Looking for the right bike
Looking to get a nicer bike and really don't know too much. I'm looking for a bike that will be good for commuting to work (~10km on paved roads mixed with bike paths) and also for taking out to the cabin for the weekend. I wont be doing any serious type of mountain biking at the cabin, just riding gravel paved paths through the Canadian shield. Budget is ~ $1,000. Any direction on brands, types, things to keep in mind, etc would be greatly appreciated!