A good friend of Lincoln, he is a bit awkward and seems to be a coward, given he cried when a pigeon flew in the gymnasium. He considers himself a ladies' man, once hitting on Lincoln's sisters when he came over to work on a project with him and mentions in "Back Out There" that he likes the ladies. He seems to get hungry easily, as shown in the egg baby project where he frequently asked his teacher when lunch was.
Rusty is a good kid at heart who cares about his friends and their happiness. In "Back Out There", he, along with Clyde, Zach and Liam, attempted to cure Lincoln's "post breakup blues" by having a guys night out. While his efforts were misguided, he did go through great lengths to ensure Lincoln would be happy.
Rusty Spokes has fair skin and curly orange hair. He wears blue baggy pants, a light green T-shirt with a yellow collar, and white shoes. His bicycle helmet is blue with a yellow wing design on the front. He also has buck teeth, and freckles all over his face.
His name is a reference to bicycle spokes (metal rods that connect the center of the wheel to the edge).
Rusty appears to be aware of Lincoln secretly liking Ronnie Anne.