You're gonna love the track. I just did my first class last night. The track is smoooooooooooth. Instructors were great. There is a list of skills/drills to work on each week and you'll start riding and get to it. I met Thad and Olga first thing and they couldn't have been nicer. You'll sign in and then get on the elevator to take you to the tunnel which takes you to the center of the track and the beginning of the party. As for the membership, already done. I have no doubt that I'll put in more than 40 days of riding in a year so it'll more than pay for itself. Have a blast!