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Cycle for Sight 2015

Online registration for Cycle for Sight is now closed. Please contact Michael Chaim (608) 320-9347) up to the event start time to confirm bike availability. You can still make a donation to support research on vision and blinding illnesses by clicking on the button to the right, or search for a participant.
Cycle for Sight is an annual indoor cycling fundraiser on spinning bikes sponsored by the McPherson Eye Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin. Funds raised support research on vision and blinding illnesses by UW-Madison researchers. Please return to the Cycle for Sight website for more details about the event.


Registration fees:
  • $40 per team of 4 riders (additional riders $10 each)
  • $10 per individual
To register, select the Registration button at the right. Before you do, here are a few things to consider:

1. Registration Options

Team Captain Registers Your Entire Team
Your team captain may register your four-member team and pay the $40 registration fee: you do not need to individually register participants. You will then have only a single fundraising page for the whole team and a personal fundraising page for the team captain. Individual participants can direct interested supporters to the team page to encourage donations and support. Team captains will still be asked to list names and email addresses of riders so that event updates can be sent to all participants.
Please note: When you register as an entire team, the names of your individual team members will not automatically display on your team fundraising page. They will still be registered for the event. If you would like them to appear on your team page, please email
Register as an individual, participating on a team
Instead of paying for the four-person team at a single time, your team members can register as individuals and pay $10 per individual. Each member will then get an individual fundraising page. Individual fundraising totals will also be reflected as part of the team total. When you ask family and friends to support your efforts, you can direct them to your individual page.
Note - if your captain has already registered and paid the $40 on your behalf, it is not necessary to register individually. Teams may consist of more than four members. If you do need to pay the registration fee individually, you may also do so the day of the event.
Register as an individual, participating solo
You can also register as an individual and not as part of a team. The registration fee is still $10, and you will still be encouraged to raise funds.
No matter which registration option you select, you can register additional people later, but please note that you will have to pay the additional registration fee at the time you complete each registration.
After you register, don't forget to visit Cycle for Sight on Facebook and tell your friends you're going!

2. Where and when do you want to participate?

Cycle for Sight is on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The group ride locations and times are:
  • UW-Madison Campus. Hours are 9am-Noon.
    • UW SERF (South East Recreational Facility) at 715 W. Dayton St
    • UW Natatorium at 2000 Observatory Drive
  • Princeton Club West, 8080 Watts Road, Madison. Hours are 8-11am.
During registration you will be asked to choose a location and a time period, as well as a backup time. Sessions will run at the top of every hour.
Note: You may also register to bike or walk for an hour at a place of your own choosing! Sign up as an individual or with a team, and bike or walk at your own gym or elsewhere before April 1, 2015, to count as a Cycle for Sight participant. By registering, you will also have your own fundraising page where you can direct donors.
We will attempt to honor all preferences, although this is not guaranteed. Times will be confirmed via email by Saturday, March 7. Teams will be assigned to ride together unless otherwise requested.

3. What if you need help?

If you need assistance with using the registration tools or have a question about online donations, please email
If you have questions about the event or the McPherson Eye Research Institute, contact Michael Chaim, Development Specialist, (608) 265-0690 or

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