Tour de Casey

Dr. David Wilson is an avid cyclist

On Tour de Casey with Dr. Wilson!

David J. Wilson, M.D., is an accomplished physician and researcher and the director of OHSU Casey Eye Institute. Did you also know that he is a very big fan of cycling and has ridden his bike all over the world?

In honor of his pedaling passion, Dr. Wilson is embarking on a "Tour de Casey" bike ride starting July 31, 2019, and you are invited to share the journey as he rides through northern Oregon and southwest Washington visiting all of our satellite clinics. 

After his triumph on the Champs-Élysées, Egan Bernal may have said “le Tour de France was hard, but the Tour de Casey is even more important. Maybe next year I will join Casey and support their goal to eliminate blindness.”

Follow the adventure

Check in starting on July 31 to get updates on his adventures as he moves through three stages of the tour.

Stage 1: Marquam Hill → Hood River → The Dalles

Stage 2: Hood River → Vancouver

Stage 3: Longview → Astoria

If you are in the area, join Dr. Wilson for dinner! Check this page for updates on times and locations.

July 31, 2019

And he's off...The S-Works bike built by Specialized will be Dr. Wilson's companion on the Tour de Casey.


Casey Eye Institute

Biomedical Research Building

Center for Health and Healing

Tilikum Bridge

Dr. Wilson captures a view of OHSU in Portland from Tilikum Bridge.

The Columbia River Gorge

Dr. Wilson travels towards The Dalles and enjoys a spectacular vista of the gorge.

Multnomah Falls

Dr. Wilson poses with his bike at Multnomah Falls on his Tour de Casey ride.

Hood River

Dr. Wilson visits with Dr. Gebhard and staff at the Hood River clinic

The Dalles

The end of a good day

"As the sun sets over the Gorge, I am heading for dinner at Pfriem Brewery in Hood River.

Tomorrow will head to Washington. As a brain teaser - what is the state fruit of Washington and what does it have to do with the eye?"

The Columbia River Gorge at sunset

Aug. 1, 2019

Starting the day with the prism jersey.

Bridge of the Gods

You are the apple of my eye

If you followed Dr. Wilson's adventures yesterday, you know that he left us with a cliffhanger: What is the Washington state fruit and why is it related to the eye? Get the answer right from the source in the video below.

Coming up

"Why is it that we call the center of the iris the pupil and it's the same word we use to describe a student?"

More on that later...


Dr. Wilson visits with doctors and staff from the Casey Eye Institute clinic in Vancouver, Washington

End of day two

It was a good day on the road today, and thanks to our Vancouver clinic for such a warm reception. 

Jersey options - It's a tough choice

Thursday, Aug. 8

The day began in Longview enjoying a visit with our wonderful clinic staff. Thanks for a great breakfast before hitting the road!

Dr. Wilson has breakfast with staff at the Longview clinic

On the way to Astoria

Decided not to swim the Columbia and am on board the 10 a.m. ferry crossing from Puget Island to Westport.

Dr. Wilson took the Ferry on his Tour de Casey from Puget Island to Westport.

Why do we call it a pupil?

If you were holding your breath for the answer to last week's question, are you ready for the answer? 

"Why is it that we call the center of the iris the pupil and it's the same word we use to describe a student?"

View video below to find out.

Astoria Arrival!

Mission accomplished!

It was good to see the Casey Eye Institute clinic in Astoria after another day on the road. Astoria is as beautiful as always! Thanks to the Casey welcoming committee for lunch and good company to help celebrate the end this adventure. 

Dr. Wilson reaches his final Tour de Casey destination at the Casey clinic in Astoria.