JHCYCLING RACE RULES & REGULATIONS
All JHCycling (JHC) races and events are governed by the following rules and regulations. JHC staff reserves the right to decline entry to any individuals for any reason.
EQUIPMENT: Bicycles must be solely propelled by the cyclist's legs. Bicycles used must adhere to all UCI definitions, terms and limitations, with the expressed exception of the UCI Weight Limit.
HELMETS: Helmets must be worn at all times during all JHC Races or Events.
MUSIC: MP3 players, headphones or music players of any type are not permitted.
COURSE RULES: All participants must follow the official race course and must adhere to all official course markings. Shortcutting the course and/or deviating from the course are prohibited. Unless otherwise advised, all courses should be considered open to the public. All road regulations apply. A strict centerline rule will be enforced with disqualification.
SPORTSMANSHIP: Any racer accused of unsportsmanlike conduct before, after or during a JHC Race or Event will be required to defend themselves to the Race Official/Staff. Judgement of the Race Official/Staff is final. Unsportsmanlike conduct is grounds for disqualification without entry refund.
FELLOW PARTICIPANT ASSISTANCE: All participants are required to lend aid and assistance in the case of an accident or emergency. Failure to do so can result in disqualification without entry refund. Participants lending aid and assistance may receive a time deduction at the discretion of Race Official/Staff.
SINGLETRACK COURSE: Courses that utilize singletrack may or may not have defining course markings. In such case, the course will be deemed to follow the singletrack with a one meter buffer to either side.
DOPING: Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more anti-doping rule violations as described in Article 2 of the UCI Cycling Regulations. Any rider who has violated the anti-doping rules at any point in the past is barred from entry in any JHC Race or Event. Use of any substance or technique included in the WADA Banned List is strictly prohibited.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS
Participants recognize that there is an element of risk in any adventure, sport, or activity associated with the outdoors. Participants are fully cognizant of the risks and dangers inherent in this activity and have been informed of known special hazards in such activity. Therefore, participants assume full responsibility for personal injury to themselves and/or to members of their family, or for loss or damage to personal property and expenses thereof as a result of negligence or the negligence of their family participating in said activity except to the extent such damage or injury may be due to the negligence of permit holder. Participants further understand that permit holder reserves the right to refuse any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in this activity.
WAIVER OF RESPONSIBILITY
If you do not fully accept the following you will not be allowed to participate. I, the undersigned, know that bicycle racing and bicycle riding as an outdoor action sport, carries significant risk of personal injury or death. I know that there are natural and man-made hazards, environmental conditions and risks, which, in combination with my actions, can cause me serious or possibly fatal injury. I agree that I as a participant must take an active role in understanding and accepting these risks, conditions and hazards. I also agree that I alone am responsible for my safety while I participate in this event, and not the organizers and officials of this event, host venue, JHCycling, JH Adventure Sport, their employees, volunteers, officers etc., land owners and managers, the USFS, the municipality / county / state of the event location, or any event or series sponsors. I hereby agree for myself and for my child (if applies), to release, discharge, indemnify and covenant not to sue the above listed entities or its parent organization, its respective administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers and employees, any sponsors advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of the premises of property on which the Activities take place (each considered one of the “Releasees” herein), from all liability claims, demands, losses or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the “releasees” or otherwise. I fully accept and assume all such risks and all responsibility for losses, costs, and damages I incur as to be bound by this Release and Waiver Agreement, for myself and for my underage child (if applicable) and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.