Heidi Franz




116 lbs



Pro since



Climbing, Breakaways


Bainbridge Island, WA


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
Team scores a hat trick in Chico
The women of Rally Cycling showed exceptional early season form and used teamwork to dominate the Chico Stage Race over the weekend. Sarah Bergen, Summer Moak, and Katherine Maine took…
17 hours ago
Press Release
Taking a flyer: Inside Rally Cycling’s big step up to Pro Continental ranks
James Raia (CyclingTips) joined the team during their recent training camp in southern California where he shares some insight into the program. It’s fair to say that throughout his several…
4 days ago