I acknowledge that I have been advised to wear an approved helmet while cycling. I am familiar with the proper use of the bicycle and I am aware that cycling activities involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: changing weather conditions; mechanical failure of the equipment; loss of balance; difficulty or inability to control one's speed and direction; variation or steepness in terrain; rapid or uncontrolled acceleration on hills and inclines; variation or changes in the cycling surface including holes or depressions in the roads; exposed rock, snow, ice, earth and other natural objects; collision with objects, pedestrians, vehicles or other cyclists; negligence of other participants.
I am aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with cycling activities and I freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage and loss resulting therefrom.
I hereby agree as follows:
1. To waiver any and all claims that I have or may in the future have against Brooklyn Public Library and its trustees, officers, employees or agents (all of whom are hereinafter collectively referred to as "The Releasees"), and to release the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury including death that I may suffer, or that my next of kin may suffer resulting from my or their participation in Bike the Branches due to any cause whatsoever.
2. To hold harmless and indemnify the Releasees from any and all liability for any damage to property of or personal injury to any third party, resulting from my participation in Bike the Branches;
3. This Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, next of kin, executors, administrators and representatives, in the event of my death or incapacity;
4. This Agreement and any rights, duties and obligations as between the parties to this Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted solely in accordance with the laws of New York.