Built for the every-day rider who values workmanship and quality.
Founded on April Fools' Day in 1981, Ibis Cycles began as a dream in the heart of Scot Nicol, just east of Mendocino, California. Starting with no money and no concrete plan, Nicol established Ibis with a vision of creating exceptional bicycles. Today, Ibis Cycles operates in Santa Cruz with a passionate team of around 40 individuals. The company is unique in that all five owners actively work within the organization: Hans Heim as CEO, Tom Morgan as President, Colin Hughes leading the engineering department, designer Roxy Lo, and founder Scot Nicol.
In the early days, Nicol sought inspiration from an Audubon bird encyclopedia, aiming to associate the qualities of lightness and flight with bicycles. Several bird-themed names were considered, with Ibis being the chosen one. This decision set the stage for a company that has stood the test of time, avoiding the fate of other brands swallowed up by corporate giants.
As an employee-owned company, Ibis Cycles is not beholden to any corporate master. This independence allows Ibis to focus on what matters most: crafting high-quality bikes that embody the spirit of adventure. As your trusted Ibis dealer, we invite you to explore our selection of Ibis bicycles, where innovation, performance, and the joy of cycling converge. Join us in embracing the legacy of Ibis Cycles, where every ride becomes an exhilarating journey, backed by the expertise of your dedicated Ibis dealer.