So I have had a lot of recent interest in getting a bike. It is probably wishful thinking on my part but I am gonna start doing some research on the process. Wondering if anyone on here rides at all. I'm wondering basically what the process is to get started... I mean is there a permit and a license just like a car? I don't really know anyone that rides so I don't know exactly how I would manage to get hours with a permit (if you have to do that like when getting a regular license). Is learning to shift on a bike any easier than on a car cause for some reason I can't get the hang of that yet. Any other tips or know how that I should know is appreciated.