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!


"Craig, and his crew at Pacific Motorcycle Training are pros, nuff said. They know their stuff and make a conscious effort to pass it along to you. If your goal is to know how to ride and be safe doing it, you've come to the right place. Prepare to feel confident on the open highway after completion; this course is the real deal."
― Bkandel .
"Really cool staff, very knowledgeable (Maya, Tommy, George and Chris are all excellent instructors! ) Had a good time and learned a lot plus gained confidence in my riding. Will be signing up for that track day soon on my new Mt 09 :)"
― Mathew Virak
"PMT is an excellent choice for all your motorcycle training needs, hands down! Very professional, could not think of a better teacher for what I am looking for in furthering my competency as a motorcycle driver!!! Thank you!"
― cache fross
"Very approachable beginner course for all skill levels. I left way more knowledgeable and safe than I started, but the journey is only beginning."
― Dean Achelis
"Best training! Highly recommend taking this course. Made me a better and safer driver"
― Lori Blok
"Absolutely fantastic training for the newbie!! I was riding a motorcycle by the end of the day- it was fabulous! The teachers, both in the classroom and on the range, are all very experienced (10+years) riders. They stayed calm even when I didn't. The classroom instruction is thorough but not excessive; I would have loved a few more hours on the range since I was SO new. I will definitely be taking more classes with them!"
― Kristi Swensson Burdsall
"The course is very informational and fun. I've riden for many years and there were still information from the class and road course I did not know about. So it was a very good learning experience. Ken Yhl is a very good instructor during the riding course and very helpful. Personal experience, I would recommend everyone to the course."
― Eric Tseng

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