Since today is Martin Luther King Jr day, It is most appropriate to write about equality and racial diversity.
Indoor Cycling Magazine would be considered crazy if 100% of our reviews were positive. Our readers and fans expect us to be professional and balanced and do not expect us to act like mindless cheerleaders.
Secondly. Many of you are aware that we are leaders in Instagram for Indoor Cycling. Our account known as @indoorcycling receives thousands of views every week. On Instagram we have posted over 100s of positive posts and have helped over 100 instructors and studios. The majority of the time the communication is friendly and professional.
Thirdly. Recently many of us witnessed the inequality and injustice that our Black brothers and sisters have suffered. Which is another reason to encourage you to join this very noble cause–such as joining them in seeking justice and equality.
Let us begin with agreed upon facts.
There are 100’s of companies who have been reprimanded for their lack of racial diversity and fairness. They were caught for their prejudice and bias–and at best appearing as bias and prejudice.
Now let’s have a look at companies in the Indoor Cycling Industry. Such as Stages Indoor Cycling which manufactures and sells indoor cycling bikes. Now. Please notice Stages Indoor Cycling Company employee team photo:
You will notice that there is not one black person.
What if there was not one woman? It would be all over the media if there was not one one woman. Which is why we felt compelled to go public. We wrote about this in 2020.
However when we noticed another egregious inequality at Stages. Please notice their “Certification Team.” Again. Not one black person.
And guess who is the “Stages Cycling University Global Manager?” Neil Troutman, a British white man.
To conclude. Jim Liggett, the ceo of of Stages Indoor Cycling must be held accountable and issue an apology.
As such. It is ours’ and everyone’s moral and civic duty to make public alleged or actual acts of bias and prejudice.
If you need more compelling evidence to boycott Stages Indoor Cycling. Wait until you hear the the next incident.
If you think that is egregious and raises a red flag wait until you hear what a “Stages Master Instructor” did to a non-white citizen recently.
In Vancouver. A non-white citizen was threatened and harassed by a skinhead. As you will see from the video, when the non-white citizen took out his phone to video tape, the racist ran away like a shameless coward.
However when we complained to Angela Straker a Stages Master Trainer. Instead of apologizing she engaged in a hate crime and tried to have the police intimidate the non-white citizen. However it back-fired. The police saw her deception and malice and instructed the non-white citizen of her malice and deception.
As such we invite you to help us seek justice and demand the removal of Angela Straker. She is a Master Coach for Stages in Canada. I myself, a middle-eastern, have been treated extremely adversely at her hands. Every CANADA DAY we stand up for equality and diversity. Which is even more reason to take action against inequality, prejudice, and lack of diversity. Jim Liggett, the ceo of of Stages Indoor Cycling must be held accountable and issue an apology.
So that was the appetizer when it comes to Stages Indoor Cycling. Now likes move to main course.
Now likes move to main course.
You would think that the folks at Stages Indoor Cycling would at least try to appear professional and respectful. Even more when the
founder of Indoor Cycling reaches out to them. But again, we found out the truth. Recently when we reached to, Will Grossman, the head of sales for Stages Indoor Cycling we thought Mr. Grossman would at least show a cubit of respect and reply. We clearly said that we are the leaders in the Indoor Cycling Industry and even showed him a picture of his social media team encouraging us to reach out to him. We offered Mr. Grossman an opportunity to reach more people with their new “at home bike”. All we asked for was one bike to review. However. Either Angela Straker either slandered us to him or he does not consider non-white business owners worthy of a reply. We even had someone send hime a test email and Will replied 3 times in 30 minutes.
Jim Liggett, the ceo of of Stages Indoor Cycling must be held accountable and issue an apology. Is Stages Indoor Cycling located in Colorado home of Aspen Colorado, a sanctuary company that permits this kind of mean and immoral conduct?
Just a quick reminder that this is how Indoor Cycling Society is known for
So folks. To conclude. Even a grade 5th child will conclude that it is not wise to give your business to Stages Indoor Cycling.
We thank you for joining a good cause. Only support companies that promote professionalism, equality and LOVE.