Rental Agreement (for information only)
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISKS
ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
WARNING: There are significant elements of risk in any adventure, sport or activity
associated with pedal or electric vehicles including but not limited to bicycles,
electric bicycles and scooters, skateboards, skates (referred to herein as “activity”) and the use of any equipment.
It is up to you to master the basic moving, maneuvering, shifting gears, braking and turning before beginning
your activity, to obey traffic regulation and to yield to pedestrians. Otherwise, you pose a
danger to yourself and to others. You are to ride only on the bike path.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS: I recognize that there are inherent risks in this type of
activity. These risks may result in serious injury or death and include but are not limited
to the following: 1) Falls; 2) Collisions with pedestrians, cycles, cycle riders, vehicles,
manmade and natural objects; 3) Hazards of trails, routes or roadways including even or
unstable surfaces, steep grades, sharp turns, and or; 4) the presence of water, sand,
gravel, mud, oil and debris – which may inhibit my ability to maneuver or stop; 5) Cold
weather and heat-related injuries or illnesses including hypothermia, frosting, frostbite,
heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and dehydration; 6) Inclement weather, fog banks which
can reduce visibility to near zero, varied or severe wind, weather or physical
coordination, the ability to balance or control a bicycle, the speed at which I travel and my
ability to follow directions; 9) Equipment failure including tire puncture and problems in
shifting and or braking; 10) Loss of or damage to personal property; 11) Fatigue, chill
and or dizziness, which my diminish my/our reaction time and increase the risk of an
accident’ 12) Accidents or illnesses occurring in remote places where there are no
available medical facilities.
I understand the description of these risks is not complete and that unknown or
unanticipated risks may result in injury, illness or death. I understand the use of alcohol
or drugs may impair my abilities.
I agree to return all rental equipment in clean condition. I accept full responsibility for
the care of the equipment. I will be responsible for the replacement, at full retail value,
of any equipment that is damaged or not returned to Ride Venice.
EXPRESS ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY:
I agree to assume responsibility for those risks identified herein and those not specifically
identified. I certify that I am (we are) physically and mentally capable of participating in
this activity. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary. No one is forcing me to
participate. I elect to participate in spite of the risks. Therefore, I assume full
responsibility for myself and any minor children for which I am responsible, for bodily
injury, accidents, illness, death, loss of personal property, and any related expenses.
Head injuries pose a serious risk to bikers. I/We understand the benefit of wearing and
ANSI or SNELL approved safety helmet while cycling.
COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH: I recognize that you as provider of services, will operate
under a covenant of good faith and fair dealing but that you may find it necessary to
terminate an activity due to forces of nature, medical necessities or problems in the group, and or refuse or terminate, my participation or the participation of any person you
judge to be incapable or meeting the rigors or requirements or participation in the
activity. I accept your right to take such actions for the safety of myself and or other
participants I acknowledge that no guarantees have been made with respect to cycling
AUTHORIZATION: I hereby authorize any medical treatment deemed necessary in the
event of any injury while participating in the activity. I either have appropriate insurance
or in its absence agree to pay all costs of rescue and/or medical services as may be
incurred on my behalf. I agree that any film or photographs (images) of me, as
participants, become your property and may be used for promotional or commercial
purposes and that I will receive no money or compensation of any kind for any such
I agree that some of my Identification documents (ID card, Driver’s License, Passport or
else) may be recorded for security purposes.
DEPOSITS: I agree that a refundable security deposit of $50/Kid Bicycle and/or $100/Adult
& Young Adult Bicycle and/or $200/Tandem and/or $500/Electric Bikes will be held on my
Credit/Debit Card at Pick-up and refunded upon complete return. The security deposit
includes all add-ons (accessories).
If my Bicycle(s) is not returned under 24 hrs and/or no contact has been made with Ride
Venice via Phone or Email to extend my rental period, I understand and agree that the
above amounts plus the cost of the rental will be charged on my credit/debit card.
RELEASE: In consideration of services of property provided, I, for myself and any minor
children for which I am a parent, legal guardian or otherwise responsible, any heirs,
a personal representative or assigns, do hereby release, waive and discharge and covenant
not to sue Ride Venice, LLC, and its principles, directors, officers, agents, employees and
volunteers, and each and every land owner, the COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES and its
SPECIAL DISTRICTS, elected and appointed officers, employees, and agents from liability
from any and all claims arising out of, or in any way related to, the activity I engage in
pursuant to this rental, excepting those due to the gross negligence or willful misconduct
of the entities described in this release.
I have carefully read and fully understand the foregoing warning, acknowledgment of
risks, assumption of risk and responsibility, deposit agreement, and release of liability. I
understand that by signing this document I am waiving valuable legal rights, including
the right to sue and sign it freely and willingly.
If the participant is under 18, the Parent or Legal Guardian must also sign.
ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST WEAR A HELMET
(CALIFORNIA VEHICLE CODE 2212(a))
I, THE UNDERSIGNED, RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS INHERENT WITH CYCLING (BICYCLES,
QUADRICYCLES, ETC.) ACTIVITIES. I WISH TO PARTICIPATE IN CYCLING ACTIVITIES. I
REALIZE THAT I AM SUBJECT TO INJURY FROM THIS ACTIVITY AND THAT NO FORM OF
PREPLANNING CAN REMOVE ALL THE DANGER TO WHICH I AM EXPOSING MYSELF. I
HAVE BEEN OFFERED A PROTECTIVE SAFETY HELMET, WHICH CAN HELP PREVENT HEAD
INJURY AND OR PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE IN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT. AGAINST
THE ADVICE OF BOTH YOU AND THE INSURANCE UNDERWRITERS, I AM REFUSING THIS
CRITICAL SAFETY PRECAUTION. I AM ASSUMING ALL HAZARDS OF RISK UPON MYSELF.
ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST WEAR A HELMET, (CALIFORNIA
VEHICLE CODE 2212(a).)