Cycle for Sight 2020

Cycle for Sight 2020:  A New High!

Cycle for Sight 2020 has raised over $65,000 for vision research at UW-Madison, and also set a participant record (close to 300!)  The total includes $9,295 given by early donors to Cycle for Sight in November and December, which was matched by Roger and Lynn Van Vreede of Appleton, WI.  The event included four teams with 20 or more participants (Kenzi’s Team, Blind Take Off, Delta Gamma, and an incredible team of 40 riders from the UW School of Medicine & Public Health).  Multiple other teams crossed the $1000 mark in donations.

We’re grateful to our sponsors and venues:    Opsis Therapeutics, the Princeton Club, Cap Fitness, UW Recreation & Wellbeing, and our prize donors, Culver’s Restaurants & Professor Andrea Mason.  And to all of our riders and walkers:  Once again, you made it a great event which keeps vision research at UW-Madison moving forward!

Pictures from Cycle for Sight 2020!

Dee Spolum & Dave Jenneke, Cycle for Sight 2020 media ambassadors!
Dee Spolum & Dave Jenneke, Cycle for Sight 2020 media ambassadors!

Thank you for helping to raise funds for vision research at UW-Madison!

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Cycle for Sight 2019 again raises more than $50,000 for vision research!

See photos from Cycle for Sight 2019

Team Tiradani, Cycle for Sight 2019
Team Tiradani at Cycle for Sight 2019
SMPH Cyclers, Cycle for Sight 2019
SMPH Cyclers at Cycle for Sight 2019

Cycle for Sight was held on March 9th this year, and drew 200+ people to three venues on the coldest Cycle for Sight day yet.  The indoor cycling event brings in funds for vision research at UW-Madison.  Thank you to all of our teams and donors for making the ride, once again, a great success.  More pictures are on the way, and don’t forget – you can still donate!

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We welcome donations to support the ride!  All gifts support research into blinding diseases at the McPherson ERI.


Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule

Fall 2020 McPherson ERI Trainee Symposium              October 15, 2020 (online)

8th Annual McPherson Endowed Lecture, John Flannery, PhD                 November 20th, 2020 (online)

Cycle for Sight
March 2021, date TBA

Science Expeditions Photos
This April’s Science Expeditions have been canceled.

Vision Science Instructional Lectures

Vision Gallery
Changes periodically

Vision at the Vet School
Our June 2020 event has ben canceled.


Previous Cycle for Sight Photos and News


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In 2018, 260 participants reached a new Cycle for Sight high

260 people participated this year, raising more than $55,000 for vision research at the McPherson ERI — a new record for the ride.

Kenzi’s Team was once again our top fundraising team in 2018, riding in honor of Kenzi Valentyn.  The 2018 ride at the Princeton Club was dedicated to Kenzi.

We are grateful for everyone who participated, and to our wonderful sponsors (see below).  Thank you!

More Cycle for Sight Photos

Kelsey Tiradani talks about Cycle for Sight 2018

Cycle For Sight 2018 Group2

Cycle For Sight 2018 Group1

2019 Cycle for Sight Sponsors

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Cycle for Sight raises funds to support research to prevent, treat and cure blinding diseases.