Group Ride & Event Waiver
WAIVER OF LIABILITY
Each rider is required to complete and sign the Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. Ride Waiver prior to riding in a Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. sponsored group ride. If you are under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign the waiver. Waivers will be kept on file and will not need to be signed for subsequent Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. sponsored ride.
While bicycling is an outstanding recreational sport, it also involves risks. Some of these risks include but are not limited to: traveling on or crossing heavily traveled roads, winding roads, steep descents, potholes, accidents, unexpected moves of another rider, physical exertion, fatigue, flat tires, and motorists. Ride terrain, pace and distance may vary from the written or verbal description.
Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. requires the wearing of helmets on Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. sponsored rides. I hold Pro Cycle & Triathlon harmless for any injury resulting from my failure to wear a helmet or improper wearing of a helmet.
The undersigned acknowledges that the risk inherent in recreational bicycling and the undersigned agrees to assume all risks associated with participation in Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. activities. The undersigned further agrees to save and hold harmless Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. its officers, directors, coordinators, employees, volunteers, other ride attendees from any and all liability for any injury or damage resulting from, or in any way connected with, participation in Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc. sponsored related activities.
I warrant that I am competent to ride safely and that my bicycle and equipment are in safe working condition. I agree to obey all traffic laws and to practice safety and courtesy when cycling. I hereby consent to and permit any emergency treatment in the event of injury or illness.
Alabama Bicycle Riding Laws are as follows:
§32-5A-260 - Traffic laws apply to persons riding bicycles.
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle by this chapter, except as to special regulations in this article and except as to those provisions of this chapter which by their nature can have no application.
§32-5A-263 - Riding on roadways and bicycle paths.
(a) Every person operating a bicycle upon a roadway shall ride as near to the right side of the roadway as practicable, exercising due care when passing a standing vehicle or one proceeding in the same direction.
(b) Persons riding bicycles upon a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles.
(c) Wherever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway.
§ 32-5A-265 - Lamps and other equipment on bicycles.
(a) Every bicycle when in use at nighttime shall be equipped with a lamp on the front which shall emit a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet to the front and with a red reflector on the rear of a type approved by the department which shall be visible from all distances from 100 feet to 600 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful lower beams of head lamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from a distance of 500 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.
(b) Every bicycle shall be equipped with a brake which will enable the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level, clean pavement.
§ 32-5A-282 - Purpose.
The purpose of this article is to reduce the incidence of disability and death resulting from injuries incurred in bicycling accidents by requiring that, while riding on a bicycle on public roadways, public bicycle paths, or other public rights-of-way, all operators and passengers who are under 16 years of age to wear approved protective bicycle helmets, and by requiring that all bicycle passengers who weigh less than 40 pounds or are less than 40 inches in height be seated in separate restraining seats.
I have read, acknowledge, and agree to obey the Alabama Bicycle Riding Laws.
In the case of children under the age of 18, I hereby agree to the terms of the above waiver on behalf of my child (children). I agree to abide by federal, state and local helmet laws as they apply to my child (children). I agree that Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc., its officers, activity organizers, ride leaders and other members have no obligation to provide instruction to, or supervision of my children.
I give to Pro Cycle & Triathlon, Inc., its designees, agents and assigns, unlimited permission to use, publish and re-publish in any form or media, reproductions of my likeness, (photograph or video) with or without identification of me by name. I agree to not demand payment or any other compensation and agree to hold the above parties harmless of all liability arising from such use.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THIS WAIVER OF LIABILITY.
Dated this ______ day of ________________________, 201___.
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