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Epic Adventure: Faculty member gets unique view of Matterhorn

Joe Tavani, instructor of automotive: Honda PACT, during Stage 5 of the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic held in Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland on Sept. 15, 2018. Photo by Nick Muzik.
Joe Tavani, instructor of automotive: Honda PACT, during Stage 5 of the 2018 Perskindol Swiss Epic held in Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland on Sept. 15, 2018. Photo by Nick Muzik.

From the Fall 2019 Penn College Magazine: When Joe Tavani travels, he likes to go off the beaten path. He did just that when he spent five days traveling over 200 miles through the Swiss Alps – on a mountain bike. “I got to see the Matterhorn in a very unique way,” he says. “I got to ride up a glacier instead of going in a gondola like all the tourists do.” Tavani and a Susquehanna Valley Velo Club teammate took part in the Swiss Epic, a bike race that had them climbing 6,000-9,000 feet each day as they rode through quaint mountain villages and lush forests. Read “Epic Adventure.”