I just moved to Kennedy and Shepherd. If you have facebook ridding group please let me know. I'd very like to join you. I am a new rider, only spent around 200km on my bike. I do want to ride with you more experienced guys. Thanks.
If you don't have much experience, I would not recommend to ride in big groups of experienced riders right away.. It can be pretty difficult to learn riding and keep up with others (especially if the group rides curves).. Try to ride solo or with 1-2 other riders at the beginning for some time just to get the feel of the bike. And please do practice in some parking lot (especially emergency braking and low-speed manoeuvres) <- it will help you in the future a lot.