Watch the Tour de France at these three local hangouts

Posted by on July 6th, 2017 at 9:53 am

The 2017 Tour de France is going full steam ahead. As the racers head into stage seven of the 21-stage event, there’s already been quite a bit of drama.

Unfortunately it’s hard to find good TV coverage in the U.S. and if you’re like me — even if you’d like to keep up — it’s sort of a pain if you don’t have a big cable TV package. And even if you find a good streaming package online, it’s kind of nice to watch a stage in public. Who knows, you might meet other people as excited about bike racing as you are.

If you’re looking for a fun and reliable place to see the pain and suffering and glory unfold, look no further than these three local hangouts. Each one of them will have the day’s stage on a big-screen starting at 5:00 pm.:

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BAR Botellón (606 NE Davis Street)

Wine bar/bottle shop, tapas
Closed Sunday and Monday
Website

Jackrabbit PDX (830 SW 6th Ave)

Full-service restaurant and bar
Open 7 days a week
Website

Velo Cult (1969 NE 42nd)

Bike shop and tavern
Open 7 days a week
Website

Know of another place showing the Tour? Let us know in the comments.

Allez! Allez!

— Jonathan Maus: (503) 706-8804, @jonathan_maus on Twitter and jonathan@bikeportland.org

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    Jon July 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

    You can get a streaming video package from NBC Sports Gold. For about $40 per year you get live coverage of every tour stage. You can also watch a replay any time after the live coverage ends. It includes 25 other races during the year. It is a good price for a lot of cycling coverage.

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      Middle of the Road Guy July 6, 2017 at 10:17 am

      I think I am going to see two stage finishes of the Vuelta this year…in Asturias.

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      Steve Scarich July 6, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      No, according to Jonathan ‘it is such a pain’.

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    rick July 6, 2017 at 10:37 am

    The Tigard store of Western Bikeworks has a nice tv and I assume they have NBC Sports.

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    meh July 6, 2017 at 10:47 am

    If you have xfinity/comcast, you can stream it free though NBCSports website. Just go to nbcsports.com click on Watch Now and enter your xfinity account login to get access. You can listen to Phil get the riders name wrong for hours on end.

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      mran1984 July 6, 2017 at 11:52 am

      You are picking on Phil! Your palmares must be quite unique. Hands off a legend. Maybe pick on Zappa next.

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    David Lewis July 6, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    St. Honore bakery shows the stream in all their stores all month. Details at http://www.sainthonorebakery.com/–tour-de-france.

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    BradWagon July 7, 2017 at 10:24 am

    With stages wrapping up between 8 and 8:30 would love a café to watch it live at over coffee on my ride to work… Usually can’t wait that late in the day before catching highlights and results. I usually only hold out to watch coverage on the big mountain stages.

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    Mossby Pomegranate July 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Sagan was robbed.

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