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August 15-18, 2024

Migration #16


Come ride and hang out with Ibis own­ers, friends and fam­i­ly among tow­er­ing redwoods.


The Ibis Migra­tion Men­do­ci­no takes place at the Men­do­ci­no Wood­lands, deep in the majes­tic red­woods just a touch out­side of Men­do­ci­no California. 


The Men­do­ci­no Wood­lands was built in the 1930’s by the Works Progress Admin­is­tra­tion and Civil­ian Con­ser­va­tion Corps as part of Pres­i­dent Roosevelt’s New Deal Projects. 46 of these Recre­ation Demon­stra­tion Areas were built in the Unit­ed States with the Wood­lands being the only one built in Cal­i­for­nia, the only one built in a Red­wood for­est, and one of only two built west of the Rock­ies. The Wood­lands has con­tin­u­ous­ly served its orig­i­nal pur­pose (group camp­ing and out­door edu­ca­tion) unin­ter­rupt­ed and vir­tu­al­ly unal­tered since open­ing in 1938

We are hon­ored to be able to stay in this incred­i­ble and his­toric camp.

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Your palace in the woods
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With on-site bike parking

Need more info about our glo­ri­ous loamy sin­gle­track extravaganza?

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Three days of guid­ed rid­ing on the red­wood mag­ic carpet
  • Lov­ing­ly pre­pared break­fasts, lunch­es, din­ners and snacks (you won’t get hungry)
  • Real good bev­er­ages, we mean real­ly good!
  • Three nights of accom­mo­da­tion in near­ly 100-year-old cab­ins built of redwood
  • Ibis Migra­tion T‑shirt (2024 art­work TBD)
  • Insu­lat­ed stain­less bev­er­age con­tain­er by Klean Kan­teen, fea­tur­ing Chris McNal­ly’s art
  • Stim­u­lat­ing camp­fire con­ver­sa­tion and shared sto­ries (some of which are true)
  • Yoga ses­sions with a real yoga instructor
  • Non­rid­ers welcome

Reg­is­tra­tion will open at 9AM PST March 5th 2024 right here on this page

"Come and join us for a rustic good time deep in California's coastal redwood forest"

Scot Nicol

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Thurs­day August 15th @ 5 PM to mid-day Sun­day August 18th, 2024. Show up Thurs­day night. Food and activ­i­ties start first thing Fri­day morn­ing (snag some din­ner in Boonville or in the town of Men­do­ci­no on your way up). We have the camp until Sun­day after­noon, so we’ll be able to ride as much as we want. Break­fast and lunch are includ­ed Sunday.


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).


  • Chef Rob Hunter and his team will be back by pop­u­lar demand to keep you fueled to the hilt!
  • Chuck and friends will be serv­ing their deli­cious cock­tails on Fri­day and Sat­ur­day afternoons.
  • Men­do­ci­no Coast Cyclists will be guid­ing and dis­sem­i­nat­ing deep for­est knowledge.


Three days of glo­ri­ous loamy sin­gle­track rid­ing deep in the red­wood for­est of Mendocino.


Cab­ins at the Wood­lands are sim­ple, rus­tic 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.

There are 4 cots per cab­in. Each has a foam sleep­ing pad. Did we men­tion that the accom­mo­da­tions were rus­tic? Well they are, and you might con­sid­er bring­ing a bit more padding for the bed.

A short walk from each cab­in is a show­er and toilet. 

If you’re com­ing solo, we will be assign­ing you to a cab­in with one or two oth­er Migra­tors (but most like­ly one). If you’re com­ing with friends, just tell us their name and we will put you guys in the same cab­in or pod of cab­ins if you’re a full on con­gre­ga­tion (we looked it up, the col­lec­tive noun for mul­ti­ple Ibis­es is a congregation).


We love our Sprinter/​Camper peo­ple. There is plen­ty of room for your rig, which is an increas­ing­ly pop­u­lar option. You can use our group bathing/​toilet facil­i­ties too. 


$1200 per per­son gets you in on all the action.
Note: for you returnees, we’ve elim­i­nat­ed the cab­in buy-out options, at the same time reduced the num­ber of atten­dees, so we can def­i­nite­ly get you in a cab­in (or cab­ins) with the oth­er migrator(s) of your choice.

Non-rid­ing par­tic­i­pants: $975

Kids 6 – 12: $750

Kids 2 – 5 $500


Some of the biggest fun to be had at the Migra­tion is to help out in the kitchen. It’s a con­vivial atmos­phere, the chefs are super nice (no yelling!). You will be assigned a shift, could be break­fast, lunch or din­ner. We will give you some shift options upon your arrival. You can look at the pho­tos in the 2019 Migra­tion report under Break­fast and Lunch” to see a few shots of kitchen duty. 

If you’re game, we’ll take $75 bucks off what­ev­er tick­et you purchase. 

To apply, send your culi­nary resumé to…just kid­ding. The only require­ments are good atti­tude and no whin­ing. And for some of you, get­ting up ear­ly to help with breakfast. 

Use the code Dish­Du­ty to sign up. 


Do I need to own an Ibis to participate? 

No, you don’t have to own an Ibis. We are accept­ing both cur­rent and future Ibisians into the mix. You will need to bring a bike though. 

Can I bring my e‑bike?

No, e‑bikes are not allowed in Jack­son Demon­stra­tion State For­est, where we will be riding.

What are the accom­mo­da­tions like?

Guests will be stay­ing in rus­tic red­wood cab­ins, all are on the Nation­al His­toric Reg­istry so it’s like sleep­ing in a muse­um. Cab­ins are sim­ple and beau­ti­ful, with bal­conies and views of the for­est below you. They have no elec­tric­i­ty and you won’t need to charge your cell phone, because there is no cov­er­age. Best to have your expec­ta­tions set on camp­ing, rather than a 5 star hotel.

Each cab­in has its own lit­tle fire­place and four sin­gle cots with thin foam mat­tress­es. You sup­ply your own bed­ding (twin sheets or a sleep­ing bag are best on the cots). It’s chilly and humid at night deep in the woods, think low 50’s. A short walk from each cab­in is a show­er and toi­let. Some adjoin one oth­er cab­in, oth­ers are stand-alone. Show­er rooms have electricity.

Are kids invited?

Yes, rid­ers, hik­ers, hula hoop­ers and guests of all ages are wel­come! There are no spe­cif­ic kids activ­i­ties, but we have easy rides that kids can do. If your kid can ride 10 or so miles, we’ll have a ride for them. Kids under 12 will need to have a par­ent with them on the ride, and all chil­dren under 5 need to have a par­ent with them at all times.

How can I con­tact you with questions?

Email migration@​ibiscycles.​com and we’ll do our best to shoot a response back with­in a day. Once we set foot in the Wood­lands mid­day on Wednes­day August 14th though, we’ll be out of cell phone and email access (yay!)

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The Ibis Migration Mendocino is all about the riding. And the food. And the camaraderie.