Okies on Spokies

Have you seen the spiffy new bikes rolling around downtown Oklahoma City? Need an easy and quick way to get your recommended daily 30-60 minutes of exercise? If so, check this out!

On July 10, Spokies unveiled a revamped look and brand new bike station at Elemental Coffee in downtown OKC.

Cycling is booming with popularity these days and Spokies helps by connecting metro residents to restaurants, entertainment, shopping and businesses throughout downtown OKC with eight strategically placed stations that are less than a 25 minute bike ride apart. Check out all of the details of membership and pricing at the Spokies website!

Why should I bike, you ask? Biking is better than driving because :

  1. It's a great way to help out the environment
  2. It's a great way to get in exercise when you sit at a desk all day
  3. It's fun-ner! You see more scenery and get fresh air!

Taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle? Spokies is a great way to do that, by offering a healthy way to stay active and explore downtown OKC! What could be better?

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To learn more about Spokies station locations, bike availability and pricing, visit spokiesokc.com.

Show Transcript

BRENT: We are gathered here, celebrating the launch of our Spokies bike-shares 8th station. Thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma, we’ve been able to install the station, and not only that, we’ve been able to re-boot the whole bike share system. We’ve been able to refurbish the bikes. They were originally gray, with rust, and we’ve been able to strip that down, powder-coat them blue, clean and refurbish a lot of the components. On top of that, we have a whole-new rebrand of the system to kind of spice it up and get it a little more contemporary. We have now 8 stations, very happy about that, and we highlight areas that are, one: high density, two: next to cultural facilities or places that have a lot of recreation, and as well as high-density residential areas. We tie it to both cultural and professional business areas so that it is easy for people to get around, and it’s relatively close to the destinations they want to go to.

LAUREN: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Oklahomans, and Spokies offers a healthy way to get around downtown Oklahoma City. So, the partnership is really beneficial because we can help the program be more viable, which in turn, helps Oklahomans be able to use great programs like Spokies and can help improve their health and wellness.

J.T.: A Spokies bike station is great for the community because it really makes it easy for people to live an active lifestyle…a healthy lifestyle. Whereas, they don’t have to think about how to get a bicycle to where they’re at, they can just grab one, ride it to their next destination, drop it off, it’s convenient, it’s safe, and it’s just a great way to get around the city.

LAUREN:This is the second year that we are sponsoring the program. It’s really important for people to get out-and-about throughout the day. If you are like me, you are sitting at a desk most of the day, and have to get creative on how to get in your recommended 30 to 60 minutes of activity, and Spokies offers a great opportunity for people to do that. If you have to run to a business meeting, you can hop on a bike. Or, if you want to go somewhere for lunch downtown, you can just hop on a bike and see where it takes you!

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