im 39 male married with 3yr and 6mo old red headed girls. live in iowa and last year started talking to my wife about a new bike. she doesnt ride but im trying slowly to get her into biking as a family. she grew up on an iowa farm and is an animal lover. we have 1 rabbit, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 6 mini horses, and chickens(love fresh eggs). did lots of research online about bikes for bike paths, gravel, pulling child trailers, ect. ended up last year buying a 2010 kona jake from the broken spoke bike shop in iowa city. great shop with cats and they buy fresh eggs from us. i grew up riding and would like to get back into it, maybe do party or charity rides and ultimatly do ragbrai, along with teaching my family the joys of bicycles.