Release, Waiver and Assumption of Risk Agreement

All participants registered for an OnaVelo event or trip must complete a Registration Waiver. Please read and submit the form online or print and complete prior to the start of the event. 

OnaVelo ("OnaVelo") is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. OnaVelo offers bicycle trips for select groups and individuals. OnaVelo will make every reasonable effort to ascertain that: the OnaVelo staff and volunteers (“leaders”) are fully trained and qualified; trip participants under the age of 18 will be adequately supervised; and any equipment made available by OnaVelo or used in an activity has been inspected and is deemed to be appropriate, safe, and well maintained.


OnaVelo expects participants to be enthusiastic, cooperative and appreciative of the opportunities afforded to them through our program. Activities sometimes operate under difficult and challenging conditions and OnaVelo expects participants to be cooperative and attentive at all times. The use of illegal drugs, tobacco, and underage consumption of alcohol or cannabis is strictly forbidden.


In consideration for the services of OnaVelo, its employees, leaders, officers, agents, and volunteers (including but not limited to school districts, municipalities, churches, clubs, campgrounds, sponsors, chaperones, local guides and any employee, their heirs, administrators, agents or associates thereof), collectively referred to herein as "OnaVelo", I, on behalf of myself and/or as the parent or guardian of the minor child participating in the OnaVelo activity, and our heirs, agree as follows:


I understand and am aware that biking on and off-road, including bike packing and bicycle touring and mountain biking and related activities including, among others, bicycle mechanics and use of tools and use of equipment (referred to herein as "Activity"), and transportation to and from such Activity, are HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES involving INHERENT AND OTHER RISKS of injury to any and all parts of the body.  I further understand that injuries in the Activity are a COMMON AND ORDINARY OCCURRENCE, and I have made a voluntary choice for myself and/or the minor child registered to ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL RISKS OF INJURY OR DEATH that might be associated with or result from this Activity. I understand that OnaVelo reserves the right to remove any participant at any time without any refund if the participant violates any law, deviates from the program or trip itinerary, endangers the lives of other participants or their own life, or consistently disregards trip leader’s instructions.


I recognize that medical or dental care may be necessary for me and/or my minor child.  I AUTHORIZE OnaVelo and LEADER(S) TO RENDER FIRST AID OR EMERGENCY CARE, within the scope of the current or previous certification of the trip leader(s).  I agree to notify the leader, and consent to and permit emergency medical treatment. In addition, I authorize OnaVelo to call for medical or dental care for myself and/or my minor child if, in the opinion of OnaVelo, medical or dental care is needed.


I agree that I will use good judgment, be self-reliant and stop to request assistance if I am unsure of my ability to complete any segment of the Activity safely. In extreme situations, I understand and agree not to wait for assistance exclusive to the support provided by OnaVelo. I understand that if I leave before the posted departure date or travel a course different from the designated trip plan, I will not receive the services as published or advertised. I further agree to pay all fees associated with my deviation from the original plan and route. I attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently prepared for the completion of the Activity entered. I also agree to wear an ANSI, CPSC or SNELL approved bicycle helmet at all times when riding a bicycle during this Activity. I attest that I will abide by the rules and policies of OnaVelo programs and all applicable country, state, provincial, local and municipal laws, including vehicle laws. I further understand that I will not be reimbursed for airline fees due to a change in itinerary or program cancellation or compensated for the theft of any personal gear.


I hereby release and discharge OnaVelo from any and all liability, causes of action, suits, debts, contracts, agreements, claims and demands whatsoever as a result of my participation in an OnaVelo Activity. I further agree not to make a claim or sue for injuries or damages relating to this Activity, even if caused by negligence. I understand and agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law, and if any portion is held invalid, the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect. I agree that no oral representations, statements or inducements apart from this Agreement have been made.

I Give My Permission to Allow

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