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Unless you have a legit reason to bring a car with you to school, chances are good the only vehicle you need on your college campus this year is a bicycle. The average college campus is all-inclusive or close to downtown, meaning everything you need access to is within walking—and riding—distance. After all, having a car on campus means finding parking, paying for gas, and maybe even using it late night when it might not be the best idea. Plus, many colleges don’t allow first-year students to keep a car on campus, anyway. So there’s that. We rounded up 10 affordable and reliable bikes to help you cut travel time between classes, run errands faster, and maybe even meet new friends—all while keeping that freshman 15 at bay. Check out quick hits below of five of our top choices or scroll deeper for more in-depth reviews of these and other options, plus buying advice. Read more