My mother is looking into getting a bike and I was looking for some advice on what she should be looking at. She is around 5'2". I was thinking a hybrid would be good as she will stay to roads and paved trails. She doesn't want to spend to much I think around 300 to 500 would be here limit. Thanks in advance for any help.
I think a flat bar road bike or a fitness bike would be best personally. Key thing is to have her test ride a few different types of bikes at a store and figure out for herself what style she likes best, then focus on finding the style of bike that fits the budget.