In the early 1970s the first unicycles
came on campus. In 1972 there were 4 of them. The notion caught on, and there are now dozens of unicycles on campus, and for many
students it is a "rite of passage" to learn to ride. The unicycling club is known as Gonzo Unicycle Madness, and organizes an
annual eight mile ride to a donut shop for strawberry donuts. At irregular intervals club members also meet to play unicycle hockey.The other favorite mode of transportation for Mudders is skateboarding. Because the paths of Mudd are smooth and the route to
the academic building on one side of campus from the dorms is so straightforward, skateboarding to class is very popular -- and
Mudders as a whole skate more than any of the nearby Claremont Colleges.