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Give Bike Share a Chance

Bikes Provide Environmentally Friendly, Convenient Option for Riders in OKC's Urban Core

Article by Jerri Culpepper

Photography by Lloyd Rosen

Originally published in OKC City Lifestyle

If you’re looking for adventure close by, you don’t have to travel far to find it. Oklahoma City offers a plethora of options for pretty much anyone, any age, any interest.

Here’s one suggestion you may not have considered: How about pedaling your way through some of the most iconic districts and sites in OKC’s urban core?

In May, EMBARK ( re-introduced pedal-only bikes to its Spokies Bike Share program. Its bicycle fleet now features 53 electric-assist (or E-bikes) and 60 pedal-only.

All bikes are Drop Mobility smart bikes, enabling customers to choose a conveniently located bike and leave it at their destination within the Spokies service area, which stretches north-to-south from the Paseo Arts District to Capitol Hill and east-west from the Plaza District to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

“Oklahoma City is becoming more bike-friendly with added bike lanes in the downtown area and an amazing city trails system,” said Jason Ferbrache, assistant city manager and EMBARK administrator. “Spokies makes it easier than ever for even casual cyclists to jump on a bike and experience the city.”

Whether you choose a pedal-only or electric-assist bicycle, you’re sure to experience the city in a new way while enjoying the health and environmental benefits of cycling. Plus, you won’t have to search, and pay, for a parking space!

To use the bike share, download the Spokies mobile app, found on or in the Apple or Google Play app store. 

Annual, monthly and day passes are available.