Motorcycle 3-Hour Discovery Course

Pacific Motorcycle Training

Note: If you are looking for a course to waive your DMV skills test, click here.

The Discovery Course is ideal for any beginner rider who wants to learn the basics of how to operate a motorcycle, but feels that they would benefit from a slower paced, more thorough approach. This class gives the student more time to absorb the controls of the motorcycle and allows for the opportunity to be more successful when they take the basic licensing course. While the basic licensing course is designed for new riders, the Discovery Course is a great choice for people who are unfamiliar with and/or who may have never ridden a motorcycle and would like to take a stair-stepped approach to building their knowledge in the operation of a motorcycle.

Cost: $265. Bike rental included.

IMPORTANT: This class CANNOT be accepted for credit toward receiving a DMV DL389 waiver form and is NOT a prerequisite to taking the basic licensing course.

The 3-Hour Discovery Course is currently being held in Livermore on select Saturdays or Sundays from 2:00 to 5:00 PM.

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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 course is really good and the the instructors are amazing. Despite being a rider over a number of years now, I learnt a lot of useful things to help increase my safety on the roads. Highly recommend this course to everyone who is planning to ride in the future."
― Saurabh Kumar
"Excellent instructors and very professional but also a lot of fun , so much good information and very well layed out. Highly recommended!! Thanks "
― Sammy Munoz
"Such incredible instructors. Learned an insane amount in just three days. Recommend 1000 times over. If you want to ride, do yourself a favour and take the course."
― timcat
"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
"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
"George and Isaac did an awesome job! Not only did they give an amazing presentation but they made sure we had tons of fun! We learned so much in such a little time but they made sure we understood concepts such as SPAT and SIPDE. I feel really comfortable with approaching turns and safety maneuvers. The classroom instructors were awesome too! Very engaging and knowledgeable!"
― Jon Perpetua
"I took the Pacific Motorcycle Training course in San Bruno and it was an incredible experience. The instructors did an awesome job not only teaching in-class principles effectively, but demonstrating in the field why those principles are relevant and necessary if you’re planning on riding motorcycles for a lifetime. I had a great time in this class and would recommend it to anyone who wants to be a better, safer, and more proficient rider."
― Adam Stroup

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