There are several ways to demo Ibis bikes: at Ibis HQ in Santa Cruz, on the West Coast Demo Tour, on the East Coast Demo Tour, with our Canadian Demo Fleet and many shops carry demos as well.
During the demo season (Spring, Summer, Fall) we operate our demo fleet out of two big 'ol Mercedes Sprinter vans, loaded to the gills with a nice selection of Ripley, Ripley LS, Mojo 3 and Mojo HD3s. The schedules can be seen above, to the right of the map. The schedule is constantly evolving throughout the season, adding new demo dates.
Here are the bikes currently on the demo trucks, that will be present at the demos listed above. Note, we will be changing this list during the season.
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.
We also have a factory demo program. If you are interested in trying out an Ibis, but don't have a local dealer or an impending local visit by the demo truck, there is a fleet in Santa Cruz available to take out for a day or a weekend. If you're just looking to rent a bike during a visit to Santa Cruz, please contact a local shop for a rental.
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST, PLEASE NO WALK-INS.
The Demo Hotline is (831)-824-9311 or email us at email@example.com.
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 one 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.