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Frequently Asked Questions
We just can't take that risk. Please keep riding and join us when you're 18.
It's not that we don't want to encourage young riders - we're going to need them in the future!Michigan courts have ruled that NO release of liability can be upheld for a person under 18, the age of majority.
The young person can't sign, nor his/her parents, nor any other person except perhaps a school - not us.
With no release, we're liable for anything that might happen to that rider.
Despite our best efforts, there are plenty of awful possibilities in 24 hours, on open roads, and all through the night.
In a word, none. N24HC is a 501(c)(4) Michigan nonprofit corporation ("... devoted exclusively to ... recreational purposes ...").
All the corporate officers, organizers and volunteers are unpaid.
Our financial report, Form 990EZ, is filed annually with the IRS and is open for public inspection.
Major expenses include use of the school facilities, Sheriff's Reserve officers, Emergency Medical coverage and insurance.
Donations are not tax-deductible, but we do not seek donations, preferring to operate on registration fees.
The whole idea is that N24HC is an athletic event, and our focus is on the best possible rider experience.
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