The Kentucky Derby is just days away! Hopefully you are studying your odds, primping those hats and brushing up on your betting skills. Bachman Auto Group has been abuzz with Derby excitement, too.

As an executive sponsor of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Festival, Bachman Subaru provided the Official Pace Cars for the miniMarathon and Marathon, as well as the Official Route Support Vehicle for Tour de Lou.

The miniMarathon and Marathon took place on Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 am. Both racing events begin on Main Street near Slugger Field and finish at Preston and Witherspoon streets.

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The Tour de Lou took place on Sunday, April 28 and is an open course, which started and finished at Waterfront Park near Kroger’s Fest-a-Ville. The course highlights included an Olmsted Park Tour, which included Chickasaw, Wayside, Iroquois and Cherokee parks. Cyclists traveled through all areas of the city from Downtown and Churchill Downs to the South End and Highlands.

We had spectacular weather for all events and always enjoy being a part of Kentucky’s greatest road racing!

There are plenty of other events to celebrate in the last few days leading up to the Kentucky Derby. The Chow Wagon is open until Friday, May 3, as well as Kroger’s Fest-a-ville On The Waterfront. Check out the Kentucky Derby Festival ® Official Schedule Of Events for more information.

Other Involvement in the Kentucky Derby

We are making a dash for the roses this year! Our Bachman Commercial Store loaned a RAM Promaster to transport the Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby.

Ram Truck with Roses Wrap for Kentucky Derby

The Garland of Roses will be on display at the Middletown Kroger in Louisville. Friday, May 5, Kroger shoppers will have an opportunity to watch master floral designers craft the Garland of Roses for the Kentucky Derby.

According to a WDRB report, the best time to see the work will be from 4 – 11 pm. Be sure and stop by to see the exquisite work by the florists.

After the Garland is completed, it will be on display until 8:30 am on Derby Day. Then, it will be transported in our of our RAM Promaster vehicles, along with the Jockey’s bouquet, to Churchill downs with a police escort.

Bachman Auto Group enjoys supporting and participating in our local events. We wish all of you a great time at the track!