The Toledo Area Bicyclists (TAB) is an organization of people who love bicycles and bicycling. The membership is very diverse, including individuals and families, encompassing a wide range of ages and cycling ability. The primary purpose of TAB is the promotion and encouragement of safe group cycling as a means of healthful exercise and social interaction. Our main focus is recreational riding -- not racing -- at paces to suit most riders over a wide variety of cycling routes.
Most of our members have road or touring bikes, but you will see tandems, mountain bikes and a variety of other two-wheeled vehicles. Our regular calendar of rides offers something for just about everyone, from slow to fast, short to long. Periodically through the riding season, members are also encouraged to take part in rides in other states, as well as other parts of Ohio. Some of our hardier members also ride throughout the winter months.
Our official weekday ride schedule runs from May through August, with at least one ride every day, at locations throughout the greater Toledo area. Weekend rides run from April through October. The Winter Warrior Challenge begins the first weekend in November and continues with a different challenging ride each Saturday through March. A super prize is awarded to the rider crowned Winter Warrior each season. Within TAB, you will find new ride partners who ride at your pace, get help and advice on riding, clothing, equipment, touring strategy, commuting, and even fine dining everywhere.
Come on out and participate with enthusiastic cyclists, share great rides, have fun with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow cyclists.
Club membership is open to all. Club perks include:-- At least one ride to choose from every day of the week, each with a ride leader
-- Annual Banquet - Usually in late January/early February
If you prefer to join via hard copy, you can download the membership form - Click here.
RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in Bicycling Activities (“Activity”) sponsored by Toledo Area Bicyclists, Inc., I, for myself, my personal representative, assigns, heirs, and next of kin or for the personal representative, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:
1. ACKNOWLEDGE, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of Bicycling Activities and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in such Activity. I further acknowledge that the Activity will be conducted over public roads and facilities open to the public during the Activity and upon which the hazards of traveling are to be expected. I further agree and warrant that if at any time I believe conditions to be unsafe, I will immediately discontinue further participation in the Activity.
2. FULLY UNDERSTAND that (a) BICYCLING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS OF SERIOUS BODILY INJURY, INCLUDING PERMANENT DISABILITY, PARALYSIS AND DEATH (“Risks”); (b) these Risks and dangers may be caused by own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Activity; the condition in which the Activity takes place, or THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE “RELEASEES” NAMED BELOW; (c) there may be OTHER RISKS AND SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC LOSSES either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I may incur or suffer as a result of my participation in the Activity.
3. HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND COVENANT NOT TO SUE Toledo Area Bicyclists, Inc., their respective administrators, directors, agents, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, and sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Activity takes 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 NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING NEGLIGENT RESCUE OPERATIONS; AND I FURTHER AGREE that, if, despite this Release and Waiver of Liability,
Assumption of Risk, and Indemnification Agreement I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as a result of such claim.
I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT OR ASSURANCE OF ANY NATURE AND INTEND IT TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS TO THE GREATEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, AND AGREE THAT IF ANY PORTION OF THIS AGREEMENT IS HELD TO BE INVALID OR UNENFORCEABLE, THE BALANCE, NOTWITHSTANDING, SHALL CONTINUE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT. THIS WAIVER SHALL HAVE NO EXPIRATION DATE. I AGREE TO WEAR AN ANSI OR SNELL APPROVED BICYCLING HELMET WHILE RIDING ON THIS RIDE AND CONFIRM MY ACKNOWLEDGEMENT BY SIGNING THE RELEASE.
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