Bike 5 Cities Waiver and Release 2019

In consideration of my registration to bicycle in the Bike 5 Cities event organized by Bike/Walk Central Florida, I hereby agree to and acknowledge the following, which includes a waiver and release of liability, which will apply to my participation in all Bike/Walk Central Florida events (individually an “Event,” and collectively “Events”):

  1. I am aware that with any bicycle-related activity there are certain inherent dangers, including but not limited to the hazards of the roads, off-road terrain, accidents, actions of participants, actions of motorists, and other persons.   By my participation in any Event, I certify that I am aware of these inherent dangers of bicycle riding and the safety rules of the road applicable to bicycles. 
  2. I understand that CPSC-certified bicycle helmets are required to participate in all riding Events.  I agree to wear a bicycle helmet while participating in any such Event and to follow the rules of the road and all applicable laws and safe bicycling practices.    
  3. I hereby consent to emergency medical treatment if I am injured while participating in an Event. 
  4. I understand that it is not the function of the ride leaders (if an Event has ride leaders) to serve as guardians of my safety.  I recognize that the route(s) chosen may be challenging, not necessarily the safest or easiest route(s), and that weather, road, or traffic conditions may make a ride more difficult.   

  5. Bike/Walk Central Florida reserves the right to remove any rider who is deemed to be endangering himself/herself or others or is riding illegally as defined by Florida State traffic law.  Notwithstanding this clause, Bike/Walk Central Florida is not responsible for any cyclists not removed from the Event for any of these reasons and this clause shall in no way supersede, exempt participants from, or otherwise nullify any other clause in this Waiver & Release.
  6. I give permission to Bike Walk Central Florida and participating sponsors to use my image without payment in any future Bike/Walk Central Florida materials should it appear in photos taken during an Event.
  7. I freely and voluntarily accept all risks of injury, death, or property damage.   I understand and agree that none of the parties described below may be held liable in any way for any occurrence or accident in connection with an Event.   I hereby RELEASE from any and all liability and agree to INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS Bike/Walk Central Florida and its officers, board members, agents, successors and assigns, as well as the sponsors, the ride leader(s) (if any), or other volunteers, against all claims, including, but not limited to, claims of negligence, unintentional acts, and acts of omission, and any loss or expense, which may arise from my participation in any Event.   I understand I am responsible for my own conduct and decisions while participating in a Bike/Walk Central Florida Event and further agree that this Waiver & Release shall also apply to any claim arising out of my participation in any non-bicycling activities while a participant before, during, or after an Event.
  8. This Waiver & Release is binding upon me, my family, my heirs, my estate, my legal representatives and assigns.   Any legal action that may arise from my participation in this ride or event must be brought in the Orange County Circuit Court in the State of Florida.   I understand that the terms of this document are contractual, in consideration for participation, and not a mere recital, and I have signed this document as my own free act.
  9. Bike/Walk Central Florida will not be responsible for any delay, interruption or other failure to perform, and may cancel any event in the case of a circumstance beyond its reasonable control.  Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, an Act of God (for example, flooding or inclement weather,  etc.), war, riot or other civil disturbance, fire, epidemic, explosion, terrorist activity, sabotage, compliance with government requests, orders, or regulations, inability to deploy necessary equipment or volunteers, roadway or trail closures or construction, dangerous or impassable roadway or trail conditions, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of the Bike/Walk Central Florida. The executive director and the board will be the sole decision makers as to what, if any, refund or other accommodation will be made in the event of cancellation of an event.