Hello all, I'm from New York and I'm happy to find this website forum because I really need some advice. The last time I went cycling was on a tricycle as a kid. My mom never got me a bicycle because she thought it was unsafe. I really want to learn how to ride a bike for health/weight reasons, but I'm sure it is fun. It really sucks to walk in the park in the summer and everyone else is riding a bike, but me. I'm now 27 and feel like the only person in the world, that can't ride a bike. I am in the process of looking for a good comfort bike. I hear that the flat foot comfort/cruiser bike are good such as the electra townie, but I can't find any at my nearest local bike store. The bikeshop owner told me that the Raleigh Gruv also has that flat foot mechanism like the townie. These flat foot bikes are expensive as well are there any cheap "flat foot" bike around $200 range... Any advice?