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

MVP Health Care Slow Ride


Thursday  September 7, 2017

Rain or Shine We Ride

“Noticeably North””

Start  & Finish

High Falls

Pratt Street Pedestrian Bridge

 Rochester, New  York

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


Collard Green Curves-The Nurse Bowick Story

Tickets On sale Now-Follow Link to Purchase


 Premiering at  Geva Theatre 

September 14-16, 2017

Proceeds to Benefit Conkey Cruisers


Celebrity Tricycle Challenge To Benefit Sickle Cell Disease

Grammy Award Winners Arrested Development & Bobby Brown Pictured


 Tuesday September 26, 2017


Conkey Corner Park

92 Conkey Avenue

Rochester,  New York 14621

Reigning 2016 Champions!


1.  L. Johnson

2.  Cliande  Florence

3. Barabara 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


1984 Silver Medal Olympian Nelson Vails Cruising  around Rochester

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.

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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