Tonkin nabs top ten at MTB Nationals

Erik Tonkin racing at Hillsboro Stadium in October 2006. (File photo)

Local racer Erik Tonkin placed eighth at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships held in Vermont last weekend.

Tonkin is co-owner of Sellwood Cycle Repair, a former member of the US Cyclocross World Championships Team and a regular face in the Portland ‘cross scene.

Way to go Erik! Look forward to seeing you at the races this fall.

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Jessica Roberts
Jessica Roberts
16 years ago

Way to go, Erik! I\’m always proud that he\’s my bike mechanic…

16 years ago

and former Corvallis resident Barry Wicks(Kona) placed 6th! The website has some photos of him leading the race early on.

16 years ago

Sweet! Tonkin and Wicks are two of my very favorites.

In fact, I just referenced Tonkin as one of my \”local heroes\”… after everything that went down in the Tour today I\’ve come to conclusion to (as Austin from Sweetpea Bicycles put it) \”but our heroes local\”.

16 years ago

Don\’t forget all the Oregonians.

Short Track
Elite Men
1 Ryan Trebon (Kona) (Bend)
2 Adam Craig (Giant) (Bend)
6 Carl Decker (USA) Giant (Bend)
9 Erik Tonkin (USA) Kona Les Gets (Portland)
12 Barry Wicks (USA) Kona (Corvallis)
25 Luke Pennington (USA) S And M (PDX I think)
36 James Williams (USA) Bendelitemtb.Com (Bend)

Elite Women Short Track
31 Patricia Buerkle (USA) Tahoe Northstar/Giant

Elite Men Cross Country
1 Adam Craig (Giant) (Bend)
6 Barry Wicks (Kona) (Corvallis)
8 Erik Tonkin (Kona Les Gets) (PDX)
11 Carl Decker (Giant) (Bend)
21 Spencer Paxson (Discover Bicycles Hood River) (I\’d assume Hood River)
25 James Williams (Bendelitemtb.Com) (Bend)

Elite Women Cross Country
27 Patricia Buerkle (Tahoe Northstar/Giant)

Super D
Pro Men
1 Adam Craig (Giant) (Bend)

erin g.
erin g.
16 years ago

Way to go, Tonkin! James Brown already claimed the title in show biz, but you’re the “Hardest Working Man in the Bike Business” and it’s wonderful to see you continuing to thrive at this national level. Such success couldn’t happen to a more deserving fellow…congratulations!

And a big congratulations to Barry Wicks & all of the other racers with local/regional ties, too! You all make our city proud.

16 years ago

Way to go, Adam Craig and Carl Dekker! You guys rock!