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Please help one of the OG’s of the bike scene

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**** update:

from Merritt 1/26/24

Had my first scan last Wednesday and results given on Friday. Results came back all clear with no signs of recurrence!!! I’ll have 1 scan every year with a colonoscopy and blood work every 3 months. Great news man and I have to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed on the Go Fund Me campaign! That has helped keep Recycles going while I had to be out for treatment!!
Mad love


10/31/23 update from Merritt:

”I’m so thankful for everyone’s generosity with helping me ease my mind with all the bills and expenses! Couldn’t do this without the love and much support from this RAD community.
Only 1 more round after today so head up and going to stay strong! This stuff is evil and what a scary day to have a treatment! Haha but I always try to find humor in my life, even when it gets scary!
Thank you again for supporting me through my journey through Colon Cancer.
DARK BLUE is my new favorite color!”

Many of us know and respect Recycles owner Merritt White as a skilled Master Mechanic, knowledgeable bike nerd, and absolute shredder. What you may not know is how generous Merritt is with his talent, knowledge and time. From the most skilled and experienced riders, to neighborhood kids on their first bikes, everyone has benefited from Merritt’s skill with a wrench, and unmatched knowledge. Spend any time at the shop you’re sure to learn something, and the stoke is always high, and very contagious.
Through no fault of his own Recycles has fallen on hard financial times. In order for the shop to survive Merritt had to restructure, scale back retail, and let go of his incredible staff. He’s been doing repairs by himself seven days a week just to stay afloat, but now his health is forcing Merritt to close the doors while he recovers from cancer surgery.
Please help one of the OG’s in the local biking scene who’s been at the heart of our Cycling community for more then 20 years.

Two ways to help. Donate or enter our raffle for a new Banshee Enigma, or Paradox in any size. You choose, and we’ll put it together with some of Merritt’s favorite components.

enter here:


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Rosemarie DiGiorgio
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • David Arneke
    • $150 
    • 4 mos
  • Donna Vanderford
    • $100 
    • 4 mos

Organizer and beneficiary

Kevin Bond
Oak Ridge, NC
Merritt White

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