I am not a mountain biker and need to learn more. Walmart has a folding mountain bike for about $250. I thought it might be a decent insurance policy to keep in the back of each of our vehicles as a get home tool. It could cut the time in half in getting home. I do understand that in order to do this effectively I would have to put in some training. Here in WV mountain biking takes on a whole new meaning because even if you stay on the roads there are some steep hills to get over. And I also understand that traveling by bike with a back pack on would take some practice. Thanks for any help or comments that I may receive.