I want to get a bike, but I don't have a lot to spend. I don't need anything fancy, just thought it might be nice to start biking a little. The trail I run on is pretty flat and only 1.3 miles down the road. I thought some days I could bike down for my run and bike back.
So, my question is, what kind of bike should I get? I really want something inexpensive. Wal-mart seems to have a lot for not much. Considering I won't be using it a ton, I don't need anything extremely durable. What do you all suggest? What is the difference between a mountain bike and a 7-speed "comfort" bike? There is a bike trail down the road, so I guess I might go on that sometimes, maybe a mountain bike would be best? I live in Indiana, so it is hilly (might want at least a few speeds). If I get a mountain bike, would it work for just general biking too?
I really don't know anything about bikes, so any help would be greatly appreciated!