Surprises in store for the 2015 Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic


The fourth edition of the Garden Routes most spectacular stage race, the Dr Evil Classic, will take place from 1719 September 2015. Entries are open and master route designer Leon Evans has guaranteed that his signature event will once again be one to remember.

Each stage of the three-day event will be unique with day one being 70km, Day two around 75km and about 50km on day three.  The routes will cater for average and elite riders alikeThe routes will be made up of a combination of singletrack, scenic district roads and forest trails. The event prides itself in the fact that nowhere in the country can you ride indigenous forests as you can here on the Garden Route. 


The 2015 route will also feature more of what every mountain biker wants – singletrack. The new day two route will start at Cairnbrogie dairy farm near the Plettenberg Bay airport.  Cairnbrogie has a lot of its own singletracks with coastal and ocean views that will be completely different to the other two days, explains Evans.  This stage will also take in a lot of the Garden of Eden singletracks.

Entries for the event are now open. The event sold out in 2014 and there will only be space for 350 riders in 2015.

The 2015 route maps, profiles and detailed information will be available at in the very near future. The base for the event will remain in Wittedrift just outside of Plettenberg Bay and the final day will be on Saturday 19th September. The Pennypinchers Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge is a separate event that takes place on Sunday 20th September 2015.


Riders who enter the Dr Evil Classic will receive a preferential start in the Pennypinchers Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge. Riders who enter the Lions Karoo to Coast and wish to ride the Dr Evil Classic will receive a R200 discount on their manual Dr Evil entry. In order to arrange this please contact directly if you would like a manual entry form.