I understand that this agreement is a release of liability and waiver of legal rights, giving up the right to sue Randonneurs USA and other parties.
IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to choose and ride a bicycle Super Randonnee (SR600) route from the list of SR600 routes on the RANDONNEURS USA (“RUSA”) website, I hereby acknowledge, agree and represent as follows:
1. I FULLY UNDERSTAND that any SR600 that I may ride is a self-supported ride. I further acknowledge that I have voluntarily chosen to ride the SR600 after reviewing the route and I accept full responsibility for choosing and riding the route on the date that I have selected.
2. I FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a) bicycle riding is dangerous and represents an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits. I understand that participation involves risks and dangers which include, without limitation, the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis, illness and death, including viral infections such as COVID-19; loss of, or damage, to equipment/property; exposure to extreme conditions and circumstances; contact or collision with other bicycle riders, people, vehicles, animals, or other natural or manmade objects; imperfect course conditions; road and surface hazards; inadequate safety measures; other riders of varying skill levels; situations beyond the immediate control of anyone; and other undefined risks and dangers which may not be readily foreseeable or are presently unknown (“Risks”); (b) I understand that these Risks may be caused in whole or in part by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others, or the acts, inaction or negligence of the Released Parties defined below, and (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses, costs and damages to me, my family members and dependents either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I, my family members and dependents may incur as a result of my riding a SR600.
3. I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to ride a SR600. I agree and warrant that if, at any time, I believe conditions, including road hazards, to be unsafe or if I am not feeling well, I will immediately discontinue further riding of the SR600.
4. The SR600 may be ridden while there is a Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic in the United States of America. I attest and represent that at this time I do not have, nor have I recently experienced, any of the following new and unexplained conditions: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, new congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting. I further attest and represent that I have had no known recent exposure to COVID-19 without following current CDC recommendations for quarantine and testing.
5. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, I, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND DEPENDENTS HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Randonneurs USA, Audax Club Parisien ("ACP"), the SR600 route organizer, the US ACP SR600 Representative, their respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, other riders, and owners and lessors of premises on which the permanent takes place, ("RELEASED PARTIES") FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, ACTIONS, LOSSES, COSTS OR DAMAGES (HEREAFTER, “CLAIMS”) CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, OF THE "RELEASED PARTIES", INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, RESCUE OPERATIONS. I further agree that if, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a Claim against any of the Released Parties, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASED PARTIES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, losses, liability, damages, or costs which any Released Party may incur as the result of such Claim.
This agreement shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.
I AM 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, HAVE SIGNED IT VOLUNTARILY AND WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT OR ASSURANCE OF ANY NATURE AND INTEND IT TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY. I INTEND THAT THIS AGREEMENT ALSO SHALL BE BINDING UPON MY HEIRS, NEXT OF KIN, REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS. I AGREE THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID, THE BALANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING, SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.
WARNING: READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IT INCLUDES A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF LEGAL RIGHTS. IF YOU SIGN THIS AGREEMENT YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO SUE RANDONNEURS USA AND OTHER PARTIES.