DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! Beware the group ride before you have some skill.
Riding with a few understanding folks is one thing... if they are
going to take the time to ride at a pace to teach you something.
Even a teaching group ride would be great .... but they are rare.
Most group rides go for the gusto and it's the perfect environment to
lure you in beyond your comfort zone and freak you into a big costly mistake.
An intro track day..... great way to start, and the NEBA intro is free !
Riding on the track to learn is good ..... the turns go the same way lap after
lap ( easy to learn / no surpizes ) the surface is known-good, no traffic to
dodge, everyone goes the same way.
That all allows you to focus on learning to ride the bike.
It doesn't matter if you get addicted to track riding or not.... the confidence
that you develop by learning in a safe environment will keep your ass safe
everywhere you ride for the rest of your life.
Learn to turn .... with confidence ...... it's the key !