Looking for our first bikes
Hey everyone! I am new to the forums. I was looking at bikes and realized I am in over my head and decided to post here hoping for advice.
My wife and I are needing to start exercising regularly and we have pushed around the idea of buying bicycles. We live in Louisville, KY and there is a 100 mile paved bike trail less than a mile from our house. We really aren't sure what kind of bikes we have been looking at. I am overweight, 5' 9" 300 pounds. I have no idea what would be comfortable for me. I know the seat makes a huge difference, does anyone know where I should start as far as the seat goes? Another issue is I am guessing that at my weight I am going to need something very well built and possibly some kind of special tires to hold my weight. We really are not sure where to start! We may also need some sort of bike rack for our SUV. We drive a 1998 Chevy Blazer. Not sure if it would be best to get a roof rack or rack for the back. Ofcourse we will only be driving a mile each way to the trail so that isn't such a huge concern.
Thanks a lot in advance for any and all advice!