Due to the overwhelming success of my post entitled “Where to watch World Cup in Northern Colorado,” I’ve decided to appease those cyclist fanatics out there - as it turns out, there are a lot of you.
I can ride a bike, but I am not a “cyclist,” however, I do occasionally tune in to the grand daddy of all bike races to check on Lance and revel in the beauty of the French countryside.
While chatting with several of my enthusiastic cycling friends, I was made aware that while most bars and restaurants are willing to air Tour de France, most refuse to turn on the sound. According to one avid Tour fan, half the fun of watching the race is being able to hear the commentary.
So without further adieu (so excited to have included a French word in this post), here is a list of Northern Colorado venues that will be showing Tour de France with the sound on and the volume up.
Road 34, 1213 W. Elizabeth, Fort Collins, CO – It’s not just a bike shop, it’s also a bar. This place will definitely be showing the Tour with the sound on. You can’t beat Road 34 for dependably good bar food and affordable beer. www.Road34.com
Bungalow Coffee House, 1399 Water Valley Parkway, Windsor, CO – This place has been Windsor’s headquarters for World Cup action, and they intend to be the same for Tour de France. In addition to being voted the Best Coffee in Windsor, they also offer breakfast, lunch and ice cream. They have recently obtain their liquor license, so you can ride over and enjoy an ice-cold beer while watching the Tour on their flat screen televisions. www.bungalowcoffeehouse.com
CB & Potts, Colindale Golf Course location, 1441 E. Horsetooth Road, Fort Collins, CO – This past spring, CB & Potts took over the restaurant/bar at Colindale Golf Course, and it’s not just about golf at this place. For World Cup the bar has done promotion with Modelo beer, and because they open early, it was packed for the matches. They intend to pack the house for the Tour as well. www.cbpotts.com
Mulligan’s Pub, 2439 S. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO – This pub has private booths were you can ask for the sound to be turned on or up on the various televisions. The pub has also just recently opened their Sports Club, and if there’s enough interest, they will be showing the Tour in the club. www.mulliganspubfc.com
Peloton Cycles, 1310 W. Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO & 3027 E. Harmony Rd., Fort Collins, CO – Both of these bike shops will be showing Tour De France on their flat screen televisions. They invite you to stop in and watch with fellow cycling fans. www.peloton-cycles.com
This year’s 97th Tour runs Saturday, July 3 through Sunday, July 25. To keep a close online eye on the race, click here.