Members are emailed periodic news updates, website updates, www.okcvelo.org, and Facebook updates (OKC Velo Racing or OKC Velo Bike Lab Team). Contributions above the annual membership fee to the OKCVC are tax deductible as allowed under the law. OKCVC is a 501c3 organization under IRS regulations. Your current email address is REQUIRED in order for you to receive Club communications. Club members are expected to participate in the organization and implementation of all Club-sponsored races, safety clinics, and other events.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a licensed USCF racer for another team, you must obtain a release from that club or wait for renewal of your license before being eligible to race for OKCVC. However, one can join (not race for) OKCVC and race for another team.
OKLAHOMA CITY VELO CLUB MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION AND STANDARD RELEASE
NOTICE: THIS MEMBERSHIP AND RELEASE FORM IS A CONTRACT WITH LEGAL CONSEQUENCES. READ IT CAREFULLY BEFORE EXECUTING BY ELECTRONIC OR PHYSICAL MEANS.
In consideration of the acceptance for membership in the Oklahoma City Velo Club, Inc. and/or its Registered Teams (e.g. Bike Lab), I freely agree to and make the following contractual representations and agreements:
I fully realize the dangers of training for and participation in bicycle races and fully assume the risks associated with such participation including, by way of example, and not limitation, the following: the dangers of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other racers, and fixed or moving objects; the dangers arising from surface hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety and equipment, weather conditions, and the possibility of serious physical and/or mental trauma or injury or death associated with athletic cycling competition, training, and group rides.
I hereby waive, release, and discharge for myself, my heirs, my executors, administrators, legal representatives, assigns, and successors in interest (hereafter collectively “successors”) any and all rights and claims which I have or which may hereafter accrue to me against the Oklahoma City Velo Club, Inc. or its members or its Officers; USA Cycling; race promoters and promoting organizations; property owners; law enforcement agencies; all public entities; special districts and properties (and their respective agents, officials and employees) through or by which events will be held for any and all damages which may be sustained by me or indirectly in connection with, or arising out of, my participation in or association with the events, travel to or return from events of the Oklahoma City Velo Club, Inc.
I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with training hazards, ride or race courses, USA Cycling and the Oklahoma City Velo Club rules, and any special rules or regulation, written or oral, for an event. I understand and agree that situations may arise during training or racing, which may be beyond the immediate control of the ride or race officials or organizers, and I must continually ride so as to neither endanger myself or others. I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my bicycle and associated equipment. I will compete and/or participate in all "on bicycle" events wearing a helmet that can protect against serious head injury, and assume all responsibility and liability for the selection of such helmet. I have no physical or medical condition which, to my knowledge, would endanger myself or others if I participate in the Oklahoma City Velo Club events, or would interfere with my ability to participate in these events.
I agree, for myself and successors, that the above representations are contractually binding, and are not mere recitals, and that should I or my successors assess my claim in contravention of this agreement, I or my successors shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the other party or parties in defending, unless the other party or parties are finally adjudged liable on such claim for willful and wanton negligence. This agreement may not be modified orally, and waiver of any provision shall not be construed as a modification of any such other provision herein or as a consent to any subsequent waiver or modification. I agree to execute this contract by electronic or physical means, both being equally binding. I agree to allow any images of myself taken at Club events to be used in Oklahoma City Velo Club media vehicles without further permission or compensation.