Forest Preserve District of Will County's Cruise the Creek Family Bicycle Ride
New Lenox, Illinois
Saturday, October 10, 2009 12:00 PM (Central Daylight Time)
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Contact:Morgan Drdak
Phone:815-727-8700
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Website:www.fpdwc.org
About This Event
Please note that this is the event listing from 2009. Always visit the Forest Preserve District's Web site for information on current events.

On October 10, 2009, the Forest Preserve District of Will County will be hosting “Cruise the Creek,” a free, family-friendly bicycle ride and festival, at its Hickory Creek Barrens in New Lenox. The ride will take place on a two-loop trail through the scenic woodlands, wetlands, and prairie of Hickory Creek Preserve. Participants can choose to ride a 5.5-mile loop, or a 12-mile loop. Check-in for the ride will begin at noon, and the last riders should set out on the trail no later than 2 p.m. Riders are encouraged to wear helmets, and individual riders should be at least 11 years of age. Festivities, including entertainment, food vendors, and children’s activities, will continue until 6 p.m. As an added bonus, the first 200 people to check in on the day of the event will receive a free goodie bag, and the first 500 people to check in on the day of the event will receive a free t-shirt! Come join us for a fun-filled autumn afternoon in a beautiful Forest Preserve!
Location Information
The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Hickory Creek Barrens is located on Schoolhouse Road, 0.25-mile north of Route 30, in New Lenox.
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Waiver and Release
The Forest Preserve District of Will County (District) is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The District continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for this program must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational activities. You are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physically fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, disabled in any way or recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.

Cycling is intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental, and emotional resources of each participant. However, despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning, and equipment, there is still a risk of serious injury. All hazards and dangers cannot be foreseen. Certain risks include, but are not limited to: failing to be familiar with the program route; making improper turns; failing to yield the right of way; failing to wear a suitable helmet or wearing of a defective helmet; using an ill-fitting or defective bicycle; failing to use reflective material on clothing; poor knowledge or observance of traffic rules and regulations; failing to stop at all signed intersections; inability to keep the bicycle balanced properly; collisions with motor vehicles, other bicycles, or pedestrians; dangerous or defective road surfaces; weather hazards; losing one’s balance and falling; lack of good physical conditioning; poor technique; inadequate instruction; overexertion; and all other circumstances inherent to the sport of cycling. Risks may also be involved in the non-cycling activities provided as part of this program. In this regard, it is impossible for the District to guarantee absolute safety.

Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this program and associated activities, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages, or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this program (including transportation services and vehicle operations, when provided).

By participating in this program and associated activities, you recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this program and associated activities, and you voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any and all injuries, damages, or loss, regardless of severity, that you or your minor child/ward may sustain as a result of said participation. You further agree to waive and relinquish all claims you or your minor child/ward may have (or accrue to you or your child/ward) as a result of participating in this program and its associated activities against the District, including its officials, agents, volunteers, and employees.
I have read and fully understand the above important information, warning of risk, assumption of risk, and waiver and release of all claims. Checking this box shall substitute for and have the same legal effect as an original form signature.*


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