To ride along, usually while on a skateboard or while wearing roller skates or inline skates, with a moving vehicle by holding on to the bumper or other handhold. [skate + hitch]
According to the police statement, Exton and four friends, three aged 18 and one 16, were at the Monster Skate Park at Sydney Olympic Park about 10pm when they decided to “skitch” — get a tow from a vehicle — along Grande Pde.
—Brenton Cherry, “Northern beaches teens plead guilty after ‘skitching’ accident,” Daily Telegraph, June 30, 2012
Other drivers, however, allowed the skaters to “skitch” up the most brutal of hills holding on to their bumpers.
—Carey Goldberg, “San Francisco Journal: Night Skaters Claim Streets as Their Own,” The New York Times, February 24, 1996
“Skitching” — skating while hitched to a vehicle — is an underground practice that is becoming ever more popular among the growing ranks of New York roller skaters.
Even in New York, tagging along on the bumper of a vehicle moving at 40 mph is regarded as illegal, unsafe and foolhardy.
That is precisely why skitchers do it.
—Michael McMahon, “‘Skitchers’ agree thrill of the tow is worth risk of hitch,” Orlando Sentinel, September 1, 1991