Tonkin joins Mazza on world’s team

Cross Crusade #2 - Alpenrose Dairy, Portland OR
[Erik Tonkin – more photos here]

Local racer and co-owner of Sellwood Cycle Repair, Erik Tonkin has just been named to the U.S. team for the 2006 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. He joins his wife Rhonda Mazza who was recently named to the women’s team.

Congrats to the world’s facest ‘cross couple! The big race is January 29 in Zeddam, the Netherlands.

I guess this is a good time to mention that Erik will soon have his own column here on so you can read all the juicy details and race reports from the Netherlands. Stay tuned for more on this early next week.

Check out my photos of Erik and Rhonda in action (on bikes that is).

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Dan Porter
Dan Porter
18 years ago

This is such great news. Congrats Erik & Rhonda. I can’t wait for the column(s) as I really enjoyed/ lived vicariously through Erik’s emails from “cross camp” (as posted by Jon Meyers on the OBRA listserv)

btw: 3 of the 5 men selected for the Worlds team are from Oregon (and all ride for Kona). Erik, Barry Wicks & Ryan Trebon.

18 years ago

Here is a nice online picture of Rhonda and Erik together:

Isn’t that sweet?