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Come along on a thrilling bike ride down one of SLO County’s highest peaks

Take a mountain bike ride down 2,624-foot Cerro Alto

Trail Peek founders Zach and Dane Petersen take you on a mountain bike ride down Cerro Alto, on Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero. It's one of the highest points in San Luis Obispo County.
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Trail Peek founders Zach and Dane Petersen take you on a mountain bike ride down Cerro Alto, on Highway 41 between Morro Bay and Atascadero. It's one of the highest points in San Luis Obispo County.

The Cerro Alto Trail is one of the most grueling in San Luis Obispo County — but the summit views are unbeatable.

Now, imagine descending the 2,624-foot summit on a mountain bike at breakneck speeds.

This thrilling video provided by Trail Peek takes you behind the handlebars and offers stunning panoramic views from a rarely-seen perspective.

Growing up in Northern California, brothers Zach and Dane Petersen were drawn to the outdoors and developed a deep-rooted passion for mountain biking.

About a year ago, they founded Trail Peek, which produces point-of-view videos covering some of the best trails the West Coast has to offer.

Dane, who graduated from Chico State with a degree in construction management, and Zach, a third-year sustainable manufacturing major, visit the Central Coast a few times each year.

Back in July, the Petersens took on the Cerro Alto Trail, one of the highest points in San Luis Obispo County, and they left with some remarkable footage.

Bryan Bowers of San Luis Obispo biked down Prefumo Canyon Road on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. He hit 38.9 mph during the descent, but he's gone as fast as 40 mph.

Topher Ingalls, a former professional motorcross racer and Templeton native, is now selling real estate in San Luis Obispo. He says he made this video to depict his transition from the world of motocross to that of real estate.

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