About

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

Calendar of Events

Registration Opens July 10


Season #6

July 10-August 21, 2017

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

6:00pm-8:00pm

Conkey Corner Park

92 Conkey Avenue

Rochester, New York 14621

Free Onsite Registration Only

Ages 2-102 are Welcome to Cruise!


Aqua-Zumba Party


Tuesday  February 21, 2017

Adam  Street Recreation Center

85 Adam Street

Rochester, NY 14608

5:00pm-6:00pm

Free Admission

Refreshments will be served

 


Celebrity Tricycle Challenge


Tuesday 9/26/17

5:30pm-7:30pm

Conkey Corner Park

92 Conkey Avenue

Rochester,  New York 14621

Reigning Champions!

Female

1.  L. Johnson

2.  Cliande  Florence

3. Barabara James

Male

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.

1171 N. Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14621

 

 


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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