Ibis Migration #3 - Mendocino

Thursday May 11th–Sunday May 14th, 2017

The Ibis Migration Mendocino is all about the riding. And the food. And the camaraderie. 
You'll experience three days of glorious loamy singletrack riding deep in the redwood forest of Mendocino.

Here's what you'll get:

  • Three days of guided riding on the redwood magic carpet
  • Lovingly prepared breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks and beer and wine (you won’t get hungry)
  • Real good beverages, we mean really good!
  • Full access to the 2017 Ibis demo fleet
  • Three nights of accommodation in 100 year old cabins built of redwood.
  • Ibis Migration T-shirt (kind of like what you see above)
  • Insulated stainless beverage container by Klean Kanteen, featuring Chris McNally's art
  • Stimulating campfire conversation and shared stories (some of which are true)
  • Women's skills clinics
  • Yoga sessions with a real yoga instructor
  • Optional wine/food and beer/food pairing dinner for a slight upcharge, with all proceeds going to Mendocino Coast Cyclists (who are the ones who build and maintain all the wonderful trails up there)
  • Professional photographer will be in the house (and on the trail) to document your incredible style!
  • Entertainment at night
  • Kids activities
  • Non riders welcome 

Detailed info below.


Come ride and hang out with Ibis owners, friends and family in the first Ibis Migration of 2017.  

The Mendocino MIgration will be the biggest we’ve ever had (ok, we’ve only had two so far), with room for 100 of us. 

The whole idea of an Ibis Migration is to ride and have fun. To get a feel for an earlier Migration, check out the report on the very first one that we had back in September of 2016: IBIS MIGRATION LA SAL MOUNTAINS 

Highly sociable at all seasons, roosting and feeding in flocks, nesting in large colonies.

Audubon Field Guide, writing about Ibises and their migrations



The Ibis Migration Mendocino takes place at the Mendocino Woodlands, a nearly 100 year old camp deep in the majestic old-growth redwood forest just a touch outside of Mendocino California.



Friday May 12th to Sunday May 14th, 2017. We have the camp rented on Thursday as well, so you are encouraged to show up Thursday night. Food and activities start first thing Friday morning. 



Because the riding is killer, the setting is beautiful, your cell phone won't work, there's no internet, almost no electricity, and this is the birthplace of Ibis. Back in 1981, Ibis was founded by Scot Nicol right next to the Mendocino Woodlands (there was no internet then either but he did have electricity).  


What to Expect

Three days of glorious loamy singletrack riding deep in the redwood forest of Mendocino. We’ll even venture out into the world famous pygmy forest that abuts the Woodlands, and visit the ride-through tree. You’ll be guided by Mendocino locals, who happen to be the ones who built (and named) the trails. Many of the rides leave right from camp, and we’ll also shuttle out to some rides as well. WE KNOW ALL THE BEST TRAILS.

Bike Magazine did a great article on the riding in the area recently, you can read about it here:


In addition to fantastic riding, all your meals will be taken care of, along with delicious riding snacks from Honey Stinger (waffles! chews and gels), and beverages at night. WE KNOW ALL THE BEST BREWERS AND WINEMAKERS. We’ve hired Karina’s Catering to create some great meals. She and her crew are well respected in these parts. WE KNOW ALL THE BEST CHEFS.

Check in later for info on our wine and beer pairing with dinner special offers. Open to a limited number of poeple and we'll donate the proceeds to the folks who build and maintain the great trails we'll be riding. 


Ibis Demo Fleet

The Ibis West Coast demo fleet will be in attendance. We’ll have close to 20 bikes to demo, all included in the price. Demo rides are first come first served basis Friday morning, then we’ll sign people up for Saturday morning rides at 4PM on Friday, and for Sunday morning rides at 4PM on Saturday.


Venue and Accommodations

We are staying at Camp One in the Mendocino Woodlands. Your accommodations are in rustic cabins built of redwood nearly 100 years ago. They have no electricity (and you won’t need to charge your cell phone, because there is no coverage). Cabins are simple and beautiful, with little balconies and views of the forest below you. The cabins have fireplaces too. Note that you need to bring your own bedding.

Camp One has 46 cabins with four single beds in each one. A short walk from each cabin is a shower and toilet. We can put you in a cabin with your friends, or if you prefer privacy and only want two or three to a cabin, we can make that happen with an additional fee. You can look at the camp map here.

There’s a nice commercial kitchen where Karina’s crew will cooking and serving. There is seating outside, or inside in the dining room, which has both a fireplace and electricity!

More information on the Woodlands can be found on their website.


Guest Speaker

In the Recreation Hall on Saturday night, Nick Taylor, local sculptor, trail builder, creator of Ibis Maximus and lead fabricator on Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in Chicago will give a fascinating slide show. We saw a preview recently and can tell you that it’s an amazing presentation.  WE KNOW ALL THE BEST SPEAKERS.


Skills Clinics

Included in the price of admission are Women's skills clinics all weekend long. 

Your coach will be Asa Shoemaker, TBF Mountain Bike Skills Coach. Asa will have three different clinics during the weekend:

  • Beginner: Get your riding skills to the next level
  • Intermediate: Gateway to advanced techniques
  • Advanced Play: Learn to "Shred it for credit", or if you prefer, just have fun


More details and sign-ups will be announced soon. Guys will also be invited if there is room. 



We will start each day with a gentle yet invigorating yoga session; opening up the body to get the most out of our day of riding.  Our instructor, Abbie Durkee specializes in Yoga specific to the cyclist's needs for more details see: https://www.myalibiclothing.com/workshops  Optional evening Stretch It Out time will be available as well. 


Kids are invited

We’re still finalizing the program for your kids. But they are welcome and we’ll have some activities for them while you go out on rides.


Mother's Day

We know that's Mother's Day weekend. We hope that won't deter families from attending. We have kids acitivities and the skills clinics for women. And we'll let mom sleep in on Sunday. And we'll make breakfast. 



There’s parking on site, away from the cabins. We can also accommodate a small number of Sprinters. There are no RV or Trailer hook-ups available.



The complete Ibis Migration package costs $750 per person

Non-riding participants: $600

Sprinter Dwellers: $600

Kids 6-12: $500

Kids 2-5 $300

Private cabin Supplement: $300 per bunk not used.

SCHEDULE Thursday May 11th to Sunday May 14th 2017 (tentative)



We will do a pre-ride on Thursday at noon for those of you who wish to arrive early. We are aware of a scheduling conflict on Saturday the 13th when the Mountain Bikers of Santa Cruz are holding the Old Cabin Classic. So if you’re both and MBoSC fan and an Ibisian, we’d love to have you do both. Come up Thursday and Friday, we’ll make it work.

5 p.m. — 10 p.m: Registration

**No meals are provided on Thursday

Bring yer own for Thursday night, or you can head back into Mendocino, a 20 minute drive.



7 a.m. — 10 p.m.: Registration

7 a.m. Coffee

8:30 — 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast served

7 a.m.: Yoga because this is California, after all

9 a.m.: Morning Rides, sign up outside the mess hall at breakfast. Several choices.

9:30 a.m.: Women’s skills clinics by Asa Shoemaker

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Lunch

2 p.m.: Afternoon ride

2 p.m.: Women’s skills clinics by Asa Shoemaker

6 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.: Dinner served

After dinner: stories by the fire.



7 a.m. — 10 a.m.: Registration

7 a.m. Coffee

8:30 — 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast served

7 a.m.: Yoga because this is California, after all

9 a.m.: Morning Rides, sign up outside the mess hall at breakfast. Several choices.

9:30 a.m.: Intermediate skills clinic by Asa Shoemaker

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Lunch

2 p.m.: Afternoon ride

2 p.m.: Intermediate skills clinic by Asa Shoemaker

6 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.: Dinner served

8:00 p.m. Special Guest Slideshow by sculptor Nick Taylor of Ibis Maximus and The Bean fame



7 a.m. Coffee

8:30 — 9:30 a.m.: Breakfast

9 a.m.: Morning Rides, sign up outside the mess hall at breakfast. Several choices.

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Lunch

2-3 P.M. Nick Taylor studio  tour in Fort Bragg (fascinating)

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