Friday, October 4, 2013

A Moment

I would like to take a moment to address any questions or concerns regarding the involvement of Jarrod Alan Acquistapace with The Bike Cave. As some of you may know, Mr. Acquistapace was arrested last month on suspicion of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. This news came as a shock to all of us at The Bike Cave. Jarrod was also one of the founding board members of The Bike Cave.

Jarrod was involved in the initial incorporation process as well as planning phases leading up to the opening of our retail location. He attended board meetings from approximately December of 2011 to May of 2012. While he has remained Marketing Director in name, his level of involvement in The Bike Cave since May of 2012 has been effectively none. Jarrod has never worked in the shop itself and we have had little to no contact with him since May of 2012.

The court of public opinion is a harsh one. There are some who would argue names of those charged should not be made public until after conviction. Many good reputations have been ruined by false accusations. For this reason, we will not speculate on Mr. Acquistapace's guilt or innocence and encourage others to withhold judgement until a court decision is handed down. Our thoughts are with the victim, her family, Jarrod and his. We hope that justice will be quickly and fairly carried out.

I will say that a vote has been called among our remaining board members to remove Mr. Acquistapace officially from our board of directors. This is not intended to condemn or condone his actions but rather to distance ourselves from these proceedings and to publicly reflect his lack of involvement with our organization.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Michael James

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