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Southwest Colorado Cycling Association SWCCA (Formerly Kokopelli Bike Club KBC) Voluntary Release, Waiver Agreement and Acknowledgement of Risk


In my participation of any Southwest Colorado Cycling Association (hereinafter referred to as “SWCCA”) organized bicycle ride, or any other event held by, and/or my use of any land leased by SWCCA (i.e. Phil’s World) in the state of Colorado, I, understand the following: I agree not to sue or hold liable SWCCA or any person affiliated with the SWCCA for any reason associated with my outing with SWCCA and/or my use of land leased by SWCCA. I understand that bicycling, bike touring and mountain biking (referred to herein as “activity”) bears known risks and unanticipated risks which could result in injury, death, illness, disease, emotional distress, or damage to myself, to property or to third parties. Some risks include, but are not limited to: Natural hazards do exist, falls, collisions and overturns may occur, vehicles, curbs, uneven or unstable road and trail surfaces, trees, objects on the ground or in the roadway, or trail, equipment failure, Operator error, and the speed at which I travel can create hazards, that certain events can contribute to the unpredictability of the activity, that personal property may be damaged or lost, that I may suffer accidents or illnesses in remote places where there are no available medical facilities, that wearing a helmet is a basic safety precaution, and that I should ask about other potential hazards and recommended precautions and procedures. EXPRESSED ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY: In recognition on the inherent risks of the activity, which I and any minor children for which I am responsible, will engage, I confirm that I am (we are) physically and mentally capable of participating in the activity and/or equipment and/or land leased by SWCCA. I/We participate willingly and voluntarily and I assume full responsibility for personal injury, accidents or illness, including death. I acknowledge that I am familiar with my equipment (bicycle, bicycle components, protective gear, etc.) including the safety and warning aspects of such equipment and will comply with these. I will wear necessary protective gear during any ride or outing with SWCCA or while using land leased by SWCCA. I understand that I am ultimately responsible for myself during any outing with SWCCA or while on any land leased by SWCCA, including being prepared in all aspects for such outings. I certify that I have health, accident and liability insurance to cover my bodily injury or property damage I may cause or suffer while participating in this activity and/or while using land leased by SWCCA, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage to myself and/or property. I hereby authorize any medical treatment deemed necessary in case of an injury while participating in this activity and/or while using land leased by SWCCA. I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: I understand this document is a release and waiver of all claims or rights to file a lawsuit or otherwise recover from SWCCA or anyone associated with SWCCA. I understand and assume ALL risks inherent to the activities I participate in with SWCCA and/or on land leased SWCCA. BY CHOOSING THE BUY NOW BUTTON, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT IF ANYONE IS HURT OR PROPERTY IS DAMAGED DURING MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS ACTIVITY AND/OR WHILE USING LAND LEASED BY SWCCA, I WILL HAVE NO RIGHT TO MAKE A CLAIM OR FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST SWCCA, ITS AGENTS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY ACTING IN ANY CAPACITY ON ITS BEHALF EVEN IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM NEGLIGENTLY CAUSED SUCH INJURY OR DAMAGE. CHOOSING THE BUY NOW BUTTON INDICATES THAT I HAVE HAD SUFFICIENT OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS ENTIRE DOCUMENT, THAT I HAVE READ IT, AND THAT I UNDERSTAND IT AFFECTS MY LEGAL RIGHTS. I HAVE BEEN GIVEN TIME TO CONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT TO SIGN THIS RELEASE AND TO REVIEW IT WITH MY OWN COUNSEL AND HAVE EITHER DONE SO OR VOLUNTARILY DECIDED NOT TO DO SO. I AGREE TO BE BOUND BY ITS TERMS.


Southwest Colorado Cycling Association SWCCA is a registered nonprofit organization. Formerly Kokopelli Bike Club.
Members are primarily from southwest Colorado in the Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Durango area.
Local trails include Phil's World, Boggy Draw, Sand Canyon, Bear Creek, Stoner Mesa, Calico, Colorado Trail, Blackhawk, East Fork, Salt and many more.
Members range from serious endurance racers to occasional cyclists and include both mountain and road bikers.
The SWCCA benefits the area in many ways. It leases property where a significant portion of Phil's world is located and pays for the required insurance. Members volunteer for trail maintenance and trail building using the extensive collection of tools purchased by the club. The club keeps members informed about important land use meetings and projects requiring comments to maintain mountain bike access. It has also proposed many new trail plans to the land managers and member support and input is critical.
The club also promotes a variety of local races including endurance, cross country and cyclocross.
Simply put, if the SWCCA didn't exist most of the trails you ride would not be there. Thank you for your support!!!!!
Copyright 3/2016 Southwest Colorado Cycling Association. Photos provided by Dean Howard.