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
McNulty finishes seventh on GC, Magner sprints to 8th in ATOC finale
Rally Cycling’s Brandon McNulty finished seventh in the general classification at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California, 3:28 behind overall winner Egan Bernal (Team Sky). During the seven day race,…
2 days ago
Race Report
White sprints to third, Poidevin wins BYR in Women’s ATOC finale
Rally Cycling’s Emma White finished third on the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California women’s race on Saturday. In a sprinter’s showdown on the streets of downtown Sacramento,…
2 days ago