Lance Armstrong’s Bike Shop Cancels Police Contract, They Quickly Regret It

Last week, the Austin, Texas, bicycle shop founded by cycling star Lance Armstrong announced it was ending its contract with the Austin Police Department. “We’re not anti-police” they exclaimed after saying the police are on the “wrong side of history.” Well, the shop was quickly made to regret it. You’ll love this.

Lance Armstrong (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshot)

Lance Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist, is once again in the headlines disgracing himself.

Wednesday, his Austin-based store announced that it was canceling its five-year contract with the Austin Police Department, worth nearly $350,000, and would not be renewing it, the Star-Telegram reported.

But even as the shop canceled its connection with the police, it insisted that the police should continue to protect them from threats.

“We are not anti-police,” they exclaimed after saying the police are on the “wrong side of history.” The statement continued, saying, “We do believe our local police force will protect us from the very threats we are receiving right now.”

Oh, do they? Well, it’s pretty obvious Lance and his advisers have never heard of a “slow-roll” by the cops. We have no doubt Armstrong’s store will soon regret making those disgusting remarks about the police and cuddling up to Black Lives Matter.

Police officers across the country leave their homes every day and put their lives on the line. The chances they will have to pull their gun has gone up dramatically in certain areas, thanks to BLM and Antifa.

If they get a call of a robbery in progress at the bike shops, they have no obligation to get there asap. They will “slow roll” to the call. If Armstrong and his employees think they can spit on the cops and the officers will just take it, they are dead wrong.

Armstrong’s management added that they had discussed the idea with employees, then insisted that refusal to work with the police is the “best” way “do our part to keep our customers safe and this city moving in the right direction.”

“Businesses can no longer be non-participants in the communities they serve. We chose what we think will do the most to suture these divides and place our community on the right side of history,” the store, opened by Armstrong in 2008, said in a statement posted to Facebook.

Dear AustinIn the context of the current evaluation of community policing in Austin, we have decided to no longer…

Posted by Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Good luck with that. We also know the residents of Austin that value police officers will no longer be patronizing Lance Armstrong’s bike shop.

This is just the type of anti-American move Lance Armstrong would make. 

Who can forget when the shop’s founder, Lance Armstrong, fell into disgrace after admitting that his trophy-winning career was fueled by doping. In a recent interview, Armstrong admitted to going on performance-enhancing drugs around the year 1992 when he was around the age of 21.

He is a liar and his shop is now in utter disgrace. Americans blasted him on social media. 

“Good! Some other Bike Company will benefit from a contract with Austin PD. Stupid man and foolish business-man,” tweeted “Lone Park Ranger.”

“F*ck you @lancearmstrong. Used to think you were a good dude now you’re just a piece of shit. #Cheater #LeaveMyCountry,” tweeted “Awesome USMC.”

“Lance Armstrong turns out to be a complete Jacka**, his Bike Shop Cancels Police Contract, Still Expect Cops to Protect from Threats,” tweeted Herbert Mann.

“Not cool Lance! We love the police!” tweeted George Buck Jr.

“@lancearmstrong A jacka** cheat never changes their strips … Lance wake up your still on the wrong side of history,” tweeted “Pilgrim Passing Thru.”

This isn’t the first time Armstrong’s “Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop” has cut ties due to political correctness. In 2018, the business dropped cycling brands owned by Vista Outdoors, parent company to various cycling brands, due to its ties to gun manufacturing and shooting sports.

The Marxist BLM is the organization Lance Armstrong values over police officers. He has made his choice abundantly clear. Now, the Austin Police Department will make their point next time Lance’s bike shop needs them. We sure hope BLM will come and protect Armstrong’s stores, but that’s about as likely as Joe Biden getting through an interview gaffe-free.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.