Darby Harris: A cycler’s journey

“Mountains, little traffic, WCU is perfect!” This was the reaction that Darby Harris had the first time he visited Western Carolina University his senior year in high school. He knew that choosing the right college for him meant choosing the right place to cycle. It was in this moment during our interview that I realized […]

WCU trail system officially opens

Western Carolina University hosted a grand opening celebration of the new WCU trail system Saturday, Feb. 23. There was a great turnout to enjoy the advent of this addition to the university, despite the overcast day. A group ride was held, there were bike clinics, free food and live music. The trail system consists of […]

Wolfpack Classic road race

The WCU Cycling Team commuted to Raleigh over the weekend to participate in the Wolfpack Classic road race, hosted by NC State University. Allen Grosse, Brooks Forsell, Nick Lacombe, Patrick O’Neal and Troy Adams were representing WCU in the 2-day event. WCU had favorable results in the races as a team, with a 2nd place […]

Team Globalbike: The other side of pro cycling

In recent times, mainstream media has been rife with controversy when dealing with professional cycling. It seems as though every article published has to do with negative things going on in the sport, focusing on Lance Armstrong and others involved with blood doping. There is more to the sport of professional cycling than these stories […]

Lance Armstrong doping is no surprise for WCU cyclists

Nick Lacombe racing. Photo by Patrick O’Neal. The Lance Armstrong doping scandal is heard loud and clear, but it also didn’t surprise his fellow cyclists at the Western Carolina community. After years of accusations of using performance enhancing drugs, Lance Armstrong finally admitted to doping during an Oprah interview. The interview aired over two nights, […]

Motion Makers: “We sell happiness”

  Motion Makers is the one and only bike shop in Sylva. Founded in 1986 and currently owned by Kent Cranford, the shop plays an integral role in the cycling community of Western North Carolina. During the warmer months, Motion Makers hosts a weekly “Tuesday Night Ride”. This ride is an open invitation to all […]