A great road ride is along the West Chewuch Road to Andrews Creek. It’s 25 miles paved road along the Chewuch River with spectacular scenery, little traffic, and not too much climbing. For a nice moderate mountain bike ride, try the Twisp River trail. It's a gorgeous trail along the river drainage that’s not too ambitious but is quite beautiful.
The Shimano Clicker pedals are great pedals for people that aren’t as technical. They have a light spring, wide platform and are easier to get in and out of.