I've just been itching to get into track cycling, but don't know where to start. I live about 15 minutes away from the Encino Velodrome and was looking to see if they offered any classes to help new people, to the sport like me, start off. The last class they had (on their website) was September 3rd, which I've missed out on. So, on to the question. Are there specific cycling schools or classes you have to attend before you're allowed to join the training events (to earn some sort of certificate or license maybe?). Any track rules I should know about and possibly the costs of track cycling as a hobby? I need to know about costs because I'm a college student who is keep track of his finances. And lastly, can you describe how you first got into track cycling and how your first experience racing on track went (or how you felt). Any advice is much appreciated!