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August 28-31st, 2022

Migration #10


Announc­ing Ibis Migra­tion #10.

The Ibis Men­do­ci­no Migra­tion #9 sold out in a mat­ter of min­utes, so we added another!

With such a quick sell­out and high demand for the Migra­tion this year, decid­ed to put on a sec­ond event. We were able to secure some extra nights at the Men­do­ci­no Wood­lands to make it hap­pen, along with our amaz­ing chefs. We’re call­ing it the Mini Mega Migra­tion as it will be a touch small­er, more inti­mate group with all the same ameni­ties, food, rides, snacks and bev­er­ages. Fes­tiv­i­ties start on Sun­day night August 28th, and wrap up mid day Wednes­day August 31st

There were only a few spots left in this Migra­tion, so to be fair and give every­one ample time to plan, we set up a lot­tery for tick­ets. Sign-ups were open until 5 PM PST this Wed May 18th. We con­tact­ed the win­ners after that, and and let them know by email.

Here’s how it works worked:

  • Give us your name and email between now and Wednes­day May 18th at 5PM PST
  • We will then export the list of all hope­ful Migrators
  • That list will be ran­dom­ized by ran​dom​.org
  • Win­ners will be con­tact­ed by email and we’ll give you the info you need to reg­is­ter for the Migration

Below is the rest of the info you need to know about the Migration

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"

Scot Nicol


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.

Migration 4 Nick15 crop
Ferns, loam, singletrack


Sun­day August 28th @ 5 PM to mid-day Wednes­day August 31st, 2022. Show up Sun­day afternoon/​evening. Food and activ­i­ties start first thing Mon­day morn­ing (snag some din­ner in Booneville or in the town of Men­do­ci­no on your way up). 


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 cook­ing both Mon­day and Tues­day nights, and maybe some lunches
  • Chef Phil Ben­der back by pop­u­lar demand for scrump­tious break­fast, cock­tails and snacks


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


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.


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.


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 let the win­ners of the lot­tery know by email, and reg­is­tra­tion instruc­tions will be giv­en then. You can enter the lot­tery using the form at the start of this page.


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 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 24th 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.