Motorcycle School in San Francisco

Learn to Ride in the Bay Area

Classroom & Practice Range
Westborough Middle School
2570 Westborough Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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 Bay. 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 Bay. We are part of the California Motorcyclist Safety Program and all of our instructors are certified to teach the Total Control riding courses.

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.

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 am

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

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!


"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
"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
"I feels so much more confident on the bike now! The instructors were incredibly knowledgeable and patient with us. I would recommend anyone looking to get on a motorcycle to take this class first!"
― michaela Frates
"It's been three years since I have ridden the motorcycle. It was really fun and enjoyed it the most. It also helped me realize the mistakes I was doing and to correct those. Thanks Isaac and Edberg for keeping it well balanced with fun and learning. Highly recommend it even if you are not a new rider."
― Suriya Shankar
"I can’t say enough good things about the quality instruction I received from Pacific Motorcycle Training. I have been set up for success on the road, and have been given a bunch of useful skills to practice before I take that step. I went from no experience on a motorcycle to being able to very comfortably ride around in a matter of two days. I even went and bought my first bike already and have been practicing hard in the parking lot! Thank you so much for the class and if you yourself are looking to get your license and learn to ride, this is the place to do it."
― Stephanie Engle
"Taking this class made me so much more comfortable on a bike then I previously was. After taking the online courses and the driving classes I learned more and felt more confident. The instructor was clear and helpful, wasn't afraid to answer our questions."
― Dustin Phenix
"Such a great experience. It is clear that the instructors have a passion for riding bikes, most importantly, safe riding. The classroom was very helpful to understand the rules and theories. The riding sessions allowed for practical application of those principles. Chris, Craig and Isaac were great instructors!"
― Kevin Dolan

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