Heidi Franz

Height

5'2"

Weight

116 lbs

Birthdate

01.14.95

Pro since

2018

Strengths

Climbing, Breakaways

Hometown

Bainbridge Island, WA

Residence

Seattle, WA

Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure. -Bill Watterson

What inspired you to ride?

My dad! He has accomplished more on a bicycle than anyone I know. Not with jerseys or results, but by simply getting back on a bike after life-changing injuries.

Racing obstacle you overcame?

Regaining confidence after several consecutive crashes, and learning to trust myself to come back smarter and a better bike-handler for it.

Favorite cheat meal?

Chocolate + anything I can put chocolate in.

Favorite healthy meal or snack?

Favorite snack would definitely be sauerkraut or kimchi. Also cranberry sauce. And rainbow carrots. Color is a theme here...

Tip for staying healthy?

Unplug from your phone or computer for at least a few hours a day and explore. Go on a walk, ride a new road, or try out a new trail. It’s good to refresh the routine every once in awhile.

What motivates you to ride?

The satisfaction of tackling a new obstacle is addictive! I’m a life-long learner and explorer, and right now there’s no better way for me to keep going than by doing it on two wheels.

Stories with Heidi

Race Report
Inside Joyce’s win in Norway
On one of the windiest days he could remember, Rally’s Colin Joyce was already several echelons back midway through stage 2 at the Arctic Race of Norway. The combination of…
2 weeks ago
Road Diary
US star Brad Huff gets PEZ’d
Rider Interview: There are going to be a few missing names from the US pro scene in 2019 and Brad Huff is one of the biggest signatures not to be…
2 weeks ago