We are the only school within San Francisco city limits that allows graduates to skip the DMV's riding test

beginning classes

The curriculum for our beginning class is approved and recommended by the California Highway Patrol for learning how to ride, and is designed for students that have not even sat on a motorcycle before
Passing this class lets you skip the DMV's riding test and is required for anyone under 21 years.  Motorcycles and helmets are provided. The cost is $258 if you are over 21 years old, or $180 if you are younger than 21 years old.  
You are responsible for getting yourself to and from each session. To sign up for a beginning class choose any Motorcyclist Training Clinic(MTC) on the registration page. Beginning classes are offered at all 3 of our sites in San Francisco, the East Bay or Vallejo
Though designed for new riders, even experienced riders will benefit from this clinic. Motorcycles and helmets are provided in this course.  Scroll to the bottom of this page to see all of the requirements.  Some insurance companies and motorcycle shops offer discounts to our graduates. All 2 and 3 day beginning classes finish within one week and will provide the DMV waiver if you pass

3 Day Class Schedule

First Classroom
Weeknight evening 5:45 pm - 9:30 pm
First Riding Session
Saturday morning 6:30 am - 11:45 am
Second Classroom
Saturday afternoon 12:45 pm - 4 pm
Second Riding Session
Sunday morning 6:30 am - 11:45 am

2 Day Class Schedule

First Classroom
Saturday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
First Riding Session
Saturday 11:45 am - 6:00 pm
Second Classroom
Sunday 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Second Riding Session
Sunday 11:45 am - 6:00 pm

Classroom location

3999 Mission Street
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Riding Sessions

The riding sessions are held in City College's Lower Balboa parking lot off of Frida Kahlo Way/Phelan Ave.(near Ocean) in what is left of the Balboa Water Reservoir, and so does not have an address and is NOT VISIBLE FROM THE STREET.
To make sure you are able to find the only driveway that will take you down to our check in area it even when it is foggy and/or dark, consult the map or use this link:


The Total Control Intermediate Riding ClinicSM is the perfect next step for newer riders who are looking to improve their skills on their own bike as well as riders that have recently gotten back into riding after years off. This course includes both classroom and on-cycle instruction. The Total Control IRC® is based on the most current research in rider safety, utilizes modern training methods and has been proven to enhance student outcomes. Come experience what all the buzz is about by signing up for a Total Control IRC today!


Whether you want to become a more proficient and safer rider on the street—or a faster rider on the track—mastering advanced riding techniques is crucial and should not be postponed until it is too late. Unfortunately, most advanced riding courses in the country are only offered in high-speed racetrack environments. The fear of crashing at high speeds and the pressure of other riders flying by are too intimidating to most motorcyclists so they never take this important step forward.

During our Advanced Riding Clinics, every drill is performed one at a time, and at street-legal speeds, in a controlled environment. After each run, you will receive professional, concise coaching on the specific skills you need to work on to transform your riding. From cruisers to sportbikes, all types of motorcycles and riding styles are welcome to attend.