The Courage Ride is excited to hold its 19th annual bike ride Saturday, August 12th to support sarcoma cancer research at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. All proceeds from Courage Ride go to the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Sarcoma Research Program. We welcome riders for a safe, in-person event and continue to offer a virtual ride option to those who wish to participate but cannot join us in-person. The Courage Ride offers multiple route options for cyclists of all levels and includes rest stops, SAG support, snacks, food and entertainment. Over 500 participate annually. Our virtual ride option allows riders to participate whenever they want from anywhere in the world. Sarcoma is a rare cancer comprising less than 1% of all adult cancers and 21% of childhood cancers. Over 13,000 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States and over 5,000 are expected to die from sarcoma cancer. Though very aggressive and difficult to treat, many survive. More research is needed to find better treatment options and eventually a cure. Our fundraising goal for 2023 is $75,000.
Agreement and Liability Release:
I acknowledge that bicycling involves potentially hazardous activity that may result in property damage, personal injury and death. I understand there are risks inherent with bike riding on public streets, highways, pathways, sidewalks and parking lots where many hazards exist. AS AN ONSITE RIDER I AGREE TO STAY ON ALL TRAILS AND ROUTES AS SHOWN ON MAPS PROVIDED AT REGISTRATION. AS A RIDER OR VIRTUAL RIDER I AGREE TO COMPLY WITH ALL STATE AND LOCAL LAWS, AS WELL AS THOSE OF JOHNSON AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES. I voluntarily choose to participate in this event and assume the risks thereof. I understand that I am responsible for my personal safety, my physical condition and the condition of my bicycle and equipment. I will, at all times, wear a helmet while riding. In consideration of my participation in the Courage Ride, I, for myself, spouse, heirs, personal representatives, and next of kin do release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the ride organizers, members, employees, volunteers, agents and sponsors from any and all negligence based claims, demands, or causes of action which I may have or that may accrue in the future arising out of or relating in any way to my participation in the event. The Courage Ride is following federal, state and local pandemic guidelines to ensure a safe ride experience. These measures are subject to change as regulations, restrictions and recommendations change prior to our event. I understand that I may be photographed and I agree to allow my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the Courage Ride organizers. I intend by my registering for this event to be a complete and unconditional release of liability to the greatest extent allowable by law.