TERMS & CONDITIONS: WAIVER & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
In exchange for participation in NPOV Lions Railriders, organized by NPOV Lions Club, of 101 Railroad Ave, Ione WA 99139 and/or use of the property, equipment, facilities and services of NPOV Lions Club, I agree for myself and for the member(s) of my family or group to which I purchase these tickets on behalf of to the following:
____ 1. AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warning, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club or ANY of the employees, representatives or agents of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club at ALL times. This includes any and all times during the ride, the turnstiles stations, and return ride to the departure area.
At NPOV Lions Railriders safety is our first priority. Tours depart on a set schedule, but riders will begin to spread out, with up to 30 feet between you and those in front and behind. The distance between the bikes allows everyone to go at their own pace and enjoy the magic of riding the rails in solitude. Keep a safe distance between yourself and the Railrider in front. When braking, slowing, or stopping, raise your hand to alert those behind you. Do not tailgate! Do not intentionally bump other Railriders.
Railriders cannot accommodate carry on items such as backpacks, ice chests or other bulky items. This includes any type of animals/pets.
During tours guests must conduct themselves in a way that is respectful of the privacy and security of adjacent homeowners. Always follow the directions of the NPOV Lions Railrider volunteer staff members: I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warning, and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club Volunteers or ANY of the employees, representatives or agents of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club at ALL times. This includes any and all times during the ride, the turnstiles stations, and return ride to the departure area.
_____To use your car seat (ticket purchase required), be sure to arrive 45 minutes early to allow time to secure the car seat. Arriving late will delay the departure of the scheduled ride for all riders. A ticket is not required for a child/infant (1 year old and under) held in a front infant pack of a responsible adult.
_____Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to operate the brakes and must be accompanied by an older rider.
_____Bodyweight does not exceed 250 pounds as required by wheel manufacturer
_____No smoking or vaping (E-cigarettes) at any time on the tours and/or NPOV Lions Club property.
_____Always keep your safety belt fastened.
_____Do not get out of the Railrider during the tour except during the Turnstiles turnaround
_____Please make sure all your belongings are secured.
_____Do Not Cross or stand on the Barrier at Box Canyon Dam
_____Parents / guardians are responsible for their minors and must ensure that they follow the instructions of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club Volunteers or ANY of the employees, representatives or agents of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club at ALL times.
_____Stop at all road crossing and cross only with the direction of NPOV Lion’s Railriders staff. You will cross a State Hwy as a group. Only proceed when advised by NPOV Lions Railrider volunteer staff member. Slow down when passing through rail switches and over country roads.
_____There are No restrooms along the route (except at the Lions Depot) or at either turn around location.
_____Know your limits, health and physical condition. There is approximately a 1-1 1/2% grade pedaling to Box Canyon Dam. The railriders pedal easily but it does take some effort to reach Box Canyon Dam.
_____Box Canyon Dam—3 miles north (6 miles round trip). When arriving, pedal up to the turn around area and disembark only when NPOV Lions Railrider volunteer staff instructs you to disembark. At all times walk only on the canyon wall side of tracks as instructed. You will walk a short distance to view the dam and trestle.
Do Not cross or stand on the barrier at Box Canyon Dam.
Do Not change seat location on your Railrider due to specific weight distributions needed. Do Not re-board until a NPOV Lions Railrider volunteer staff members direct you.
_____South section: 3 miles round trip On the return trip from Box Canyon Dam, you will be asked if you want to continue to the south section ride. Yes—you will continue on the main line. No—you will be switched to the spur line.
Restroom break—you can stop at the Lions Depot on the return trip for a very “brief” restroom break prior to the south section ride.
South Section—follow the directions of the NPOV Lions Railrider volunteer staff members.
Ride times: Lions Depot to Box Canyon Dam—6 miles round trip—1 1⁄2-1hr 45 min
Lions Depot to South Section —3 miles round trip—about 1⁄2 hr.
____ 2. ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS AND RELEASE: I recognize that there are certain inherent risks associated with the above described activity and I assume full responsibility for personal injury to myself and my family members/group members, and further release and discharge NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club for injury, loss or damage arising of my or my family’s or group members use of or presence upon the facilities of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club, whether caused by the fault of myself, my family or group, NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club or other third parties.
____ 3.INDEMNIFICATION. I agree to indemnify and defend and Hold Harmless NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club against all claims, causes of action, damages, judgments, costs of expenses, including attorney fees and any & all litigation costs, which may in any way arrive from me or my family’s or groups use of or presence upon the facilities of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club.
____ 4. FEES. I agree to pay for damages to the facilities of NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions by me or my family.
____ 5. CONSENT. I consent to the participation of my family/group and myself in the activity of railriding, and agree on behalf of the above to all the terms and conditions of this agreement. By signing this release of liability I represent that I have legal authority over and custody of minors of my family/ group.
____ 6. APPLICABLE LAW. Any legal or equitable claim that may arise from participation in the above shall be resolved under Washington law.
____ 7. NO DURESS. I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to sign this agreement and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before signing. ____ 8. ENFORCEABLITY. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this agreement, whether standing along or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provisions of this agreement or any other applications of such provisions, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provisioned shall be deemed not to be a part of this agreement.
____ 9. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. The parties will attempt to resolve any dispute arising of or relating these agreement through friendly negotiations amongst the parties. If the matter is not resolved by negotiation, the parties will resolve the dispute using the below Alternative Dispute Resolution procedure. Any controversies or disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement will be resolved by binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrator’s award will be final, and any judgment may be entered upon it by any court having proper jurisdiction
I here by represent that I and/or my family is in good health and in proper physical condition to participate in the Activity. I agree that it is my sole responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and healthy enough to participate in the Activity. I am not under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or any elicit or prescription drugs, which would in any way, impair my ability to safely participate in the Activity.
NPOV Lions Railriders/NPOV Lions Club reserves the right to cancel or amend any trip or booking for any reason and assumes no responsibility for any personal injury, loss or damage to personal equipment, delays or irregularities which may occur in the course of the NPOV Lion’s Railriders 2019-2020 season.
_____I am voluntarily participating in the aforementioned activity and I am participating in the activity entirely at my own risk.
_____I will allow pictures and videos to be used for promotional purposes.
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