The Bryce Buchholz Memorial BMX & Skate Park in Lancaster hopes to keep on growing.
The family of the 14-year-old Lancaster teen who was struck and killed by a drunk driver on May 3, 2012, will be hosting the third annual “Ride for Bryce” fundraiser on next Sunday – the anniversary of his death. The event features two bike rides - one for 13 miles and the other, a family fun ride for 2 miles through the village and town of Lancaster - to begin raising money for a second phase of the park area that could cost an estimated $300,000, said Bryce’s father, Bill Buchholz.
The bike and skate park opened last September in the northeastern corner of Keysa Town Park in the village. An additional 17,000 square feet of space is available for another phase.
The day of activities begins with the bike rides leaving at 11 a.m. from the park, located off Vandenburg Street. Pre-registration is $10 and can be done by contacting Bryce’s aunt, Anne Farmer, at 684-2406, or Bill Buchholz, at 830-8465. Pre-registration also can be done online at www.flyhighridefreeBryce.com. Registration on the day of the event is $15. The fee includes a slice of pizza and drink. Basket raffles, games and a post-ride party are part of daylong activities. Donations also will be accepted.