Wait, so you don't have to do a motorbike theory and practical test to get a motorbike licence to ride on the road?!?
I heard about that MSF safety course thing, but always thought that was additional training after
already getting your bike license from being taught/trained how to ride on the road
I'll let the Americans best guide you how to ride on your specific roads (no point in me telling you how best to deal with roundabouts as you guys don't have them, or for filtering as I don't think you're allowed to do that either), but universal guidance for road riding is to always put your safety first. Don't take unnecessary risks.
Keep your eyes up, looking ahead and scanning from the horizon back. You'll spot hazards earlier if you're being observant, and keeping your head up will improve low speed balance too.
Always be mindful of who/what is behind you too, and whenever making any movement more than a bike's width to your left/right, take a quick "lifesaver" glance over your shoulder to check whether another bike/bicycle/car has suddenly crept up on you and is in your blindspot.
In advanced riding, we get taught to always use a system called IPSGA. It might be a bit much for a new rider, but it's useful knowledge to have to assist while riding.
Be it for taking a corner, coming up to a traffic light, passing an intersection, about to overtake, etc.
I nformation - being observant and gather information from road signs and everything else going on around you.
P osition - position yourself appropriately on the road.
S peed - ensure you're in the correct speed for the situation. Always travel at the speed at which you can safely stop in the distance that you can see to be clear.
G ear - ensure you're in the correct gear for the situation.
A ction - After completing the first 4 checks, you should be able to safely complete the action.
And ride safe.