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East Coasters Ride

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The East Coasters Ride provides the opportunity to experience some of the charm of Roanoke’s Grandin Village and Downtown Salem. It’s a 25 mile ride that begins and ends at the East Coasters Bike Shop on Brambleton Avenue, which is a great spot to connect with local biking enthusiasts and find out about all the latest biking gear. The route will lead you through the heart of the Historic Grandin Village community before you wind along the Roanoke River toward Salem. There’s a nice, relatively small climb as riders head north from Salem on Wildwood Road, which will provide some great views. Then, take in the refreshing atmosphere of the Roanoke River as you ride back toward Roanoke and the East Coasters Bike Shop. Once you’re finished, make the short ½ mile ride over to the Brambleton Deli for some great food and drinks.