Cycle for Sight Plus 2022

Thank you for making Cycle for Sight 2022 a success!

The McPherson ERI’s annual research fundraiser was once again driven by teams that exercised outdoors – walking, running, and cycling for sight around the state and the country. Kenzi’s Team led a walk around the Wisconsin State Capitol on Sunday, May 1st; the team reached a new high in fundraising this year. Thank you to all who participated, donated, and sponsored the event! Check out the pictures!

Kenzi's Team at Capitol walk, 2022
Kenzi’s Team Walks at the Capitol, 2022


Cycle for Sight Passed Our $50,000 Goal for 2021!

You can still donate to Cycle for Sight 2021, and you can see photos from our various team events here!


Cycle for Sight 2021 took place all over Wisconsin!  Teams and individuals exercised as they chose – cycling, running, walking, and more – together or separately – while raising funds for vision research.  Thank you to our major sponsors for 2021, Opsis Therapeutics, the Princeton Club, and the Chippewa Valley Eye Clinic!

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.


Vision Science Lecture with Dr. Dan-Eric Nilsson
Oct. 20, 2022

Fall 2022 Seminar Series

Cycle for Sight 2023: Date TBD donate online

Vision Gallery
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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

2021 Cycle for Sight Sponsors

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