Ibis Migration #5 - Mendocino

August 16th–19th, 2018



Questions? Email: ibismigration@gmail.com

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 2018 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 Hydro Flask, featuring Chris McNally's art
  • Stimulating campfire conversation and shared stories (some of which are true)
  • Women's skills clinics Sorry, last minute cancellation of the women's skills clinics. 
  • Yoga sessions with a real yoga instructor
  • We are looking into an optional wine/food and/or 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 (or two or three) will be in the house (and on the trail) to document your incredible style!
  • Entertainment at night
  • Non riders welcome 
  • Kids welcome

Detailed info below.

But first, click on the image below to see a slide show of last year's Migration, and a glimpse of what you have in store. 


Come ride and hang out with Ibis owners, friends and family in the first Ibis Migration of 2018.  

The Mendocino MIgration will be the biggest we’ve ever had, with room for 150 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 last year's Mendo Migration 

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.



Thursday August 16th to Sunday August 18th, 2018. We have the camp rented on Thursday, 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  most of the time).  


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. 

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. 

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. 

NEW: Rental Bikes

We've had a few requests from people who do not want to fly with their bikes but want to attend the Migration. Well, we've got good news. We've just secured the Ibis HQ based fleet for rentals for the Migration. We will have someone from Santa Cruz get your measurements and requests, dial in and drive the bike up from Santa Cruz to Mendocino, and get you professionally fit on the bike for the weekend. All you need to do is show up. Rental fee including fit, transportation and the bike will $150 and we are donating all the proceeds to the Mendocino Coast Cyclists, the fine folks who keep the trails in tip top shape for us. You can sign up for a bike on the Eventbrite page 

Ibis Demo Fleet

The Ibis West Coast demo fleet will be in attendance (different than the home fleet mentioned above). 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.

Our Wonderful Sponsors

This year, we have a few industry partners supporting us. 

 Will provide each of us with a beautiful custom printed 16oz. True Pint. Keeps your coffee hot and your beer cold.

Will have all thier latest delicious ride nutrition 

  We'd like to welcome Seismic Brewery to our sponsor list!

And our great friends at New Belgium Brewery

 Back again this year is Hen House Brewing. Stoked!

 Happy to have Health-Ade Kombucha on board too!

  Wine will be provided by Ibis, we'll be serving the spectacularly delicious 2012 "40 Buck Chuck" Pinot Noir from the Sauveria Vineyard near Santa Cruz

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

Tentative: In the Recreation Hall on Saturday night, we will have a presentation by Nick Taylor. Nick is a Fort Bragg based sculptor who helped build a lot of the trails around Mendocino.He's also the creator of Ibis Maximus and was the lead fabricator on Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in Chicago, one of the most recognizable pieces of public art in the world. 


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 apologize that we have to cancel the women's skills clincs at the last minute. 

The good news is we've got 4X World Champion Brian Lopes coming to the Migration who will be teaching some skills clinics for us. We're very excited to have one of the best cyclists in the world attending and sharing his knowledge with us. Thanks Brian!


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. 


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.

OK! I'm convinced! 

Eventbrite - Ibis Migration Mendocino 2018

SCHEDULE Thursday August 16th to Sunday August 19th 2018 (tentative)



We will do a pre-ride on Thursday at noon for those of you who wish to arrive early. 

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. Tentative: 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.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch and see ya next time!