Bicycle Coalition of Maine Board of Directors

Pamela Fischer, New Gloucester, President

Pamela works for Nestle Waters North America as Corporate Quality Assurance Manager and commutes by bike whenever possible. A bicycle traveler at heart, Pamela cycled cross country in 2007 on the Underground Railroad Route and continues to tour by bike every year.

Tina West, Yarmouth, Vice President

As the BikeMaine Ride Committee Chair and Community Relations Coordinator, Tina is passionate about BikeMaine and all that it has to offer its riders and Maine communities. She is an avid cyclist who enjoys riding on quiet roads in Maine and Northern Michigan, taking in the natural beauty of these two great states whenever she can. Tina is a recent retiree of Unum, where she gained invaluable experience in leading large project teams and implementing HR technology solutions. In addition to riding, Tina enjoys x-country skiing, cross stitch, and relaxing at her camp on Worthley Pond.

Bill Muldoon photoBill Muldoon, Harpswell, Secretary

Bill is a long-time road cyclist who after many years in global investment research turned his attention to advocating for the things he loves here in Maine. Before moving to Harpswell in 2010, Bill and his wife Beth resided in Freeport where he served as Chairman of the Town Council. Bill also served as President of the Freeport Historical Society Trustees and as a board member of the Freeport Shakespeare Festival. Bill is one of three founding members of the Gritty’s Trek Across Maine Team. He did his first century on the BCM Lobster Ride!

Aaron Bishop photoAaron Bishop, Falmouth, Treasurer

Aaron is a CPA who works at Maine Medical Partners as Accounting Manager for Cardiac Services. He’s a native Vermonter who transplanted to Maine in 2001 with his wife, for no reason other than a good place to settle down. He and his wife have four wonderful kids, including identical twins who share a birthday with their son. Aaron enjoys all outdoor activities with his kids, running a marathon annually and mountain biking.

Margaret Bean photoMargaret Bean, Belgrade

Margaret grew up in Aroostook County and did her first triathlon at age 50 on an old, yellow, Firestone, five-speed bike. She’s semi-retired from the Maine State Housing Authority and for years commuted to Augusta from her home in Belgrade, where she lives with her wife Elise. She’s served her community in a variety of roles including Board Chair of the Kennebec Valley United Way and HealthReach Community Health Centers. Margaret loves biking because it makes her feel like she’s flying. When she turned 60, she biked 100 miles to celebrate her birthday and has done the same every year since. A long-time supporter of BCM, she is passionate about making Maine roads safer for bikers — especially enforcement of the 3-foot rule

Henry Beeuwkes photoHenry Beeuwkes, Saco

Even before 1982 when Henry Beeuwkes bicycled solo around Europe, he has enjoyed bicycling for the freedom and recreation it offers him. He has since biked extensively around Maine, along the Great Allegheny Passage & the C & O Canal and followed the Danube. A retired Education Technology administrator for Maine schools, Henry lives with his wife in Saco and currently serves as a board member for Saco River Theatre and The Friends of Baxter State Park. He is a past board member of the Eastern Trail Alliance, the Maine School Librarians Association, and is a long-term volunteer with Maine Adaptive Sport and Recreation (focusing on skiing and biking) and a bike swap volunteer for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

Lauri Boxer-Macomber photoLauri Boxer-Macomber, Portland

Lauri is a Maine attorney with a practice focused on bicycle and pedestrian issues.  Lauri chairs the Coalition’s Policy and Legislation Committee, is active with BCM’s Law Enforcement Collaborative and is a “go to” person on bicycle and pedestrian law. She regularly represents bicyclists and pedestrians in the Maine Superior Court and has appeared on behalf of BCM before the Maine Supreme Court. In addition to serving as a BCM board member, Lauri is a Governor for the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. Lauri is an avid bicyclist, runner, backpacker and walker.  She regularly commutes to work by bike and foot, has travelled extensively by bicycle and competes in long distance triathlons.

Nathan Hagelin photoNathan Hagelin, Portland

Nathan is a lifelong cyclist who began group riding at age 12 in SW Connecticut, worked as a bike messenger in NYC, and raced Category 3 for Century Road Club in Central Park.  He enjoys all forms of cycling, from commuting to long group rides and mountain biking.  His interest in bike-related legislative issues stems from his main concern regarding cycling – safety.  He appreciates how much work can be done to promote safety for bikes on Maine’s roads.  His goal – promote bike safety through education and compassion. He is a Maine Certified Geologist working on the cleanup of industrial and military properties in the northeast US.

Henry Heyburn photoHenry Heyburn, Brunswick

A native Kentuckian, Henry Heyburn is the Assistant Camp Director at the Chewonki Camp for Boys. Following college, he taught History and English, attended graduate school and worked as an instructor at the Colorado Outward Bound School before moving to Maine. This decision was driven in part by the breadth of outdoor opportunities Maine offered. Henry served as Head Nordic Ski Coach at Bowdoin College and worked in Product Design & Development at LL Bean before joining Chewonki. He has served on the board of the Natural Resources Council of Maine and co-chaired Brunswick’s Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and believes that if politicians spent more time cycling and walking they would better understand what citizens are thinking. Henry enjoys cycling, skiing, mountaineering and reading. He lives in Brunswick with Alicia Pulsifer Heyburn and their children Caroline and Henry.

Eileen Johnson photoEileen Johnson, Bowdoin

Eileen is a Lecturer and Program Manager for the Environmental Studies Program at Bowdoin College where she integrates community based projects into her teaching.  She holds a doctorate from the University of Maine in Ecology and Environmental Studies. She commutes by bike from her home in Bowdoin as often as possible.  She also enjoys bike touring, with a particular interest in multi-modal transportation opportunities, regularly integrating bike trips with travel by train, bus and ferry.

Tyler Kidder photoTyler Kidder, Falmouth

Tyler is the Program Officer at the Onion Foundation which encourages environmental conservation and stewardship as well as music and the arts through grantmaking in Maine. As a seasonal bike commuter, Tyler appreciates that bicycling reduces her personal carbon footprint over driving, saves her money on gas, vehicle maintenance, and parking, and provides a free exercise routine. She prefers to bike alone as it is only then that she feels she is biking fast. You can always find her at the Portland Bike Swap in the spring, exploring Maine’s waters in her tiny boat and walking her dog in the summer and fall, and hibernating in the winter. Tyler lives in Falmouth with her two tuxedo cats and funny dog.

David Lipman photoDavid Lipman, Vassalboro

David was born in Bangor and grew up in Augusta. After completing his education he has been practicing law in Augusta for 40 years with Lipman & Katz. David has been active in the community by coaching baseball and basketball. He has been president of the local little league and active in the soccer club. He has been on the board of directors of 2 local banks, served as president and director of the local temple, and served on the boards of numerous nonprofts. His wife is Laura and he has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. His passions are cycling, fishing, and downhill skiing.

Terry Malmer, Bangor

Biography & photo coming soon.

Fritz Onion photoFritz Onion, Wayne

Fritz is one of the founders of Pluralsight, an online training site for software, IT, and creative professionals. In 2014, he and his wife Susan created the Onion Foundation as a grant-making organization to encourage conservation and stewardship of the natural environment and to promote music and the arts in the state of Maine.
Fritz received his BA in computer science from Harvard, and his MS from the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of several books on ASP.NET, and has published more than 30 articles in technical journals.
Fritz grew up in Farmington and Mt. Vernon Maine, and is an avid cyclist, cross-country skiier, rower, and classical guitarist. He currently lives in Wayne with his wife Susan. Their two children, Zoë and Sam, are both in college.

Kierie Piccininni photoKierie Piccininni, Bangor

Kierie manages the marketing and web development for Winterport Boot Shop, and is chairwoman for the City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development. She cut her teeth on commuting, racing, and touring in Colorado, San Francisco, and New York City. In NYC, she served as a volunteer bike mechanic for the activist group Times Up! and made a series of short bike films. In 2010, she moved to Bangor to stay close to a friend who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a bicycle-car collision. That experience morphed her sense of activism into advocacy for cyclists and pedestrian equal accessibility. Kierie joined the Community Spokes program in 2014, then organized Bangor’s ACE team and bike-ped committee, Walk-n-Roll.

Michael Rifkin photoMichael Rifkin, Greene

Michael has been an active cyclist since 1994, when Julia, his 12 year old daughter, invited him to ride the Trek Across Maine . Cycling has become a joyful and passionate pastime since then. In the winter he is an avid Nordic and alpine skier at Sugarloaf and annually gets to enjoy the deep powder of Utah with his son Ben and Ben’s family. In the summer, between rides, he delights in his vegetable and flower gardens and squeezes in as many rounds of golf, with his wife Laura, as he can. He is a long time member of the Maine Cycling Club and has been a Family Physician in Lewiston-Auburn for almost four decades.

Jeff White photoJeff White, Cape Elizabeth

Jeff has been a lifelong outdoor enthusiast and an avid cyclist for more than 20 years. After a short stint as an electronics engineer, Jeff was a trial lawyer and antitrust and intellectual property specialist at Pierce Atwood in Portland, Maine, where he held many positions, including head of its 60-person litigation group.  Jeff joined the BikeMaine Ride Committee in 2013, has worked on planning the routes of its last four rides, and has ridden all 5 BikeMaine rides. He has been involved in many civic and nonprofit activities over the years. His many other interests include bluegrass and folk guitar, skiing, travel, gardening and landscaping, reading, and chasing after his grandchildren.

Charley LaFlamme photoCharley LaFlamme, Moody, Emeritus

Charley founded the Bicycle Coalition of Maine along with a handful of other cyclists in 1992. He’s a League Cycling Instructor, the League of American Bicyclists’ regional trainer for the Northeast and an expert bicycle witness for court cases.

Fred Robie photoFred Robie, Portland, Emeritus

Fred has been involved in the bicycle community across Maine for more than 20 years.  As a Board Member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, Common Ground Fair Valet Bike Parking Guru, Gorham Bike and Ski jack of all trades employee and Coffee Ride Bicycle Ambassador. He was awarded the Jeff Miller Spirit of Cycling Award by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine on February 9, 2019.

Larry Rubinstein photoLarry Rubinstein, Scarborough, Emeritus

Larry retired to Maine from New York in 2003 and became a member of the BCM Board in 2005.  He was the founder of the Yellow Jersey Club and it’s first member.  He served as President of the Bicycle Coalition from 2011-2015 and has served on the Membership Committee since it’s inception.  He is an avid road cyclist and is a League Cycling Instructor. He currently serves as a trustee and member of the executifve committee of the Portland Museum of Art, as president and chair of the capital campaign of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ, and as vice chairman of the Maine Arts Commission.  He is a former trustee of the Bowdoin International Music Festival where he was chair of the development committee and vice-chair of their 50th anniversary capital campaign.  He especially enjoys riding with his 3 grandchildren who visit from Massachusetts regularly.  

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