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.

In Salinas, we offer the traditional Motorcyclist Training Course. A typical class schedule consists of 5 hours of classroom and 10 hours of riding practice. The classroom portion is currently held on zoom with a live instructor.

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!


"CY and all the guys were great. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I actually felt like they cared about helping to make sure we all understood everything they were teaching us. I d definitely recommend this class for anyone wanting to learn how to ride safely."
― JayBone
"Ken and Kyle are really great teachers! They are patient, knowledgeable and sure speak SLOW so that we can hear the instructions clear. I had more fun than I expected. SSF is quite cooler than South Bay though."
― Yuxiao Wu
"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
"Both the online class and the riding sessions were well run and provided tons of information. Evie was exceptionally good with her demonstrations and at patiently explaining the techniques needed to be a good rider. Overall I had a good time and learned some valuable skills .. Thanks"
― Philip Varghese
"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
"The Beginner course is great! A lot of good safety and basic motorcycle operating procedures covered in the theory classes. PMT provides bikes for people who don't own one yet to practice with. The instructors on the course are very helpful and provide continuous feedback to correct riding posture and other nuances. I would definitely recommend taking this course for people who aren't comfortable or used to riding a motorcycle."
― Sachin Londhe
"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

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