On April Fool’s day of 1981, Scot Nicol “hung up his shingle” on a funky little shop up in Mendocino, California and started building his own frames.

The name Ibis was inspired by the fact that birds are light and they fly – both good traits to associate with a bicycle. The Ibis got the nod due to its beauty in flight and gracefulness. The head badge is meant to reflect these traits.

Today, Ibis is located in Santa Cruz with 26 (or so) employees and products that are distributed in 33 countries.

Base Camp Cyclery is partners with Ibis and is proud to be one of the select mountain bike shops in Denver that stock these stellar bikes.