Melissa "Mouse" Carr

Los Angeles, d. 20.April.2011, suicide.

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Melissa (Mouse) Carr was a much loved Los Angeles bike messenger and advocate. She was among many other things an organizer of many races including those benefitting charity, co-founder of LA bike messenger association,  co-founded the LA Bike Messenger Co-op and opened an office in downtown LA.

In 2002, Melissa was nominated for the Markus Cook Award for service to the international messenger community.

Memorial rides for Melissa were held in Los Angeles, New York, and Boston.

From Cog Magazine:

Earlier this week our good friend, Melissa (aka Mouse) passed away. Melissa was one of those people who lit up everything around her. Her kind, caring nature and bright smile were just a few of the amazing qualities Melissa carried. I first met Melissa back in 2003 during the CMWC in Seattle. I needed a place to stay and she and the rest of the U-lock Mob took care of me and offered up some floor space. In 2010, the rest COG was fortunate to have met and stayed with her while visiting LA for issue number 8. She touched the hearts and did so much for the worldwide messenger community. Our hearts go out to Douglas, Ozzie, her family and friends. Ride in peace Melissa.


2003 article from the LA Times about Melissa and the LA bike messengers - "Freewheelers (3 pages)"

More on Melissa's passing here

Photo by Amy Gibbs