After a few weeks of debating options, I finally convinced my wife into a decent bike - She was all set to pull the trigger at wally world, and a bike. After a few trips to the LBS and talking to some others, she finally found her bike today that she really liked. A Raleigh Route 4.0. We also got an avenir child trailer for our 2 year old twins - who loved the test ride.
I am looking forward to the family rides. I may even look into a comfort style bike for short cruises around the neighborhood or local bike trails. Her bike sure is comfortable compared to my trek road bike.
I guess me pursuing an active lifestyle once again is positively affecting those around me.