More than 300 riders took part in the J.D.R.F Ride for the cure.
The race raises money for better treatments and hopefully a cure for type one diabetes. Riders rode 100 miles during the race which started and ended at riverside park in La Crosse.
For many riders the race is not about winning but making a statement about the disease.
"This program really does something special, people get on a bike for the first time perhaps in 20 years. It really has nothing to do with the bike but it has to do with the mission and the statement they're trying to make to show really the world that type I diabetes will not slow them, or their families, or their friends down," said race director, Aly Levine Director.
La Crosse is just one of six locations for the annual ride from across the nation.