Andrew J. Bernstein

Andrew J. Bernstein is Gear Editor at Bicycling

An enthusiastic fan at the 2011 Tour de France

The 10 Best Bike-Race Parties

It's no secret that cyclists like to knock back the occasional brew, which is why we decided to put together a list of the best places to catch some high-level racing and have a good time.

Riders grind up the Koppenberg Hill at the 2009 Tour of Flanders

The Tour of Flanders

If you're into beer, frites, and cobblestones, you owe it to yourself to catch The Tour of Flanders in person.

Riders on the Manayunk Wall

The Manayunk Wall

A 17 percent grade, thousands of spectators, and one of the best pro fields on U.S. shores. No wonder the Wall makes Philly police nervous.

The 2012 Red Hook Crit

The Red Hook Crit

The Red Hook Crit has lost some of its under-the-radar appeal, but it's still held at night in Brooklyn, and three-time winner Dan Chabanov is a former bike messenger.

Introductions at the 2006 race

The Berlin Six

We're not sure whether racing or attending the Berlin Six is more exhausting, but we'd like to find out

The women's race at CrossVegas


CrossVegas, which takes place each September at the cycling trade show known as InterBike, is one of the season’s first major ‘cross races.

The Downieville Classic

The Downieville Classic

The Downieville Classic, a five-day celebration of mountain biking, closes with a river jump and live music

Fans at the 2007 Tour de France get close to the action in the Pyrenees

The Tour de France

If you’re looking for a raucous couple of days of bike racing and boozing, head to the Tour de France


Your Local 'Cross Race

Sometimes you just can't fly across the country to watch other people ride bike. Good thing the regional cyclocross scene serves up some of the biggest energy in racing.