May 18 is the official bike-to-work day, and Oklahoma City is celebrating with the official launch of Spokies, Oklahoma City's bike share program. With six kiosk rental stations in the downtown and MidTown areas, your parking and traffic worries can disappear as you take a relaxing scenic ride through Oklahoma City.
Bike to Work Day 2012 is part of a national campaign to promote bicycling as a healthy and efficient transportation alternative, as well as an effort to increase safety awareness among bicyclists and motorists. METRO Transit, the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit in Norman and Citylink Edmond all have free bus fare coinciding with Bike-to-Work Day and all area transit system have bike racks, so leave your car in the garage and pedal to the nearest bus stop.
If you don't have a bike, the upcoming launch of Spokies will still let you have fun on two wheels. You can check out a bike seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and the three types of memberships make it easy to choose an affordable rental plan. Daily membership cards can be purchased at the kiosks, while monthly and annual memberships can be purchased online. And if a short ride is more your style, 30 minute rides are free and unlimited. Read more about the pricing options.