Motorcycle School in Salinas, CA

Learn to Ride in the Monterey Bay Area

Classroom & Practice Range
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - Lakebed Area 1A
1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy
Salinas, CA 93908

Learn to ride and get licensed!

Welcome to Pacific Motorcycle Training, the top school to learn how to ride a motorcycle safely in the Monterey area. During our classes, you will learn everything you need to know to ride and control your motorcycle safely. Whether you are interested in learning the basics of riding a motorcycle—and getting your license endorsement—or simply improving your motorcycle skills to be safer on the road, come with us and we will provide you with the best classes you can get in the Monterey Area. We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and all of our instructors are certified to teach the Total Control riding courses.

Convenient on-line classroom

The classroom portion consists of a six-hour course called eRider that can be done at your convenience and in the comfort of your home. It is highly interactive, using video and other features to address risk management, riding strategy, roadway management, impairments, and special riding situations like carrying passengers and group riding. Participants complete all classroom activities (6 chapters) before their first in-person motorcycle riding session. The motorcycle riding portion of the course consists of 10 hours of in-person instruction on gas powered motorcycles. The 10-hours of riding instruction takes place over two days and builds fundamental street-riding skills and strategies.

The eRider is a great option for busy students who are successful at learning in an individualized, self-paced environment. Please check our eRider FAQs page for eRider system requirements.

We welcome all Salinas residents as well as future riders from neighboring towns such as Monterey, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, Carmel, Hollister and Gilroy. Come learn how to ride a motorcycle and have fun with us!

Basic riding course schedule with eRider

GROUP A (Rides in the morning)

Online Classroom, 6 hours completed at home, at your own pace, PRIOR to practice range sessions

Practice Range, Session 1
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:45 am

Practice Range, Session 2
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:45 am

GROUP B (Rides in the afternoon)

Online Classroom, 6 hours completed at home, at your own pace, PRIOR to practice range sessions

Practice Range, Session 1
Saturday 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Practice Range, Session 2
Sunday 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

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!


"I took the beginner course. It was a fun, informative experience! I loved my instructors, Tex, Tony, and ?Jeff?. They were all very enthusiastic and really helped me learn how to ride in a safe way. I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in riding motorcycles."
― Jared Dillender (Spark)
"Instructors where really helpful, the class was also really fun. Highly recommend class to anyone who's trying to get there motorcycle license."
― Lee DeWitt
"George and Isaac did an awesome job! Not only did they give an amazing presentation but they made sure we had tons of fun! We learned so much in such a little time but they made sure we understood concepts such as SPAT and SIPDE. I feel really comfortable with approaching turns and safety maneuvers. The classroom instructors were awesome too! Very engaging and knowledgeable!"
― Jon Perpetua
"I did the basic motorcycle course in Salinas. All the coaches knew their stuff, kept the class on track, and finished on time. I feel 500% more comfortable on a bike after taking the class. Special shout-out to Tex Long, who was exceptional!"
― Bill Fleming
"I was a little on the fence about taking a motorcycle training course. I live in Colorado most of the year and we are not required to take a safety course. I thought I knew everything there was to know about riding and therefore, the course might be a waste. I was back home in Woodland recently and took the course at PMT after my wife bought it for me for a bday gift. I learned so many things about riding that I didn’t know before. The instructors are super knowledgeable and do a great job passing on their wisdom. It also ended up being super fun! I can’t recommend it enough."
― Adam Stroup
"I feels so much more confident on the bike now! The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and patient with us. I would recommend anyone looking to get on a motorcycle to take this class first!"
― michaela Frates
"The instructors take time to explain everything for beginners and intermediate training. They then show you how each concept is implemented on the motorcycle and learning hands on. Although I was nervous, the instructors had a lot of patience and pointed out what I needed to do to become a better rider."
― Muhi Khwaja

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