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August 16th–19th, 2018

Men­do­ci­no Cal­i­for­nia — Back to the Roots

Ibis Migration # 5 Report

Coastal Cal­i­for­nia has always held a spe­cial allure for Ibis. From our cur­rent digs in laid-back San­ta Cruz to the ear­ly years in rur­al Sono­ma Coun­ty, we’ve always been drawn to the rugged coast­line and dra­mat­ic forests of the West Coast. 

Once again we decid­ed to bring our extend­ed fam­i­ly – both ded­i­cat­ed Ibis rid­ers and the I‑curious – to Men­do­ci­no, the place where it all began for Ibis. Adven­tur­ers from all over the map trav­eled to the Men­do­ci­no Wood­lands, a his­tor­i­cal­ly sig­nif­i­cant clus­ter of rus­tic cab­ins nes­tled with­in the red­wood sprawl of Jack­son State Demo Forest. 

Scot Nicol found­ed Ibis only a cou­ple miles away from here back in 1981, and indeed some of the trails we rode dur­ing the Migra­tion came with­in huck­ing dis­tance to the place where Scot built the first Ibis­es in a funky shed back in the day. 

There were few trails then, but thanks to the Men­do­ci­no Coast Cyclists and the Steam Don­key Trail Crew, that has changed dra­mat­i­cal­ly. These ded­i­cat­ed dirt dig­gers have carved dozens of miles of sin­u­ous trails that wind among, and some­times even through, the majes­tic redwoods. 

The next Men­do­ci­no Migra­tion takes place August 15th-18th 2019. We’ll be annouc­ing all the details very soon. In the mean time, peruse last year’s event to give you a taste of what to expect.

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Miles and miles of this. That’s why we’re here, right?
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Our accom­mo­da­tions were in rus­tic cab­ins built in the 1930’s out of red­wood. Each cozy cab­in had a fire­place and a balcony…along with a boat­load of old-world charm.