Bicycle Terms & Conditions

Bicycle Rental Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release Agreement

Assumption of Risk: I understand and accept that renting this bicycle exposes me to many hazards and entails unavoidable risk of death, personal injury (including but not limited to severe spinal and/or head injury) and loss of or damage to property. I also understand I should be in good physical health to participate in bicycling. I choose to participate in bicycling in spite of these risks and hereby assume all risk of injury or loss of life to myself and loss of or damage to property arising out of renting this bicycle and participating in bicycling. I understand the inherent risk involved in using this equipment and accept full responsibility for any and all such damage or injury which may result.

Waiver and Release: In consideration of Riggs Washington DC renting me this bicycle, I specifically release and forever discharge Riggs Washington DC and its officers, agents, and employees from any and all liability, or claims for injury, illness, death or loss of or damage to property which I may suffer while renting this bicycle and participating in bicycling. This discharge specifically includes, but is not limited to, liability or claims for injury, illness, death or damage caused by the negligence of Riggs Washington DC or its officers, agents, or employees. It is my intent by this Waiver and Release Agreement to release Riggs Washington DC and hold it harmless from all liability for any such property loss or damage, personal injury or loss of life, whether caused by negligence of Riggs Washington DC of whether based upon breach of contract, breach of warranty, or any other legal theory In signing this document, I fully recognize that if injury, illness, death or damage occurs to me while I am engaged in renting this bicycle or participating in bicycling, I will have no right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against Riggs Washington DC, its officers, agents or employees, even if they or any of them negligently cause my injury, illness, death or damage.

I further recognize and acknowledge that should I either lose the bicycle or permanently take possession of it and fail to return it to Riggs Washington DC, I would be fully responsible for reimbursing Riggs Washington DC the cost of the bicycle. Furthermore, if the bicycle taken out by me is damaged or misused during the time it was in my possession, I will be responsible for the costs of repairs and recovery.

I realize the importance of wearing a helmet and I hereby commit to wearing a helmet at all times while riding a bicycle rented by Riggs Washington DC. I understand that this activity may result in hazards posed by other bicycles and traffic or road conditions. I understand how to operate the rental bicycle and brakes and how to adjust the seat and quick releases. Riggs Washington DC staff have answered any questions that I have. I understand these bicycles do not have visibility enhancement equipment such as reflectors or lights.