Durable construction, (not light weight) good for a country vacation, bring it in the trunk of your car and use it for local errands. too cumbersome to constantly open and close, too heavy to carry around with you. You don't need a bicycle rack to take it with you. Good for a an outdoor stay, to do the morning run to a grocery for eggs and milk. The six speeds should give you the ability to climb a hill with little effort.