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Postponed to August 19-22, 2021

Migration #7



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."

Scot Nicol


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).


  • 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


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.


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. 

"The Ibis West Coast demo fleet will be in attendance. Come ride the latest and greatest Ibises."
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The Ibis West Coast demo fleet will be in attendance.


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.


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 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 Thurs­day August 19th though, we’ll be out of cell phone and email access (yay!)

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