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!


"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
"Great class to take for new riders! Instructors really encouraged all students and helped with any questions that we had. They didn t make anyone feel dumb and we re happy and ready to assist! Highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how to ride."
― Nate Alegre
"I had such a great time at class with Ken and Kyle. I’ve been riding for awhile but they still taught me some new things. Thank you Pacific Motorcycle Training. I will be back for more training."
― Camille Scerri
"This is a great course for anyone looking to learn how to operate and ride a motorcycle correctly and also a great way to get you licence. The team are friendly, positive and ready to help you no matter your level of experience. If I can convince my wife to become more than a passenger, this is definitely the place we will go. Thank you again to Ken, Chris and Kyle for all the great feedback."
― Trev Robinson
"The course was presented very well. The in class and course training tied in very well with each other. Teaching new riders with a good foundation to build upon. The instructors were very professional and always happy to answer questions or help you out. They in-grave very important skill sets and concepts for safe riding. I highly recommend Pacific Motorcycle Training."
― Mark Olivier
"This was an incredible class. My only experience on a motorcycle was a Honda Trail 90 when I was a kid. I learned so much and now I only need to pass the written test at DMV to get the motorcycle endorsement on my license. This course is worth every penny!"
― Glenn Abersold
"Fantastic, I would highly recommend anybody who is contemplating riding or, is riding a motorcycle to attend. The course work and instructors have given me the basic tools required to learn how to ride a motorcycle correctly as well as of course, a taster of how much fun riding a motorcycle can be."
― Andrew Phillis

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