Ibis Migration #9 is coming back to the Mendocino redwoods
Sorry, this migration sold out!
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!
- Three nights of accommodation in 100-year-old cabins built of redwood
- Ibis Migration T‑shirt (2022 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
- A professional photographer will be in the house (and on the trail) to document your incredible style!
- Nonriders welcome
"Come and join us for a rustic good time deep in California's coastal redwood forest"
Come ride and hang out with Ibis owners, friends and family among towering redwoods.
The Ibis Migration Mendocino takes place at the Mendocino Woodlands, a nearly 100-year-old camp deep in the majestic redwoods just a touch outside of Mendocino California.
Thursday August 25th @ 5 PM to mid-day Sunday August 28rd, 2022. Show up Thursday night. Food and activities start first thing Friday morning (snag some dinner in Booneville or in the town of Mendocino on your way up). Once again 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).
BACK FOR 2022
- Extra Day-we now have all day Sunday to ride, eat and frolic
- Chef Rob Hunter cooking both Friday and Saturday nights, and maybe some lunches
- Chef Phil Bender back by popular demand for scrumptious breakfast, cocktails and snacks
WHAT TO EXPECT
Three days of glorious loamy singletrack riding deep in the redwood forest of Mendocino.
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 beginning March 15th at 9am PST on the registration page and are limited and in high demand.
IBIS DEMO FLEET
In years past, we’ve had the Ibis West Coast demo fleet available to registered Migrators. Due to, you guessed it, pandemic-related bike boom and subsequent supply chain issues, it’s not looking like we’ll have demos this year.
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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.
Note that we will be assigning you to a cabin with other people. If you want to control your own destiny, there are options for a cabin buyout or a couples buyout. You can also tell us that you’d like to bunk with your friends, just tell us their name and we will very likely be able to accommodate.
COUPLES CABIN BUYOUT
If you’re a couple and you prefer privacy in your own cabin, we have a special couples cabin buyout. Choose the couples buyout on our registration page.
Got 2 or three friends you want to be sure you can bunk with? We have an option to ‘fill-a-cabin’ where you get to determine who you are sharing your accommodation with. You’ll save a touch if you choose this option and you have 4 people.
$750 gets you in on all the action.
Non-riding participants: $600
Sprinter Dwellers: $650 per dweller
Couples cabin buy out: $1900 gets 2 registrations and your own cabin
Fill-a-cabin $2500 for up to 4 people
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 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 $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.
How to Register
We will open registration in March of 2022, and will announce the actual date via our newsletter (sign up here, no SPAM, limited mailings) and on our Instagram account. We’ll announce a few days ahead of time so you can round up some of your friends.
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 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! 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.
We do not know now what the COVID-19 situation will be in August. Last year we required proof of vaccination and masks while indoors. Mendocino County might require that or other measures this year if there’s another outbreak. Therefore, we may ask for reasonable COVID accommodation by our Migrators. That could be vax or mask or negative PCR or an on-site test when you arrive. Our goal is to ensure everyone’s safety and comply with local regulations.
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 Wednesday August 24th 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.