Terms and Agreements

By submitting your credit card via the registration page of Motorcycle Riding’s Cool, you, the registrant (hereinafter referred to as "you" or "your") will be deemed to have read and agreed to the following Terms and Agreements, in addition to any terms and conditions of the applicable credit card processing company retained by us for processing your credit card. These Terms and Agreements constitute a binding agreement between you and Motorcycle Riding's Cool, as hereinafter defined and set forth in the Terms and Agreements. Accordingly, you should thoroughly read and understand the following Terms and Agreements, which will become a contract between you and Motorcycle Riding’s Cool upon submitting your personal and payment information to Motorcycle Riding’s Cool for class registration.

  1. Class Registration. Your class registration will be confirmed when your payment has been received by Motorcycle Riding’s Cool. Your registration is non-transferable. It is yours and yours alone.

  2. Refund and Rescheduling. 

    A. Refund Policy: Refunds are not given once your registration is submitted. However, you can be moved into another class if you give us at least seven (7) calendar days notice prior to the start of your class. If you do not give us at least seven (7) days notice, but still would like to reschedule your course dates, you will need to pay a rescheduling fee of $150 to be moved into a different class.

    B. Rescheduling by Participant: We understand that things come up that are out of your control. As long as you give us seven (7) calendar days notice, you may reschedule your course date without a fee. If you do not or cannot give us at least seven (7) days notice, you will need to pay a rescheduling fee of $150 to be moved to a different class. You can reschedule to any course in which there is an opening. In order to reschedule your course date, you must call Motorcycle Riding's Cool at 773.978.7433. Unless this notice is provided by you to Motorcycle Riding’s Cool before the first day of the course that you are enrolled in, you will forfeit the entire fee for the course you signed up to attend. You may only reschedule for a course date within the same course season, which runs from April-October each year.

    C. Rescheduling by Motorcycle Riding’s Cool: In the event that less than four (4) students register for a particular course, Motorcycle Riding’s Cool has the option to cancel that class and reschedule you into another course.

  3. Class Requirements.

    A. Driver's License and Permit: To both participate in the Basic RiderCourse and be eligible for the optional road test, you must present Motorcycle Riding’s Cool with the following items prior to the start of the course on the first day of your course date: (1) your current Illinois Driver's License (bearing Class 'D' or higher) and (2) your motorcycle permit. You understand and agree that, unless said items are provided to Motorcycle Riding’s Cool at the required time, you will not be allowed to participate in the registered-for course and will have forfeited your course fee. If you have a driver’s license from a state other than Illinois, you may participate in the Basic RiderCourse, but you will not be allowed to take the road test.

    B. Attendance: You must attend all course sessions in their entirety with no exceptions. If you do not attend any portion of your course session in a punctual manner once the course session begins, including being tardy, you will forfeit the entire course fee. No refunds or make-up classes will be offered to you due to your failure to meet attendance requirements. Please allow additional time to get to class each day as well as additional time in your course scheduling due to the possibility of the presence of inclement weather conditions as well as extended learning time.

    C. Riding Gear: For the Basic RiderCourse, we will provide you with a bike and full-faced helmet. For the Experienced Rider Course, you’ll bring your own bike, but can use one of our helmets, if you do not have a full-faced helmet of your own. For either course, you will need to wear clothing that protects you while you’re riding, including: (1) over-the-ankle boots, with good grips on the soles (heel should not exceed 1.5"); (2) long pants with no holes or tears in them; (3) full-fingered gloves (preferably leather); (4) long-sleeved shirt or jacket; and (5) eye protection (sunglasses are fine). Make sure that you have or are wearing all of these items both days of class. Unfortunately, we can’t let you ride if you don’t have them! That would mean that you will forfeit your course fee (see section C above about Attendance). No one wants that, so please make sure that you have and bring all necessary items. Additionally, Motorcycle Riding’s Cool strongly encourages you to bring a rain coat or poncho in the event that inclement weather should occur.

    D. Safety: Safety is our primary concern. Therefore. at the sole discretion and judgment of the course instructor(s), you may be refused the opportunity to attend the registered-for course or the ability to complete the course due to a multitude of circumstances, including but not limited to (1) your failure to bring a valid driver’s license, motorcycle permit, and appropriate riding gear, (2) your inability to achieve the objectives of the range exercises within the allotted time, (3) your inability to achieve the objectives of the course, and/or (4) your inability to abide by the safety instructions and course guidelines explained to you by the course instructor(s). In the event that the course instructor(s) conclude(s) that you are unable to attend or complete the course, you will forfeit the entire course fee.

    E. Completion of the BRC: Once you have completed the BRC, you will immediately receive a completion card from Motorcycle Riding’s Cool, which may help you reduce the cost of motorcycle insurance—a nice perk! THE COMPLETION CARD IS NOT YOUR LICENSE; YOU ARE STILL A PERMIT HOLDER AT THIS POINT. If you want to obtain a motorcycle license, you must pass a road test administered by the Illinois Secretary of State. This road test is administered at the Motorcycle Riding’s Cool site once a week. Once you have passed the road test, the examiner will give you a stamped document that you must take to any Illinois Secretary of State facility to have the 'M' classification (for "Motorcycle") added to your current driver's license.

  4. Release, Waiver and Indemnification. The undersigned participant does hereby execute this release, waiver and indemnification for him/herself and his/her heirs, successors, representatives and assigns; and hereby agrees and represents as follows: To release Motorcycle Riding’s Cool, and their landlords, landowners, members, employees, agents, representatives and those governmental agencies and other organizations affiliated with this course including but not limited to the Illinois Secretary of State and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, their members, employees, agents, representatives, and hold them harmless from any liability, loss, damage, cost, claim, judgment or settlement which may be brought or entered against them as a result of the undersigned's participation in said course. This indemnification shall include attorney's fees incurred in defending against any claim or judgment and incurred in negotiating any settlement. It is understood and agreed that the undersigned shall have the opportunity to consent to any such settlement, provided, however, that such consent shall not be unreasonably withheld. The undersigned participant also fully understands there are risks involved in learning the proper skills necessary to operate a motorcycle and accepts those risks. YOU HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS RELEASE AND UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS, AND BY CLICKING BELOW ON THE BUTTON MARKED "I AGREE", YOU ARE VOLUNTARILY AGREEING TO ACCEPT THE TERMS OF THIS RELEASE AND WAIVER OF INDEMNIFICATION AS YOUR OWN FREE ACT.

  5. Miscellaneous.

    A. Entire Agreement: All understandings and agreements heretofore made between the parties are superseded by and merged into this Agreement, which alone fully and completely expresses the agreement between the parties, and the same is entered into with no party relying upon any statement or representation made by any party not embodied in this Agreement.

    B. Jointly Drafted Agreement: This Agreement is deemed to have been drafted jointly by the parties, and any uncertainty or ambiguity shall not be construed for or against either party as an attribution of drafting to either party.

    C. Section Headings: The headings of Sections contained in this Agreement are merely for convenience of reference and shall not affect the interpretation of any of the provisions of this Agreement.

    D. Choice of Law, Venue, and Jurisdiction: This Agreement shall be controlled, construed and in all respects governed by the laws of the United States and the State of Illinois, as if made and performed entirely within the State of Illinois without regard to any conflicts of laws principles. In the event of a dispute under this Agreement, you hereby consent to suit in the Circuit Court of Cook County, in the State of Illinois.

    E. Enforcement of Provisions: Whenever possible, each provision hereof shall be construed so as to be interpreted in such manner as to be effective and valid under applicable law. If any provision of this Agreement or the application thereof to any party or circumstances shall be prohibited by or invalid under applicable law, such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition without invalidating the remainder of such provision or any other provision of this Agreement or the application of such provision to other parties or circumstances.

    1. Affirmation of Agreement. By clicking where indicated below on the button, you hereby acknowledge and affirm that you have read this document titled Terms and Agreements in its entirety and that you understand and agree to all its terms and conditions, including but not limited to the authorization of the use of your credit card for payment of charges and fees for the registration in one of the courses offered by Motorcycle Riding’s Cool.

I have read this document titled Terms and Agreements in its entirety and I understand and agree to all its terms and conditions.

For students taking the Basic RiderCourse (BRC): I understand that I have to obtain and bring with me each day of class a valid motorcycle permit from the Illinois Secretary of State. Otherwise, I will not be permitted to attend the BRC.

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