About Us

Pacific Motorcycle Training

Pacific Motorcycle Training is a motorcycle riding school where students learn the basics and gain confidence to operate a motorcycle safely. We offer motorcycle and scooter training classes at four great locations: one in the heart of South San Francisco, downtown San Jose, Livermore at Las Positas College campus and Salinas. These locations are easy to find and parking is always hassle-free.

Our basic course is CMSP-approved. This means students who take and pass our course receive a DL389 certificate required to waive the DMV riding skill test. We teach the very latest techniques in safety, accident prevention, cornering, and how to use a clutch as well as proficient braking.

For New Riders

Learn the basics of riding safely in a controlled environment and receive the certificate required to waive the DMV riding skill test. Our friendly basic riding course was designed for people with zero experience on a motorcycle. We provide motorcycles and helmets for you to learn with.

For Experienced Riders

Become a better—and safer—rider using your own motorcycle with our Intermediate Riding Clinic. Or take your cornering and crash-avoidance skills to the highest level with our Advanced Riding Clinics, taught only by the best certified instructors in the Bay Area!


"Craig and Kurt were some of the best instructors I’ve ever interacted with, very passionate about their craft and making sure you’re learning safely and effectively. If you are interested in learning how to ride and get your M1 license, want input on relearning the basics, and/or learn advanced techniques, this is the place to do so."
― Owen Burdsall
"Ken and Chris made the experience educating and fun. Craig made powerpoints in depth as well as entertaining, and Lisa was very sweet and encouraging. Thanks to all the instructors for keeping us safe."
― Prateek Verghese
"Very good class! Information you get will save your life! Good teachers & they know there bikes. They will show you how to ride your bikes safely and correctly. You can't put a price on your life! Take the class. I have been riding dirt bikes for years and this class was very helpful having never ridden a street bike. Loved it!"
― Adam Williams
"Often it's hard to retrain the way you do something. I've rode 1 form of a motorcycle or another since I was a child. This course was worth taking especially when you consider how it improves your safety while riding. I'm thankful to the instructors, it was an enjoyable experience that I'm sure will pay of while riding."
― Ten C
"This class was well worth the money. The classroom instructions were applicable and but not overly tedious. The range was a bit remedial in the beginning, but quickly ramped up and was actually quite fun and educational. The instructors, Tim, Chris and Lisa were great. The content was well planned out and rehearsed and there was no wasted time. Well done!"
― Kyle Prusso
"Great Place to Start Your Motorcycle Journey. The instructors create a positive learning atmosphere and help you improve your bike handling techniques. I'll be taking their intermediate/ advanced classes later. Chris, Isaak and Ken were great teachers."
― Ross Sherwood
"Absolutely phenomenal experience. The instructors were knowledgeable and exuded a deep passion for riding. I have ridden motorcycles most of my life but I was still able to learn quite a bit. The value of just practicing drills over and over again really enhances your understanding and comfort on the bike."
― Logan Ellis

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