Team Laser Cats

Women in Philadelphia who love bikes, cats, and snacks.

Melissa Tabas

Woman racing on a velodrome

Melissa takes on the track at Kissena 2015

Name: Melissa Tabas, aka Kit Sorceress, Cat Boss, founder of the Laser Cats and Such empire

Occupation/Off-Bike Skills: When not on a bike I design and run Laser Cats and Such (buy things please), and work on my baking skills.

Disciplines: Track, endurance

Cats or cat alternates: I have a wonderful little cat named Marie. Fun fact she is named after one of the cats in the underrated Disney film Aristocats. She was also recently appoint CFO at Laser Cats and Such, and by CFO I mean chief feline officer.

Why do you ride? 

Mostly because its a fun outlet for my hyperactive competitiveness and also when else is it alright to go around in super brightly covered spandex outfits.

Bike career highlights:

I don’t know if I really have one. Yes I have done some really rad things on bikes but the things I am most proud of are really introducing and supporting friends in the great things they do. MORE BUTTS ON BIKES ALL DAY.

Social Media: @mtabas and @lasercatsandsuch on Instagram, @LaserCatsnSuch on Twitter