USA MEMBERSHIP - TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By James Joseph - 13 Apr 22
We ask members - and all Bike Shed visitors - to be considerate to other members, customers and neighbors in London and Los Angeles. We might love to push the limits when we ride on the streets, but we ask our visitors to refrain from stunting, speeding or unnecessarily loud revving in or near our premises, and to respect other residents and businesses in the area. We already know what a motorcycle sounds like, and so do our customers.
BE KIND TO OUR TEAM
The Bike Shed’s staff are here to make your experience as good as it can be, from the membership team and managers to the bartenders and wait-staff, to the chefs and cleaners. They work hard, and we expect a lot from them. Many of them also ride, and are passionate about the club. In other circumstances they could be one of you, so, please treat them kindly - and remember - you can judge a lot about a person by how they treat those who serve or work for them.
We will do all we can to protect our members’ privacy wherever they are in our public and private spaces. Please do not take any photographs in the members’ areas. We will also ask all customers to refrain from taking photographs of people not in their own personal group during their visit to The Bike Shed without permission.
PARKING YOUR MOTORCYCLE
When there are no large events, we sometimes allow overnight parking for members, arranged in advance, or agreed on the day, at the General Manager’s discretion. We expect everyone to park their motorcycle considerately to make room for other members and customers. Badly parked motorcycles may be moved, or removed. The Bike Shed shall not have any responsibility of liability for any injury or damage to any person or property, including any motorcycles, by or as a result of the use of the parking area by members, whether by theft, collision, criminal activity, or otherwise, and members hereby assume, for themselves, all risks associated with any such occurrences in or about the parking area.
Leave your differences at the door. The Bike Shed is common ground for all members and visitors, and we are a safe space for all who love moto-culture. The Bike Shed has zero tolerance for any hostile, violent, abusive, harassing, or discriminatory behavior of any kind whatsoever.
ACCESS TO MEMBERS-ONLY AREAS
The members’ lounge and other members’ spaces in Los Angeles are exclusively for members, plus one guest when we are not overly busy. However, the members’ bar cannot accommodate all members at the same time, and access to this exclusive bar should not define your Bike Shed membership. Bear in mind that the whole club space is for members, albeit non-exclusively.
SOME THINGS ARE NOT FOR SHARING
Membership is not transferable. Guests visiting members-only areas must be accompanied by the member at all times. Members cannot pass their discounts or privileges to any third party. Please do not lend your membership card to a friend or partner.
GANGS, CLUBS, CUTS & COLOURS
The Bike Shed does not allow members of patched motorcycle clubs (“MC”) or motorcycle gangs with any criminal history to visit our destinations in London or Los Angeles wearing MC colors. Individual members are welcome to visit without club colors. Regardless of actual behavior, we always want our staff, customers and members to feel safe in an unintimidating environment. Non-affiliated groups and clubs are welcome, but visitors may be asked to remove clothing that looks like 'colors' to enter our London and Los Angeles venues, at the discretion of the General Manager.
YOUR RIDING & YOUR RIDING RESPONSIBILITIES
Although The Bike Shed and/or its members may organize formal and informal meets and rides, please be aware that you are solely responsible for your own personal insurance, safety and behavior during any such ride. The Bike Shed does not insure any group ride or meeting on a public road or at a third-party private space.
WE ASSUME THE FOLLOWING AND MEMBERS REPRESENT:
You are fully licensed and insured, and riding a safe & legal motorcycle.
- You are not intoxicated or inhibited from being able to ride your motorcycle in any way.
If you are riding home from the club or any BSMC event where we are serving alcohol, we will stop serving you with alcohol if you appear too intoxicated to ride.
Please speak to a manager if you, or anyone you know, has consumed too much alcohol, and we can arrange to keep your/their motorcycle overnight.
You are responsible for riding within the law, including observing speed.
limits and general rules of the road. You will abide by all applicable laws.
- You are not expected to keep up with the speed of any group or individual rider. In other words, set your own pace, ride within your limits, and make sure you feel safe when you are riding. We will never judge your speed or abilities on any ride.
We will of course help you in the event of any accident, and no member or guest will ever be left alone at the roadside. If you are unsure about any of the above, please ask.
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Member agrees and understands that their participation may involve risks. These risks may lead to tangible or intangible harm, and each member agrees that these risks may result not only from their own actions but also from the actions of others. With the knowledge and understanding of these risks, member chooses, of their own will and volition, to begin and/or continue membership with The Bike Shed.
TERMINATION & REFUSAL
Membership is a privilege and not a right.
Membership applications may be refused without a reason being given. All membership decisions, including refusal and/or termination, are to be made at the sole and absolute discretion of The Bike Shed.
If club rules are broken, membership can be suspended or terminated without notice, at the sole and absolute discretion of The Bike Shed.
Refunds will only be given on termination of active membership, at The Bike Shed’s sole and absolute discretion.