(VVNG.com)- Jason “Ice Man” Allec, was an inspiration to many children as well as friend to many of the parents from the BMX track at Live Oak Park in Hesperia. The community was shocked and saddened to hear about the loss of this 32-year-old BMX rider in a September 1st, Labor Day accident. He leaves behind two children of his own. Parents wondered how they would break the news to their children, young BMX riders that look forward to seeing him at BMX events. Many friends and family have taken to Victor Valley News Group to share memories about Jason.
“You will be missed by so many and had such an impact on training kids to ride strong in the BMX community,” posted Hayley Osborn Gillespie in a Facebook post. He gave children not only inspiration but he nicknamed 10-year-old BMX rider, Elizabeth Sanchez “Dirt Diva”.
The community children adored and looked up to Allec, who had been riding since he was a child.
“I have known Jason since I was about 8 years old and hearing this was really sad. I grew up racing BMX with him and our kids went on to race each other. A lot of kids looked up to him he taught them how to race and everyone at the track is like one big family, he also left behind a family. I’m sorry for all that were involved and my heart goes out to his kids and family,” said friend Amanda Villa.
“Despite all the negative comments Jason was a great guy. He inspired kids off and on the BMX track. He was a great friend to so many and his friends considered him family. Those of us that knew him will always hold a special place in our hearts for him. He will be missed dearly. We will miss his smile and his great laugh. Keep doing what you loved and ride the BMX track in heaven. We love you Jason Allec“, shared Randy N Steph Bon.
“My heart is broken over this news. Jason was my first friend when I moved to the desert, we met in 3rd grade and raced BMX together for many years. He was a great guy when you really knew him. A role model to so many kids here in the HD and a friend to more than I can count. He is part of my BMX family and all the track people we know will feel his absence when we hear the gate drop. I’m in shock, truly sad about this news, and my heart goes out to his family“, shared Michelle (Puleikis) Heaton.
On September 3rd friends and family of Allec have asked those who would like to honor his memory to to join them on September 3rd at 7:00 p.m., at the Hesperia BMX track for “Ice Man’s Final Lap”. (Hesperia BMX Track is located at 17427 Live Oak St, Hesperia)