I, the undersigned, know the Cross Country (XC) trip is a potentially hazardous event, and I participate in it on my own free will and choice. In choosing to participate in XC and any related events, I fully accept and assume all risks, whether before, during, or after XC and/or related events. Risks include, without limitation, physical injury, mental injury, mental stress, emotional stress, trauma, death, contact with other participants, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, effects of weather, including extreme temperatures or conditions, traffic, contact with any type of motor vehicles, collision with other riders, or fixed or moving objects, the road conditions, theft, damage or theft to a vehicles whether on event or parked in long term parking. All risks are known and understood by me. I waive any and all specific notice of the existence of risks. I agree leaders and maps are provided for my convenience only and do not guarantee a safe route or trip.
I shall assume and pay my medical and emergency expenses in the event of injury, illness, or other incapacity, regardless whether I authorize such expenditure. I realize XC requires physical conditioning and I represent I am in sound medical condition, capable of participating in the ride, without risk to myself or others. I have no medical impediment that would endanger myself or others. I understand medical situations may arise during the XC that are beyond the control of the organizer.
I will be solely responsible for the condition and adequacy of my bicycle, safety gear and riding equipment. I will ride safely within the limits of my abilities, my equipment, and the riding conditions. I will honor all weather related and safety decisions of the tour leaders. I will ride in a manner not to endanger myself or others.
Knowing these facts and having been accepted to participate in the XC tour, I, and anyone acting in my behalf, waive, release, discharge, indemnify, covenant not to sue and agree to hold XC, XC staff, Cycle of Life Adventures (COLA), the staff and professional agents of COLA and successors of all the above, harmless from any and all claims, demands, actions of any kind that I have, may have accrue against the released parties. This includes, without limitation, litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damages or cost. My waiver and release of all claims, demands, actions, and liability shall include, without limitation, any injury, damage or loss to my person or property which may be caused by any act, or failure to act, by the above identified people or entities, sustained by me before, during, or after the XC trip. I agree to abide by all XC and COLA rules, regulations and staff decisions based on situational conditions.
I waive my rights of privacy or publicity and grant permission to all, forgoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, videotapes, recordings or other records of this event for any legitimate purpose. I agree to indemnify and hold the parties released above, harmless from any and all losses, damages, claims, and expenses, including attorney fees, arising in any respect to my participation in the XC event.
If I am a minor, my parent/guardian is also signing on my behalf and we both agree to be bound by the same terms of this agreement, waiver, and release. As the parent/guardian of a minor child, I certify the minor is in good health, qualified and in proper physical condition to participate in the XC event and I hereby release, discharge, vow not to sue, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless all of the above released parties from all liability, claims, demands, losses or damages on the minor’s account incurred in connection with the XC event.