The Best Commuter Rides for College Students

College campuses are big and crowded! One of the easiest ways to navigate daily life on campus is to get something to get you from point A to point B. Most campuses have subpar parking situations and are specifically designed for walking. If you are short on time, late to class or have a class on the opposite side of campus, a scooter or skateboard could be a huge benefit. Here we list out our top rides for college students just in time for beautiful spring weather (and finals season).

Top Rides for College Students 

First you need to pick your type of ride. You have two options; a scooter or a skateboard. This choice completely depends on your skill level. Skateboards have a bigger barrier to entry than scooters but all of the skateboards listed here are for beginners. 


Good - Kruzer 200 Folding Scooter

kruzer 200 commuter scooter

The Madd Gear Kruzer 200 Folding Scooter is a good choice for a cruiser or commuter! With extra-large 200mm smooth rolling wheels for a comfortable ride and plenty of foot space you'll be rolling in style on your daily commute.

Featuring an easy-lock folding system, the Kruzer 200 Commuter Scooter can easily be stored under your desk, trunk of your car or in your dorm. 

Price: $79.00

Colorways: Teal/White (pictured) and Red/Black

Better - Wide Glide Folding Scooter

wide glide folding commuter scooter

The Madd Gear Kruzer Wide Glide scooter offers the smoothest ride around! Perfect for urban terrain, beach cruising or commuting to class. With large air-filled pneumatic tires that will keep you effortlessly gliding as you ride along with friends from your dorm to the classroom.

The adjustable handlebar makes the Kruzer Wide Glide ideal for young adults of all heights. The Easy-Fold System makes it quick and convenient to stow and go while the kick stand allows the scooter to be parked anywhere!

Price: $99.99

Colorways: Black (pictured) and White

Best - Urban Glide Commuter Scooter 

madd gear urban cruiser scooter

The Madd Gear Urban Glide Commuter Scooter is the ultimate adults scooter with huge ultra-smooth 12" air-filled tires for effortless riding.

Fitted with comfortable and durable rubber hand grips and an easy to use rear quick-stop handbrake you will always be in control and riding in comfort. The long and wide foot platform is designed for adults and makes for a comfortable platform for extended rides.
Price: $119.99
Colorways: Pink/Teal (pictured), Blue/Green, White and Black


Good - Retro Complete Skateboard 

sugar rush retro board

The Madd Gear Retro Skateboard comes completely assembled and ready to ride. You see these "Penny" boards on campuses all across the country. They are compact and easy to store anywhere. The Retro Skateboard features large smooth rolling cruiser wheels and an awesome graphic deck wrap. Light-Up versions are also available for the night riders!

High-quality components include aluminum trucks, 62mm cruiser wheels and ABEC-9 bearings. 

Price: $39.94 - $49.99

Graphics: Sugar Rush (pictured), Rock'n, and Racer

Graphics Light Up: Sahara, Baller, Infinite and LED Deck Light-Up

Better - 32" Cruiser Skateboard 

illusions cruiser skateboard

The Madd Gear 32" Cruiser Board is everything you want in a smooth rolling board with plenty of foot space for comfort. Cruiser skateboards are easier to learn to ride than the retro boards. These boards have a large canvas to showcase your personality!

Featuring an 8-Ply Maple Deck, Heavy-Duty Aluminum Trucks, Smooth-Rolling 62mm Cruiser Wheels with Fast ABEC-7 Bearings. 

Price: $49.94

Graphics: Illusions (pictured), Hoot, Game Over, Surfer Girl, and Zodiac 

Best - 38" Drop Through Longboard 

38" longboard

The 38" Madd Gear Drop Through Complete Skateboard is our top choice for a commuter skateboard. The wide deck is perfect for beginner riders. If you have never picked up a skateboard before, this would be you best bet. 

The Drop Through Longboard features a long 38" 7-Ply Maple Deck, Heavy-Duty Aluminum Drop Through Trucks, Huge Smooth-Rolling 70mm Wheels fitted with ABEC-9 Bearings. 

Price: $69.94

Graphics: Balance (pictured) 

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