=== 17th Annual Ride for Sight ===

**Non-Timed Family Fun Ride/Road Ride - August 3th, 2024* 

Imagine not being able to see the beautiful rivers and bluffs of the Coulee Region because you need glasses or are impaired by a condition that requires surgery or even a new set of eyes. This is the reality for many people in our community and throughout the world. In fact, one child goes blind every minute. Half a million will have lost their sight by the end of the year.

Help us to prevent this tragedy on a local, state, and global level while enjoying a scenic ride with your family and friends. Your generosity helps the LaCrosse Lions Club support many sight conservation programs. All proceeds go towards ongoing Lions projects. For more information see the “Proceeds” page.

With a 12K and 22K family friendly rides on the LaCrosse River State Trail and 25K, 50K and 100K (including Killer Hill) more challenging road rides through the bluffs and valleys of the LaCrosse area, there is a ride for everyone!  New this year we are encouraging people to walk along the bicycle trail to support the Lions vision projects.

We’ll see you there!

Ride for Sight - Information:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024

Place: La Crosse River State Trail parking lot, County Hwy B, La Crosse

Cost - Pre Registration:
Ages 13 and older: $25
Ages 6-12: $10
Ages 5 and under: Free
Bring a friend (2 people) - $45
Family rate - $55

Cost - Day of Event:

Ages 13 and older: $28
Ages 6-12: $12

Bring a friend (2 people) - $50

Family rate - $60

County Hwy B to I-90 crossover and back .....12K (7 miles)
County Hwy B to West Salem and back..........22K (14 miles)
Short Road Ride..............................25K (15.5 miles)
Medium Road Ride.............................50K (31 miles)
Long Road Ride..............................100K (62 miles)

Map for 100K Ride

Map for 50K Ride

Map for 25K Ride

REGISTRATION - Please email name and address and preference of t-shirt or socks to  Please click on the appropriate link below for payment :

12K secure link

22K secure link

25K secure link

50K secure link

100K secure link

OR, Send name, email, desired ride, and check payable to:
La Crosse Lions Charities
P.O. Box 1531
LaCrosse, WI 54602-1531

Cost of the ride includes the following

Biking socks or a t-shirt for each rider.

Refreshments will be available at several locations  along the rides.

Provide a complimentary lunch after the ride.

Provide sag support and telephone support for emergencies - (608) 386-1854

Door prizes and offer a charity raffle to support Lion projects.


Important Information:

  • All riders 16 years of age and older riding on the bike trail are required to have a state trail pass. (Trail passes are available at Walsh Golf Center)
  • Responsibility for acquiring a trail pass rests with the rider.
  • Trail passes not required for the road rides.
  • Helmets required on all riders

For questions or comments, contact Erica Brandau at or Art Marson at 

Ride for Sight Registration Brochure - HERE

Ride for Sight - Proceeds:

Thank you for supporting the 16th annual La Crosse Lion's Ride for Sight. Proceeds support ongoing Lions Club vision projects, including:

Rich Coaty Memorial Eye Clinic

Provides free eye exams and glasses as needed. Referrals are made through the St. Claire Health Mission.

Vision Screening in area schools and day care centers

We use the Welch Allyn SPOT Screener to screen for vision problems in children as a partner in Lions KidSight USA.. Annually over 3,000 children are screened with about 9% being referred for eye exams due to a vision concern.

Wisconsin Lions Foundation

Administers funds raised by the Lions of Wisconsin to support its many projects, including:

Wisconsin Lions Camp - provides a quality camping experience free-of-charge to vision- impaired, hearing-impaired, diabetic, and cognitively delayed individuals.

Eyeglass Recycling Center - collects used eyeglasses to distribute to those in need.

Children's Vision Screening - to ensure that every child from six months to eighteen years old sees properly.

For more information go to

Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin

A nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring the Gift of Sight through recovery and transplantation of corneas, research to advance the knowledge and treatment of eye diseases, and education to increase donations of human eyes after death.

For more information go to

Eye transportation-Lions throughout the state transport eye tissue to the Lions Eye Bank in order for the eye tissue to be processed and used for corneal surgeries for visually-impaired individuals and for eye research.  Lions also transport eye tissue from the Lions Eye Bank to hospitals thoughout the state and country for sight providing surgeries.

Wisconsin Missions

Wisconsin Lions take eyeglasses, medical supplies, and other donations to Lions Clubs in Mexico and other Central America countries for distribution to those in need.  Recently Lions completed several Missions to an Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  

Past Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor: 

  • Gunderson Lutheran Health System
  • Reinhart Food Service
  • Altra Federal Credit Union

‚ÄčGold Sponsors

  • La Crosse Loggers
  • Dahl Ford
  • Mayo Health Systems
  • Family Vision Center
  • Logistics Health, Inc.

Silver Sponsors

  • Bikes Limited
  • Blue Heron Bicycle Works
  • Smith's Cycling & Fitness
  • River Trails Bicyles
  • Wrench & Roll Bicycles
  • TrustPoint
  • Subway
  • Norskedalen
  • Carrier Insurance
  • AmeriDown Factory Outlet
  • McDonalds
  • Pepsi

Ride for Sight Sponsorship Information - Here

For a printable poster click on the following link :  Here

Ride for Sight Registration Brochure - HERE

Email registration to:





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