Utilize Bicycling to get Neighbors moving towards a more active healthy lifestyle,and earn the President Obama Active Lifestyle Award+.
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
Kids ages 8-12
Teens ages 13-19
Adults ages 20-54
Seniors 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:
A 1.5 mile loop on the El Camino Trail. Participants start cycling at the corner of Conkey & Clifford Avenue. Cruise to the Corner of Conkey & Norton Street, turn around and repeat the loop. Finish at the corner of Conkey and Clifford Avenue.
How Long Do We Cruise:
Per the presidential active lifestyle rules, participants ages 8-17 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.
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
Wegmans Food Market, 525 Titus Ave., Irondequoit, from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
When: Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday Friday, Saturday July 15-August 23, 2013 1st Cruise: 5:30pm-6:30pm 2nd Cruise: 6:45pm-7:45pm Departing from Conkey Corner Park The six week program will provide an introduction to safe bicycling, introduction to healthy eating, and an opportunity … Continue reading
Conkey Cruisers Invites members of the community to come cheer on our participants with theme nights. Each night has a fun and exciting theme.
- Monday – Youth and Sports
- Wednesday - Health and Culinary
- Friday – Faith Based
Individuals and Organizations may ride the trail with us, sing, dance and cheer us on.
Our participants need your encouragement as we voyage to healthy living.
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Proceeds from Collard Green Curves will be used to purchase new bicycles for Conkey Cruisers
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