Hi @KateG57 ! I would suggest checking out the Co-Op Cycles CTY series, the 1.1 and the 2.1 are great entry level hybrid bikes that will get you in to cycling, and also leave you with some room to grow. Check them out here. Hope this helps get you started!
Hi @KateG57. @REI-MollyM is right -- the CTY series is a great option! One other series that customers absolutely love in the hybrid bike category is the Quick CX series from Cannondale. Just like the CTY, these bikes start with the same frame and change the bike components between numbers (CX 1, CX 2, etc...) . For example, here is the Quick CX 2 . That way you can choose your component package and price between good, better, and best. Have fun and go fast!
Hey @KateG57! Welcome to the world of outdoor cycling! If you haven’t already stumbled across this How to Choose Hybrid Bikes article, I’d suggest grabbing a cup of coffee and giving it a read, it’s a great starting point! It will explain things such as bicycle sizing, brake types, suspension, wheel sizes, and other important details as you choose the right bike.
Depending what you discover in the How to Choose Hybrid Bikes article, here are a few bikes I’d recommend.
In addition to finding the right bike, I’d recommend a few other items to get the most out of your outdoor riding adventures.