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About | Conkey Cruisers


Theresa Bowick BSN, RN
Cruise Captain
Conkey Cruisers is a grass root neighborhood bicycling program, inspired by Theresa Lou Bowick, a Registered Nurse who lives near Conkey Avenue. While out running one day she encountered a young boy, who yelled out to her, “Hey Lady, are you on probation?”  It appeared that the young boy thought she was running from the Police. As she continued her run, she stopped to chat with some neighbors, when another man approached the group.  The man pointed at Theresa and said, to the group, “Don’t talk to her she is the Police!” Theresa exclaimed that she was a Nurse, not the Police. However, the man was not convinced. He boldly stated to the group, “She is the Police, because nobody exercises in this neighborhood!”
Disturbed by these encounters, which she deemed a call to action, Theresa was determined to change the negative perception of exercise in her neighborhood. She developed the Conkey Cruisers Bicycling-to-Better-Health Voyage, in hopes that Neighbors will inspire Neighbors to stay active, make healthy food choices, decrease obesity rates, and create a positive image of their neighborhood.Theresa reached out to her neighbors, local businesses, bicycle experts, neighborhood group leaders, and City of Rochester Officials for support.
 As Conkey Cruisers was coming into fruition, the final construction phases of the El Camino Trail were being completed.  The El Camino Trail is a 2.7 million dollar community investment designed to promote nature, hiking and biking in Northeast Rochester. As luck would have it, the trail runs along Conkey Avenue, providing a perfect route for The Conkey Cruisers Bicycling- to-Better-Health Voyage. Community Leaders are excited to have the program use the El Camino Trail.

The Conkey Cruiser’s inaugural ride took place on July 7, 2012. Theresa believes, “It takes a village to be a village”, meaning we all share the responsibility of making our neighborhoods safe and healthy.

Our Staff

Rudolph Harris
Jacynta Harris
Cruise Director
George Moses
Executive Director of NEAD and Group 14621
michealdavis Micheal Davis
Safety Coordinator

Calendar of Events

Celebrity Tricycle Challenge

 Featuring Dj Sights

 Tuesday  October 10th, 2017


Conkey Corner Park

92 Conkey Avenue

Rochester, NY 14621

$100 Donation to Participate

Reigning 2016 Champions!


1.  L. Johnson

2.  Cliande  Florence

3. Barbara James


1. M. Squier

2. M. Davis

3. C. Gorecki

4. A. Mcfadden

The Most Hilarious One Mile Challenge Ever!!!!

Mail $100 Donation

Today to  Reserve  Your Trike

Conkey Cruisers Inc.

PO Box 77380

Rochester, NY 14617-8380


Thank You Rochester

Collard Green Curves

The Nurse Bowick Story

All Performances Sold Out!!


Rochester Slow Ride

Closed for the Season


August 25-September 14

5:00pm Free Registration Opens

6:00pm Kick Stands UP and we Ride



Rolling with Quentin Gause


Friday  July 21, 2017

Quentin Gause Presents

Roc The Night

Free Football Camp


 Free Transportation Provided  

For Conkey Corner Park Organizations Only

                                                  Departure Times Provided by  Organizations





Roc-Unity Rydahs

2016 Tour-de-Cure Teamroc 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.

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

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