PEC Environment Ride
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
PEC Environment Ride (September 9-11, 2022)
I wish to participate in the PEC Environment Ride (“the Ride”), which I understand to be a multi-day bicycling event including but not limited to pre- and post-Ride events. I understand that by participating in the Ride, I will be using public streets and facilities where many hazards exist and I am aware of and appreciate the risks which may result. I am also aware that accidents occur during such activities and that I may be seriously injured or killed as a result. I am voluntarily participating in this event with knowledge of the dangers involved and I agree to accept any and all risks of injury or death.
In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Ride, I agree to assume all risks and to release and hold harmless the Pennsylvania Environmental Council; PEC Environment Ride; all PEC Environment Ride Medical Team members; the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; their affiliated organizations, sponsors, officials, participating clubs, communities, organizations and all other government or public entities (and all of their respective officers, directors, agents, employees and members) (collectively, the “Releases”) who, through negligence, carelessness or any other cause, might otherwise be liable to me.
I intend by signing this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk to release, in advance, and to waive my rights and discharge all of the persons and entities mentioned above, from any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property damage which I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation in the PEC Environment Ride, even though that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective property or equipment owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I understand and agree that this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk is binding on my heirs, assigns and legal representatives.
I am physically capable of participating in the Ride, and my medical care provider has approved my participation. If I am aware of or under treatment for any physical infirmity, ailment or illness, my medical care provider knows of and has approved my participation in the Ride. If I have been diagnosed with any psychological conditions, my mental health provider knows of and has approved my participation in the Ride. I acknowledge that I, and I alone, am solely responsible for my personal health and safety, the condition of the gear I will use on the Ride, and any other personal property I bring with me. I will obey the rules for participation in the Ride and I will abide by all rules and regulations established by the Ride organizers and personnel as well as the transportation laws of all states in which I will ride. I agree to wear a properly fitted and adjusted ANSI-, ASTM-, or SNELL-certified helmet during the Ride at all times that I am on a bicycle.
I understand that my name, photograph, voice, video and film image or likeness may be used by PEC, and their licensees, affiliates, and employees. I consent to and authorize, in advance, such use and waive my rights of privacy I have in connection herewith.
I have carefully read this Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk and fully understand its contents. I certify that I am at least 18 years of age at the time of the Ride; if I am 16 or 17 years of age, this waiver must be accompanied by a signed waiver by my parent or guardian. I am aware that this is a RELEASE OF LIABILITY and a contract between me and the persons and entities mentioned above and all of their respective officers, director, employees, agents and representatives and I sign it of my own free will.