Rusty Spokes is one of Lincoln's classmates and a friend to him. He is also a member of the local bicycle gang. He speaks with a squeaky, high-pitched voice.
When Lincoln first met him in his debut episode, "Hand-Me-Downer", Rusty seemed like a mean kid, due to how he laughed at Lincoln's girly bike, but as the series went on, he became one of Lincoln's best friends, while his biker friends, Papa Wheelie and Flat Tire, have rarely appeared since.
According to "Everybody Loves Leni", Lincoln started hanging out with Rusty and Zach, presumably at some point following the events of "Hand-Me-Downer", and then brought them together with his other two friends, Clyde and Liam, when the latter two felt left out.
Rusty is the eldest son of Mr. Spokes and older brother of Rocky Spokes. Rusty and Zach are the best friends on same level as Lincoln and Clyde.
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).