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!


"Laid back, friendly instructors with Earl and Ofir, this was a great course to take following the MSF to help reinforce good riding habits. I highly recommend all newer riders to take the IRC!"
― Robert Alonso
"A superbly fun experience. Whether you're experienced or a beginner, this is the place for you. The process is very well structured. The trainers are very lively and the course if tackled in a fun manner to help understand."
― Darshil Jariwala
"Extremely positive experience with this knowledgeable team. Couldn't have asked for better teachers and communication all around. Thank you!"
― Logan Andrews
"Great instructors. They were firm, helpful, and clear. This was my first time on a motorcycle with more than 50CCs and my first time riding in at least 9 years but the instructors and the other students made me feel confident and excited to ride. I had a lot of fun and absolutely recommend taking the rider courses. I myself just registered to take the intermediate course later this year!"
― Gage Neumann
"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 training and really good advice. Instructors make you relaxed and comfortable. Pace of learning is perfect, as is the location. Definitely recommended!"
― Dapo Grillo
"All instructors are very friendly, helpful, full of energy. To keep the reviews short, this is 10/10 best in the Bay Area. Highly recommend for people with zero experience on a motorcycle. I had great time and everything is easy to understand and straight forward. You can t go wrong."
― Luong Ly

Read more reviews on