Standard Waiver for Meetup Rides
A. Rider acknowledges and agrees that participating in the Ride, entails known and unknown risks and hazards that could result in physical injury, damage or illness including, but not limited to, bodily injury, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, disease, death or other ailments that could cause serious disability to self, property or to third parties. Rider acknowledges that such risks and hazards cannot be eliminated or reduced without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. Rider hereby voluntarily assumes the risks and hazards related to his or her participation in the Ride, and states that the Rider would not have participated in the Ride without the existence of such risks and hazards.
B. Rider represents that he or she is in sufficient physical and mental condition to enable Rider to participate in the Ride without any risk of injury to Rider. Rider should not participate in the Ride if he or she has a medical condition that could render Rider’s participation dangerous to his or her health. Rider authorizes the Ride Leader to initiate emergency evacuation or treatment in case of serious injury or illness to Rider. Rider also agrees to pay for all costs associated with any such emergency rescue and/or related medical treatment that might arise as a result of Rider’s participation in the Ride. The Ride Leader will designate and authorize a Rider to initiate emergency evacuation or treatment in case of serious injury or illness to Ride Leader.
C. Rider acknowledges and agrees that other riders will be participating in the Ride and that the Ride Leader is not responsible or liable for the acts of any such Riders. Rider hereby releases the Ride Leader from any Claims (defined herein) arising from the acts of any Riders or third parties. Rider also agrees that he or she will comply with all instructions provided by the Ride Leader, and will not act in any manner that causes damage or injury to any other Rider.
D. Rider acknowledges and agrees that the Ride activities are strictly voluntary, and it is always the responsibility of the Rider to limit his or her participation in any way he or she deems appropriate. Rider’s failure to follow safety instructions may lead to his or her removal from the Ride, at the sole discretion of the Ride Leader.
E. Rider hereby authorizes the Ride Leader and the Group to photograph and/or film the Rider, and transfers all rights in such photograph and/or film to the Group. Rider will not be notified if your photograph or likeness is to be published and/or used for profit.
F. Rider agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the Ride Leader, and/or Group Riders involved in the production of the Ride harmless from and against all claims, suits, demands, actions, proceedings, awards, judgments, penalties, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expert witness fees) (collectively, “Claims”) arising from or based upon any act or omission of Rider; and will pay resulting costs, damages and attorneys’ fees finally awarded, provided that: (a) the Ride Leader Releasee promptly notifies the Rider of any such Claim; and (b) the Rider has sole control of the defense of such Claims and all related settlement negotiations.
By joining the Ride, you acknowledge and have read, agree to and fully understand the above waiver.