Pike’s Pique

Downtown Salem to Downtown Roanoke.

Pike’s Pique


Route vetted by members of the Blue Ridge Bicycle Club



Distance:: 8.5 miles
Difficulty: Medium
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Downtown Salem to Downtown Roanoke

Connecting Downtown Salem and Downtown Roanoke, Pike’s Pique will take you south out of Salem and along Boulevard Roanoke, cutting over onto the Salem Turnpike. A staight shot along Loudon Avenue will bring you downtown and to the Transportation Museum. Though fairly straightforward and with a few hilly spots, this route can be difficult in some places due to traffic, particularly along the western corridor of Shenandoah Ave. Consider replacing sections of this route with Valley Metro routes 92 or 75/76.

Directions from Salem to Roanoke
Start at: Roanoke County Administration Building
0.1 mi – Turn right onto E. Main St.
0.2 mi – Turn left onto S. College Ave.
0.2 mi – Turn left onto 4th St.
1.0 mi – Veer right on Roanoke Blvd.
0.0 mi – Cross Route 419/Electric Rd.
1.1 mi – Continue on Roanoke Blvd.
1.8 mi – Follow Roanoke Blvd. as it becomes Shenandoah Ave. Watch for heavy traffic along this corridor.
0.2 mi – Turn left onto 30th St.
0.5 mi – Turn right onto Salem Turnpike
1.1 mi – Follow Salem Turnpike as it becomes Loudon Ave.
0.1 mi – Turn right onto 11th St.
0.2 mi – Turn left onto Shenandoah Ave.
0.1 mi – Turn left onto 9th St.
0.2 mi – Turn left onto Loudon Ave.
0.2 mi – Turn left onto 10th St.
0.8 mi – Turn left onto Norfolk Ave.
End at: Virginia Museum of Transportation.

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