I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM RELEASING SHAWNEE TRAIL CYCLING CLUB ("CLUB,") ITS RESPECTIVE AGENTS, OFFICERS, MEMBERS, VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS AND ADVERTISERS AND ANY SPONSORS, ORGANIZERS, PROMOTING ORGANIZATIONS, PROPERTY OWNERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, PUBLIC ENTITIES, SPECIAL DISTRICTS AND PROPERTIES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE AGENTS, OFFICIALS, AND EMPLOYEES which are in any way associated with any Club promoted or co-promoted, recreational or competitive cycling event (COLLECTIVELY "RELEASEES") FROM LIABILITY. THIS APPLICATION AND RELEASE IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE AGREEING.In consideration of the Releasees issuance of membership to me I hereby freely agree to and make the following contractual representations and agreements: I acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport and fully realize the dangers of participating in recreational, performance and/or competitive cycling (collectively "Cycling") and FULLY ASSUME THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH PARTICIPATION INCLUDING, by way of example, and not limitation, the following: the dangers of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other cyclists and fixed or moving objects; the dangers arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, THE RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE and weather conditions; and the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury associated with the sport of Cycling. For myself, my heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives, assignees and successors in interest (collectively "Successors") I HEREBY PROMISE NOT TO SUE THE RELEASEES FOR, AND HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE, DISCHARGE, HOLD HARMLESS AND PROMISE TO INDEMNIFY THE RELEASEES FROM ANY AND ALL RIGHTS, CLAIMS OR CAUSES OF ACTION which I have or which may hereafter accrue to me or to my Successors for any and all damages which may be sustained by me directly or indirectly in connection with, or arising out of, my participation in or association with any Club promoted or co-promoted, recreational or competitive Cycling event (collectively "event"), INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CLAIMS WHICH I MAY HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ACCRUE TO ME OR TO MY SUCCESSORS AGAINST ANY OF THE RELEASEES ARISING EITHER DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY FROM ANY OF THE RELEASEES' OWN NEGLIGENCE OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE; ALL SUCH CLAIMS ARE HEREBY WAIVED, RELEASED AND DISCHARGED BY ME.I understand and agree that situations may arise during an event which may be beyond the immediate control of the Releases and I must continually participate so as to neither endanger myself nor others. I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my own Cycling equipment. I will at all times while riding properly wear a helmet that satisfies the requirements of the ANSI Snell regulations that can reduce the risk of serious head injury and I assume all responsibility and liability for the selection of such a helmet. I have no physical or mental condition which to my knowledge would endanger myself or others if I participate in an event or would interfere with my ability to participate in such events.I agree for myself and my Successors that the above representations are contractually binding and are not mere recitals and that should I or my Successors assert any claim in contravention of this agreement the asserting party shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the other party or parties in defending such claim. This agreement may not be modified orally and a waiver of any provision shall not be construed as a modification of any other provision herein or as a consent to any other provision herein or as a consent to any subsequent waiver or modification.