RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
ACCEPTANCE OF RISK
Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous activity and involves risks and dangers of property damage, illness, serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis and death. It should only be undertaken with a full understanding of all inherent risks. Risks associated with mountain biking and mountain biking trips include, by way of example and not limitation, the following: the use of chairlifts, gondolas, trams and trains, collisions with other cyclists, pedestrians, vehicles, fixed or moving objects; falls; loss of balance, high speed descents, rapid, or uncontrolled acceleration on hills and inclines, difficulty or inability to control one’s speed and direction, becoming lost or separated from the guides or other participants; equipment failures and malfunctions; failure to negotiate obstacles and hazards, both marked and unmarked, including roots, logs, ruts, holes, potholes, rocks, stones, sand, gravel, mud, water, cliffs, oil and/or other objects on the ground or in the trail, variations or steepness in terrain; slippery terrain, constructed features such as bridges, ramps, ladders, bumps, berms and drops; varying visibility; fatigue; exhaustion; dehydration; heatstroke; hypothermia; high altitude; varying weather conditions, encounters with wild or other animals. I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in property damage, illness, injury or death.
YOU ARE ABOUT TO TAKE PART IN A HIGH RISK ACTIVITY. YOU WILL MINIMISE THIS RISK BY FOLLOWING THE SAFETY RULES AND ADVICE IN THE MOUNTAIN BIKER’S RESPONSIBILITY CODE AND THE MOUNTAIN BIKER’S CHECKLIST. IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW THE SAFETY RULES AND ADVICE YOU INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD OF A SERIOUS ACCIDENT WHICH COULD BE FATAL.