On Yer Bikes

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.

Sign up begins 8am at the Towne Park. You can learn more about Lance and his life, here and more about the event, here.