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!


"This class was excellent! I ve learned a lot but have also gained some experience. I have never been on a motorcycle before and this class helps you build motivation to learn and also it was fun at the same time! I highly recommend this class to everyone! Thank you guys for the knowledge and experience!"
― Eric Lobato
"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
"Great staff and experience. Was very comfortable and enjoyed the confidence, even when the rain started to fall. Had fun, learned a lot and enjoyed the knowledge that was shared."
― Paul Rousseau
"Chris, Lisa, George (?) all great, mellow, patient with all the students. Identified when certain issues needed correction and coached individually. All bikes were in good running order and they had gear people could borrow if they needed to. Instruction was thorough but u realized how much more you need. Good enough to get u started and confident to begin your journey but u (I) need to practice !!"
― R Theige
"Had great teachers. Christ and Isaac. Have great tips and teachings to help me do things correctly and fix my mistakes. I got great skills and confidence and will definitely take the intermediate class at a later time."
― Locks E
"Pacific motorcycle training was Excellent!! Instructors are very friendly and will answer any questions you have, I would strongly recommend doing your motorcycle training at this school. The range and the classrooms are in very convenient locations, great school👍🏻 Well worth the money!!"
― Wayne Standart
"Great place to learn the basics of riding a motorcycle. Instructors are knowledgeable and have many years riding motorcycles."
― Ruben Placencia

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