*This waiver needs to be signed once per year.
I acknowledge that a sporting event may occasionally put a participant close to another human. Being closer than 6 'could cause me or others to get sick from an unknown virus, including COVID 19, or other.
I certify that if I have tested positive for COVID-19 within 21 days of participation or have knowingly been exposed to someone that has COVID-19, I will not attend this event.
I certify that if I have cold flu-like symptoms, am experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or have experienced a recent loss of taste or smell, I will not attend this event.
I acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present, including this event.
I acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any group athletic events, including this event.
I voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 that may arise from my participation in this event.
I acknowledge and accept that I may not hold Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association (AMBA) liable for any exposure to COVID19 or subsequent infection with the virus that may arise from my participation in this event.
I understand that AMBA will follow all health guidelines to the best of its ability set forth by the CDC, State, County, and local permittees for the event. These changes or updates may result in changes to the event production.
I acknowledge and accept that local health officials may implement a contact tracing plan to stop the spread of COVID-19 and may demand that the event organizer turn over any participant lists and contact information for that purpose. By signing this waiver, I permit the event organizer to provide my contact information for the limited purpose of COVID-19 contact tracing.
This waiver is applicable for participation in any or all of the activities organized by the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association, I agree to the terms and conditions of this agreement.
This waiver applies to all Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association activities, including but not limited to club rides, trail work, meetings and social events.
I understand that mountain biking is a dangerous activity. I accept and clearly understand that there are inherent dangers and other risks involved in this sport and these trips, including the risk of personal injuries, including PARALYSIS and DEATH.
I understand the hazards of this sport (including actions taken in connection with initiating or completing activities, for example, traveling to remote destinations) include, by way of example and not limitation, the following: falling because of improper technique, poor or difficult trail conditions; injury due to faulty equipment, weather or other environmental conditions; and being injured by another participant. I agree that I alone am responsible for deciding whether to participate in this inherently risky sport and/or trips.
I understand that there are more hazards than are enumerated here, and that there are unknown and unforeseeable hazards.
I understand that treatment may not be immediately available if I hurt myself on a Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association trip and hereby authorize EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT if rendered unable for any reason.
I AGREE TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE SPORTS A ND EVENTS AT MY OWN RISK.
I understand that ride leaders have the option, at their discretion, of prohibiting me from joining a club sponsored group ride if the ride leader, in their assessment, believes that I may not have sufficient skill to safely complete the ride with the group.
I understand that participating in Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association trips and sports subjects me and my property to foreseeable and unforeseeable hazards other than those connected with this specific sport, and I intend for this release to cover those hazards and all injuries resulting from those hazards.
I therefore, for myself, my heirs, successors, representatives, and anyone else who might have a claim by reason of my injury or death, hereby KNOWINGLY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVE AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, and DEFEND Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association, its directors, officers, agents, volunteers, sponsors and their estates, from any and all liability for any and all such damage, injury, paralysis, or death to myself or any other person or to property.
I explicitly agree that this release and indemnification extends to harm resulting from any NEGLIGENCE of the parties released or any party released. I am accepting for myself the full responsibility for any and all such damage, injury, paralysis, or death of any kind which I may sustain, whether such damage, injury, paralysis or death results from the NEGLIGENCE of the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association, its directors, officers, agents, volunteers, hosts, sponsors or their estates, or from some other cause. I further agree, for myself, my successors, heirs, and family not to sue the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association, its directors, officers, agents, volunteers, hosts, sponsors or their estates, on account of any damage to my property or injuries I incur in connection with participating in any activity with the Albuquerque Mountain
Bike Association, or in connection with any activities occurring on the property where the activity takes place.
If I violate the terms of this contract and sue any party released, that party shall be entitled to recover his/her or its expenses, including attorneys’ fees from me.
I UNDERSTAND THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ACTIVITIES WITH THE ALBUQUERQUE MOUNTAIN BIKE ASSOCIATION. I HAVE CAREFULLY READ, UNDERSTAND AND VOLUNTARILY ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE AGREEMENT.
This contract is severable; that is, if any part of it is held by a court of law to be unenforceable, the rest of it shall nevertheless be effective.
Today's Date: September 17, 2021