Motorcycle 3-Hour Refresher Class

Pacific Motorcycle Training

Note: If you are looking for a course to waive your DMV skills test, click here.

The Refresher Class is designed for improving the riding skills of any beginner rider who wants more practice on a motorcycle before riding on the street. Students should already be familiar with the friction zone, shifting and breaking before signing up for this class. This class is ideal for students who have already taken the basic licensing course but have not experienced a lot of seat time outside of a parking lot, or for students who are licensed but have not ridden in several years.

Cost: $265. Bike rental included.

IMPORTANT: This class will give you extra practice, but CANNOT be accepted for credit toward receiving a DMV DL389 waiver form.

This three hour course class is currently being held in South San Francisco on select Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

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For New Riders

Learn the basics of riding safely in a controlled environment and receive the certificate that may 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!


"The basic riding portion of the course was great for a beginner like me. Had never ridden a motorcycle before in my life, but was taught the foundational skills necessary to safely ride. Evie was a wonderful instructor. Highly recommend."
― Eric Wick
"Absolutely amazing experience with Pacific Motorcycle Training! I am so glad this company is offering classes in San Jose. I have taken classes with mutiple training schools and PMT is the best, by far. Their dedication to making riders better is apparent and the staff is amazing. I believe continuing to take motorcycle classes makes riders the most skilled and safest we can be. Highly recommend!"
― Levon Dowie
"Great, knowledgeable group of guys that make the whole experience of learning how to ride enjoyable. Would recommend to anyone wanting to learn how to ride safely or improve on their skills to better their rider knowledge."
― Zach Davenport
"Mike and Tim are excellent instructors! They have a lot of experience. In the Total Control Intermediate Riding Clinic, you learn safety maneuvers that you wouldn't normal do on your own."
― Balaine Wightman
"Attended the ARC1 in San Jose. The instructors were great and the course was interesting both the "classroom" and the practical aspect. What really surprised me, was at the end of the course I didn't think I got much out of it, a few pointers maybe, but I felt like it wasn't worth the time... I was wrong!! As soon as I got on my ride home over Hwy 17, I realized very quickly that I was much more relaxed, rode faster, and yet more safely, and expended much less energy while doing so, the corners flowed with zero tension. I actually couldn't believe the transformation. I was and still am blown away. I think because the training is so much new stuff, given so quickly, that you feel like you didn't improve, but the ride home showed otherwise. Highly recommend this course. My only criticism would be that it seemed like the course was over booked. Although they divided us into 4 sub groups, it still seemed crowded and not enough practice time."
― Steven Henderson
"Excellent course and the instructors were on top of it. Awesome instruction from Q, Dillon, and Caruso! Safety was priority 1 with no exceptions. Course material was well handled, and there was lots of bike time to practice and get comfortable with what they taught. Recommend for any rider, with or without a permit!"
― Ian Lougheed
"Q and Crusoe are amazing instructors. Honestly couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Both of them teach in an easy to learn way as well."
― Aashish Kapoor

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