In The City Of Bikes: The Story Of The Amsterdam Cyclist by Pete JordanIn The City Of Bikes: The Story Of The Amsterdam Cyclist by Pete Jordan

In The City Of Bikes: The Story Of The Amsterdam Cyclist

byPete Jordan

Paperback | April 16, 2013

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Pete Jordan, author of the wildly popular Dishwasher: One Man’s Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States, is back with a memoir that tells the story of his love affair with Amsterdam, the city of bikes, all the while unfolding an unknown history of the city's cycling, from the craze of the 1890s, through the Nazi occupation, to the bike-centric culture adored by the world today

Pete never planned to stay long in Amsterdam, just a semester. But he quickly falls in love with the city and soon his wife, Amy Joy, joins him. Together they explore every inch of their new home on two wheels, their rides a respite from the struggles that come with starting a new life in a new country. 

Weaving together personal anecdotes and details of the role that cycling has played throughout Dutch history, Pete Jordan’s In the City of Bikes: The Story of the Amsterdam Cyclist is a poignant and entertaining read.

Pete Jordan is the author of the memoirDishwasher: One Man's Quest to Wash Dishes in All Fifty States. Pete's work has been featured on public radio'sThis American Lifeand in theNew York Times. He lives in Amsterdam.
Title:In The City Of Bikes: The Story Of The Amsterdam CyclistFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.01 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061995207

ISBN - 13:9780061995200


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome can't put it done This book is not particularly what I thought it was going to be, but it is more. This book discusses the history of bike usage in US vs. in Amsterdam, it then continues on to talk about Amsterdam's love of bikes and how the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam in WWII completely changed a biker's life. - the confiscation of bikes for the SS Germany Army.
Date published: 2013-07-26

Editorial Reviews

“Jordan brings depth and color to a niche subject, delivering an engaging cultural history. By the end, readers will understand that the bike is to Amsterdam what the car is to America. Both are more than modes of transportation: they’re a substantial part of their riders’ identities.”