=== 12th Annual Ride for Sight ===

**Non-Timed Family Fun Ride/Road Ride - August 3, 2019**

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 more challenging road rides through the bluffs and valleys of the LaCrosse area, there is a ride for everyone!  New this year the 100K road ride has been modified to be more challenging including Killer Hill!

We’ll see you there!

Give the Gift of Sight!

Ride for Sight - Information:

Date: Saturday, August 3, 2019

  7:00 - 10:30 am – registration
  8:00 – start time for 100K
  9:00 – start time for 50K
10:30 - start time for 12K, 22K, and 25K rides
11:30 – 1:00 lunch  

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

Cost - Pre Registration:
Ages 13 and older: $20
Ages 6-12: $8
Ages 5 and under: Free
Bring a friend (2 people) - $35
Family rate - $50

Cost - Day of Event:
Ages 13 and older: $25
Ages 6-12: $10
Bring a friend (2 people) - $45
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


La Crosse Lions will:
-Staff the ride on the bike trail until West Salem and on the designated roads. Riders may, of course, proceed farther.

-Provide biking socks or a t-shirt for each rider

-Provide refreshments (water, energy drinks, snacks) at rest stops at the Interstate 90 crossover, West Salem bike trail lot, Fox Hollow Golf Course, Maple Grove Country Club, and on County Rd. II

-Provide a free lunch and a raffle after the ride

Important Information:

-All riders 16 years of age and older riding on the bike trail are required to have a state trail pass.
-The single day trail pass fee is $4. The annual trail pass fee is $20.
-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.
-Bike Helmets required on all riders

Make checks payable and send to:
La Crosse Lions Charities
P.O. Box 1531
LaCrosse, WI 54602-1531

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

Ride for Sight - Proceeds:

Thank you for supporting the 12th 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 if needed the 1st Wednesday of every month. 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 nearly 2,000 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 donated to visually-impaired individuals in order to restore vision.

Eye transportation-Lions throughout the state 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 we completed a Mission to an Indian Reservation in South Dakota.  

For a brochure click on the following link:

Ride for Sight Registration Brochure

Email registration to:

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Platinum Sponsor: 

  • Gunderson Lutheran Health System
  • Reinhart Food Service
  • La Crosse Media Group

Gold Sponsors

  • Mayo Health Systems
  • Family Vision Center

Silver Sponsors

  • Subway
  • Logistics Health Inc.
  • La Crosse Loggers
  • Altra Federal Credit Union

Bronze Sponsors

  • Bikes Limited
  • Blue Heron Bicycle Works
  • Smith's Cycling & Fitness
  • River Trails Bicyles
  • Kaplan
  • Brennegen Auto
  • Carrier Insurance
  • AmeriDown Factory Outlet
  • Coulee Bank
  • McDonalds
  • Sams Club
  • Pepsi
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