Friend & Friend Calling for ATV/Bicycle Riders 

The call is out for ATV riders and bicyclists for a nice ride for a nice reason in Hancock county.Friend & Friend in Ellsworth is sponsoring the 1st annual charity ride to raise money for the new Downeast Sunrise Trail maintenance fund.The ride is Sunday.ATVers and bicyclists will leave from two separate locations. One group leaves from Washington Junction in Ellsworth. The other from the parking lot across from Helen’s Restaurant in Machias.More than 200 ATV riders and bicyclists have already registered for the ride.The people at Friend & Friend say now that the 85-mile long trail is finally open it’s important to keep it maintained.To take part in Sunday’s ride it’s $10 per ATV rider, $5 per passenger and $10 dollars per bicyclist.Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.You can do that at Friend & Friend on State St. in Ellsworth, or call them at 667-4688. You can also register Sunday morning before the ride, beginning at 8:30 in both locations.