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!


"This was a truly amazing experience. I have been riding for over 15 years and still learned a lot from the instructors. Instructors were very informative, supportive and understanding."
― Alexander Yin
"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
"Craig, and his crew at Pacific Motorcycle Training are pros, nuff said. They know their stuff and make a conscious effort to pass it along to you. If your goal is to know how to ride and be safe doing it, you've come to the right place. Prepare to feel confident on the open highway after completion; this course is the real deal."
― Bkandel .
"Excellent training provided. Ken, George , Mike , Chris were all good and helpful. They tell you which areas in your riding can be improved, provide constant feedback; provide individual attention. In total, it was fun as well as something new to learn. Training available in 3 locations - you can pick and chose the closest. I had to my reschedule my classes twice and they were happy to do so ."
― Sreenath Kalahasti
"I can't thank these guys enough. Such incredible patience and knowledge! We had a class with students from all walks of life and backgrounds, and these guys were able to make everyone's experience a very pleasant one. The classes were super informative and fun. They really do give 110%. Ray, Isaac, and Chris, thank you guys so much. You're absolutely terrific and it's been a pleasure learning from—and getting—to know you."
― Hassan N. Rasmi
"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
"This program was very well paced. It started slow for the beginners and moved on efficiently for those with a little more experience. It helped ease my initial fears and helped make me feel more confident in my abilities to ride."
― Joanne Gleason

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