WE ARE SOLD OUT! SORRY YOU MISSED IT. HOWEVER…
We are accepting people on the waitlist. Last year we had a number of people drop out in the months leading up to the Migration. Head on over to the registration page and enter your info. There are no guarantees, but we’ll let you know if something comes up, and we will check with you before we run your card.
It’s back! Ibis Migration #7 is coming soon to the Mendocino California redwood forest.
Need more info about our 4 day 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, snacks and beer and wine (you won’t get hungry)
- Real good beverages, we mean really good!
- Full access to the 2020 Ibis demo fleet
- Three nights of accommodation in 100 year old cabins built of redwood
- Ibis Migration T-shirt (2020 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)
- Women’s skills clinics
- Everyone skills clinics
- Yoga sessions with a real yoga instructor
- A professional photographer will be in the house (and on the trail) to document your incredible style!
- Non riders welcome
- Kids welcome
"The whole idea of an Ibis Migration is to ride and have fun."
Come ride and hang out with Ibis owners, friends and family in towering coastal redwoods.
The Ibis Migration Mendocino takes place at the Mendocino Woodlands, a rustic nearly 100 year old camp deep in the majestic old-growth redwood forest just a touch outside of Mendocino California.
Thursday August 20th to Sunday August 23rd, 2020. We have the camp rented on Thursday, so you are encouraged to show up Thursday night. Food and activities start first thing Friday morning (snag some dinner in Booneville at Rob Hunter’s Uneda Eat or in the town of Mendocino on your way up). This year we have the camp until dark on Sunday, 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).
BACK FOR 2020
- Extra Day-we now have all day Sunday to ride, eat and frolic
- Chef Rob Hunter cooking both Friday and Saturday nights, and lunch Saturday
- Chef Phil Bender back by popular demand for scrumptious breakfast, lunch and snacks
WHAT TO EXPECT
Three days of glorious loamy singletrack riding deep in the redwood forest of Mendocino.
Our youtube friend BKXC (Brian Kennedy) was there last year to document the fun. To get a real good feel for the Migration, check out his video below.
We’ve secured the Ibis HQ based demo fleet for rentals for the Migration. Give us your info, show up, we’ll have a bike for you. Rental fee including fit, transportation and the bike will be $200 and we are donating all the proceeds to the Mendocino Coast Cyclists (the local heroes/trailbuilders). Demo reservations happen on the registation page and are limited and in high demand.
IBIS DEMO FLEET
The Ibis West Coast demo fleet will be in attendance. It’s free and first come first served. You still need to bring your own bike, or arrange a rental. Demos are first come first served.
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VENUE AND ACCOMMODATIONS
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. You can look at the camp map here.
COUPLES CABIN BUYOUT
If you’re a couple and you prefer privacy in your own cabin, we have a special couples cabin buy out. The first four who sign up will also get a premium inflatable queen size airbed included. They’re very comfortable. They sit 19” high and we will provide bedding and pillows. Choose the couples buy out in our registration page.
Included in the price of admission are the very popular riding and skills clinics all weekend long.
Your women’s (and men’s) coach will be Asa Shoemaker, TBF Mountain Bike Skills Coach. Asa will guide beginner, intermediate and advanced clinics during the weekend.
Back by popular demand we have Brian Astell from Trail Works. Brian an amazing skills and fitness coach who will be teaching us how to be better riders during the weekend.
EARLY BIRD: Sign up by April 30th and save $100. $700 gets you in on all the action.
After April 30th the complete Ibis Migration package costs $800 per person.
Non-riding participants: $600
Sprinter Dwellers: $600 per dweller
Couples cabin buy out with airbed and bedding: $1900 gets 2 registrations and your own cabin
Kids 6 – 12: $500
Kids 2 – 5 $300
Some of the biggest fun to be had at the Migration is to help out in the kitchen. This can be food prep, baking, dj’ing for the kitchen team, clean up or who knows what? It’s a convivial atmosphere, the chefs are super nice (no yelling!). You will be assigned three different shifts, could be breakfast, lunch or dinner. We will give you some shift options upon your arrival. You can look at the photos in last year’s Migration report under “Breakfast and Lunch” to see a few shots of kitchen duty.
If you’re game, we’ll take $50 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. Bring a bike, and hopefully you’ll also be able to ride one of the bikes from our demo fleet.
What are the accommodations like?
Guests will be staying in rustic redwood cabins built nearly 100 years ago, 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). A short walk from each cabin is a shower and toilet. Some adjoin one other cabin, others are stand-alone.
NOTE: If you’re coming with friends or family who you want to bunk with, let us know via email and we’ll put you guys in the same cabin if possible.
Are kids invited?
Yes, riders, hikers, hula hoopers and guests of all ages are welcome! We will have activities for the kids during the ride sessions so that you can confidently go on your ride. Activities include: biking, hiking, swimming, exploring, and are catered to the group of kids that sign up. Kids should bring their own bikes. (All children under 5 need to have a parent with them at all times.)
How can I contact you with questions?
Email email@example.com and we’ll do our best to shoot a response back within a day. Once we set foot in the Woodlands midday on Thursday August 19th though, we’ll be out of cell phone and email access (yay!)
The Ibis Migration Mendocino is all about the riding. And the food. And the camaraderie.