WARNING: There are significant elements of risk in any adventure, sports or activity associated with the outdoors, the presence or use of motorized vehicles and activities incidental thereto. Although we have taken reasonable steps to provide you with appropriate equipment and or skilled staff so that you can enjoy an activity for which you may not be skilled, this activity is not without risks. Certain risks cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique character of the activity. The same elements that contribute to the unique character of the activity can cause loss or damage to equipment, accidental injury, and illness or in extreme cases permanent trauma or death. For your safety and that of other participants, prior to using the bikes, it is important that you understand applicable traffic laws and right of way. The mountain bikes are to be used only on the designated path to and from the mountain bike trail and on the mountain bike trail. We do not want to frighten you or reduce your enthusiasm for this activity, but we do think it is important for you to know what to expect and to be informed of the inherent risks.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS: I acknowledge that the following describes some, but not all of those risks: 1) Collision with any of the following: The bikes which I am an operator, other participants, other vehicles, and man-made or natural objects: 2: Wind shear, inclement weather, lightning variances and extremes wind weather temperature: 3) My sense of balance, physical condition, ability to operate equipment and or follow directions. 4) Collisions, sinking or other hazard which results in wetness, injury exposure to the elements hypothermia and or drowning: 5) getting on or off of the bike: 6) Travel, including travel to or from the activity. 7) the presence of insects and wild life 8) Equipment failure or operator error 9) Heat or sun related injuries or illness including sunburn, sunstroke or dehydration: 10) Fatigue, chill and or dizziness, which may diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of an accident.
I am aware that this activity may entail risks of injury or death. I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness or death.
EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND REPONSIBILITY: I agree to assume responsibility for the risks identified herein and those risks not specifically identified. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me/us to participate. I verify that I am physically fit, not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at this time, and that I am sufficiently qualified trained and capable to participate in these activities. Therefore, I assume full responsibility for myself, including any minor children for which I am responsible, for bodily injury, accidents, illness, death, loss of personal property, and expenses thereof as a result of any accident which may occur. I elect to participate in spite of the risks. I am responsible for protecting my skin and eyes from the elements. I agree to follow and obey all pedestrian rights of way and traffic signs. I agree to stay within the parameters of the Hidden Lakes two mile trail, and will not deviate off the hotel property.
I assume risks of personal injury accidents and or illness, including but not limited to sprains torn muscles and or ligaments fractures or broken bones: eye damage: cuts wounds scrapes, abrasions and or concussions: dehydration, drowning oxygen shortage and or exposure head neck and or spinal injuries: bite or attack of animal, insects or other wildlife: allergic reaction: shock paralysis or death.
AUTHORIZATION: I hereby authorize any medical treatment deemed necessary in the event of any injury while participating in the activity. I either have appropriate insurance or, in its absence agree to pay all the costs of rescue and or medical services as may be incurred on my behalf. I agree that any film or photographs of me as a participant, become the property of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, and may be used for promotional or commercial purposes.
RELEASE: In consideration of services or property provided, I , for myself passengers and any minor children for which I am a parent, legal guardian or otherwise responsible, any heirs personal representatives or assigns agree that: The Ritz Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, if any shall have no liability of any nature for any and all damage to me and other persons or properties as a result of any acts, omissions, or negligence of the owner or any other person including myself or entity, and I hereby release and discharge owner and insurer if any for such damage.
I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF THIS WAIVER AND RELEASE. I AM AWARE THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS.