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RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

In exchange for Chicago Duffy, LLC DBA Chicago Cycleboats  providing access to and use of the Cycleboat  and any related services, amenities, or experiences (hereinafter referred to as the “Activity”), I, on behalf of myself and any children under the age of 18 to whom I am a parent, legal guardian, or otherwise have in my care and custody, my heirs and personal and legal representatives, hereby execute and remit this Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnification Agreement (this “Agreement”) in favor of Chicago Cycleboats.

Please initial next to each item indicating that you have read, understand, and agree:

1. By riding onboard this vessel, I, acknowledge that the Activity is potentially hazardous and may result in minor or serious injury, death, sickness or property damage. Situations which may arise resulting in the above-mentioned casualties may include but are not limited to:

  • Changes in weather and water conditions and currents, lightning, hypothermia, or dangerous wildlife;
  • Conduct of third parties at the departure and arrival docking areas and in other vessels on the water;
  • Amplification of existing or new medical conditions resulting from physical activity;
  • Falling into the water, whether or not wearing a life jacket
  • Falling or slipping on the dock or Cycleboat due to slippery conditions or turbulent waters or weather;
  • Injury or death related to consumption of food or alcohol;
  • Failure of equipment onboard the vessel; and
  • Injury or sickness of the Captain.

2. I understand that the above risks cannot be eliminated without altering the unique experience provided by the Cycleboat and Chicago Cycleboats. I freely and soberly acknowledge and accept all risk of bodily injury, sickness, death, property damage and related expenses. Hospital facilities and qualified medical and emergency care may be limited or unavailable during the Activity.  Chicago Cycleboats assumes no responsibility for providing medical care or evacuation during or after the Activity. 

3. I understand and expressly assume all risk for any bodily injury, sickness, death, property damage, and related expenses resulting from my failure to use the provided life jackets and flotation devices. 

4. I understand and expressly assume all risk for any bodily injury, sickness, death, property damage, and related expenses resulting from my consumption of food, drugs, or alcohol while aboard or prior to boarding the Cycleboat. 

5. I release, forever discharge, and agree to hold Chicago Duffy, LLC, DBA Chicago Cycleboats, Jefferson Beach Yacht Sales, Inc., The City of Chicago, and their respective officers, shareholders, members, managers, affiliates, agents employees,  subcontractors, landlords or lessors (collectively, the “Released Parties”), harmless from any and all liability, claims or demands for personal injury, sickness, death, property damage, and related expenses, of any nature whatsoever that I may incur as a result of the Activity. 

6. I will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties (defined in item 5) from and against any damage, loss, theft or destruction of any equipment or property, and against all accidents and losses, liability and property or personal damages, injuries, claims, demands, actions, causes, litigation or lawsuits, costs and expenses of every kind and nature whether or not covered by insurance, including legal fees and disbursements, arising out of and in connection with the use, condition, or participation  in the Activity or my presence at Chicago Duffy LLC’s property, whether that property is fixed or floating, leased or owned. I assume complete and total responsibility. 

7. I will assume all responsibility for catering. Chicago Cycleboats assumes no responsibility or liability for the quality or condition of the food or beverages consumed before, during, or after the activity. 

8. I agree to abide by and understand and accept all items including fines  outlined in the section of this document titled “POLICIES AND FINES.” 

9. This Agreement shall be binding and is intended to be construed as broadly and inclusively as permitted by applicable law. If any portion of this agreement shall be held invalid in a court of law it shall be modified to the least degree necessary so that it remains valid. If any portion of the agreement is held invalid it shall be removed and the rest of the agreement shall be held in full force and effect. This agreement shall be governed by the State of Illinois. 

10. I agree to submit to arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules any dispute arising out of or relating to the Agreement that cannot be settled by informal mediation. The place of arbitration shall be Chicago, Illinois. Judgement on the award shall be rendered by the arbitrators and may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. 

Passengers under the age of 18 must have a parent, legal guardian or responsible party write their name and sign this waiver on their behalf.

By signing below, I understand that I am entering into a legally binding agreement with Chicago Duffy LLC and I willfully accept the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement.  No oral representations, statements, or other inducements to sign this Agreement have been made apart from what is contained in this document.  I have fully informed myself of the contents of this Agreement by reading it before signing it.

Dated: May 21, 2019

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POLICIES AND FINES:

Underage drinking - Chicago Cycleboats has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for underage drinking; if underage drinking is suspected the Activity will be suspended immediately and without refund and the Chicago Police Department will be called.

Drug use - Chicago Cycleboats has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for illegal or abusive drug use or possession of any kind. If drug use or possession is suspected the Activity will be suspended immediately and without refund and the Chicago Police Department will be called.

Dangerous, reckless, and discourteous behavior - Chicago Cycleboats has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy toward passenger behavior or actions that endangers or harasses other passengers or the crew.  If, in Chicago Cycleboats' sole discretion, you or any member of your party are not behaving safely and/or courteously, the Activity may be suspended immediately and without refund and the Chicago Police Department may be called.

No refunds will be issued if the boat is returned before the rental time has expired. If rental is cut short due to dangerous weather, a "rain-check" will be provided to be applied towards another outing.

A Smoking Fee of $150 will be charged if there are ANY signs of smoking.

IN NO WAY ARE YOU TO ASSIST CHICAGO CYCLEBOATS STAFF IN DOCKING THE VESSEL.

A Hazardous Materials Cleanup Fee of $200 is chargeable if detected or found on vessel or dock (includes blood, vomit or other bodily fluids).

Chicago Cycleboats is not responsible for the loss of or damage to personal belongings in any way shape or form.

Parent(s) or court-appointed legal guardian(s) must sign for any participating minor (those under 18 years of age) and agree that they and the minor are subject to all the terms of this document, as set forth above.
Parent or Guardian's Name

First Name*

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Parent or Guardian's Date of Birth*
Parent or Guardian's Signature*
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By checking here, you are consenting to the use of your electronic signature in lieu of an original signature on paper. You have the right to request that you sign a paper copy instead. By checking here, you are waiving that right. After consent, you may, upon written request to us, obtain a paper copy of an electronic record. No fee will be charged for such copy and no special hardware or software is required to view it. Your agreement to use an electronic signature with us for any documents will continue until such time as you notify us in writing that you no longer wish to use an electronic signature. There is no penalty for withdrawing your consent. You should always make sure that we have a current email address in order to contact you regarding any changes, if necessary.


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