Jason Franz

  • Culture

    June 7, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Cycle: Meet Chad Beyer, the Valley's Top Pro Cyclist

    ​Like many other Valley of the Sun residents, Chad Beyer arrived into town as a grade-schooler from the mid-west. Little did he know at the time that he would leave town en route to becoming the most successful professional road cyclist that Phoenix has ever seen.Beyer may not carry the same name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Cycle: New and Possibly New Downtown Phoenix Spots to Lock Your Bike

    ​Troubled about bike rack options, or lack thereof, around downtown Phoenix? The powers that be have apparently been listening, as some brand new rack spaces have been unveiled around Phoenix's urban canyons.A brand-spanking new "bike corral" was installed in front of the Phoenix Public Market las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Cycle: Rolling and Climbing Along Bush Highway and Usery Pass

    Deep in the east Valley, between the Superstitions and Saguaro Lake in the shadows of the Four Peaks, a ribbon of rolling roadway known as Bush Highway cuts through the desert.Meandering along the banks of the Salt River, this stretch of tarmac unwinds through undulating terrain lined with saguaros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Cycle: Downtown Phoenix's PHX Bike Grand Opening

    ​PHX Bike, downtown Phoenix's little urban bike boutique, is throwing a grand opening party for its new(ish) storefront on Central Avenue. If you're into two-wheel fun of the fixie, single speed, road or BMX variety and you're not familiar with this super specialized, super indie shop, you'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Cycle: Phoenix Time Travel Along the Highline Canal Path

    ​Even in American terms, Phoenix is a new metropolis. Much of what was truly historic has been scraped from the ground in favor of new tract home or retail developments.One of the things that makes moving around Phoenix by bike so great is coming across the moments where the old and new collide. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Cycle: A Triathlete's Guide On How Not to Paceline

    ​With the Arizona Ironman in town this past weekend, multisport mania was in full swing across the Valley over the last few months. Triathletes with their aero spaceship-like rigs moved from group to individual training to prepare for their 112-mile run up and down the Beeline Highway.Make no mist ... More >>

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    S#&t Storm

    Phoenix's sewer crisis has gone unnoticed by most toilet users, but it's the talk of sewage experts nationwide