Spokies, downtown OKC's bike share program, is loved by locals and visitors alike. With seven kiosks around the downtown area, it's the perfect way to see the city and for a cheap price.
Here's the low down on the bike rental:
All you need is a credit card, just not American Express (sorry!) and maybe some tennis shoes, but business men (and women) in their loafers have been known to ride around too! The bikes can be found at seven different downtown locations and the good news is... you don't have to return your bike to its original location. The hours of check out are 6am to 2 am, seven days a week, but you can return the bike 24 hours a day.
If you're interested in a short ride, say from one
Spokies station to the next and its under 30 minutes, your ride is free! And
each additional half hour after that is $2. Or if you think you may want to
tour the town on a bike instead of going from one place to another, you can buy
a one-day pass for only $5! In town for a week or maybe even two? Purchase a
month pass for $20 and you can use a bike the entire time you're in town.
Now that you've got the scoop, here's some suggested tours you might want to make on your Spokies bike.
Rent your bike in Automoblie Alley and order to-go food from Hillbilly Po Boys, Hideaway Pizza or S&B Burger. Once your food is securely placed in the cute basket that comes on every Spokies bike, head downtown to the Myriad Gardens and enjoy a nice picnic meal. And the good news, you can return your bike at the kiosk across from the gardens at the Cox Convention Center!
Or maybe you're in Bricktown and grab a Spokies by the
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Take you bike for a ride around Bricktown and
enjoy the sites. You could even pedal your way up to our Deep Deuce district and
enjoy a snack or drinks at Urban Johnnie Bar & Grill or the WXYZ Bar at the aLoft
Looking for a bigger tour of the city? Start in OKC's Midtown District. From there ride over to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, park your bike in the kiosk outside and enjoy a break while taking in all the museum has to offer. When you're finished you can ride through Automobile Alley, over through Bricktown and finish downtown at the kiosks near the Myriad Gardens or our downtown public library. You can even walk from the library to the Museum of Art to end your ride with some beautiful eye candy!
So next time you're in OKC, hop on a Spokies and see the city from a different point of view!