Hi, I am a runner and my husband wanted to get me a bike for my birthday because I was contemplating a triathlon. So we ended up purchasing Cannondale Quick4 hybrids so we could ride together, as he isn't a runner. Anyway we will bike tour the Outer banks this October, so we have been riding everyday 10-20 miles. We love it. Rails to trails is what we have found enjoyable for us. The challenge will be when the days get shorter in the winter.