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 https://www.bart.gov/planner 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!


"Went here January 2023. Super great experience. It was my first time using a clutch, and everything was explained extremely clearly. I am going to get my permit as soon as my form comes in the mail. Strongly reccomend to anyone wanting to get into motorcycles safely. If I can do it at 17 then anyone can."
― Ian Slye
"Q, Patrick, and Kieran were outstanding! They made the class very engaging and super fun learning environment. The class consisted of 9 students and the instructors did very well managing the group. They showed us great patience and kindness in class whenever we made mistakes. The instructors made sure that you’re capable of doing the riding exercises as safely as possible and develop good habits from it and hoping you’ll be able to apply those habits when you start riding out in the real world. I left feeling more informed than before and boosted my confidence in riding. The Pacific Motorcycle Training facility provided the same motorcycle for all students so there were no complaints about having a heavier bike nor having a taller bike than someone else. It was nice that we all had the same motorcycles because it created equal learning opportunities for everyone. Overall, I had a great experience. Looking forward to taking intermediate and advanced classes in the future!"
― Anna Marie Alyzza Sotio
"PMT class was an amazing experience, much better curriculum and instructors than I’ve found through any of the other many classes I’ve taken. Registration was simple. Instructors delivered materials efficiently and in pretty simple terms. Thanks, guys! I’ll come back to you guys for sure when I decide on to move to intermediate and advanced classes. Highly recommend"
― Andrew Dorie
"Great place to start your way into motorcycles and how to ride properly. Tim, Eric, Chris and Sheila did a great job keeping everybody safe and learning."
― Ramiro Rinaudo
"Took the class from Evie who was, by far, the most professional and knowledgeable instructor I’ve ever had. She’s an excellent communicator and very patient with new riders. My 17yo daughter also took the class and Evie had her riding safely in no time. We are very fortunate to have taken this fantastic course and will be safer riders thanks to Evie."
― JAFB
"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
"Well-organized riding courses with skilled instructors. Motorcycles in excellent condition. I took the MSF course at the Livermore Location - Las Positas College. This location has 500cc Harley Davidson Street motorcycles. The South SF and Salinas locations probably have lighter motorcycles(I could be wrong though). Most people in my batch had some prior experience. However, there's something to learn for everyone regardless of past riding experience."
― Umang Mathur

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