I'm 26 y/o male, live in Reston Va, near some supposedly nice trails. I've been wanting to get started but know nothing about bikes, what I think I want is a hybrid, I would like to do small trails as well as some road work.
Could anyone point me in the right direction? I went to a bike shop recently and was recommended a Giant FCR3 which is a decent looking bike, however it looks like it's strictly for straight paved roads. I have been warned against this because I hear they will not hold up well especially if I come across dirt paths and such.
Money is a factor unfortunately so could anyone else suggest some entry level bikes that I should look at. This is a new hobby that me and my fiance are hoping to get into real soon, with so many trails being so close as well as DC being so close. I would like to take advantage of location and am looking to buy real soon.