A daughter, a protege and a bike shop: How a Silverton man’s community became his legacy

It’s hard to say what part of the late Jason Franz’s shop first catches the eye. Rows of skateboards, hanging wheels-out in a graffiti-style gallery? Bike tires suspended just above a workbench full of tools? Perhaps the race trophies peeking out from dusty corners?

Memories are everywhere, left by a guy who spent his life helping people find adventure of one kind or another.

Jason’s untimely death at age 45, from a heart attack while mountain biking, shocked his friends and family, and it put the shop’s future in jeopardy. However, his community, his young daughter, and one of the boys he mentored have devoted themselves to keeping his business rolling along.


Read the whole article from the Statesman Journal at the link below.



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