Steering Committee 2018-12-27T15:37:03-05:00

The Steering Committee meets monthly to decide priorities and to work on ongoing projects. Meeting dates should be listed in the calendar on this website.  We could always use a few extra hands, fresh energy, and new ideas. If you’d like to attend a meeting or get more involved by joining the Steering Committee, contact Alicia Bowman, Bike Newton’s President.

Alicia Bowman

Alicia Bowman, President

My involvement in Bike Newton started in 2012 in helping to plan the first Tour de Newton.  In the process of helping to plan the ride, I learned how much I like to bike.  So at the age of 47, I moved from being an occasional recreational rider to an avid cyclist who rides for exercise and transportation around Newton.  I now challenge myself to find new and better routes to places I need to go.  I am very happy to be leading Bike Newton as we enter our 10th year, working with so many amazing Bike Newton members.  It is a truly special organization.

Nathan Phillips

Nathan Phillips, Vice President
Nathan Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University,  and Directs the Earth House Living Learning Community at BU.
Nathan commutes by bike between Auburndale and BU, rain or shine (except when roads are icy).


Molly Schaefer

Molly Schaefer, Treasurer & Membership

For many years, Molly commuted by bike to work every day, in all kinds of weather from Chestnut Hill to Wellesley.  For the past 5 years, she has been riding a tandem with her husband, taking long rides on weekend mornings for breakfast.  Molly is one of the original members of the Bike Newton steering committee and serves as its Treasurer.  She hopes that the City of Newton will actively encourage bicycling by creating the necessary infrastructure so that people of all ages and abilities can bicycle safely in Newton.