Craig Merren is the son of the late Deanna Merren and Duken P. Ebanks. Born in the district of George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands in 1966, Craig started riding bicycles when he was only five years old, and as he grew, so did his love for cycling. This love was nurtured by the small, close-knit island community in which riding bicycles was more than just a hobby. It was an integral part of daily life for many island residents, serving as a key mode of transportation and recreation. It was in this environment that Craig spent countless days riding with his friends and siblings exploring Grand Cayman’s natural beauty.
Eventually, the long hours riding bicycles turned Craig into a skilled rider. He also became a skilled, self-taught bicycle mechanic because of the many hours he spent building and repairing bicycles for all his friends and family. Then, as a teenager, Craig began working after school and during the summers as a bicycle repair mechanic at Uncle Bills, a popular, local general store.