Instructor Certification Program - Course Liability Waiver
WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK,
AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily requested to participate in the International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Instructor Certification Program.
I AM AWARE THAT THE PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE DEMONSTRATION OF MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES SUCH AS CORNERING, BRAKING, JUMPING, AND OTHER PHYSICALY STRENUOUS MOVEMENTS REQUIRED TO CONTROL A MOUNTAIN BIKE ON NATURAL SURFACE TRAILS AND MANA MADE FEATURES. I AM AWARE THAT I COULD BE SERIOUSLY INJURED OR EVEN KILLED IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED, AND AGREE TO ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF BODILY INJURY, DEATH OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, WHETHER THOSE RISKS ARE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN.
WAIVER: In consideration of permission to participate in the Instructor Certification Program hosted by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) I, on behalf of myself, my heirs, personal representatives, or assigns, DO HEREBY RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE IMBA, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, and agents from liability FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM THE ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE OF IMBA or any of the aforementioned parties as part of the Instructor Certification Program. This agreement applies to 1) personal injury (including death) from accidents or illnesses arising from participation in the Instructor Certification Program and to 2) any and all claims resulting from the damage to, loss of, or theft of personal property.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: Mountain biking, by its nature, carries with it inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. The Instructor Certification Program involves demonstration of mountain biking skills and techniques that require quick movements involving speed and change of direction, exertions of strength, and can involve stress on the cardiovascular system. The Instructor Certification Program will also involve other participants, which present hazards associated with multiple users in a defined space.
The specific risks involved in mountain biking can range from 1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises, and sprains to 2) major injuries such as concussions, broken bones, and heart attacks to 3) catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death.
I AGREE TO FOLLOW ALL POSTED AND/OR ANNOUNCED SAFETY RULES, AND ALL RULES COMMON TO MOUNTAIN BIKING. I agree to report any unsafe practices, conditions, or equipment to the event management.
MEDICAL HISTORY: I certify that 1) I possess a sufficient degree of physical fitness to safely participate in IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program, 2) I understand that I am to discontinue any activity at any time I feel undue discomfort or stress, and 3) I will indicated any health-related conditions that might affect my ability to safely on the event registration form and I will verbally inform the instructors or management immediately.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE: In the event of a medical emergency, I authorize and give my consent and permission to IMBA to provide any and all medical assistance, including but not limited to first aid, arranging treatment by medical personnel, physicians, nurses, or paramedics, and to authorize any emergency medical treatment. I further understand that in the event of a medical emergency that I WILL BE FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY EXPENSES INVOKED.
INSURANCE: I understand that I am solely responsible for any medical, health, or personal injury costs relating to my participation in IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program. I understand that I am strongly encouraged to have a medical physical examination and purchase health insurance prior to any and all participation in IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program.
INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS: I also agree to HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY IMBA from all claims resulting from my negligence and to reimburse them for any expenses incurred as a result of my involvement at IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program. I further agree to pay all costs and attorneys’ fees incurred by IMBA in investigating and defending a claim or suit if my claim is withdrawn, or to the extent a court or arbitration determines that IBMA is not responsible for the injury or loss.
I have read the previous paragraphs and I KNOW THE NATURE OF THE ACTIVITIES at IMBA’s Instructor Certification Program. I UNDERSTAND THE DEMANDS of those activities relative to my physical condition and skill level, and I APPRECIATE THE TYPES OF INJURIES that may occur as a result of activities made possible by IMBA. I HEREBY ASSERT THAT MY PARTICIPATION IS VOLUNTARY AND THAT I KNOWINGLY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF UNDERSTANDING: I HAVE READ THIS WAIVER of liability and indemnification agreement and fully understand its terms. I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM GIVING UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS, INCLUDING MY RIGHT TO SUE. I acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily, AND INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY.