Participation in the Special Touch Florida to Wisconsin Cycle Ride is physically demanding, strenuous, and potentially hazardous. By registering and joining this event, you assume the risk associated with your participation.
While we strive to find routes that are off the beaten path, roads can be heavily trafficked in areas along the way.
Special Touch Ministry reserves the right to make route and accommodation modifications without notification and to make alterations and substitutions to the itinerary as needed to improve the quality or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of participants. The maximum number of participants allowed in this event may be adjusted in response to demand and facility availability.
In consideration of my participation in the 2021 Special Touch Ministry Florida to Wisconsin Cycle ride, otherwise know as the “Event”, I, for myself, my spouse, children, guardians, heirs and next of kin, and any legal and personal representatives, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, hereby agree as follows:
1. Assumption of Risk - I am aware that cycling involves inherent risks, including but not limited to those associated with man-made and natural jumps; collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other participants, animals, and fixed or moving objects; imperfect course conditions; surface hazards, including pot holes; equipment failure; inadequate safety equipment; use of equipment or materials provided by the Event organizer and others; and weather conditions. I fully understand that participating in the Event is an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits and may involve the risk of serious injury or death, economic loss, property damage or loss that may result from my own actions, inactions or negligence, and also from the actions, inactions or negligence of others. I understand and voluntarily assume these risks.
2. Release of Liability. I hereby forever release, waive, and discharge Special Touch Ministry, Inc, and each of its respective officers, directors, agents, employees, volunteers, independent contractors, members, staff, and affiliates from any and all claims that may arise out of or are related to my participation in the Event, including claims arising from ordinary negligence.
3. Covenant Not to Sue and Indemnity Agreement. I will not make any claim against Special Touch Ministry, Inc. for injury, damage, death or any other loss arising from or related to my participation in the Event. I understand that if I attempt to sue in violation of this agreement, Special Touch Ministry, Inc. may seek to recover all of their costs, including legal fees. I agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Special Touch Ministry, Inc. from and against any and all actions, causes of action, claims, charges, demands, losses, damages, costs, attorney’s fees, judgments, liens, indebtedness and liabilities of every kind and character, whether known or unknown, including foreseen or unforeseen bodily injury and personal injuries and property damage that may be sustained by me or any other person in any way connected to, related to, or arising out of my participation in the Event.
6. Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Severability. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Wisconsin without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the state of Wisconsin or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of or relating to this agreement shall be instituted in courts of Waupaca, Wisconsin. If any provision of this agreement is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, such invalidity, illegality, or unenforceability shall not affect any other provision of this agreement or invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision in any other jurisdiction.
I understand that part of the registration fee I pay to Special Touch Ministry, Inc. will be used to pay the hotel for my accommodations. I understand and agree that in the event of my cancellation or inability to continue during the ride, I will not receive a refund for any portion of my fee that includes non-cancellable accommodation costs or credit card processing fees.
For cancellations prior to August 2 We will allow your refund minus both a $25 cancellation and the credit card processing fees.
August 2 until September 6Your cancellation fees will be 25% of your total payment in addition to the credit card processing fees.
After September 6We cannot guarantee the ability to refund any registration fees as they have been used for expenses associated with your participation.
In the event you are unable to participate or must leave the ride due to, illness, COVID, family-related emergency, or any other extenuating circumstance, a review will be made by Special Touch Ministry, Inc. to determine the possible refund ability and action for your specific situation.
If needed, riders may transfer their registration to another rider at any time, for any reason, at no cost. These riders will need to complete the appropriate registration form and waiver prior to participation.