Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bike for Sight

Bike for Sight. What was it all about? It was about helping to eradicate vision robbing cataracts in patients that can't normally afford to have the surgery in third world countries. More specifically, the surgeries will take place in Haiti and be performed by ophthalmologists from UNMC. Each $20 entry into the bike ride provided one sight restoring surgery. How many registered for last Saturday's ride? 374! And that doesn't include the purchase of raffle tickets. How awesome is that? And how often do you hear feel good stories about doctors who take the time, money, and their skill to help people in need and not ask for anything in return?

Both bikes were receiving compliments left and right. I called us the bike freaks!

The 20 mile turn around

The 1st annual Bike for Sight ride consisted of various distances, including 40, 20, 10, and 5 mile rides. It started at Miller's landing and headed up Abbott Drive up towards Dodge Park (20 mile turn around). For the 40 milers, the route went up towards Fort Atkinson State Park. Jena and I decided to do the 20 mile ride. She actually wanted to go farther, but I was unsure of the difficulty of the route at the time of signup. Beer tasting provided by Nebraska Brewing Company and music by Vybe band welcomed us upon returning to Miller's Landing.


Music by the Vybe Band

The ride was good and the rain stayed away. Looking forward to next year's ride!

photos below by McColgan Photography:

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