Bike & Saddle Indemnity

Bike and Saddle
Release of Liability, Assumption of All Risks, and Arbitration Agreement
Personal Information Form


BIKE AND SADDLE, their employees, shareholders, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, successors, agents, representatives and assigns (collectively BIKE & SADDLE) does not own or operate any entity which provides, or is to provide, goods or services for your trip including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, food service providers, equipment suppliers, baby sitters or daycare providers, etc. As a result, BIKE & SADDLE is not liable for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any such third person, or of any other third party.

In addition, I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in the trip designated on this application (or a trip to which I may subsequently transfer). I am voluntarily participating in this trip with the knowledge of the numerous risks and dangers involved including but not limited to: negligence in any manner on the part of BIKE & SADDLE including, without limitation, negligence in the conduct or arrangement of the trip in any respect from inception to completion, negligence with regard to bicycle selection or maintenance, in the maintenance or operation of any van or other motor vehicle utilized to transport passengers, etc.; physical exertion for which I am not prepared; forces of nature; transportation failures whether by plane, train, auto, boat, canoe, kayak, bicycle, ski, horseback or other animal, by foot, or by any other conveyance; consumption of alcoholic beverages; risks associated with food or impure water; civil unrest; terrorism or the threat thereof; criminal activity; dangers associated with wild or other animals; breakdown or failure of bicycles or other equipment; high altitude; accident or illness without access to means of rapid evacuation or availability of medical supplies or services; the adequacy of medical attention once provided; epidemics or the threat thereof; and stolen, lost, or misplaced luggage or property. I acknowledge that the enjoyment and excitement of adventure travel is derived in part from the inherent risks incurred by travel and activity beyond the accepted safety of life at home or work and that these inherent risks contribute to such enjoyment and excitement, being a reason for my participation.


I acknowledge that the cost of all BIKE & SADDLE trips is based upon trip participants executing this Release of Liability, Assumption of All Risk, and Arbitration Agreement. Therefore, as lawful consideration for being permitted to participate on such trip(s), I hereby RELEASE AND DISCHARGE FOREVER BIKE & SADDLE FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE TRIP. I agree that this release shall be legally binding upon me personally, all members of my family and all minors traveling with me, my and their heirs, successors, assigns, and legal representatives, it being my intention fully to assume all the risks associated with this trip and to release BIKE & SADDLE from any and all liabilities to the maximum extent permitted by law.

BINDING ARBITRATION: I agree that any dispute concerning, relating, or referring to this contract, brochures, or any other literature concerning my trip, or the trip itself shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration according to the then existing commercial rules of the Arbitration Foundation of South Africa. Such proceedings will be governed by substantive (but not procedural) South Africa law excluding any application or consideration of the South Africa Arbitration Act. Except for trips in South Africa, the South Africa Vehicle Code will be inapplicable to my trip or any claim arising therefrom.

MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS: I understand that BIKE & SADDLE reserves the right to take photographic or film records of any of its trips and hereby agree that BIKE & SADDLE may use any such photographic or film records for promotional and/or commercial purposes, as well as approve such use by third parties with whom BIKE & SADDLE may engage in joint marketing, without any remuneration to me. I hereby assign all right, title, and interest I may have in or to any and all media in which my name or likeness might be used by BIKE & SADDLE.

I understand that BIKE & SADDLE reserves the right to refuse as a trip participant, or remove from a trip, any person it judges to be incapable of meeting the rigors and requirements of participating in the activities, or who it determines to detract from the enjoyment of the trip by others. I agree to follow all written and verbal rules of safety presented to me by BIKE&SADDLE. BIKE&SADDLE reserves the right to make route, hotel, itinerary and trip modifications as required or desirable to improve the trip quality and/or to accommodate the comfort and well-being of guests.

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION: I have carefully read and fully understand the contents and legal ramifications of this Agreement as well as all the conditions as stated in the EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW section of the current BIKE & SADDLE brochures, including but not limited to, those regarding cancellation and refund policies. If you must cancel your reservation, your cancellation fee will be determined according to the cancellation policy outline here. Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including but not limited to, weather, terrorism, civil unrest, personal, family or medical emergencies. I understand that this is a legally binding and enforceable contract and sign it of my own free will. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. No additions, deletions, or changes can be made to the release form, and signing it is a requirement for joining the trip.


  • Each guest should fill out and submit the form individually, hereby agreeing to Bike & Saddle's Indemnity.
  • Please provide the name of the trip you are joining.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Please confirm trip departure date.
  • Please provide your size, short, medium or tall will do. Also see the Bike Size Chart at the bottom of the page for guidance.
  • Do you have any dietary restrictions and/or food allergies? If so, how strict/severe?
  • Please provide a name and contact phone number and/or email address.
  • Please let us know if you are on medication or require special attention.
  • Let us know if you have any special requests: gel saddle, type of pedal, preferred type of bicycle. NOTE: Bike & Saddle requires that all guests wear helmets while cycling. We will provide helmets.
  • Adding your name here, and by submitting below, represents your signature and agreement to The Release of Liability, Assumption of All Risks, and Arbitration Agreement of Bike & Saddle. Parent or Guardian of a Minor: I, as a parent or guardian of the below named minor, hereby give my permission for my child or ward to participate in the trip and further agree, individually and on behalf of my child or ward, to the terms above.
  • Adding your name above, and by clicking on the submit button, represents your signature and agreement to The Release of Liability, Assumption of All Risks, and Arbitration Agreement of Bike & Saddle on behalf of your minor.
  • BEFORE YOUR TRIP: Do you wish to sign-up for Bike & Saddle's Social Responsibility Program? Turn your bike miles into eco-miles?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Read more about Eco-Miles:

Consider co-sponsoring your bike-miles into eco-miles? If you opt in, Bike & Saddle will donate up to $1 USD per mile you cycle to a truly worthy cause. Read more at about our in-house program.

Your contribution would be to match Bike & Saddle’s contribution with a similar amount of between 10c and $1 USD. Just let us know how much you wish to contribute at the end of the trip. Our Trip Leaders will record mileage on your trip and verify at the end of the day.

Bike size chart

Rider height Leg inseam                                                Suggested Frame Size
Feet/Inches Centimeters Inches Centimeters Inches Size
4`10”-5`1” 148-158 cm 24-29” 61-73 cm 14” XS
5`1″-5`5″ 158-168 cm 25-30” 63-76 cm 15” S
5`5″-5`9″ 168-178 cm 26-31” 66-78 cm 16” M
5`9″-6`0″ 178-185 cm 27-32” 68-81 cm 17″ L
6`0″-6`3″ 185-193 cm 28-33” 71-83 cm 18″ XL
6`1″-6`6″ 193-198 cm 29-34” 73-86 cm 19″ XXL