PLETTENBERG BAY NEWS - Entries for the much-anticipated Dr Evil Classic three-day mountain bike stage race, set to take place in the Plettenberg Bay area later this year, are officially open.
Organisers said that the event, which has become a firm favourite among serious mountain bikers and weekend warriors alike over the past nine years, is scheduled to take place over the Heritage Day weekend from 23 to 25 September this year.
They also promised that each stage will deliver a unique experience to riders with distances ranging from just over 45km to 70km.
The first stage, set to roll out at the Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve, will strike a fine balance of single and jeep tracks. It is set to start at the reserve where riders will ride among wildlife including zebra, wildebeest and even elephant. The scenic stage will involve 70km of riding.
The second stage will kick off at the Kurland Hotel and Polo Estate. Riders will have to complete a distance of 45,3km and 884m in elevation, which will take them through the estate with mostly indigenous and plantation forest.
The final stage will start at the Cairnbrogie Dairy Farm, renowned for its single track along a coastline that forms part of the Robberg Coastal Corridor. Over the 51km stage, riders will enjoy magnificent coastal views, fynbos and some top-notch single tracks.
Entry fees are R4 350 for solo riders and R8 700 per team.
“We are proud to introduce our new title partner, CCPP Group, and we are celebrating by giving riders a R250 discount on manual entries until 31 March,” the event’s Zandile Menesis said.
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