2018 YO DEVO RIDER AGREEMENT
I have read and understand and agree to abide by the requirements in the YO DEVO Member Handbook located on the National Center for Youth Development website:
- I will promote my team, my sponsors and my community and act as a positive ambassador of cycling and my team at all times.
- I will do my best to enhance teamwork and good sportsmanship when racing and training.
- I must purchase an USA Cycling (USAC) license for the racing season and list YO DEVO as my Club.
- I must purchase a complete YO DEVO riding kit every year (jersey and shorts or skin suit) and wear the current uniform at ALL races and promotional events.
- I understand that I am not allowed to compete for any other club or team without the prior consent of the Team Manager.
- I will race and volunteer to accumulate 10 points each year (1 point for each hour volunteered and 1 point for each race completed. I will record my volunteer hours and race results on the team website. I understand failure to do this in a timely manner may result in not receiving credit or race reimbursement. Double Black, Road Warriors, and council members agree to higher requirements.
- I understand that the discounts from our sponsors are for team members’ use only unless otherwise indicated. I agree to not disclose sponsor pricing information outside the team.
- The National Center for Youth Development and any person authorized by them may use my name, photographs, likeness, accomplishments, or statements in any manner and without time limitation.
- Exceptions to requirements are granted by the Team Director on a case-by-case basis. Violation of the Rider Agreement is subject to loss of benefits and/or suspension.
- I will notify the Team Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any changes to my personal information including upgrades.
- I will notify the Program Director (email@example.com) when I have podium finishes and if any media interviews me.
Those who meet the above requirements are eligible for:
- Sponsor discounts and offers (not otherwise restricted).
- Partial or full race reimbursements for races as specified by the Board of Directors.
- Free race entry to races specified by the Board of Directors
- Free indoor and outdoor training sessions and clinics presented by the team
- Double Black, Road Warriors, and council members are eligible for additional benefits.
WAIVER and RELEASE of LIABILITY
In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way as a member of YO DEVO, its related events and activities, I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:
- The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular skills, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
- I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
- I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the National Center for Youth Development immediately; and
- I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE, INDEMNIFY, AND HOLD HARMLESS YO DEVO, the National Center for Youth Development and USA Cycling, Inc., their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors or premises used for the activity (“Releasees”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property associated with my presence or participation, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
- I agree it is my sole responsibility to be familiar with race courses and race agenda, the Releasees’ rules, and any special regulations for the event and agree to comply with all such rules and regulations. I understand and agree that situations may arise during racing, training, and other activities which may be beyond the control of the Releasees, and I must continually ride and otherwise participate so as to neither endanger myself nor others.
- I accept responsibility for the condition and adequacy of my equipment, any equipment provided for my use, and my conduct in connection with any event.
- I will compete and train wearing a helmet which satisfies the requirements of USA Cycling rules or regulations and that can protect against serious head injury, and assume all responsibility and liability for the selection of such a helmet and any modifications or attachments thereto.
- I have no physical or medical condition, which to my knowledge, would endanger me or others if I participate for YO DEVO or interfere with my ability to participate in cycling training or competition.
- I understand and agree that the UCI Anti-Doping Rules and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Protocol apply to me and that it is my responsibility to comply with those rules. I agree to submit to drug testing and understand that the use of methods or substances prohibited by the applicable anti-doping rules would make me subject to penalties including, but not limited to, disqualification and suspension. If it is determined that I may have committed a doping violation, I agree to submit to the results management authority and processes of USADA, including arbitration under the USADA Protocol, or to the results management authority of the UCI and/or my national federation, if referred by USADA.
- I agree, for myself and my Successors, that the above representations are contractually binding, and are not mere recitals, and that should I or my Successors assert a claim contrary to what I have agreed to in this contract, the claiming party shall be liable for the expenses (including legal fees) incurred by the Releasees in defending the claims. This contract may not be modified orally, and a waiver or modification of any provision shall not be construed as a waiver or modification of any other provision herein or as consent to any subsequent waiver or modification. I consent to the release by any third party to Releasees and their insurance carriers of my name and medical information that may relate solely to any injury or death I may suffer arising from my participation with YO DEVO. Every term and provision of this contract is intended to be severable. If any one or more of them is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that shall not affect the other terms and provisions, which shall remain binding and enforceable.
- I attest that I am under the age of 18, that my parents or legal guardian have executed this waiver, and that I am physically fit and sufficiently trained to participate in all activities associated with the program or events and my participation in such program or events is voluntary.
- This agreement will remain in effect until December 31, 2018. YO DEVO and the National Center for Youth Development reserves the right to deny or revoke membership if any of the above terms are not met.
I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.
Violation of the Rider Agreement is subject to loss of benefits and/or suspension.
Click HERE for a PDF of the YO DEVO Rider Agreement and to download the application.
Please email an electronic copy (PDF format) via e-mail to Guido Palma at: firstname.lastname@example.org or send via USPS to:
National Center for Youth Development
ATTN: YO DEVO PROGRAM
2808 38th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Please complete the application form below for consideration for membership.