Motorcycle School in San Bruno, CA

Learn to Ride in the San Francisco Peninsula

Classroom & Practice Range
Marine Corps Reserve Center
900 Commodore Dr
San Bruno, CA 94066

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

Our San Bruno site is only a 15-20 minute walk from BART, so it is a great option for students needing to use public transportation. (Note: if taking BART, sign up for our PM session and be sure to go to plan your trip.) The training location is also easy to get to by car as it is conveniently located off HWY 380 and El Camino Real, right between 101 and 280.

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.

We welcome all San Bruno residents as well as future riders from neighboring towns such as Hillsborough, Millbrae, Burlingame, Pacifica, San Francisco, Colma, Daly City, Brisbane, and more.

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 pm

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

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!

"Evee is such a great instructor with a big heart and a lot of heart of Patients I came in with zero riding experience and now that I have gone through the course have learned so much highly recommended for anyone wanting to ride motorcycle/ scooter"
― Osha Jackson
"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
"This outfit has an extremely personable and energetic staff. Their instruction was very clear and easy to understand but not sugar coated. Both my daughter and I learned what we needed to, had lots of fun and we re definitely coached when we screwed up. They teach with passion and want you to succeed but make sure you are capable to move on. They are a top notch crew and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Of you re on the fence, definitely go with them you will not be disappointed!"
― Bryan Kyte
"Attended the ARC1 in San Jose. The instructors were great and the course was interesting both the "classroom" and the practical aspect. What really surprised me, was at the end of the course I didn't think I got much out of it, a few pointers maybe, but I felt like it wasn't worth the time... I was wrong!! As soon as I got on my ride home over Hwy 17, I realized very quickly that I was much more relaxed, rode faster, and yet more safely, and expended much less energy while doing so, the corners flowed with zero tension. I actually couldn't believe the transformation. I was and still am blown away. I think because the training is so much new stuff, given so quickly, that you feel like you didn't improve, but the ride home showed otherwise. Highly recommend this course. My only criticism would be that it seemed like the course was over booked. Although they divided us into 4 sub groups, it still seemed crowded and not enough practice time."
― Steven Henderson
― Logan Andrews
"The instructors were friendly and very knowledgeable. They were patient and gave me a lot of helpful tips when I was having trouble with the controls and following some of their instructions. Evie ran to help me when I fell over (thank God I wasn't going fast). I would have liked to spend more time getting used to the bike before starting maneuvers. It was my first time on a motorcycle and I never learned how to drive a car with a manual transmission so it took me a while to learn how to coordinate the clutch/switching gears with the acceleration. But I know they had a lot to cover in a short period of time, which is why I'm not lowering my rating. Plus, they had to help others in the class while keeping up the momentum of the course. Overall, I thought it was a great course and I'd recommend it to anyone."
― Candice Canady
― Devan Green

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