Motorcycle School in San Bruno, CA

Learn to Ride in the San Francisco Peninsula

Classroom & Practice Range
Marine Corps Reserve Center
900 Commodore Dr
San Bruno, CA 94066

Learn to ride and get licensed!

Welcome to Pacific Motorcycle Training, the top school to learn how to ride a motorcycle safely in the San Francisco Peninsula. 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 San Francisco Peninsula. We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and all of our instructors are certified to teach the Total Control riding courses.

Our San Bruno site is only a 15-20 minute walk from BART, so it is a great option for students needing to use public transportation. (Note: if taking BART, sign up for our PM session and be sure to go https://www.bart.gov/planner to plan your trip.) The training location is also easy to get to by car as it is conveniently located off HWY 380 and El Camino Real, right between 101 and 280.

Convenient on-line classroom

The classroom portion consists of a six-hour course called eRider that can be done at your convenience and in the comfort of your home. It is highly interactive, using video and other features to address risk management, riding strategy, roadway management, impairments, and special riding situations like carrying passengers and group riding. Participants complete all classroom activities (6 chapters) before their first in-person motorcycle riding session. The motorcycle riding portion of the course consists of 10 hours of in-person instruction on gas powered motorcycles. The 10-hours of riding instruction takes place over two days and builds fundamental street-riding skills and strategies.

The eRider is a great option for busy students who are successful at learning in an individualized, self-paced environment. Please check our eRider FAQs page for eRider system requirements.

We welcome all San Bruno residents as well as future riders from neighboring towns such as Hillsborough, Millbrae, Burlingame, Pacifica, San Francisco, Colma, Daly City, Brisbane, and more.

Basic riding course schedule with eRider

GROUP A (Rides in the morning)

Online Classroom, 6 hours completed at home, at your own pace, PRIOR to practice range sessions

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

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

GROUP B (Rides in the afternoon)

Online Classroom, 6 hours completed at home, at your own pace, PRIOR to practice range sessions

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

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


"5 stars for the program! I ve learned a lot just by attending this short 2 day course. Both Chris and Isaac are great instructors. They bring lots of real life experience and humor when they teach. They make the classes fun both inside the class room and on the range. Highly recommend them!!"
― D C
"I had never ridden a motorcycle before this class, and now that I have completed the full course (online and in person, on bike, portions) I can't imagine learning to ride without it. The online classes were comprehensive and much more real world than I was expecting. The on bike training was solid, and our instructor knowledgeable, patient, upbeat, but also firm. I appreciated her immensely. HIGHLY recommend."
― Papa EchoTango
"Great class! Ray and Kyle were very knowledgeable and these guys went the extra mile to expedite my paperwork! Highly recommended!"
― VICTOR HAYES
"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.
"I can't thank these guys enough. Such incredible patience and knowledge! We had a class with students from all walks of life and backgrounds, and these guys were able to make everyone's experience a very pleasant one. The classes were super informative and fun. They really do give 110%. Ray, Isaac, and Chris, thank you guys so much. You're absolutely terrific and it's been a pleasure learning from and getting to know you."
― Hassan N. Rasmi
"When I heard that these guys were opening a Sacramento location, I got three friends signed up who've been gearing up to take a training course on the east side. I wasn't surprised that they enjoyed their experience as much as I did. I would recommend Pacific Motorcycle Training to anyone looking to learn from scratch or just to keep your skills fresh. Very professional, knowledgeable and they keep it fun!"
― Matt Hoffman-Beals
"If you've never ridden before I highly recommend taking this class. If you've ridden before I would still recommend taking this class. Kurt, Ken, and Tom were great instructors. They made the classes fun and informative at the same time. They have years of experience with riding and they really do want to pass those knowledge to you. Having never ridden before, at the beginning I was very anxious and almost dropped the bike. But not once did I ever felt any pressure from the instructor. Instead they encourage you to relax and have fun while staying safe. At the end of the day I was just having fun despite the 100 degree weather. For everything that's happening in 2020, learning to ride was the highlight of my year. Thanks guys for making that happen."
― Randy G.

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