To the Times of Ti:
The fifth annual Lance Gregson 1-Eye Classic cycling event, potluck and picnic has grown into a well-loved day. This tribute to the late Lance Gregson runs smooth as a pair of bike shorts because of the volunteers of school staff, students and community members, the park staff, donations from local restaurants and businesses, our EMTs, web, publicity and office work by Judy Allison and the generosity of Rick's Bike Shop (Glens Falls) and LeepOff Cycles (Keene Valley).
This year 70 riders rode five routes, from 3 to 45 miles. We had many local riders and some from as far away as Peru and Kinderhook. Many return each year because of the laid back atmosphere (no races, only rides), the beauty of our town and the great food. Plenty of non-riders came for the food and live music.
We’re already brainstorming more activities to promote biking this spring. Lance would have been thrilled to know so many people were enjoying what he loved so much — riding his bike, eating good food and listening to his brothers play music.
Thank you so much to all of you who donated your time, money and energy. Now get on a bike and ride! As Lance always said, “It’s better than a sharp stick in the eye!”
1-Eye Classic Director, Schroon Lake