“This feels quite a bit bigger than bike racing. This is an event for the city and for Sellwood.”— Erik Tonkin, race organizer Portland’s cyclocross season ended with a bang on Sunday as our community embraced an exciting new venue and event. Bridge City CX was truly an instant classic. 560 racers signed up for … Read more
Detail of flyer for this weekend’s opening race in the Grand Prix Erik Tonkin series. This weekend the Portland area’s legendary cyclocross racing tradition will commence. The first big event of the year is the opening race of the Grand Prix Erik Tonkin series, and it takes place this Saturday at David Douglas High School … Read more
New storefront for Western Bike Worksat NW Lovejoy and 17th.(Photos © J. Maus) Even in a down economy, Portland’s bike business boom shows no signs of letting up, especially when it comes to bike shops. Throughout the city — from Northwest to East Portland — shops large and small are expanding or opening their doors … Read more
Erik Tonkin(Photos © J. Maus) [Publisher’s note: This article was written by Sellwood Cycle Repair co-owner, community advocate, and beloved off-road racer, Erik Tonkin. Erik writes about an issue that’s close to his heart, mountain bike access in Forest Park. He’s been riding his mountain-bike and ‘cross bike in the park for 16 years. For … Read more
[Tonkin at Hillsboro Stadium] Local cyclocross racer and co-owner of Sellwood Cyclery Erik Tonkin, will join a team to represent the U.S. at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, on January 28 in Hooglede-Gits, Belgium.
[Erik Tonkin] Here I am at 4am Wednesday morning, finally sitting down to work on what I started a week ago, an article well overdue at this point. The clichés “better late than never” and “something is better than nothing” come to mind. Of course, those tired old sayings cut more than a slice of … Read more