The Rapha Cycle Club NYC officially opens its doors at 64 Gansevoort Street, between Greenwich and Washington Streets, in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan.
It’s the fifth in the British apparel maker’s growing worldwide series of clubs, second in size to the flagship London store, and proximate to the Hudson River Greenway, the High Line and a range of hip shops and restaurants.
The club, which showcases the full line of Rapha road and city cycling apparel and accessories, also provides a gathering spot for local and visiting fans of road cycling culture and ephemera. A cafe that offers La Colombe coffee, baked goods and other fare is a spot to relax , page through a cycling magazine or assemble for televised races. There’s indoor bicycle parking on wall racks at the store entry.
Rapha operated a pop-up shop on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in the summer of 2010, and plans have long been in the works for a permanent outpost. Mike Spriggs (below), a veteran of that earlier entry, manages the store.
Saturday shop rides start with coffee from the cafe at 8:30 a.m. and step off at 9. Phone: (212) 804-5050
Post updated: 9.28.13
Photos: Tanya Quick