ALL THE BAD THINGS ON ONE PAGE
ANSI or SNELL approved helmets are required on this ride. If we see you on course wearing a Skagit Spring Classic number and not wearing a helmet, we will not give you water, supplies, or any homemade cookies. We will not give you the time of day! We will give you dirty looks. USE YOUR HEAD, WEAR A HELMET !
No Refunds! Your money has already been spent. We are very sorry if your car quit or you are not feeling well on the day of the ride. Whether or not you are able to ride, your money has gone to the purchase of supplies, (food, swag, portable toilets, water, etc). Proceeds are used to support local charities and other Skagit Bike Club activities. Thanks for understanding.
SAG Support. If you get too tired to go on, or your bike breaks, we have vehicles stationed all along the route to help you. Our volunteer S.A.G. drivers are wonderful people, but most of them are NOT bike mechanics. (In fact, many are non-cycling friends of people who are doing the ride.) When they pick you up, they will usually not be able to fix your bike. Instead, they will take you to the next rest stop where you can get additional help or a lift all the way to the start / finish line.
What happens if I want to ride the course without paying? Nothing. It's a public road; we can't stop you. We can choose to not give you cookies or Gatorade. A few years ago, a group with only one paying rider was on course. They all crashed and suffered broken bikes and road rash. (Our SAGs offered assistance.) Karma is a powerful thing. "Day of" registration is available if you make a last minute decision to ride... it is easiest to pay by CASH or CHECK...credit card processing will be slow.
Yes, the stoker on the back of the tandem also needs to register. Come on folks. . . The proceeds are going to charity.
You must sign our Liability Waiver when you check in. No rider will be permitted to ride without a signed Liability Waiver (required by our insurance carrier). Below is the fine print in the waiver:
IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in the Skagit Spring Classic sponsored the Skagit Bicycle Club I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:
1. ACKNOWLEDGE, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of Bicycling Activities and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I further acknowledge that the Activity will be conducted over public roads and facilities open to the public during the Activity and upon which the hazards of traveling are to be expected. I further agree and warrant that if, at any time, I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity.
2. FULLY UNDERSTAND that (a) BICYCLING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS AND DEATH ("Risks"); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by my own actions or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity, the conditions in which the Activity takes place, or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE "RELEASEES" NAMED BELOW; (c) there may be OTHER RISKS AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LOSSES 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 LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activity.
3. HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE the Club, its respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, any sponsors, advertisers, WA State Department of Transportation, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes place, and any other parties connected with the Skagit Spring Classic bicycle event (each considered one of the "RELEASEES" herein) FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, OR DAMAGES ON MY ACCOUNT CAUSED OR ALLEGED TO BE CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE "RELEASEES" OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS. And, I FURTHER AGREE that if, despite this RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS EACH OF THE RELEASEES from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.
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 TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW. I AGREE THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID, THE BALANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING, SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT.