1. PURPOSE OF AGREEMENT
This document constitutes the entire Agreement (“Agreement”) between (a) RIDER (“RIDER” or “You”) the person agreeing to license and use the bike (“Bike”), and (b) Valley Regional Transit (“VRT”) d/b/a Vall-eBike.
2. GENERAL RENTAL AND USE OF BIKE: Agreements and Restrictions
2.1 RIDER is sole user: Vall-eBike expressly agrees to license use of the SERVICES, and the RIDER expressly accepts the license to use the SERVICES subject to the terms and conditions set out herein. Vall-eBike and the RIDER are the only parties to this Agreement. The RIDER is the sole licensee and is solely responsible for compliance with all terms and conditions contained herein.
2.3 RIDER is a competent bike operator: RIDER represents and certifies that he/she is familiar with the operation of the Bike, and is reasonably competent and physically fit to ride the Bike.
2.4 Bike is exclusive property of Valley Regional Transit: RIDER agrees that the Bike and any equipment attached thereto, at all times, remains the exclusive property of Vall-eBike. RIDER will not make any modification to the Bike at any time.
2.5 Bike Operating Hours and Bike Availability: RIDER agrees that Bikes must only be used during the maximum time limits set forth in 2.6 below. Bikes are limited and Bike availability is never guaranteed.
2.7 Not a Common Carrier. RIDER agrees that Vall-eBike is not a common carrier. Alternative means of public and private transportation are available to the general public and to the RIDER individually, including public transportation, taxis, ride hailing services and pedestrian paths. Vall-eBike’s SERVICE is offered as a convenience.
2.8 Bike may be used and/or operated only in Ada County, Idaho: RIDER agrees to only use, operate and/or ride the bike in Ada County, Idaho. RIDER will not, under any circumstances, remove the Bike from Ada County, Idaho.
2.9 RIDER must follow rules of use and/or operation of Bike: RIDER agrees to follow all state and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the use, riding and/or operation of bicycles in Ada County, Idaho and the cities therein.
2.10 Bike is intended for only limited types of use: RIDER agrees that he/she will not use the Bike for racing, mountain bike riding, stunt or trick riding, or in skate parks. RIDER agrees that he/she will not operate and/or use the Bike on unpaved roads, through water, or in any location that is prohibited, illegal and/or a nuisance to others.
2.11 RIDER’s use of front carrier/basket is limited: RIDER acknowledges that the front carrier/basket of the Bike is intended for light goods only, and that he/she will not carry people or animals in the basket or anywhere on the bicycle.
2.12 RIDER must report any accident, stolen or lost Bike, and RIDER agrees that he/she must immediately report an accident, or a stolen or lost Bike to Vall-eBike and Police. RIDER agrees that he/she is responsible and liable for any misuse, consequences, claims, demands, causes of action, losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, costs and expenses, penalties, attorney’s fees, judgments, suits or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever related to any accident, stolen or lost Bike.
2.13 RIDER responsibility related to Bike use and damage: RIDER agrees to return the BIKE to Vall-eBike in the same condition received, ordinary wear and tear excepted. RIDER agrees to ensure that the Bike is always locked and secured when unattended. Bikes may be equipped with wire locks; however, Vall-eBike will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, destroyed and/or damaged Bike under any circumstances, regardless of whether Bike locks are used or not properly functioning. RIDER agrees to pay for destruction or loss of Bike and for any damage, including replacement parts. (RIDER agrees to pay for any loss even though damage was caused by someone else). All repairs needed as a result of any damage, will be performed at the normal labor rates paid by Vall-eBike for repairs. In the event the Bike is lost or damaged beyond repair, regardless of fault or cause, RIDER agrees to pay Vall-eBike the full replacement value of the equipment. Drop-Off Procedure. To end your rental, find a Vall-eBike hub **or a secure location to park the bicycle where bicycle parking is permitted**. Use the "End Trip" button on the App to lock the bike. Take a picture of the parked and locked/tethered bike and upload it to Vall-eBike App. You will receive a rental summary confirming your pick-up location and time, drop-off location and time, and Fees owed for the rental.
3. ASSUMPTION OF RISK; WAIVER; LIMITATION OF LIABILITY AND COVENANT NOT TO USE
3.1 RIDER understands and acknowledges that there are inherent risks that are hazardous to RIDER when RIDER uses and operates a Bike, and that these risks may or may not be caused by the negligence of RIDER or Vall-eBike or of others, or by defective equipment owned, maintained, or controlled by Vall-eBike or a third party, and that no amount of care or caution that RIDER or Vall-eBike may use, and no amount of instruction or expertise on part of Vall-eBike, can eliminate these risks. RIDER is freely licensing and using a Bike, and RIDER is aware there is risk and hereby expressly assumes all risk associated with licensing, usage and operation of a Bike, whether or not the risk is known or unknown to RIDER, as well as the risk of travel to and from the Bike hub, and that all of the foregoing risks may result in injury or harm including without limitation personal injury, illness, death or disability; as well as possible damage or destruction of the Bike or RIDER’s personal property.
3.2 RIDER understands that the Vall-eBike does not provide insurance coverage for injuries incurred during the use of the SERVICE.
3.3 For and in consideration of the license to use and operate the Bike, to the fullest extent permitted by law, RIDER irrevocably and forever releases and relinquishes and discharges Vall-eBike, Drop Mobility, Valley Regional Transit, all Vall-eBike Sponsors as well as owners of property upon or near which hubs are located (“Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liability, cause (s) of action and/or damage or personal injury including wrongful death, of or to RIDER or others (third parties) and injury to the property of others (third parties), which arises out of, results from or relates to this Agreement or the use or operation of the Bike (including usage that is permitted under this Agreement), misuse, maintenance, or design, of the Bike, the Vall-eBike program, and/or its website, including any and all claims, liability, cause(s) of action and/or damages related to the sole or partial negligence of Released Parties and/or the negligence of others (third parties). By this agreement RIDER covenants (promises) not to sue, and that RIDER will not bring, institute, prosecute, or in any way aid in the prosecution of any claim, demand, lawsuit, action, or cause of action against Vall-eBike, Drop Mobility, Valley Regional Transit, all Vall-eBike Sponsors and any such claims, rights, and causes of action that RIDER or RIDER’s estate may have, are hereby irrevocably waived, released and relinquished, and RIDER does(do) so on behalf of RIDER’S heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.
3.4 RIDER EXPRESSLY AGREES TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS RELEASED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO CLAIMS OF INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, PROPERTY LOSS OR DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY OR LOSS OF LIFE, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE SOLE OR PARTIAL NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES AND/OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS, WHETHER BASED UPON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE OF EITHER PARTY OR OF A THIRD PARTY, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, IN CONSIDERATION FOR USING AND/OR OPERATING THE BIKE. PROHIBITED BEHAVIOR You must not do any of the following while using the Services:
1. Allow any minor to operate a Vall-eBike bicycle that is rented under your account;
2. Operate a Vall-eBike bicycle while distracted, including using a cellphone or other electronic device;
3. Operate a Vall-eBike bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or any other substance that would impair your ability to safely operate the bicycle;
4. Operate a Vall-eBike bicycle with any passengers or second RIDERs;
5. Dismantle, take apart, or modify in any way a Vall-eBike bicycle;
6. Exceed the maximum weight limit for a Vall-eBike bicycle if indicated on the bicycle or communicated to You via the App; or
7. Engage in any behavior using the Vall-eBike Services or bicycles that is reasonably expected to cause a risk of danger or harm to You, other people or property.
8. Leave the Bike in a hazardous location such as the side of freeway or onramp.
9. Park the Bike without locking to a secure object with the provided integrated cable.
10. Lock the Bike using a personal lock or lock a bike on private property or any other location inaccessible to the public. Breach of any of the above will result in your immediate termination from the Vall-eBike Services.
4. GOVERNING LAW AND LEGAL RIGHTS.
4.1 This Agreement is made and executed in the State of Idaho. This Release shall be subject to and interpreted by and in accordance with the laws of the State of Idaho, regardless of any conflict of laws provisions.
4.2 RIDER expressly recognizes and has had the opportunity to discuss with counsel of RIDER’s choosing, that this Agreement and the waiver, release of liability, indemnity and covenant not to sue and is a contract pursuant to which RIDER is a party, and that the contract is the law of the parties and has binding effect. RIDER expressly intends to enter into this Agreement, that RIDER does so voluntarily and of RIDER’s own free will.
5. THIRD-PARTY CONTENT
Advertising. You acknowledge and agree that the Website and App may contain advertisements. If You elect to have any business dealings with anyone whose products or services may be advertised on the Website, You acknowledge and agree that such dealings are solely between You and such advertiser, and You further acknowledge and agree that Vall-eBike shall not have any responsibility or liability for any losses or damages that You may incur as a result of any such dealings. You shall be responsible for obtaining access to the Website and acknowledge that such access may involve third-party fees (such as Internet service provider access or data fees). You shall be solely responsible for any such fees and also for obtaining any equipment that is required to access the Website. It is your responsibility to ascertain whether any information or materials You choose to download, whether intentionally on unintentionally, from the Website are free of viruses, worms, Trojan Horses, or other items of a potentially destructive nature. Links & Third-Party Websites. The Website may contain links to other websites that are not owned or controlled by Vall-eBike. In no event shall any reference to any third-party, third-party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Vall-eBike of that third party, third party product or service. Vall-eBike is also not responsible for the content of any linked websites. Any third-party websites or services accessed from the Website are subject to the terms and conditions of those websites and/or services, and You are responsible for determining those terms and conditions and complying with them. The presence on the Website or App of a link to any other website(s) does not imply that Vall-eBike endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such websites, and You hereby release Vall-eBike from any and all liability and/damages that may arise from Your use of such websites or receipt of services from any such websites.
Effective Date: July 1, 2022