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.