College Scooters was born
After a fun summer in Ocean City, the founders were frustrated enough with their respective scooter experiences that they knew something had to be done. They were both in college at the time, and saw a huge opportunity for college students to commute on scooters. Since universities are seriously lacking parking and students have tight budgets, scooters seemed like a great solution. From those ideas, College Scooters was born. College Scooters was founded to provided students and non-students alike with a better way to get around. They wanted to create a true customer-service business that just happened to sell scooters. They sought to provide quality scooters, at reasonable prices, with great customer service to boot.
Throughout the first "school year" of the business, the founders established connections with scooter wholesalers, who liked their new concept. Their first official "shop", pictured above, was a 200 square foot storage garage on First Street in Ocean City, Maryland. With 5 scooters in the showroom, 15 helmets, 10 bottles of oil, 5 spark plugs, some tools, and a sign, they were in business!
After a successful summer of selling scooters in Ocean City, it was time to take the idea back to Salisbury and College Park. The Ocean City shop served as a great pop-up shop to test the idea, but they knew the bigger markets were in the more year-round areas of Salisbury, and College Park. In the summer of 2011, the founders opened their first stores in Salisbury and College Park.
College Scooters is still in business under different owners. in College Park, MD. They service and sell motor scooters to DC-area commuters, professionals and students alike.