Voyage Mission

Utilize Bicycling to get Neighbors moving towards a more active healthy lifestyle,and earn the President Obama Active Lifestyle Award+.

Voyage Vision

Neighbors will inspire Neighbors to stay active, make healthy food choices, decrease obesity rates, and create a positive image of their neighborhood.

Who Can Participate

  • Baby Cruisers ages 2-5
  • Kids Cruisers ages 6-12
  • Teens Cruisers ages 13-17
  • Adults Cruisers ages 18-54
  • Golden Cruisers ages 55 and older

What Do I Need to Participate

The desire to live healthy, a bicycle, a helmet, and a good attitude. It’s wise to check with your doctor before starting a regular exercise regimen.

“A limited number of free loaner bicycles and adult tricycles will be available daily on a first come, first serve basis”

How Much Does It Cost to Participate:

The Program Is Free!!

Where Do We Cruise:

Cruise route-various loops on the El Camino Trail and community excursions.

How Long Do We Cruise:

Per the presidential active lifestyle rules, participants ages 6-17  ride the 1.5 mile  loop for  1 hour. Participants ages 18 and  older ride the  1.5 mile loop for  30 minutes 5 days  per week for 6 weeks, to earn the  Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.

How to register:

Click here for registration information.

Health Checks:

Cycling is a simple exercise with numerous health benefits. The Conkey Cruisers health care team will be available  to check your BMI, height, weight, blood pressure and pulse weekly throughout the program.

Cycling can also help you:

  • Manage weight
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Reduce the risk of cancer and diabetes
  • Boost energy levels
  • Increase metabolism
  • Improve  coordination
  • Improve balance
  • Strengthen bones, joints and muscles
  • Relieve stress and improve mood
  • Improve sleep
  • Encourage socialization
  • Enhance overall quality of life

Calendar of Events

1,000,000 Miles Cycled


Tonight We Make History

Unity Ride

Rain, Sleet, Snow or Shine

October 27, 2016


Bulls Head Plaza

835 West Main Street

Rochester, NY 14611

Conkey Cruisers Welcomes Nelson Vails September 25-27


Sunday 9/25/16


Welcome to Rochester

Meet & Greet

Documentary Screening-Cheetah-The Nelson Vails Story

Greater Rochester International Airport

International Arrivals Hall

1200 Brooks Ave

 Rochester, NY 14624

 Short-Term Parking Fee

$2 Per Hour


Monday 9/26/16



Your Health May Be Riding On It

 Free Lunch & Learn  Panel Discussion

Featuring Nelson Vails

David Gantt Community Center

700 North Street

Rochester, New York 14605

RSVP by 9/23/16 @




Buffalo Slow Roll

Buffalo, New York


Tuesday 9/27/16


WDKX-103.9 Health Beats


1/2 Mile Celebrity Adult Tricycle Race


5.5 Mile Free Family Fun Ride

Start &  Finish

Conkey Corner Park

92 Conkey Avenue

Rochester, NY 14621






Our Fifth Season Celebration

Conkey Invite

Season #5 July 11-August 22, 2016

whithouse pic eProgram Dates: July 11-August 22, 2016 Monday-Wednesday-Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm 6:00pm-6:15pm Check-In 6:15pm-6:30pm-Warm-Up Exercises 6:30pm-7:30 pm-Cruises 7:30pm-7:45pm Healthy Snack Trivia

Registration Information

Registration is required for all Participants-Registration begins June 18, ends July 18, 2016 or when program capacity is met.

Pre-Registration-June 18, 2016- Conkey Corner Park 10am-2pm

Pre-Registration-July 2, 2016-Conkey Corner Park 10am-2pm

Pre-Registration-July 9, 2016-Conkey Corner park 10am-2pm

Mission: Utilize bicycling to get families moving towards a more active healthy lifestyle.

Baby Cruisers- ages 2-5 , Kid Cruisers ages 6-12, Teen Cruisers- ages 13-19. Adult Cruisers ages 20-54, Golden Cruisers ages 55 and older.

Parental Supervision Required for Baby Cruisers

Cruise Dock-Conkey Corner Park, 92 Conkey Avenue

Cruise Route-Various loops on the El Camino Trail and

Community Excursions include Seneca Park Zoo, Wegmans-Titus


Congratulations Roc-Unity Rydahs Tour-de-Cure 2016 Team

roc unity rydahs

White House Egg Roll 2016

white house with conkey cruisersSemaja, Marie, Malachi and their parents represented Conkey Cruisers at the White House Easter Egg Roll 2016. Thank You President and Mrs. Obama.

Black Girls Rock 2016

Conkey Cruisers and Beverly BondThe Conkey Cruisers meet Beverly Bond, the founder of Black Girls Rock.

Cruising Counts 1st Graduate Ranita Williams Penfield HS

ranitaJune 23, 2016 Ranita Williams will be presented with the 1st $500 Cruising Counts Graduation Award. Join us Thursday 6/23/16 at RIT-Gordon Field House 7:00pm to celebrate Ranita’s graduation. Thanks Advantage Credit Union.

Sunday June 26-You Can’t Steal Our Joy Ceremony


Time: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
You Can’t Steal Our Joy Remembrance Ceremony
Celebrating Victory over 2015 Robbery
Conkey Corner Park
92 Conkey Avenue
Rochester, NY 14621

Theresa Bowick on The Steve Harvey TV Show

Collard Green Dress with Steve HarveyThat dress made of collard greens — worn this summer to promote her self-published weight loss memoir — has gotten Bowick a spot on the Steve Harvey Show Friday.

Read more at The D&C

Theme Nights

Collard Green Curves Book

Proceeds from Collard Green Curves will be used to purchase new bicycles for Conkey Cruisers

Purchase Now by clicking the link below


This book, an inspirational, lifeline for anyone trying to find themselves, quickly captures and holds the reader’s attention. The author demonstrates ways for individuals to conquer their fears and fight, perhaps for the first time in their lives for well-deserved, overdue new beginnings. The book reminds us to let, no man or woman hinder us from achieving our ultimate goal(s).
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