There are several ways to demo Ibis bikes.
During the demo season (Spring, Summer, Fall) we operate our demo fleet out of a big 'ol Mercedes Sprinter van, loaded to the gills with a nice selection of Ripleys, Tranny29s and Mojo HD3s. The schedule can be seen above, to the right of the map. The schedule is constantly evolving throughout the season, adding new demo dates.
As always, stay tuned to this page for updates. Also, in the event of rain or if there's been inclement weather around the time of the demo, we might elect to cancel so we don't trash your trails and our bikes. Be sure to check with the hosting shop or on this page, we'll announce it if we have to cancel.
NOTE: Our demo program is on a temporary hiatus due to El Niño weather. We welcome the rain but we don't wan to ruin our trails. We'll start the program again as soon as the trails dry out sufficiently.
We also have a factory demo program. If you find yourself in Santa Cruz, we have a fleet of bikes available to take out for a day or a weekend.
The Demo Hotline is (831)-824-9311 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost of the demo is $40 per day. If you want a bike for the weekend, it's $120. Demo bikes are available from 9:30 am to 5 pm weekdays. If you'd like to check ont out over a weekend, you'll need to show up Friday and return the bike on Monday.
Don't forget shoes, pedals, helmet, gloves, credit card and driver's license. We do have an assortment of pedals including flats in case you forget something.
RAIN: We are very happily welcoming El Nino to our winter weather this year. We need the rain. However, riding on muddy trails is bad for the trails and bad for the bikes. In the event of rainy weather, we reserve the right to cancel your demo. We will be happy to accommodate you in a fit test and pavement ride during rainy periods, but we don't damage to our bikes and trails.
If you're not familiar with the trails around Santa Cruz and would like a guide, we suggest our friends over at The Ride Guides. From their website: "At The Ride Guides we teach bicycle handling skills, guide clients on our favorite rides, and encourage responsible trail etiquette, all of this while squeezing the most fun possible from two wheels".
There's really nothing like having a local guide to navigate the real trail nectar. The Ride Guides can help you uncover all the hidden treasure that Santa Cruz has to offer.
Remember, many of our retailers have demos available to ride any day. You can always look at our dealer listing and see if there’s a dealer with a demo near you. Even if there's not one listed, it wouldn't hurt to give a call and see if they do have any demo bikes.
The map above shows where we're headed and when and remember, it's always changing.