Board of Directors

Kierie Piccininni, President
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.

Margaret Bean, Vice President
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 longtime supporter of the BCM, she is passionate about making Maine roads safer for people on bikes—especially enforcement of the 3-foot rule.

Eileen Johnson, Secretary
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. Eileen commutes by bike from her home in Bowdoin as often as possible and also enjoys bike touring, with a particular interest in multi-modal transportation opportunities—regularly integrating bike trips with travel by train, bus, and ferry.

Mike Allen, Treasurer
Mike and his wife Holly moved to Maine 24 years ago. He began cycling 15 years ago to enjoy the Maine outdoors with their three children, and was introduced to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine through the Maine Bike Rally and the Lobster Ride. Over those 15 years, he has participated in both the Trek Across Maine and the Dempsey Challenge. Now that their children are grown, Mike and Holly plan on traveling and including cycling in their adventures. Mike has worked for the State of Maine for 24 years as an economist specializing in state and local tax issues. During the summers, he often commutes up to Augusta by bike.

Aaron Bishop
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.

Katy Bizier
Katy grew up in Winslow, Maine, and graduated from Colby College, moving on to earn her M.Ed. from Boston College. Katy returned to Maine in 2017 to be closer to family (especially her nieces and nephews) and enjoy all that her home state has to offer—including running and cycling on Maine’s roads and trails! She is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Health through the University of Southern Maine, and works as a NeuroResource Facilitator for the Maine Chapter of the Brain Injury Association of America, helping survivors and their support systems navigate life after brain injury. Her passions include promoting equity and access to resources—particularly for those with disabilities—through education and advocacy.

Abe Furth
Abe is the co-founder of Orono Brewing Company and Wild Maine Hard Seltzer. Since graduating from college, Abe’s businesses have played a crucial role in the revitalization of Orono and the greater Bangor Area. An avid outdoorsman, Abe can be found skiing, biking, and enjoying the best the Maine outdoors has to offer. A passionate cyclist, he has biked across America multiple times, and has used his rides to raise funds for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Bangor-based “earn-a-bike” program.

Nathan Hagelin
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. Nathan’s 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
A native Kentuckian, Henry is the Assistant Camp Director at the Chewonki Camp for Boys. After college, he taught history and English, attended graduate school, and worked as an instructor at the Colorado Outward Bound School before moving to Maine. 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. Henry enjoys cycling, skiing, mountaineering, and reading. He lives in Brunswick with Alicia and their children Caroline and Henry.

Jason Neal
Jason is the owner of Slipping Gears Cycling in Bangor Maine. He truly enjoys cycling on the roads in Maine as well as the occasional mountain bike ride or race. He has participated in the Trek Across Maine for the last 22-years and loves to share his experience with friends and customers in an effort to encourage everyone to ride.

Michael Rifkin
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 longtime member of the Maine Cycling Club and has been a family physician in Lewiston-Auburn for almost four decades.


Charley LaFlamme
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
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 & 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.

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