Moving to Chicago and might want to start track riding.
As the title implies, next summer my wife and I are moving to the Chicago area, Northwest Suburbs most likely. I tried my hand at road riding but after one run in with a car, I got out of it. So, I'd like to ride motor-traffic free when I move. I've considered riding on the paved trails that the area has to offer and I've also considered riding at the Northbrook Velodrome and hopefully the new velo-campus once it is completed.
My question to those of you Chicago riders, what's the Northbrook drome like? Would I be able to come and ride relationally throughout the week or on weekends? I'm definitely going to try it out once I move or on my next trip out there to see if I even like the feeling of riding on the track, with all banking and everything I'm not sure if I will take to it. I really hope I do though, because it looks fun as hell.
I'm not looking to race, at least not yet. Just looking to get exercise and cardio workouts in a way that I love, riding a bike.