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Street Collective User Agreement




Rider should CAREFULLY READ all terms and conditions before entering this Agreement.


1. Purpose of Agreement

This document constitutes the entire Agreement (“Agreement”) between (a) Rider, the person agreeing to rent and use the bike (“Bike”), and (b) Des Moines Street Collective (“COLLECTIVE”).


2. General Rental and Use of Bike: Agreements and Restrictions

2.1 Rider is sole user: COLLECTIVE expressly agrees to let, and the Rider expressly agrees to take on, rental of the Bike subject to the terms and conditions set out herein. COLLECTIVE and the Rider are the only parties to this Agreement. The Rider is the sole lessee and is solely responsible for compliance with all terms and conditions contained herein.

2.2 Rider is a competent bicycle operator: Rider represents and certifies that he/she is physically fit to ride the Bike and also that Rider is familiar with the operation of the Bike, and is reasonably competent to ride the Bike.

2.3 Bike is exclusive property of COLLECTIVE: Rider agrees that the Bike and any equipment attached thereto, at all times, remains the exclusive property of COLLECTIVE. Rider will not make any type of modification to the Bike at any time.

2.4 Bike Operating Hours and Bike Availability: Rider agrees and acknowledges that the Bikes are available 7 days a week, Bikes must be rented within the maximum rental time limits set forth in 2.6 below. Bikes are limited and Bike Stations may not have available Bikes for rental at all times. To check the availability of Bikes, please refer to the rental locations and Bike availability on

2.6 Maximum Rental Time and Charges: The maximum rental time is 24 hours. Rider agrees that Rider will return the Bike to a designated COLLECTIVE Bike Station within no more than 24 hours from the time that rental of the Bike began. Rider may then rent again. Rider agrees that he/she is solely responsible for being aware of any elapsed time related to the timely return. Bike Rental Charges are priced per minute. Upon return of the Bike, the Rider will be charged the accumulated rental charges. If the Bike is found so the Bike is not secure from theft it will incur a service fee of $25. If the Bike is not returned within 24 hours, it will be considered stolen and Rider will be charged $3000. Applicable local and state sales tax of 7% is included in rental charges.

2.7 Bike may be used and/or operated only in the City of Des Moines and environs. Rider agrees to only use, operate and/or ride the Bike in the City of Des Moines and environs. Rider will not, under any circumstances, remove the Bike from the City of Des Moines and environs.

2.8 Rider must follow rules of use and/or operation of Bike: Rider agrees to follow all laws pertaining to the use, riding and/or operation of the Bike, including all state and local laws and the rules and regulations pertaining to bicycles in the City of Des Moines and environs.

2.9 Rider must not use, ride and /or operate Bike if impaired: Rider agrees that he/she will not, under any circumstances, use, ride and/or operate the Bike if he/she has consumed, ingested and/or used alcohol or drugs and/or has a blood concentration above the jurisdictional limit prescribed.

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. 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. Rider agrees that he/she will not use the Bike for hire or reward, nor use it in violation of any law, ordinance or regulation.

2.11 Rider’s use of front carrier/basket is limited: Rider agrees that he/she will not fill the front carrier/basket with heavy items as they may create an unsafe condition and affect Rider’s balance and steering control. Rider acknowledges that the front carrier/basket of the Bike is intended to carry light goods only, and will not carry additional people or animals in the basket or anywhere on the Bike.

2.12 Rider must report accident, stolen or lost Bike and/or Des Moines BCycle Membership Card: Rider agrees that he/she must immediately report to COLLECTIVE and the Des Moines Police Department an accident, involving a Bike.. 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 a stolen or lost Bike and/or Des Moines BCycle Membership Card.

2.13 Rider responsibility related to Bike use and damage: Rider agrees to return the Bike to Des Moines BCycle in the same condition received, ordinary wear and tear expected. Rider agrees to ensure that the Bike is always locked and secured when unattended. Bikes may be equipped with wire locks; however, COLLECTIVE will not be responsible for any lost, stolen, destroyed and/or damaged Bike under any circumstances, regardless of whether Bike locks are used, broken or not properly functioning. Rider agrees to pay for any damage, including replacement parts, to and/or destruction or loss of the Bike. All repairs needed as a result of any such loss, destruction or damage will be performed at the normal labor rates. In the event the Bike is lost, destroyed or damaged beyond repair, regardless of fault or cause, Rider agrees to pay COLLECTIVE the full replacement value of the equipment.


3. Waiver and/or Limitation of Liability

3.1 For and in consideration of rental and use of the Bike, Rider specifically forever releases and relinquishes and discharges COLLECTIVE, BCycle, LLC, the City of Des Moines, all Sponsors as well as owners of property upon or near which stations are located (“Released Parties”) from any and all claims, liability, cause (s) of action and/or damage or wrongful death, injury to others and/or third parties, which arise out of, result from or relate to this Agreement; the rental, maintenance, design, use and/or operation of the Bike; the Des Moines B-cycle 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. By this Agreement any such claims, rights, and causes of action that Rider (and Rider’s legal guardian(s), if applicable) may have are hereby waived, released and relinquished, and Rider (and guardian(s), if applicable) does(do) so on behalf of Rider’s heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

3.2 Rider expressly agrees to indemnify, release and hold harmless Released Parties from all liability for any such property loss or damage, personal injury or loss of life, whether caused by the sole or partial negligence of COLLECTIVE, the Released Parties and/or the negligence of others, whether based upon breach of contract, breach of warranty, active or passive negligence or any other legal theory, in consideration for using and/or operating the Bike.

3.3 Rider voluntarily agrees not to sue Released Parties, understands and recognizes that Rider will have no right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against Released Parties arising out of this Agreement, the rental, maintenance, design, use and/or operation of the Bike, the Des Moines B-cycle program, and/or this website, in consideration for using and/or operating the Bike.

3.4 This Agreement is governed by the applicable laws of the State of Iowa. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable, all other provisions will be given full force and effect.


4. Acceptance of Agreement and Terms and Conditions by Rider: Rider expressly acknowledges that he/she has carefully read the entire Agreement, including the Terms and Conditions, and understands this Agreement, including, but not limited to, the Waiver and Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnification Provisions fully and expressly agrees to be bound by this Agreement. After careful deliberation, Rider voluntarily gives his/her consent and expressly agrees to all the conditions included in this Agreement as set forth above. Rider has read, understands and expressly agrees to the above Agreement and Terms and Conditions. This Agreement is effective January 1, 2023.

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