I have seen many training programs outlined on Bicycling.com for beginning bike racing. I am less familiar with triathlon programs, but I know training programs are available.
You might do an online search for training programs for triathletes and just substitute the swim training for a run or bike program.
Before you buy a bike, you should test ride a lot of them.
There is already an ongoing discussion on this team forum about how and what to pick for an appropriate bike.
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