SCHROON LAKE - Lance Gregson will be remembered with a bicycle ride and picnic.
Gregson, 43, a Schroon Lake bike enthusiast, died Oct. 31, 2008, after a fall while building a stone chimney on a house in Warrensburg.
"The Lance Gregson 1-Eye Classic" will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, in the town park in Schroon Lake. This is the second annual event.
Events will include a 26-mile bike ride beginning at 9 a.m., an 11-15-mile ride starting at 10:30 a.m., a 3-8-mile ride beginning at 11 a.m., a picnic at noon and a bike rodeo at 1 p.m. All riders must wear helmets.
Music will be provided by the Gregson Brothers. Riders will receive T-shirts and there will be raffles.
The picnic will include hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and drinks provided by organizers. People are also asked to bring a dish to share.
The cost is $25 to ride and have the picnic; $10 for children age 12 and younger accompanied by an adult. The cost for just the picnic is $8.
"We miss Lance somethin' fierce," reads a statement from the Lance Gregson Foundation. "To honor Lance's spirit of fun, love of cycling and concern for others, the 1-Eye Classic was born.
"This year's goal is to highlight the many biking opportunities in our own backyard and to explore the possibility of a local cycling club."
For information contact Darlene Gregson, foundation treasurer, at PO Box 61, Schroon Lake 12870.
Information is also available online at schroonlakecycling.com
Gregson was an avid cyclist, competing in many races and riding to raise money to fight cancer and cystic fibrosis. He rode with Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong on several occasions.
Gregson was a self-employed stone mason who designed and built unique stone fireplaces. He was also a life coach.
Gregson's wife, Anne, is a retired art teacher at Schroon Lake Central School. Family members are well-known musicians, artisans and craftspeople in the region.