Motorcycle School in San Francisco

Learn to Ride in the Bay Area

Classroom & Practice Range
Westborough Middle School
2570 Westborough Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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

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.

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 am

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

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!

"I am so happy I chose this class! The instructor was amazing! I feel so much more confident on my bike now. I highly recommend Pacific Motorcycle Training. I will definitely be enrolling in additional classes!"
― amy ratto
"Fantastic beginner motorcycle course. I gained a wealth of crucial knowledge and feel far more confident to get out on the road on a motorcycle. All of the instructors were incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Will definitely be back for the intermediate course."
― Jason Grant
"I have completed my Advance Level 1 and Level 2 training with them. Professional instructors, good class size. Great feedback and immense progress during the day. Livermore is a convenient location. Appreciated the water and snacks provided. I will go back to attend more training, I feel so much safer on the road having completed their courses!"
― Istvan Szanda
"Q and Crusoe are amazing instructors. Honestly couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Both of them teach in an easy to learn way as well."
― Aashish Kapoor
"The whole program was worth the time and money invested! The instructors did a fantastic job virtually covering the content in the workbook. They must have done this more than 1000 times but they were still very engaging and made sure that we were being asked questions so we could retain the information. On the range the program is designed to take things step by step. If you are a total beginner you will gradually build confidence and start feeling more comfortable by the end of the day. The course is designed to maximize safety and teach you the basic riding skills to keep you safe on the road. It actually even made me into a better driver! The test is based on 5 different skills you learn while on the range and the written test is based on the workbook they provide you. If you listen and do as they tell you, you will pass! All instructors were fun to work with, provided one on one feedback and professional. I highly recommend this program. They also offer intermediate and advanced courses for those who would like to continue to refine their motorcycle skills."
― Jason Jago
"Pacific Motorcycle Training will provide the basic tools needed, preparing new riders to get out there and mix it up safely with the four-wheeled masses. The numerous instructors are very knowledgeable and give an appropriate dose of confidence to new riders, while offering valuable reminders and safety tips to the more seasoned rider. They also offer more advanced riding classes. Totally worth the time, money, and your life"
― Eric Stauss
"Couldn’t hope for a more comprehensive way to refresh my memory after not riding for the last ten years, and get my motorcycle endorsement while at it. Super easy to reach (walk through the Tanforan from the San Bruno BART station and it’s right across the street) and incredibly patient and knowledgeable instructors (props to Dillon for his great attitude and humor!)."
― Jack Scano

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