We are the great Canadian motorcycling tradition, perhaps "the Ride that started them all".  But more importantly, we raise money for Vision Research. 

 

We're your brothers and sisters, your mothers and fathers, your sons and daughters, your uncles and aunts, your grand parents and great grand parents.

We come from all walks of life, from all parts of this wonderful country, and we

ride everything imaginable. 

 

We collect donations on behalf of Fighting Blindness Canada, and we come together

each year in celebration of our fundraising

efforts, at various points across the country.

It all began in 1979.  A small group of Riders road through the summer afternoon, miles of highway stretched ahead.  Just as the sun began to dip below the horizon, one of the Riders, Jack, started to lose his bearings when he felt dimness quickly close around the road ahead.

Noticing something was wrong, Jack’s buddies moved into a close formation around his bike, and used their high beams to illuminate the road home.

Jim Bentley - Founder
Ride for Sight Sponsors, Supporters & Friends
Ride for Sight Sponsor Music by the Bay Live
Ride for Sight Supporters Fenelon Falls Legion
Ride for Sight Friends Giant Tiger, Sutton
Ride for Sight & Yamaha Motor Canada
Ride for Sight Friends Suzuki Canada
Ride for Sight Supporters Sharp Ride
Ride for Sight Friends GTAmotorcycle
Ride for Sight & Town of Gander NL
Ride for Sight Friends MTO Halton
Ride for Sight Sponsor Steel Hotels
20 NL Comfort & Quality Gander
Ride for Sight Supporter Bragg Creek
Ride for Sight Friends Hard Knox

Our mandate is to raise the much-needed funds for vision research.

 

Our 44 year relationship with Fighting Blindness Canada has seen our Riders and Friends, from all across Canada, support this important initiative with over $26 million in funding. 

 

In 2003 Ride for Sight was internationally recognized as the largest single private fundraising initiative for vision research in the world.

Each of our provincial Teams enriches the national flavour of Ride for Sight through their talented people, unique culture,

and traditions.  We are enriched by our cultural diversity and are determined to preserve it. 

 

Since its foundation in 1979, Ride for Sight has always considered its greatest asset to be the men and women across Canada who have built its success through their innovative fundraising efforts.

When they reached their destination, Jack parked his bike for the last time.  Soon after, he was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa – one of the many blinding eye diseases that affect millions of Canadians today.

This wasn’t the end of the group’s passion for riding. In hopes of finding a cure for their friend, Jack’s pals created, what would become, the longest-running charity motorcycle ride in the country – Ride for Sight.  Since then, Ride for Sight has raised over $26 million for Fighting Blindness Canada - the leading funder of vision research in Canada.

From its humble beginnings, Ride for Sight has grown from a small local fundraising event to a national initiative, with Rides taking place across Canada each year.

 

Everyone is invited to join:

we don't care what you ride,

who you ride with, or how

you get to a celebration site. 

  

Pick up a Donor Sheet and start fundraising.  Ride along with us, as we take a united stand against vision loss, and continue to make history.

2021 marked our 43rd Year!

And even during a 2-year pandemic,

Canadian Motorcyclists delivered over 

$82,000

for vision research to

Fighting Blindness Canada

Join Us for #44 in 2022!

Our Values

Ride for Sight

is a rich history

of men and women 

who share a

common passion

for motorcycling

and sociable relationships.

We believe

that 90% of

social interaction

is based in sight.

Certainly our ability

to enjoy our

passion of Riding revolves around our ability to see. 

 

Sight is a core

quality of life

that all should enjoy.

Not enough is being done by society,

as a whole,

to ensure this.