The only thing that ‘s more fun than watching the 2013 Tour de France is gathering with fellow fans in NYC. For communal cheering of Froome, Contador, van Garderen & Co. and focused appreciation of the 21-day, 2,161-mile sufferfest that extends from the heights of Alpe d’Huez to the Champs Elysees, here are three spots in NYC where the flatscreen is tuned to the NBC Sports Network:
Bicycle Habitat, Soho, 250 Lafayette St. — Tour kick-off weekend features early free snacks and drinks from City Bakery, and coverage will be on all month. Information.
The Cannibal, 139 East 29th St. – Named for Eddy Merckx, this bar and restaurant with a bike-friendly, enclosed garden serves hundreds of specialty beer brands plus hearty charcuterie. Stop by for race coverage, plus all-French beers on tap. Information.
NYC Velo – This East Village bike shop invites friends to celebrate the Tour with espresso and live streaming coverage on three Saturdays at Ground Support, 399 West Broadway. Information.
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