On a crystal clear Saturday morning, about 60 bikers and supporters came together for the second annual Ridin' for Riley at Bowen's Tavern. The ride honored Riley Boulay, a Mount View High School junior who died in a car crash Dec. 6, 2017. Proceeds from the ride benefit a scholarship fund in his memory.

This year at the Waldo County Technical Center, the first scholarships were awarded to students who are furthering their technical training.

From Mount View High School, Amy-Kate Spaulding received $2,000; from Belfast Area High School, Alex Hanger received $1,000; and from Searsport District High School, Daccariah Sargent received $1,000.

Riley's mother Jackie said that she "hopes it (the scholarship) can go on forever."

This year 29 bikes took the ride with most of them carrying passengers, she said. Last year the ride raised over $3,000 and this year's total is $2,441.

Riley's father Luke Boulay said it was hard to get up to give out the scholarships at the Tech Center because all he was thinking of was his son Riley.

"It was a tough pill to swallow," he said. "That's what all this is about," Boulay added. "A legacy for our son."

He said his entire family used the Tech Center and felt it is an under-appreciated facility, which is one reason the family decided to specify the scholarships go to students studying for a technical career.

The bike route started at Bowen's at 10 a.m. and headed north to the Newport truck stop, through Pittsfield, Clinton, Benton and Unity, with a stop at the Mount View complex in Thorndike. After a brief ceremony at the high school, the group continued to Liberty with a stop at Peavey's General Store, and finally to the Northport Campgrounds for a pig roast, games, live music and family fun.

Jackie Boulay posted on her Facebook page later in the day, "What a beautiful day full of emotional ups and downs for us on the ride because we miss him so much! But all of you have made an unbelievable difference in our lives because of your love and kindness.

"… It truly takes a village and we are unbelievably grateful!!! Because of all of you $2441 was raised and many students will be given an opportunity to build a brighter future in trades in memory of Riley."