FAITHORN, Mich. (WLUC) — A nonprofit UP held a fun memorial ride on Saturday.
DJ Bryant started the UTV/ATV Faithhorn Fun Run with a small group of friends in 2013. It’s become an annual event that has grown every year. After his sudden death in 2019, the event continued as the DJ Bryant Memorial Scholarship Ride.
This year more than 60 UTVs and ATVs rode from the Longbranch Saloon to Faithhorn to Pemenee Falls to the Four Seasons Resort and back to the Longbranch. The ride was about 30 miles round trip. Along the way, the caravan stopped at Riverside Cemetery to pay their respects to DJ. After the ride, participants were invited to a barbecue and bonfire at Pemenee Falls. There was also a raffle, dirtiest vehicle contest and items for sale.
Organizers say runners had a great time on the trails.
“It’s a fun course,” said Faithhorn Fun Run Chairman Nick Hess. “We use all the state property and the secondary roads that we take. It’s a chance for everyone to hang out, network and see their buddies.
As the name suggests, the DJ Bryant Memorial Scholarship Ride is a fundraiser for area scholarships. Two Dickinson-Iron ISD Tech Center students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.
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