Event Details

Cycle for Sight Virtual is for anyone and everyone who wants to get active to support vision research. Teams, families and individuals can participate in the following three ways:

1.     Join the Cycle for Sight Live Broadcast Indoor Program on June 20th.

We are planning a special two-hour Cycle for Sight Virtual program on Saturday, June 20th that is going to be challenging, rewarding and fun-tastic for all participants.

The opening ceremonies will begin at 8 am PST | 9 am MST| 11 am EST | 12:30 pm NST followed by your choice of these cycling or fitness programs:

  • A custom, indoor Cycle for Sight program led by spin instructor and running coach Mike Porter from Positive Edge! This program is also great for anyone participating on a treadmill. Start now and enjoy spring workouts with Mike and his big, motivational smile. He'll have you inspired and in cycling shape in time for June 20th. Click here to learn more.
  • A special Zwift ride, led by Parapan Am silver-medalist and Paralympic hopeful Lowell Taylor
  • An accessible strength and cardio movement session led by Marla Ericksen, a highly experienced trainer. And a yoga class led by teacher and performer Vivian Chong, who lives with blindness after a rare pharmaceutical reaction. Nurture your mind, body and heart while developing strength, mindfulness and flexibility at Cycle for Sight Virtual – no equipment necessary.

And special guests across Canada will be sharing inspirational words of encouragement to keep us moving through our cycling and fitness challenges.

The technology to participate in this memorable indoor program will be very simple, so that participants can easily switch between the three programs. All that is required is a computer or mobile phone and internet access.

Cycle for Sight Virtual will end with closing ceremonies to bring everyone from coast-to-coast back together to celebrate what we have achieved physically, and more importantly, the impact our collective fundraising will make in our fight against vision loss.

2.     Choose your own route and cycle safely outdoors.

If you can cycle outdoors safely, then join the Cycle for Sight Club on Strava to build your route. Post your rides and be inspired by where other cyclists like to ride along similar routes. Be sure to upload photos, and give kudos to fellow riders who are training to Cycle for Sight.

3.     Choose an athletic pursuit of your choice!

Cycle for Sight is for anyone, even if you don’t have access to a bike this year. You can set a different fitness goal, how ever you would like to move and get active this spring. Run, walk, climb stairs, jump rope, sit ups, dance, yoga, Zumba are just a few ideas. (See also the indoor movement program on event day just above.)


Can I Cycle for Sight on a different day?

Yes you can! If you are not able to Cycle for Sight with us on June 20th, then you can complete your route or personal challenge on any day prior to June 20th. Some of our participants have already begun their Cycle for Sight challenge by tracking their mileage on-going from now until June 20th.

Should I track my mileage?

Whether you are cycling or have chosen a different way to move, you do not need to track your mileage. You can just participate in the event day program, or cycle outdoors on the route of your choice, or have a family dance or Zumba party.

If you’d like to set a mileage goal (like 1,000 kms), or a specific fitness goal (like 10,000 sit-ups), then definitely go for it! You can begin personally tracking your mileage anytime between now and event day on Saturday, June 20th. You can provide updates to your supporters on your Cycle for Sight online participant page.

How can I track my mileage?

If you decide to track your mileage, you can join the Cycle for Sight Club on Strava or your own personal fitness tracker.

Do I have to sign up for Strava to participate?

No, you do not have to sign up for Strava, or have access to any fitness tracking apps to participate. The only thing required to participate in the Cycle for Sight Virtual program on event day is access to the internet on a computer, tablet or phone. The technology will be very simple!