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!


"Ken and Chris made the experience educating and fun. Craig made powerpoints in depth as well as entertaining, and Lisa was very sweet and encouraging. Thanks to all the instructors for keeping us safe."
― Prateek Verghese
"Q made the learning experience seamless! I had such a great weekend full of learning in a low pressure environment. Thank you so much for the opportunity to take the step on getting my endorsement."
― Kolya Bice
"Very informative and fun instructions. I completed my beginner's course on Oct 18th 2020, the instructor was super nice. Looking forward to going again for advanced course!"
― Chaitanya Modi
"I really enjoyed my CMSP beginners course in San Bruno. The instructors give good advice, are enthusiastic, and are encouraging. I still have a ton to learn but I feel more confident that I have a good start after taking the course. Thanks Patrick, Q, and Kieran! You guys did a great job."
― Iain McGinniss
"Tex is a Competent and polished instructor. The information is plentiful but still digestible. Range time is a blast. Highly recommend the basic safety course."
― Larry Thurman
"Top notch. The instructors are GREAT! So informative. I was very new to riding and new to California, and pmt gave me the confidence and training I needed to ride safe."
― Tyler Jones
"This is the only place you need to go! The staff here is what its all about!"
― Matt Yockey

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