Ibis Migration #4- Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah Ibis Migration

This October a group of mountain bikers got together in Pisgah National Forest to celebrate all things great at the Ibis Migration. This was the fourth instalment of these gatherings designed to have an intimate relationship with the Ibis brand.  Founder, Scot Nicol personally attends each of the Migrations. The idea is to keep them small and pack them with great riding, eating, drinking and experiences that support Ibis Cycles passion for mountain biking. It is this connected community that drives his brand to continually make amazing bikes to bring out in the woods for adventures!

North Carolina holds the distinction for hosting the first east coast Ibis Migration

because the trails in Pisgah are bad-ass! 

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Photo: Bill Freeman

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Pisgah Ibis Migration
Photo: Bill Freeman

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Photo: Barrett @Redwolftours

The stars all aligned this fall to bring together some amazing partners including Crankjoy, Oskar Blues, Pilot Cove, Kleen Canteen, Industry Nine, Honey Stinger, Pisgah Coffee Roasters, Brevard Yoga, Wild Indigo Catering, Reeb Ranch, Squatch Bikes and Brews and RedWolf Mountain Bike Tours.  The party that took place was non-stop action.  Ibis Migration participants were allowed to ride their own bikes (if they were Ibis’ :}) or choose from a packed demo fleet served up by none other than the east coast Ibis demo guru – Harry.

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Harry crushing the Pisgah climbs. His favourite! Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

Check out the photo essay for some of the action below and be sure not to miss out on the next Ibis Migration, which as of now is in Mendicino, CA in August 2018.

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A flock of Ibis’ in DuPont State Forest, waterfall capital of the East!  Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

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Great coffee roasted especially for the Pisgah Migration thanks to Pisgah Coffee Roasters.    Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

Tour of Industry Nine after the Migration:


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Mike loved the rooty, rocky riding! Photo: Bill Freeman

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Pisgah offered many great trails to rip including pictured here Phil on Lower Black.
Also ridden: Bennett, middle black, Butter, Big Rock, Ridgeline and many others.      Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

Guiding from locals in Brevard, with Redwolf Mountain Bike Tours:

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Great guiding from our friends at Redwolf Mountain Bike Tours here in Brevard! Pictured here from L > R Jenna, Tricia, Barrett and Chad. Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

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Riding at nearby Dupont State Forest allowed a stop by REEB Ranch after for dinner and riding the pump track and dirt jumps. Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

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There were shuttles and the occasional beer! Photo: Tricia Davis @Crankjoy.com

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Tammy loves her Ibis!
Photo: Barrett @Redwolftours

Industry Nine hosted a night ride, with Crepes!

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There were some Industry Nine night time-shenanigans with lights, shuttles, and crepes. Looks like Phil had a great time! Photo: Clint Spiegel

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Ibis founder Scot Nicol riding the rough in Pisgah. Photo: Bill Freeman

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  1. Alex Z

    Great collection of memories. Can’t wait for next year (hopefully). Next time they need to give out those ‘Harden the Fuck Up’ top caps. Perfect motivation on grinding climbs.

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