This is the 2022 Waiver you signed when you joined the club or renewed.
I am 18 years of age or older. By signing this Waiver, I affirm that I have read and understand the terms of the Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk, and COVID-19 Waiver (collectively, the “Waiver”) as detailed below.
I understand that I am giving up substantial rights by signing this Waiver. I have agreed to the Waiver voluntarily and without any inducement or assurance of any nature, and I intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law. I agree that if any portion of this Waiver is held to be invalid, the balance of the Waiver shall continue in full force and effect.
1. I acknowledge, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of bicycling and bicycling-related activities, including without limitation, trips organized or sponsored by Venus Bike Club, social and organizational meetings and events, and any other activity or event organized or sponsored by Venus Bike Club or any of the Releasees named below (together, the “Activities”), and that I will participate only in those Activities for which I am qualified and in sufficiently good health and proper physical condition. I further acknowledge that certain of the Activities will be conducted over public roads and trails, upon which the hazards of traveling are to be expected, in addition to facilities open to the public and private venues. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activities.
2. I fully understand that:
a. The Activities involve risks and dangers, inherent and otherwise, including but not limited to serious bodily injury, including permanent disability or paralysis, and death (‘Risks”);
b. These Risks may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activities, the conditions in which the Activities take place, or the negligence of the “Releasees” named below, among other potential causes; and
c. There may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time. I EXPRESSLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF THE ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING THE POSSIBILITY OF PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, AND LOSS resulting therefrom, whether or not described here, known or unknown, inherent or otherwise. I EXPRESSLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL LOSSES, COSTS, DAMAGES, AND INJURIES I incur as a result of my participation in any of the Activities.
3. IN CONSIDERATION FOR BEING ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ACTIVITIES, I AGREE TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST AND TO HOLD HARMLESS, RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND AGREE NOT TO SUE the Venus Bike Club or any of its administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, committee members, ride leaders or sweeps, employees, other participants, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which any of the Activities takes place (each considered one of the “RELEASEES” herein) FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES related in any way to the Activities. I agree to pay all costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by any Releasee in defending a claim or suit brought by me or on my behalf. I understand that this Waiver will apply each and every time that I engage in any Activities.
4. I FURTHER AGREE that in consideration for being allowed to participate in the Activities, I FURTHER RELEASE AND GIVE UP ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AND RIGHTS THAT I MAY NOW HAVE AGAINST ANY RELEASEE AND UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASES ALL CLAIMS, including those of which I am not aware, those not mentioned in this release, and those resulting from anything which has happened up to now.
5. I acknowledge that Releasees may take photographs of me during Activities, and I grant permission to Releasees to include photographs of me on the Venus Bike Club website, Facebook page, and other similar public sites, as well as in newsletters and any other promotional, marketing, or informational material that Venus Bike Club or Releasees may use or produce.
6. I acknowledge the contagious nature of the COVID-19 virus, and I further acknowledge that no guarantee exists regarding whether or not I may contract COVID-19. I understand that the risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by the COVID-19 virus may result from the actions, omissions, or negligence of me and others, including, but not limited to, any of the Releasees. I acknowledge that my risk of exposure to COVID-19 is increased by participating in the Activities. I acknowledge that I must comply with all procedures established by the Venus Bike Club to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while participating in any Activities. By participating in any Activities, I acknowledge that I am comfortable with the COVID-19-related measures taken by Venus Bike Club. If at any time I am not comfortable with COVID-19 safety measures, including the implementation of such measures, I will cease my participation in the Activities. I attest that I will not attend any Venus Bike Club Activities if:
* I am experiencing any symptom of illness such as cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.
* I have traveled internationally within the last 14 days.
* I have traveled to a highly-impacted area within the United States in the last 14 days.
* I believe I have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of COVID-19.
* I or anybody in my household has tested positive for or been diagnosed with SARS COV-2/COVID-19.
I hereby release and agree to hold all Releasees harmless from any causes of action, claims, demands, damages, costs, expenses, and compensation for harm to me, or anybody potentially exposed to me, that may be caused by exposure to COVID-19, including any bodily injury, illness, death, or medical treatment.
This liability waiver and release extends to all Releasees. I have read and understand the Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risk, and COVID-19 Waiver herein and I agree to abide by and adhere to its terms, as well as any modifications, amendments, or updates made thereto within the same or following calendar year as posted on the Venus Bike Club website.