ACTIONS IN PARTICULAR CASES
RESPONSIBILITIES AND LIABILITIES OF BICYCLISTS AND MOUNTAIN OPERATORS
6-3306. Duties of bicyclists. (1) It is recognized that bicycling as a recreational sport is hazardous, regardless of all feasible safety measures that can be taken.
(2) Each bicyclist expressly assumes the risk of and legal responsibility for any injury to person or property that results from participation in the sport of bicycling, including any injury caused by but not limited to the following: uneven or slippery trail and feature conditions, varying slopes and terrain, bumps, stumps, trees, roots, forest growth, cliffs, rock and rock drops, loose gravel and dirt, wet surfaces, holes and potholes, downed timber, debris, depressions, other bicycles, dark tunnels, jumps, dirt and wood features and other constructed features, lift loading and unloading, padded and nonpadded barriers, paved surfaces, collisions with vehicles owned or operated by individuals or entities other than the mountain operator, other bicyclists, pedestrians, wildlife, objects or heavy equipment, and mechanical or other failure of rental or personal equipment not including equipment rented out by the mountain operator.
(3) Each bicyclist shall have the sole individual responsibility for knowing the range of his own ability to negotiate any trail, and it shall be the duty of each bicyclist to bicycle within the limits of the bicyclist’s own ability, to maintain reasonable control of speed and course at all times while bicycling, to heed all posted warnings and safety requirements, to bicycle only on a bicycling area designated by the mountain operator, and to refrain from acting in a manner that may cause or contribute to the injury of anyone. The responsibility for collisions by any bicyclist while actually bicycling, with any person, shall be solely that of the individual or individuals involved in such collision and not that of the mountain operator.
(4) No person shall place any object in the mountain area or on the uphill track of any aerial passenger tramway that may cause a passenger or bicyclist to fall; cross the track of any T-bar lift, J-bar lift, platter lift or similar device, a fiber rope or wire rope tow, and a conveyor, except at a designated location; or depart when involved in a bicycling accident from the scene of the accident without leaving personal identification, including name and address, before notifying the proper authorities or obtaining assistance when that person knows that any other person involved in the accident is in need of medical or other assistance.
[6-3306, added 2020, ch. 329, sec. 1, p. 950.]