Motorcycle School in Salinas, CA

Learn to Ride in the Monterey Bay Area

Classroom & Practice Range
Northridge Mall – Community Room
472 Northridge Dr
Salinas, CA 93906

(Community Room, located between JC Penny and Hobby Lobby. Enter from parking lot.)


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.

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 – Weekends

GROUP A (Rides in the morning)

Classroom, Session 1 (currently held online)
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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

GROUP B (Rides in the afternoon)

Classroom, Session 1 (currently held online)
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Practice Range, Session 1
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Saturday 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Practice Range, Session 2
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Basic riding course schedule – Week Days

Classroom, Session 1 (currently held online)
Monday 7:00 am - 10:30 am

Practice Range, Session 1
Monday 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:30 am

Practice Range, Session 2
Tuesday 11:30 am - 5:30 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!


"Recommend to anyone trying to get into riding. Instructors teach you skills that might just save your life, and the course is very informative. Great experience overall."
― Mkbrazy .
"What an incredible experience ! Ray is a character, funny and laid back for the online zoom portion. And Psy and Micah (forgive my spelling on names) were great instructors explanation and the whole nine yards. i was nervous going in but now much more confident on the mechanics of a motorcycle and the art of riding.Im ready to sharpen my skills cause I've got a lot more to learn. much appreciated! -Paul M"
― _ Mesi
"Very informative and fun instructions. I completed my beginner's course on Oct 18th 2020, the instructor was super nice. Looking forward to going again for advanced course!"
― Chaitanya Modi
"The experience with PMT was great. The instructors are patient and friendly. They are very knowledgeable and encouraging. They definitely show you how to be safe rider out on the road. I will recommend their classes to anyone who s interested in getting into the fun world of motorcycle riding. I completed my safety course on 1/16/2022."
― Neilson W.
"The instructors emphasize that riding safely is truly fun, having accidents is not fun. My instructors shared their love to ride, and how they ride safely. The fact that it can and should be done safely will rub off on you, as that is their message."
― George Wortham
"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
"Great way to learn how to ride. The course left me with much more confidence being on a bike then coming in. Learned about how to ride and the risk that come with it. Would gladly come again to take the more advanced classes."
― Christopher Vera

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