I realize that rides originated by BikeVenturaCounty require physical conditioning, and I represent that I am in sound medical condition, and that I have no physical or medical condition that would endanger myself or others.
As a bicycling participant I accept responsibility for the condition of my bicycle and my personal safety, especially the wearing of a CPSC-approved bicycle helmet at all times while riding my bicycle. I agree to follow all instructions of leaders and volunteers. I understand this is not a race, and I will abide by all State of California traffic and pedestrian laws and requirements. I understand and am aware that there are a variety of specific risks and dangers inherent in a voluntary bicycling, including, falls, collisions with other bicyclists, motor vehicles or stationary objects; adverse weather conditions; and those caused by conditions of the road. I also understand that by participating in rides originated by BikeVenturaCounty, I will be riding my bicycle or running or walking on public and private roads, sidewalks or pathways, with many other bicyclists or pedestrians, some of whom may be inexperienced at riding in groups, and will have to navigate through or around various hazards, like man-made and natural objects and obstacles, including pedestrians, vehicles, uneven surfaces, trees, wildlife, and other elements.
I understand that bicycling, running and walking involve a risk of injury, and that injuries are an ordinary occurrence of a bicycling, running or walking, and while particular rules, equipment, safety instruction, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of injury does exist. I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE ACTIVITY INVOLVES THESE RISKS OF BODILY INJURY AND DEATH, AND I AM WILLING TO, AND HEREBY DO, EXPRESSLY AND VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS FOR MYSELF.
I agree, for myself and on the behalf of my heirs and anyone authorized to act on behalf of either, to freely and expressly assume and accept any and all risks relating to rides originated by BikeVenturaCounty. I hereby release BikeVenturaCounty, the sponsors and promoters, including their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, volunteers and their Affiliated Parties for injuries or damages, which result, either directly or otherwise, from my participation in rides originated by BikeVenturaCounty. I understand that the term Affiliated Parties as used in this waiver includes partners, sponsors, volunteers, property owners or lessors, other government agencies, and others endorsing, planning, or carrying out any component of rides originated by BikeVenturaCounty. I agree not to make a claim against or sue any of the foregoing agencies or organizations or their Affiliated Parties for injuries or damages related to rides originated by BikeVenturaCounty.
I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. I AM SIGNING IT FREELY AND OF MY OWN ACCORD AND I RECOGNIZE AND AGREE THAT IT IS BINDING UPON MYSELF, MY HEIRS AND ASSIGNS, AND IN THE EVENT THAT I AM SIGNING IT ON BEHALF OF ANY MINORS, I HAVE FULL LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DO SO, AND REALIZE THE BINDING EFFECT OF THIS CONTRACT ON THEM, AS WELL AS ON MYSELF. I AGREE TO ALLOW BIKEVENTURACOUNTY TO USE PHOTOGRAPHS, VIDEOS, OR SOUND RECORDINGS OF ME FOR PROMOTIONAL AND PUBLICITY PURPOSES. IF I AM UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE I MUST PARTICIPATE IN RIDES ORIGINATED BY BIKEVENTURACOUNTY WITH AN ADULT REGISTRANT WHO WILL ACCOMPANY ME.
MINOR RELEASE: In addition to the above agreement, I, the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of bicycling, running and walking activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such.
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