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Harris rides bike on Cullowhee Mountain during biology fundraiser

Darby Harris, an instructor in Western Carolina University’s Department of Biology, rode three laps up and down Cullowhee Mountain on his bicycle recently to raise money for WCU’s Student Biology Club.

Darby Harris is shown after reaching the top of Cullowhee Mountain for the third time.

Harris completed the fundraising ride Oct. 6 after it was postponed from the original date of Sept. 29.

For every $100 donated to the cause, Harris had pledged to complete the 8.6-mile out-and-back ride, which includes just over 1,700 feet in elevation gain. The $270 raised during this year’s “Biking for Biology” effort will fund educational events throughout the school year.

For more information, contact Harris at 828-227-3662 or

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