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 6:00 pm - 8:30 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 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Saturday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Basic riding course schedule – Week Days

GROUP A (Rides in the morning)

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

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

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Monday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

GROUP B (Rides in the afternoon)

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

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

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Monday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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 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
"The course is very informational and fun. I've riden for many years and there were still information from the class and road course I did not know about. So it was a very good learning experience. Ken Yhl is a very good instructor during the riding course and very helpful. Personal experience, I would recommend everyone to the course."
― Eric Tseng
"Instructors were very helpful, patient and professional. The class had not boring either."
― One Romero
"Excellent services Professional instructors Friendly nice training location"
― Mohamed Bahabri
"I had not ridden a motorcycle in 25 years. The course helped me regain the feel of riding and increased my confidence. The instructors were great and very patient with those in the class that had never been on a motorcycle. The techniques taught were very useful for how to corner and brake. Totally worth the money!"
― Marty Heaney
"Great information, builds base knowledge, confidence and fun. Highly recommend to all Riders. Instructors are helpful and make the course fun and enjoyable"
― Vito Scarnecchia
"What an incredible experience ! Ray is a character, funny and laid back for the online zoom portion. And Psy and Mica (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

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