From a downtown climbing gym located in an old repurposed grain silo to an Olympic Training Site on the Oklahoma River to the $300 million plus commitment to revitalize downtown, Oklahoma City is much more than cowboys and a famous musical. It’s also home to Spokies bike share, a popular and growing downtown system. It’s a small Okie team that keeps Spokies pedaling forward, but their experience and passion is unmatched. Read below to learn more about the team!
Josh Vaught serves as General Manager for Spokies OKC Bike Share, overseeing the overall operations and maintenance of the Oklahoma City system. He previously was the head of Spokies bike maintenance in OKC. He is also the coordinator of Cycle Revolution, a bicycle and character education outreach program sponsored by Rocktown Youth Mentoring. Spokies has partnered with Cycle Revolution to provide bike share bikes for training purposes. He is excited to be a part of the growing OKC bike/fitness culture. Josh also taught science for six years at an inner city high school, and done ten years of biomedical research. He has a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma.
John Quigley is the Head Bike Mechanic of Spokies Bike Share in Oklahoma City. John grew up in South America and Europe and has had a love for European bicycles since he was a kid. John worked for a major oil and energy corporation for over 20 years and even owned a Coffee/Espresso cart for 9 years, but sold it to be able to spend more time with his wife and 3 kids. John has completed the “Hotter than Hell” 100-mile bike ride in Wichita Falls, TX every August for 17 years in a row. John enjoys working with bike share to help others start riding more for exercise and as a great alternative way of transportation. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, running, traveling and restoring bicycles.