Talk about beating the odds—last year, the entire fleet of Conkey Cruisers bicycles were stolen from storage and this year they faced another attempt to steal more of the community donated bicycles. But the Conkey Cruisers have bounced back.
This year marks 5 years since the inception of the neighborhood cycling program. Since then there have been 845 registered participants and over 20,000 miles cycled, resulting in:
· Countless pounds of weight lost
· Lowered blood pressures
· Decreased use of medication for blood pressure and diabetes
· Improved cardiac status
· Improved self-esteem
· Increased physical activity, and countless other accomplishments to date.
Season 5 of the Conkey Cruisers wrapped up with an end-of-season celebration themed “You Can’t Steal our Joy.” Conkey Corner Park was transformed into a dazzling banquet space to celebrate 5 years of bicycling to better health.