I've been looking at bikes for a few weeks. Today I bought a Schwinn Raleigh at our local bike store. I went to WalMart and Target, but the bikes I saw didn't seem substantial and none of them fit me. I plan to ride around the neighborhood and through our local parks. I am an avid walker who wants a change and a bike seemed the best way to do it. I'm looking forward to riding as much as possible.