Warning and Your Assumption of Risk:
With regard to all rides, PenVelo is not responsible for anything that happens. Other than with regard to registered riders for the San Bruno Hill Climb, Brisbane Criterium, and Beat the Clock series, PenVelo does not sponsor, run, plan, lead, or direct these or any other rides. PenVelo does not recommend that you participate in any ride, and advises great caution and personal consideration before assuming the risk of riding your bike, alone or in a group. The sport of cycling is done for enjoyment and thrill, requires physical exertion as well as elements of skill, and involves a challenge containing a potential risk of injury. Whether alone or in a group, at any pace, cycling fundamentally involves hazards that can lead to the serious injury or death of you or others. Road conditions, other bicyclists, motor vehicles, wind, water, road debris (including rocks, oil, leaves, sticks, glass, and metal pieces), mechanical and tire failures, falling and windborne objects, and poor lighting are just some examples of the inherent risks involved that can lead to crashes or other injuries. Safety equipment such as helmets, lights, and appropriate clothing may reduce a few risks to a degree, but do not change the risky nature of the sport. Riding in a group is a fundamental aspect of the sport and an ordinary activity associated with the sport of cycling, but increases some of these inherent hazards, as it often involves decreased sightlines, increased speeds, aggressive riding, potential collisions with other riders, and other increased risks. Finally, bicycling can lead to acute or chronic health conditions, including death; your physician can advise you on such matters, and you may find the National Institutes of Health Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans helpful. Your participation in the recreational sport of bicycling, including riding with other riders, shows that you are voluntarily assuming all of the foregoing risks.