SkyRide Rules, Release of Liability & Waiver

Rules of the Ride:

Riders may be asked to leave the ride for any of the following reasons:

  • Failure to obey New York traffic laws
  • Unwanted harassment of other participants and staff
  • Failure to obey directions of ride staff
  • Repeated violation of the rules set forth in ride information documents
  • Or for any conduct that is deemed to be detrimental to GObike Buffalo

Riders asked to leave the ride will not receive any type of monetary refund.

  • Helmets are required to be worn by all riders.
  • Numbered race bibs will be given to all registered riders and must be worn throughout the entire event.
  • Headphones/earbuds of any design are prohibited while riding. Safety is our primary concern.
  • The use of cell phones while cycling is prohibited by GObike Buffalo on all of its rides. Please stop your bike, pull off the road and then use your cell phone.
  • Do not stop to take photos while on the Skyway. There will be many people on bikes trying to cross safely and we do not want unnecessary distractions that could jeopardize our safety. Photos of the event will be taken by professional photographers.

Waiver & Policies - In consideration for my participation in The SkyRide (“Event” as stated below), I hereby RELEASE, WAIVE, DISCHARGE AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE any of the following: GObike Buffalo, New York State Department of Transportation, the New York State Thruway Authority, The State of New York, Erie County, City of Buffalo and the municipal departments, police departments, fire departments that are involved in the Event; The SkyRide affiliates and sponsors; all employees of GObike Buffalo; volunteers, ride leaders and other persons and entities associated with this “Event” from any and all present and future claims including those resulting from ordinary negligence for any property damage, personal injury, death or illness that I and, if applicable, my child might suffer during The SkyRide and other related activities ("Event").

I also waive any and all claims including those resulting from ordinary negligence that may be made by me or my child (if applicable) and my heirs, executors, administrators, other personal representatives or assigns in connection with Event. I attest that I am and, if applicable, my child is physically fit, healthy and cognitively able to participate in this Event and neither I nor my child has been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person. I understand that each child under the age of 18 must ride, volunteer or attend under the immediate and direct supervision of a parent or legal guardian who is also a registered participant.

I understand that I will be using public streets and facilities where many potential hazards exist and I am aware that accidents or injuries may occur during this Event. I am voluntarily participating in this Event with knowledge of all such risks. As a rider, I agree to wear a CPSC-certified helmet and will ensure that my child, if applicable, will wear a CPSC-certified helmet while riding in this Event. I am solely responsible for my personal health and safety and, if applicable, my child’s health and safety, and personal property at all times during the Event.

I will abide by all Event rules, regulations and instructions; and all applicable local, state and federal laws. I consent to receive medical treatment should an injury, accident, illness and/or any other circumstances occur during the Event in which treatment is deemed necessary by qualified medical personnel.

If I observe any unusual hazard and/or physical ailment that may hinder my (or my child’s) participat 
ion, I will remove myself from Event participation and notify Event representatives immediately. I agree that Event representatives reserve the right to remove me and/or my child or refuse admission from the Event if, in their sole discretion, they believe that continued participation presents a health or safety risk.

Promotional Agreement: I grant full permission to GObike Buffalo to use the names, photographs and videography of me and/or my child and quotations from me and/or my child in accounts of and promotions, publicity, marketing or advertising for this Event.

I have carefully read this Waiver and Release of Liability and fully understand its contents. I am aware that by signing/or checking yes I agree online to this waiver I am voluntarily agreeing to its terms, including waiving legal rights. Knowing this, I agree to these terms of my own free will.

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