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California Motorcycle Tours
Terms and Conditions

Tour Structure & Itineraries:
CMT tours are structured to the degree that we all begin and end each day at the same point. In between, you can be as structured or unstructured as you want to be. To the extent they want, riders can travel at their own pace, take side trips, and stop along the way on their schedule, not ours.

We encourage individual exploration and we want our clients to have time for peaceful reflection as we experience the scenic wonders of the American West. Our goal is to make your holiday/vacation trouble-free and totally satisfying.

CMT reserves the right to cancel or change any tour in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances. If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to alter itineraries, travel routes, hotels, and restaurants as required. Should cancellation or change be necessary, CMT will offer you the choice of an alternative tour date or a full refund. CMT is not responsible for any other travel arrangements affected by our cancellation or changes.

Hotels:
Accommodations are provided each night in a deluxe hotel, lodge, or bed and breakfast. Most have swimming pools and/or spas. Tour pricing is based on double occupancy. Solo riders who don't want to share a room should add the single room supplement to the tour price.

Meals:
For the Day-Tripper tours, you are on your own for breakfast and dinner since we begin and end each day in San Diego. For these tours, lunch is included. For all of the multi-day tours, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Bikes, Cars !?
Although our tours are promoted as "motorcycle tours", we recognize that not everyone rides. If you have friends that don't ride motorcycles, they may still join any of our tours and travel by car. An automobile may be rented (how about a sporty convertible?) at very reasonable rates for the entire tour. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

Motorcycles are provided for each tour and are included in the tour price. All of our bikes are late-model Harley Davidson and each is equipped with a passenger backrest, saddlebags and most models have a windscreen. The different models are available on a first-come basis, so reserve early. CMT reserves the right to change or substitute motorcycle models in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances.

Tour Reservations:
You can make your tour reservation right here, by going to the Reservation page, completing the required information, and clicking the "Submit" button. (Alternatively, you can print the completed Reservation page, then fax it to CMT or mail it along with a check for the deposit.)

Payment Policy:
A deposit of $500 per person is required to reserve space on a tour. Payment must be received within 10 days of receipt of your reservation form. The balance is due no later than 30 days prior to the tour. CMT has the right to cancel your reservation and apply cancellation charges as indicated below if payments are not received as specified.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

  • An administrative fee of $50 will be assessed for cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the tour.
  • The full deposit amount may be assessed for cancellations made less that 45 days prior to the tour.
  • There will be no refunds for unused services or accommodations once the tour has started.
  • If you believe your trip is at risk for any reason, we recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Safety:
California law requires that a safety helmet be worn while operating or riding on a motorcycle. The states of Arizona and Utah (Desert Tour) and Idaho and Montana (Northwest Adventure Tour) do not have compulsory helmet laws. CMT strongly recommends that a helmet be worn for comfort and safety at all times while riding on our motorcycles.

CMT prohibits tour participants from consuming alcohol or taking illegal drugs during any ride day. Having a drink or two at the end of the ride day is fine but we encourage riders to not "over indulge". Anyone found to have consumed alcohol or illegal drugs prior to or during any day's ride may be prohibited from riding for the remainder of the tour. CMT reserves the right to decline, accept or retain any tour participant at any time.

Weather:
The weather in California and the American West is generally mild with temperatures between 60F [15C] and 95F [35C]. Mountain temperatures are cooler and may dip into the 40's [5-10Cin the early morning hours. The Desert Tours operate during the spring and fall to avoid the peak summer heat. Similarly, the Northwest Adventure, Beach & Mountain and Peaks & Passes tour dates have been selected to correspond with the best riding weather. We occasionally encounter rain, so CMT recommends you bring a rainsuit. Prior to the tour date, CMT will provide you with a comprehensive list of things to bring (and not bring) to make your tour experience as comfortable as possible.

Under no circumstances shall CMT be held responsible for rain, wind, snow or other weather conditions, nor can your tour participation be cancelled or amended by you on the basis of rain, wind, snow or other weather conditions.

Equipment Problems:

  • Our bikes are well-maintained late-model Harley-Davidsons. Mechanical breakdowns are rare. If a motorcycle becomes inoperable due to mechanical failure and the problem cannot be reasonably resolved, a replacement motorcycle will be provided.
  • If a motorcycle becomes inoperable for any reason other than mechanical failure, it will not be replaced.
  • CMT provides a high quality lock for each motorcycle that shouldt be used at all times when the motorcycle is unattended. A stolen motorcycle will not be replaced.
  • CMT will not be liable for missed reservations or other expenses incurred as a result of any motorcycle breakdown or loss.

Insurance:
CMT provides bodily injury and property damage liability insurance as required by law. However, this doesn't cover possible damage to (or theft of) the motorcycle. Purchase of comprehensive and collision insurance is optional but highly recommended. Without this insurance, the rider will be responsible for the full cost of damages to (or loss of) the motorcycle plus all damage to others in the event of an accident. If you think your own insurance will cover the rental bike, I recommend you verify this in advance and bring proof of insurance with you.

For tours starting in San Diego, if you choose to purchase insurance, for a bundled price of $27.95 per day:

  1. Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) covers damage to or loss of the motorcycle with zero (0) deductible.
  2. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) provides up to $1 million for bodily injury and property damage to others.
  3. Personal Accident Coverage (PAC) provides medical coverage up to $2,500 each for rider and passenger and a death benefit of $50,000 for the rider and $25,000 for the passenger.
  4. Personal Property Coverage (PPC) covers damage to personal property (helmet, jacket, etc.) up to $750.

Note that you can select some of the above coverage at a reduced price. You select the insurance when you pick up the bike.

A security deposit will be authorized on your credit card at pickup and refunded when the motorcycle is returned. With the optional insurance, the deposit authorization is $1,000; without insurance, it's $2,000.

For tours starting in Seattle (Northwest Adventure), insurance is available as follows:

  1. Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) covers damage to or loss of the motorcycle. If the bike is damaged, the deductible is $2,000. If the bike is stolen or totaled, the deductible is $5,000. Cost for the LDW is $26.65 per day.
  2. Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) provides up to $1 million for bodily injury and property damage to others. The cost for SLI is $13.65 per day.
  3. Personal Accident & Property Insurance (PAP) provides medical coverage up to $2,500 each for rider and passenger and a death benefit of $50,000 for the rider and $25,000 for the passenger. In addition, it provides personal property (helmet, jacket, etc.) coverage up to $750 each.

You select the insurance when you pick up the bike.

A security deposit will be authorized on your credit card at pickup and refunded when the motorcycle is returned. With the optional insurance, the deposit authorization is $1,000; without insurance, it's $2,000.

Responsibilities:
It is the responsibility of CMT to properly arrange and conduct your tour per the tour descriptions contained herein. However, CMT and its owners and agents shall not be responsible for, and shall not accept liability for any claims, damages, losses, costs or expenses arising from: (a) Personal injury, disease, sickness, or death, however caused, while engaged on or by reason of your participation on any CMT tour whether due to maintenance, use, operation or control of any motorcycle, automobile, hotel, airline or other common carrier used in conjunction with the tour. (b) Loss or damage to luggage or other property. We recommend you purchase travel insurance covering loss, damage or theft of luggage and personal belongings. (c) Delay, failure or loss resulting during a CMT tour due to the actions of hotel operators, airlines and other common carriers, other suppliers, or due to government action, mechanical breakdown, weather, labor disputes, terrorism, acts of war, acts of God, or any other causes beyond CMT's direct control.

Waiver & Release Agreement:
EACH TOUR PARTICIPANT MUST AGREE TO AND SIGN THE FOLLOWING WAIVER & RELEASE:
My payment of a deposit constitutes my understanding and acceptance of the information, terms and conditions contained herein. I further understand and accept that the California Motorcycle Tours (CMT) tour and related activities involve risk of personal injury or death and damage to, or loss of property. In consideration of the benefits to be derived, I hereby accept all risks of personal injury and property damage arising from my participation in this CMT tour and I hereby agree that I, my dependents, heirs, executors and assigns do release and hold harmless CMT and its owners, employees and agents from any and all claims, including claims of death, bodily injury, illness, property damage or loss, however caused, arising from or related to this CMT tour.

Further, by payment of a deposit and/or my signature on this form, I certify that I do not have any physical condition, mental condition or other disability that would create a hazard for me or other tour participants. I believe I possess the necessary riding experience and ability to competently handle a heavy weight motorcycle. I also certify that I am over 21 years of age and that I am in possession of a currently valid motorcycle operator's license.

I have carefully read the tour descriptions, Terms and Conditions and this Waiver & Release Agreement, and will abide by everything as stated herein or elsewhere published by CMT. Further, I affirm that I have not received or relied on any oral or written representation of CMT as a basis for executing this Waiver and Release.

 

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