning at 11:15 a.m., races began. First up were the 5-year-olds. Sandy Mountain Festival Five Generation Court members were waiting at the finish line to cheer riders on and congratulate them at the end.

Five-year-old racers received participation ribbons, while older age groups received ribbons for placement.by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Older kids raced the complete .25 mile track.

As the ages grew, the finish line moved back, with the oldest age group traveling clear around the .25 mile track.

Before awards were handed out, there was one final race: the parent group. Parents of participants raced around the track on their children’s bikes. For those with smaller kids, the race was quite the feat.by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - Parents closed the derby by racing on their childrens bikes.

Sandy Mountain Festival activities continue tonight with the carnival at 4 p.m., located in the vacant lot east of Big Apple Market on Proctor Boulevard, and the parade traveling down Pioneer Boulevard beginning at 7 p.m.

The Kids Parade will be held tomorrow at noon at Sandy Grade School. A hot-dog lunch sponsored by Clackamas County Bank will follow.by: POST PHOTO: KYLIE WRAY - First Princess Barb Clare helps pass out ribbons to 6-year-old racers.