I commute about 16 miles per day, at least four days a week. The Capitol Crescent Trail is a converted, paved rails-to-trails path, paved the entire way. The last mile of my commute is on Washington, DC city streets.
I know that I do not want a road bike, given a car accident that left me with a relatively bad neck.
What's the best hybrid that I can get for my budget? I currently ride a 20-year-old Trek hybrid bicycle with a Blackburn rack and Niterider lights.
Thanks for the suggestions!