July 27, 2020 - UpdatedRelease of Liability Waiver
I, the undersigned, know that participating in a ride event organized by Bike Elkhart County, Inc. is a potentially hazardous activity and I participate in it out of my own free will and choice. In choosing to participate in the a ride event and related events, I fully accept and assume all risks including without limitation, physical injury, mental injury or trauma, death, contact with other participants, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, the effects of weather including extreme temperature conditions, traffic, contact with motor vehicles of all types and descriptions, collision with other riders or fixed objects, the conditions of the road and participating in events along the route, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I examined a ride event routes and recognize that they are on and across public roads without special bike lanes. I agree that Bike Elkhart County is not responsible for the conditions of public roads. I assume the risk of all conditions and occurrences during a ride event and related events and waive all specific notice of the existence of either. I shall pay my own medical and emergency expenses in the event of accident, illness, or other incapacity regardless of whether I have authorized such expense.
I agree to abide by all traffic rules applicable to automobiles and recognize that failure to do so can put me and others in danger. I agree to be solely responsible for the condition and adequacy of my bicycle, safety gear and riding equipment.
Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of my entry acceptance, I for myself and anyone acting on my behalf, waive and release Bike Elkhart County, Inc., and participating clubs, government agencies, communities and organizations, all Bike Elkhart County, Inc. officers, members, agents, volunteers and their representatives, from any and all claims of any kind I have, may have or may hereafter accrue against Bike Elkhart County, Inc., either directly or indirectly, including claims brought by third parties, arising out of or relating in any respect to my attending or participating in a ride event, including without limitation, damage or harm to me or my property which may be caused by any negligent act or omission by Bike Elkhart County, Inc. I further agree to indemnify and hold Bike Elkhart County, Inc. from any and all losses, damages, claims and expenses, including attorney fees, arising from or relating in any respect to my participation in a ride event. I agree that photos and videos taken of me during this ride may be used in Bike Elkhart County, Inc. newsletters, website or ride brochures without compensation.