Professional and amateur cyclists have been coming to Napa to participate in the Cycle For Sight & Rotary Ride For Veterans charity bike ride for years, but Saturday’s event carried a different weight than in previous years.

For 11 years, Cycle For Sight’s primary beneficiaries have been Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Pathway Home. Both organizations have suffered unfathomable losses that captured national headlines in recent months