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.

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 6:00 pm - 8:30 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 12:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Saturday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Basic riding course schedule – Week Days

GROUP A (Rides in the morning)

Classroom, Session 1 (currently held online)
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Monday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

GROUP B (Rides in the afternoon)

Classroom, Session 1 (currently held online)
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

Classroom, Session 2 (currently held online)
Monday 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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


For New Riders

Learn the basics of riding safely in a controlled environment and receive the certificate required to 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 .
"This was a great beginning class for anybody looking to start riding. The instructors Ken, Chris, Kyle, and Issac were all very friendly and helpful, and they made the course material easy to learn. You will definitely come out of this class feeling a lot more confident about riding a motorcycle."
― Peter Ng
"Awesome experience! Chris, Kyle, and Isaac are great instructors. They will correct your mistakes every time they see something wrong because they really want to prevent you from building bad habits. I recommend this course for anyone interested in learning to ride. Don't be intimidated, most of the class has never touched a bike before and they start you off really easy until you're comfortable!"
― Joseph Fontana
"Amazing ! I got more than what I expected. Full of fun and excellent training. The best in Bay area. Chris and Issac are excellent."
― Krishnaraj Venkatesan
"Instructors were very helpful, patient and professional. The class had not boring either."
― One Romero
"This program was very well paced. It started slow for the beginners and moved on efficiently for those with a little more experience. It helped ease my initial fears and helped make me feel more confident in my abilities to ride."
― Joanne Gleason
"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

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