The late Lance Gregson had many passions: The Adirondacks, Schroon Lake and cycling. He also had a vision and a motto he lived by: More Bikes, Less Cars.
Tragically, Lance was taken from this life way too soon, but his memory – and mission – are kept alive each year with the annual 1-Eye Classic. Lance’s wife Annie Gregson organizes the event with a small army of volunteers, which keep the cogs turning.
It’s a combo bike ride for riders of any ability, a great potluck picnic after in the Town Park, with an afternoon filled with music, giveaways, raffles and good times. You can bring a dish to share, or if you prefer, pay to eat the goodies with a cash donation.
And this Sunday, (September 14) ‘The 1-Eye” happens for the 7th time, with riders from all over, jumping on their bikes and enjoying the spectacular early fall riding conditions, close to -- and a little farther out -- from Schroon Lake.
Rides start at three miles up to 60 – so there is something for everyone.
Don’t worry if you haven’t signed up yet – the event is a very casual affair – after all, it’s a ride, not a race, and we are most certain, Lane would much rather you enjoy the scenery, than pretend that your are riding the Tour de France – not that there’s anything wrong with that.