Theresa Bowick BSN, RN
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.
Executive Director of NEAD and Group 14621
Calendar of Events
MVP Health Care Slow Ride
Thursday September 7, 2017
Rain or Shine We Ride
Start & Finish
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
White House Egg Roll 2016
Semaja, 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
That 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.
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