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 Preview
Wattage test in Europe
Rally Cycling will toe the line at one of Europe's most prestigious women's stage races, the BeNe Ladies Tour. Starting in the Netherlands this Thursday in the southern town of…
3 days ago
Race Report
Team sweep at the Giro di Burnaby
Rally Cycling’s Summer Moak won her first BC Superweek stage last night at the Giro di Burnaby. The 19-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona, racing in Canada for the first time, followed…
1 week ago